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Dump Truck Demolished in Crash, Driver Arrested for DWI

Knox County, MO – Wednesday, July 15, 2020 – One man has been arrested for drinking and driving following a dump truck crash south of Edina. According to a Missouri State Highway Patrol crash report, JP Morrison, 48, of Baring was involved in a single-vehicle crash at approximately 11:17 a.m.  Morrison was southbound on Highway…

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Swimmer in Distress at Hurdland Sever Lake

By Echo Menges Knox County, MO – Tuesday, June 23, 2020 – The Missouri State Highway Patrol, Hurdland Volunteer Fire Department, Knox County Rescue Squad, Knox County Ambulance District and Knox County Sheriff’s Office responded to a “swimmer in distress” call at the Hurdland Sever Lake at 2:09 p.m. “Prior to the arrival of law…

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Local Protesters Feel Supported in Rural Community

By Echo Menges Edina, Missouri – June 13, 2020 – Thus far, the City of Edina, an exceptionally small predominantly white town of only about 1200 people, is one of a few ultra rural communities in the region to have hosted a protest calling attention to the Black Lives Matter movement ignited by the police…

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Mark Twain Communications Tower Breaks Ground Off Main Street in Edina

By Echo Menges After a long process of shoring up needed and various building permits and approvals, work began on the new Mark Twain Communications Tower in Edina last week, which broke ground on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. The new communications tower will hold wireless internet transmitters and receivers standing 199-feet-tall. The new tower will…

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Knox County Bids Farewell to Native Son, Former Sheriff Laid to Rest

By Echo Menges Knox County residents and members of the law enforcement community are mourning the unexpected death of former Sheriff and well-known law enforcement officer Mike Kite since his passing on Wednesday, June 10, 2020. Kite, a career law enforcement officer, was well known throughout the state for his work in the field and…

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Municipal Election Results for Knox County, Missouri – June 2, 2020

Knox County, MO – The 2020 Municipal Election, which was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was held on Tuesday, June 2. Countywide only 17 percent of registered voters turned out for the election, according to the unofficial election results published by the Knox County Clerk’s Office. For the KCR-1 School Board, two newcomers were…

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