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Back to School Area School Enrollment Numbers

Enrollment for the five area schools for 2021-2022 is 1127, down from the enrollment figure of 1244 in 2020-2021. Following is a breakdown for each school. Milan C-2 reports an enrollment of 634, up 25 since last year. Kindergarten through 6th grade had 329, 7th through 12th 305. Individual class breakdown is as follows: 2021…

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Green City Post Office Deemed Unsafe, City Will Tear It Down

By John Garlock, Courtesy of KTVO-TV Channel 3 GREEN CITY, Mo. — A U.S. post office in a small northeast Missouri community is now closed due to an unstable exterior wall and other structural issues. A letter dated August 13, 2021, is taped on the front door of the Green City Post Office. It states…

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Green City R-1 Awarded by Tri-County Conference

On Thursday, Aug. 12, Green City R-1 had the opportunity to host the Tri-County Conference annual meeting. At the meeting, conference champions from the 2020-2021 school year were presented with their plaques. Green City received 6 plaques. The All-Sports Champion presented to Jamie Tipton, High School Principal. The Conference Baseball plaque was presented to Dale…

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Rising Postal Rates Force Subscription Increases

Sooner or later, the day had to come. The post office has announced an 8.8 percent increase on periodicals postage, effective August 29, 2021. That’s on top of their 1.456 percent increase earlier in 2021, and their nearly 2 percent increase in January of 2020. In fact, since 2017, the postage we pay to mail…

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Truman VA Mobile Veterans Center To Provide On-Site Services For Milan-Area Veterans

Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans’ Hospital and the Columbia Vet Center are teaming up to provide area Veterans with services such as Veterans Health Administration enrollment, and counseling for post-traumatic stress disorder and military sexual trauma. Through use of the Mobile Vet Center (MVC), a 37-foot-long mobile resource unit, bereavement, marriage, and family counseling also…

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Sullivan County Memorial Hospital Announces New CEO

New SCMH CEO Has Officially Filled Vacancy Left by Tony Keene Submitted by Sullivan County Memorial Hospital The Board of Trustees at Sullivan County Memorial Hospital are pleased to introduce Dr. Jason Chrisman, who has accepted the position of Chief Executive Officer. With a Doctorate in Health Education, Jason comes to SCMH with extensive marketing,…

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Morlan Retires After 42 Years of Service

Ron Morlan, Zone 1, is retiring after 42 years of service as a director on NEMR Telecom’s Board. Ron has seen many changes in the telecommunications industry during his tenure. With his retirement, the board of directors’ size will decrease to 8. Thank you Ron for your contribution in making NEMR Telecom the great cooperative…

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Milan Food Bank Receives $5,000 Grant

The Food Bank receives $5,000 grant from Great Western Bank of Milan Columbia, Mo. – The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri announced today a $5,000 Making Life Great Grant from Great Western Bank of Milan to support the Buddy Pack Program at three schools in Sullivan County. Throughout The Food Bank’s 32-county service…

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Milan Airport Welcomes Crop-Dusters

Submitted by Clint Bogard The Crop-Dusters were pilots and airplanes of Chris Scrogin, Owner of Rice Flying Service LLC out of Corning, Arkansas, with nearby services based out of Marshall, Missouri’s Municipal Airport. The agricultural fertilizer was supplied by trucks and equipment led by Barry Reed, Manager of Milan’s MFA’s local Agricultural Services here in…

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Buggs-Tipton Dominates at State Track Competition

By David Sharp, NEMOnews Media Group Events such as the May 22, 2021 Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 1 Track and Field Championships are a forum where history can be and is made. Green City freshman Asher Buggs-Tipton introduced himself to sports followers all over Missouri and likely the Midwest when he won…

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