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Batting Cage Closed Over Vandalism, Littering Concerns

 By Mike Scott  The indoor batting cage at the Kahoka Ball Park on Vine Street has been closed, rendered off-limits due to concerns over potential vandalism and rampant littering inside.  During the Kahoka City Council’s session on Monday, February 12, Alderman Les Billings brought these issues to the forefront, highlighting the damage inflicted upon the…

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Special Cancellation Available at St. Patrick

 The Shrine of St. Patrick is proud to announce the design of their 2024 Special Pictorial Cancellation Envelope which celebrates the most iconic symbol for Ireland – the Celtic Shamrock.  The name Shamrock comes from Irish seamrog, which is the diminutive of the Irish word seamair, and simply means “young clover”. The Shamrock, used by…

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Clark County’s Valentine Sweethearts: Wesley and Helen Knupp

 By Emily Bontrager  Our second Valentine Sweetheart couple is Wesley and Helen Knupp.  These two love birds met each other at a young age. Let’s look back at how they first met and how their love story evolved.  Wesley Knupp was born on March 29, 1929 in a house north of Downing, MO. He grew…

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 Clark County’s Valentine Sweethearts: Dan and Elsie Deatrick 

By Emily Bontrager  This year’s first Valentine Sweetheart couple is Dan and Elsie Deatrick. Let’s look back at how this couple first met and how God brought them together.  Dan Deatrick was born on December 15, 1953 in Edina, Missouri. He and his sister were raised in Neeper by their parents, George and Ernestene Deatrick. …

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Debbie and Lee Suter Retire from Clark Mutual

 By Emily Bontrager  The Clark Mutual Insurance Company held their annual meeting on Monday, January 29, 2024.  Lee Suter and his wife, Debbie Suter, are both retiring after many years of dedicated service to the Clark County community.  Lee, 67, is retiring after serving 29 years on the Clark Mutual Board. He served 15 of…

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Manager Retiring from Kahoka Housing Corp

 By Emily Bontrager  Cliff Sheffler, 70, has been the manager at the Kahoka Senior Corporation since 1998. Cliff’s last day as the manager will be January 31, 2024.  Cliff grew up in Warsaw, Illinois and moved to Clark County, Missouri when he was six years old with his mother. He has lived in the area…

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“I’m Absolutely For School Choice”

 By Mike Scott  NEMOnews Media Group  Several proposals to allow open enrollment in Missouri schools are being considered by the Missouri Legislature this session.  Two weeks ago, the House Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education held a hearing on Sedalia Republican Brad Pollit’s bill. The bill passed in the house last year, but didn’t get…

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Clark County Senior Center Hires New Administrator

 By Emily Bontrager  The Clark County Senior Center hired Tavia Ferguson as their new administrator. As the new administrator, Tavia’s job is to oversee daily tasks and to make sure that the Senior Center is running efficiently.  Tavia, 41, grew up in Mt. Sterling, Iowa. She moved to Clark County and graduated from the Revere…

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 Kahoka  Council Planning For Summer Waterline Work

By Mike Scott  There may be several inches of snow on the ground right now, but the City of Kahoka is planning for summer work.  At their Monday, January 15 meeting, the Kahoka City Council awarded a bid for waterline supplies. The low bidder was Core and Main Water and Wastewater supply, in the amount…

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