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Moots-Clair Honored with Leadership Award

September 29, 2023

 Knox County Health Department Administrator Lori Moots-Clair received the 2023 Public Health Nursing Leadership Award. The award was presented by a representative of the Missouri Public Health Association for Public Health Nursing during a statewide conference held in Columbia, MO, on Wednesday, September 20. Photo submitted

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White Honored During Naval Change of Command

September 29, 2023

 M. White Honored as Prospective Commodore  During Naval Change of Command and Retirement Ceremony  Submitted by Carol White  On 08 September 2023, a Change of Command and Retirement Ceremony took place at the National Naval Aviation Museum Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida.  This formal and impressive ceremony is designed to strengthen respect for authority,…

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Knox City Man Arrested for Alleged Hate Crimes

September 29, 2023

 By Echo Menges  According to court documents, Mark Curtis Strange, 34, of Knox City, is being accused of alleged hate crimes.  Strange is facing one count of harassment motivated by discrimination to frighten or disturb another, a Class D felony, one count of property damage motivated by discrimination, a Class D felony, and one count…

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Area Obituaries

JAMES “JIM” HENRY RAGLAND

September 29, 2023

 JAMES “JIM” HENRY RAGLAND  James “Jim” Henry Ragland died peacefully at his home on September 13, 2023, following a brief battle with cancer.  Jim was born December 24, 1942, in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of James William and Mary Catherine Sandknop Ragland. He grew up in Edina, Missouri, attending St. Joseph Elementary and Edina High…

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ANGELA CHRISTINE “CHRISSY” HARPER

September 20, 2023

 Angela Christine “Chrissy” Harper, age 57, of Edina, Missouri, passed away Friday, September 15, 2023, at her residence in Edina. She was born September 25, 1965, in Kirksville, Missouri, the daughter of Carolyn Sue Harper.  Chrissy graduated from Knox County High School Class of 1984. She worked as a cook for Arrowhead Restaurant and Crosspoint…

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 DEBRA KAY FIELDS 

September 20, 2023

 DEBRA KAY FIELDS  Debra Kay Fields, age 66, of the Lewis County Nursing Home in Canton, Missouri, formerly of Hurdland, Missouri, passed away, Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at 4:30 a.m., in the home.  Debra, Deb, Debbie, or Mama Deb was born April 14, 1957, in Vincennes, Indiana, a daughter of Walt Sr. and Josephine Harper. …

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Area Sports

Tigers Sweep Conference Opener at Linn County

September 20, 2023

By David Sharp Maddie Moots struck out nine Lady Mustangs in four innings pitched during September 1, 2023 Tri-County Conference softball play at Linn County. Moots and Cassidy Althide pitched a combined no hitter for Brashear on the way to an 11-0 win in five innings. The Lady Tigers blew open a two run game…

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Brashear Lady Tigers Roll Past Meadville

September 20, 2023

By David Sharp Meadville took a three run lead in the top half of the first inning in Kirksville North Park softball action with Brashear. The Lady Tigers answered with six runs in the second inning and seven more in the third for a 16-4 win in five innings. Lacey Fisher and Lillie McKim drove…

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Milan Wins Tournament Championship Over Tigers

September 20, 2023

By David Sharp Milan scored three times in their first and fourth innings, keeping the Ninth Annual Lady Cats Tournament championship at home for a 6-4 win over Brashear in the September 9, 2023 championship game. The contest was shortened after four and a half innings by the time limit. Aubrey Borgmeyer led off the…

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