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Knox Co. 4-H Council Awarded Grant by Lewis Co. REC Foundation

April 17, 2024

 Submitted by Crystal Murr, 4-H Youth Program Associate, Knox County University of Missouri Extension  On April 12, 2024, the Knox County 4-H Council received a $1000 donation from the Lewis Co. REC Cares Foundation to assist with completion of electrical service at the Knox County 4-H/ FFA Fairgrounds.  “These funds will support carrying electricity from…

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Local Lineman to Help Electrify Guatemalan Village

April 17, 2024

 By Travis Mathes, Lewis County REC  A Lewis County REC lineman will help bring electricity to a remote Guatemalan village this summer. Joe Lay is one of eight volunteer linemen who will leave the United States this summer bound for Viucalvitz, Guatemala. Here he will build power lines connecting the village to a small hydroelectric…

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Knox County Recognized as Purple Heart Community

April 17, 2024

 By Echo Menges  Knox County has been added to the list of Purple Heart counties in Missouri. A ceremony recognizing the county was held Friday morning, April 12, 2024, in front of the All Veterans Memorial at the Knox County Courthouse Courtyard.  “I’m really proud of what you’re doing,” said Walt Schley, past Department Commander…

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Area Obituaries

 LYLE ARTHUR OTTE

April 16, 2024

 LYLE ARTHUR OTTE  Lyle Arthur Otte, 78, of Edina, Missouri, passed away at his residence in Edina, Missouri.  He was born on February 5, 1946, in Iowa City, Iowa, the son of Lawrence Earnest and Hazel Irene Coffin Otte.  Lyle’s family moved to Missouri, north of Rutledge, in 1948. He attended Millport Country School, Rutledge…

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AUTUMN LINDSEY (SPARKS) EARLY 

April 16, 2024

 AUTUMN LINDSEY (SPARKS) EARLY  Autumn Lindsey (Sparks) Early, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, passed peacefully into the loving arms of our Lord on April 9th, 2024, while clutching her Miraculous Medal. She was surrounded by love, familiar comforts, and cherished memories in her beloved home in Leawood, KS. Autumn’s devout faith, courage, and…

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 HELEN LORENE PULSE

April 16, 2024

 HELEN LORENE PULSE  Helen Lorene Pulse, age 91, former resident of the Plevna, Missouri area passed away Thursday, April 11, 2024, surrounded by family, at the Knox County Nursing Home, Edina, Missouri.  She was born at Newark, Missouri on September 6, 1932, daughter of Hurley Vernon and Mabel Irene (Hofen) Lindsey. On June 3, 1951,…

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Area Sports

Knox Co. Wins Third At South Shelby

April 9, 2024

 By David Sharp  Knox County (2-6) scored two first inning runs then added five more in the second for a 14-2 win over South Shelby (2-5) in six innings. The Eagles took third place in the April 6, 2024 South Shelby Baseball Tournament. The Cardinals lost to Clopton by a 9-2 final in the first…

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KC Eagles Win Slugfest At Monroe City

March 27, 2024

 By David Sharp  Five Knox County batters drove in three runs each leading the Eagles (1-4) to a 21-15 win at Monroe City in March 21, 2024 non-conference varsity baseball action. Knox County got hits in key situations.  Cooper Clair bunted Robert Dooley home with the game’s first run in the opening inning. Nathan Penn…

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 Milan Rolls Past Knox County at Milan Cluster

March 20, 2024

By David Sharp  Ethan Bennett went 2-2 with two runs scored and drove in three during a 12-2, five inning win over Knox County (0-2) at the March 16, 2024 Milan varsity baseball Cluster. Ethan Bennett singled and scored a first inning Wildcat run.  Hunter Reed reached Knox County starting pitcher for an RBI single…

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