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MoDOT Hierarchy Credits U.S. Rep. for Rural Bridge Program

By Echo Menges US Rep. Sam Graves (R-MO, District 6), the top Missouri Department of Transportation official, most of the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission, MoDOT District, Area and Project Engineers, and representatives of the companies contracted to complete millions of dollars worth of Missouri bridge replacement work made the trek to Lewis County last…

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Edina Auto Shop Burglarized, Vehicles and Loaded Handgun Stolen

Thieves attempted to steal this truck from the AAA Auto Repair shop in Edina early Thursday morning, May 12, 2022. A surveillance camera captured this image of the suspect vehicle in Edina at approximately 2:00 a.m. Thursday, May 12, 2022. By Echo Menges Edina, MO – Thursday, May 12, 2022 – The Edina Police Department…

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Strong Winds Whip Up Multiple Fires at Sawmill

By Echo Menges High winds helped sawdust embers ignite the building, some equipment and huge piles of timber at the old sawmill located about a mile southwest of Brashear. Adair County firefighters were called to the property of Ervin Miller at 32802 Twin Oaks Lane at approximately 2:00 p.m. Thursday afternoon, April 14, 2022. Multiple…

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Edina’s Forgotten Underground Revealed During Collapse Cleanup

By Echo Menges Edina’s long forgotten underground was briefly uncovered last week during the cleanup of the building collapse site on the south side of Edina’s historic town square. For just a few days, the outer wall of the underground corridor was laid bare during the digout of debris and brought into view by sunlight.…

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Whiles Appointed Knox County Emergency Management Director

By Echo Menges The Knox County Commission has appointed a new Emergency Management Director (EMD) for the county. EMD’s throughout the state are responsible for planning and preparing for natural disasters and other emergencies within the county or jurisdiction they serve. During a large scale emergency, EMD’s coordinate between first responders, the State Emergency Management…

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KCR-1 School Bus Cafe Receives Innovation Award

By Echo Menges The Knox County R-1 School District Bus Cafe project has been awarded the 2021-22 Missouri Association of School Administrators-McKinstry Innovation Award for 2021-22. Each year, two innovation awards are given – one to a mid-to-large school and one to a small school. The collaboration between MASA and McKinstry was designed to encourage…

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Governor Appoints Matt Wilson as New Presiding Judge for Second Circuit

By Echo Menges Missouri Governor Mike Parson has appointed the Adair County Prosecutor Matthew Wilson as Presiding Circuit Judge for Missouri’s Second Circuit, which has jurisdiction over Adair, Knox and Lewis counties. The announcement that Wilson had been appointed was released to the public on Friday, April 1, 2022. Wilson will fill the seat vacated…

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New Electric School Bus Arrives at KCR-1

The first of two new LION electric school buses arrived at the Knox County R-1 School District on Sunday evening, March 27, 2022. Another new electric school bus is expected to arrive this week. Photo by Echo Menges

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