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Progress Report on the Roy Blunt Reservoir

 North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission Meeting Minutes  Submitted by Ellen Hodge  December 11, 2023 – Motion made by Jeanna Johnson was seconded by Greg Dobrinske to approve minutes of the November 13, 2023, meeting. All voted “yes”. Motion was approved.  Motion made Marjorie DeGreef was seconded by Richard Head to approve the Treasurer’s Report and…

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 Roy Blunt Reservoir Transportation Improvement Project 

Submitted by Naomi Daugherty, MoDOT  The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is administering a US DOT Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant project for the construction of transportation improvements around the planned Roy Blunt Reservoir (formerly known as East Locust Creek Reservoir). MoDOT is not involved with the building of the reservoir. The…

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MIHISCO Royalty Crowned

 The Milan MIHISCO Royalty was crowned at the intermission between the Milan girls and boys and Linn County girls and boys games on Thursday, February 8, 2024 in the Milan C-2 gym. Shown from left to right: Alex Marquina, Kadidjatou Diakite, Don Divin Ngombo, Ismeray Cruz, Queen Addison Miller, King Ahmet Niasse, Taylor McEwen, Adan…

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Green City Homecoming Royalty Crowned

 GREEN CITY HIGH SCHOOL 2024 HOMECOMING ROYALTY-Green City students Kaden Johnson and Brittany Jeffries (Shown center on second row) were named Homecoming King and Queen in ceremonies following Putnam County at Green City basketball on January 26, 2024. Karley Hershberger and Aaron Peavler were the 2023 Homecoming King and Queen. Front Row: (left to right)…

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Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses Renovation Project Complete 

Building In Milan, Missouri, Turned Into a Center of Worship and Bible Education  Submitted by Adam Bancroft  In the late 1990s, Jehovah’s Witnesses began using a room in the Milan, Missouri, Community Center to hold their meetings for worship and Bible education in Spanish.  Eventually, it became necessary to find different accommodations, so they began…

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4-H SPIN Club Builds Robotic Arms

 Junk Drawer Robotics Wrap Up  By Hillary Robedeaux  In November 2023 Sullivan County 4-H kicked off their first ever Junk Drawer Robotics SPIN Club lead by volunteer Michelle Dickson and MU Extension YPA, Hillary Robedeaux.  For those of you not familiar, a SPIN club is a short-term special interest club. The focus of this SPIN…

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Green City Homecoming Week January 15-19

 Green City R-1 will celebrate Homecoming during the week of January 15-19. Activities will include dress up days, pep rally on Thursday night, and the Homecoming game against Novinger on Friday night. The Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned after the boys game on Friday night. This year’s candidates are pictured left to right:…

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Year in Review: Looking Back on the News of 2023 Part 2

 By Phyllis Fleshman  June – Green City graduating classes of 1983-1984 held their class reunion at the OBB restaurant in Green City on June 17, 2023. NEMR’s 66th Annual Meeting prize winners were a $1000 check to Alexis Smith and a $500 check to Judy Schmitter. Three young ladies are competing for Sullivan County Fair…

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Year in Review: Looking Back on the News of 2023

 By Phyllis Fleshman  January – Tyler Clark Has accepted the Superintendent of Schools position at Northwestern of Mendon effective July 1, 2023.  Decker Rardon dropped off 90 lbs. of tabs for the Ronald McDonald House in Columbia. Decker’s parents are Derek and Connie Rardon of Milan. He is the great-grandson of Barbara Mason and Earlene…

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Milan City Council Proclaims Milan C-2 FFA Chapter Day

 During the Board of Aldermen meeting on Monday, December 4, 2023, Mayor Andy Herington and the City Council issued a proclamation declaring October 31, 2023 as “Milan C-2 FFA Chapter Day” to recognize the Milan FFA Chapter’s Knowledge Team for their hard work and dedication in obtaining the top honor as the 2023 National Champion…

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