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JUNE 8, 2022 – IN MEMORY – Barbara Sue Phillips, 78, of Edina, Missouri died May 29, 2022, at NRMC, Kirksville.
Frankie Williams, 85, of Kirksville, Missouri, died May 31, 2022, at NRMC, Kirksville.
Betty Lucille Drage, 83, of Edina, Missouri, died June 3, 2022, at Blessing Hospital, Quincy.
JUNE 15, 2022 – OPENING – The Edina Home Décor has officially reopened at the former South Side Youth Center building at 306 East Lafayette Street, in Edina on June 4, 2022. The business offers home goods including new and used furniture and features Ashley Furniture as well.
EMERGENCY CALL – Emergency personnel responded to an injured runaway juvenile at the Baring Farm service at 8:14 a.m. on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. Local witnesses told The Edina Sentinel that the child told them he is 14 years-old and from Vermont and asked them not to report him though his injuries were quite concerning. Good Samaritans at Baring Feed Store took him in and called for help after the teen knocked on the business door after being injured. No one saw him call or jump from the train though witnesses reported the teen was covered in lacerations and bumps including a large bump on the head and a possible broken arm. Knox County Sheriff Allen Gudehus informed The Edina Sentinel that the juvenile was from Illinois.
IN MEMORY – Cheryl Early Primm, of St. Charles, Missouri, died June 1, 2022.
Deborah Lou Craggs Clarkson, 71, of Kirksville, Missouri, died June 1, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas.
JUNE 22, 2022 – FIERY CRASH – Knox County first responders were called to the scene of a fiery crash approximately two miles east of Edina late Monday morning. An overturned tractor trailer in the westbound lane was fully engulfed in flames and a load of soybeans scattered across the highway with a black pickup truck involved in the crash in the ditch on the north side of the highway with heavy damage to the driver’s side. Two good Samaritans, a father and son (age 17), arrived immediately as the truck burst into flames and armed with two fire extinguishers fought back the flames enough that they could break out the back window, cut the driver from his seatbelt and pulled him to safety by his belt strap and over a highway covered in spilled soybeans before the fire in the truck flared up again.
STORM DAMAGE – Two big trees crashed down Friday morning, June 17, 2022, within two blocks. Both trees were found rotted on the inside which weakened the trunks. Both trees were snapped in half during the severe storm.
OFFICES – The offices on the ballot for the primary election include: Associate Circuit Judge – Tom Redington; Presiding Commissioner – Evan Glasgow (I) and Michelle Davis; County Clerk – Marlene Spory (I); Circuit Clerk – Kimberly Hatfield (I/Appointed); Recorder of Deeds – Audrey Hamlin (I); Treasurer – Donnie L. Davis (I); Collector – Linda J. Woods.
IN MEMORY – Susan Kathryn Baker Ahern, 95, of Plevna, Missouri, died May 30, 2022, at Our Lady of Mercy Country Home, Liberty, Missouri.
JUNE 29, 2022 – CELEBRATION – Confederate Railroad will headline the 150th Hurdland 4th of July celebration set for July 3 and July 4 in the tiny rural town.
FIRE – A local family of five, the Cameron family was displaced by a devastating fire in rural southwest Knox County on Monday, June 20, 2022, on Nightingale Avenue, off of State Route F five miles south of Hurdland. It was suspected that the fire was electrical.
WEDDING – Miss Kayleigh Barnes celebrated becoming the bride of Mr. Shane Clary on Saturday, May 14, 2022, at scenic Wildcliff, at Blackwater, Missouri, near Boonville.
IN MEMORY – Amelia Shahan, 42, of Hurdland, Missouri, died June 18, 2022, at University Hospital, Columbia.
Margaret Ruth Crim, 99, of Edina, Missouri, died June 20, 2022, at KCNH, Edina.
JULY 6, 2022 – FOURTH OF JULY – The Hurdland 4th of July Little Mister Hank Luthenauer and Little Miss Falisity Kramer, both of Baring presided over festivities during the 150th celebration. Lacey Mihalevich opened the event by singing the National Anthem at the Hurdland Park on July 3, 2022.
The City of Knox City announced plans to celebrate her 150th birthday on Saturday, July 9, with a myriad of plans which included a historical display at the American Legion building, as well as games, interactive booth by Edina Art Studio, Bingo by the Knox County Rotary Club, a meal and prizes.
STREET WORK – Edina City Superintendent of Utilities Roger Parton addressed the Council regarding upcoming work on streets that include filling potholes, ditching, and resurfacing within the city, as well as a recommendation for street signs to be installed at the intersection of East Clay Street and North East Avenue.
4-H/FFA FAIR – Royalty candidates for the 2022 fair included: Princess – Mya Huffman and Nora Penn; Prince candidates – Landon Witherow and Teddy Clark; Queen: Hallie Glasgow; King – Patrick Clark.
REMOVAL – The Knox County Commission contracted T&T Tree Service of La Plata to trim and remove trees in the Courthouse courtyard with the project beginning in May.
READING PROGRAM – The Knox County Library began the summer reading program, “Oceans of Possibilities” on Wednesdays during June and July. Guest readers, “Mermaids” visited the Library on June 22. Prizes from the treasure chest are given away each week for completed reading lists and the book lists entered in a special drawing with shark pillows as prizes. A magician and mad scientist were scheduled for guests in July.
IN MEMORY – Ella Winger Martin, 75, of Arbela, Missouri, died June 28, 2022, at her residence.
JULY 13, 2022 – IMPROVEMENTS – The week of July 18, was set by MoDOT to begin two sidewalk improvement projects in Knox County located on Route P from the west city limits of Edina to Fulton Street and on Route BB from Missouri 15 in Plevna, to Plevna Place. The project also included a 32-mile resurfacing project in Knox and Shelby Counties.
MAD SCIENTIST – The Mad Scientist regaled the children with talk about air pressure, making ink like an octopus, made whale sounds, and measured how big a shark, ocra and sperm whale is, telling the kids it would be responsible to have those large ocean dwellers in the library.
IN MEMORY – Terry Max Goodwin, 66, of Knox City, Missouri, died Sunday, July 3, 2022, in Knox City.
Lawina Lee “Tike” Harlow, 89, of Edina, Missouri, died Wednesday, July 6, 2022.
Terrell “Terry” Shumate, 80, of Edina, Missouri, died June 30, 2022, in KCNH, Edina.
David Richard Smith, 80, of Montgomery, Alabama, formerly of the Novelty community, died November 3, 2021, at his home in Alabama.
JULY 20, 2022 – THEFT – The Edina Police Department asked for assistance in locating a suspect in a stolen vehicle case, where a white 2002 Audi was taken from a SW Morgan Street at 3:30 a.m. July 16, 2022. A person of interest in the case is Cheyenne Mills Pinson.
FAIR ROYALTY – Queen Hallie Glasgow, King Patrick Clark, Princess Mya Huffman and Prince Landon Witherow reigned over the 2022 Knox County 4-H/FFA Fair during Fair week, beginning July 11.
ST. JUDE RUN – The Edina St. Jude Run Team began raising money for the kids of St. Jude Hospital in 2015. Each year 6-7 runners from the Edina area participate in the fund-raising efforts to help pay for cancer treatments and other care for patients at the hospital. The Edina community has contributed over $55,000 to St. Jude Hospital. The 2022 tea: Randy Schultz, Laura Greenley, Keith Gudehus, Andrea Wilson, Casey Seiglie, Roberta Penn and Tom Redington took turns running along the route from Hannibal, Missouri and Quincy, Illinois, for 165.2 miles to Peoria, Illinois.
DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY – Bill and Joyce Holdren of Baring, Missouri, will celebrate their sixtieth wedding anniversary on July 15, 2022.
IN MEMORY – Dorothy I. Ewalt, 84, of Knox City, Missouri, died July 15, 2022, in Edina.
Margaret Louise Byers, 91, of Quincy, Illinois, died July 8, 2022, in Blessing Hospital, Quincy.
JULY 27, 2022 – ARREST – The Edina Police Department reported an arrest in a recent stolen vehicle investigation. Cheyenne C. Pinson was arrested on July 19, 2022, and charged with one count of tempering with a motor vehicle-first degree, a Class D felony, and receiving stolen property, a Class D felony.
WED – The July 9, 2022, wedding of Sara Guetterman and Adam Wilkerson took place at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Leawood, Kansas.
IN MEMORY – Dorothy Elizabeth Dollens, 95, of Mexico, Missouri, died July 17, 2022, at the home of her daughter.
Joann Folkerts Swanson, 90, of Edina, Missouri, died July 22, 2022, at the La Belle Manor Care Center.
Elizabeth Jane Shutts, 92, of Knox City, Missouri, died in Blessing Hospital on July 23, 2022.
AUGUST 3, 2022 – NEGOTIATION – According to the Knox County Commissioners, no other wind project in the state of Missouri includes the setback distances that the Knox County Commission has been able to negotiate into the county development agreement contract between the Commission and Cordelio concerning the NEMO Win Project. The closest a wind turbine could be to a residence is 1,400 feet, if they sign a waiver to get it that close. If the homeowner does not sign the waiver, it’s 1,750 feet,” said Eastern District Commissioner Ronnie Leckbee. Other concessions include extra money for rock on Knox County roads, road stabilization measures before, during and after the project, and decommissioning agreements if or when the project comes to an end. Light mitigation, noise and shadow flicker restrictions to minimize the project impact to residents of the area.
INDEPENDENT CANDIDATE – Les Cardwell of Edina has entered the race for Knox County Presiding Commissioner as an Independent candidate. Cardwell was not on the August 2 Primary Election Ballot. According to the Knox County Clerk’s Office, Cardwell turned in a petition with 45 signatures to be added to the November ballot late Thursday morning, July 28, 2022. All but one of the signatures were verified by the County Clerk.
IN MEMORY – Janet Rose Goodson, of Columbia, Missouri, died July 25, 2022, at Lenoir Woods.
Beulah Mae Turpin, 95, of Edina, Missouri, passed away July 20, 2022, in KCNH, Edina.
AUGUST 10, 2022 – PRIMARY ELECTION – Of 2,511 registered voters, only 938 total ballots were cast in the August Primary Election. In the only contested local race, Presiding Commissioner Evan Glasgow defeated Michelle R. Davis with 56.21% of the vote.
BOMB THREAT – The Edina Police Department made an arrest following online threats to the Knox County Courthouse and two court personnel on Friday morning, August 5, 2022. Lucas Thery, 35, of Edina, was taken into custody after posting a live video of himself allegedly egging the courthouse and threatening to blow up and kill two officers of the court. Thery, homeless with a history of failing to appear in court as viewed as a danger to the community, was charged with two Class D Felony counts of tampering with a judicial officer by Knox County Prosecutor Andrew Boster.
REWARD OFFERED – The Rutledge Flea Market has offered a $2,500 cash reward for the apprehension of individuals and tips leading to their office and over a dozen vendor booths on the property that were burglarized and vandalized twice sometime between Monday, July 18 on Tuesday, July 19 and again over the weekend of July 31, 2022. Burglars broke into several buildings stealing a large amount of food and merchandise, and inflicted thousands of dollars’ worth of damage.
AUGUST 17, 2022 – VENDORS RETURN – In spite of the recent break-ins and burglaries at the Rutledge Flea Market, a healthy amount of vendors returned to the grounds to sell their wares on Friday and Saturday, August 12-13. On Saturday morning, at the peak of the market, busy dirt and gravel roads buzzed with shoppers making their way from vendor space to space.
SEALING WORK – MoDOT crews began sealing work on Highway 6 east from the Highway 15 junction in Edina on August 15, 2022. Workers began cleaning the roadway to prepare for the project.
MENGES ELECTED – Echo Lee Menges, Editor of The Edina Sentinel, was elected as the leader of the Missouri Sunshine Coalition during the annual membership meeting on July 28.
FATALITY – A two-year-old toddler was struck by a car in Canton, Missouri, driven by 34-year-old Kimberly D. Hickman of La Grange, Missouri, on August 12, 2022. Hickman was charged with Felony driving while intoxicated causing the death of another person and driving while intoxicated with a person under the age of 17, at 1:20 a.m. on August 12, 2022.
NEW TEACHERS – KCR-1 Schools welcome the arrival of new teachers in the district: Saydie Potter, Preschool; Sheyenne Schrage, Middle School Science; Jenn See, High School Math; Claire Robinson, Preschool; Amy Miller, Preschool-Sixth grade counselor; Kelseu Ockenfels, Speech and Language Pathologist; Laura Perry, Biology and Spanish; Skyler Sullens, Second Grade; Heather Parrish, High School Special Education; and Rebecca Penn, Middle School Education.
AUGUST 24, 2022 – CORNFEST GRAND MARSHAL – Martin Guinn, 103, of Colony, Missouri, was named as the 2022 Grand Marshal for the Cornfest Parade by the Knox County Promotional Council.
CLOSED – The Memphis Community Pharmacy at the Scotland County Hospital officially closed their doors at 5:30 p.m. August 17, 2022. The closure announcement was made on the Scotland County Hospital Facebook page just hours before the official closure to the public.
INVESTIGATION – An online investigation revealed that the Scotland County Hospital staff has changed. New SCH co-chief executive officers, Megan Weber and Brent Peirick was announced last week. The ink was barely dry when a shakeup announcement was released with Megan Weber taking over as CEO and Brent Peirick would be the sole COO.
SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION – The City of La Belle planned a grand celebration under the leadership of Beverly Roberts and a committee of volunteers for Saturday, August 27, 2022, in commemoration of the founding of the Beautiful Prairie, the City of La Belle 150 years ago. The Gibson Girls of Jerseyville, Illinois, will join in the opening of festivities with a tribute to veterans, as well as the much-loved Lip Synch, parade, revelation of Time Capsule contents, a free meal, musical entertainment, a corn-hole tournament, BBQ cook-off and much more.
REITE – Ed and Jeanie Anderson will be honored for their years of service with Hawkins-Harrison Insurance Group at the business on August 29, 2022.
IN MEMORY – Margaret Faye “Maggie” Allen, 88, of Clarence, Missouri, died August 14, 2022, at Clarence Care Center in Clarence.
AUGUST 31, 2022 – BURGLARS SCARED OFF – J.L. Montgomery, the nightwatchman, woke up early Tuesday morning to the sound of someone trying to pry open the front door at Gene’s Small Engine Repair, a family-owned business located just east of Hurdland. “The door makes a sound when the wind blows. It bangs back and forth, this was a lot louder,” J.L. Montgomery told The Edina Sentinel. “They were trying to pry the door open. I looked at the clock and it was 5:02 a.m.” “I kicked the door and yelled, come on in (expletive). Montgomery said with a smile. The nightwatchman saw a man wearing a type of mask through the front door window. He yanked the door open to confront the assailant. “He backpedaled and ran. I yelled, where you going? Come back and play!” said Montgomery. “Made me so mad.” Four burglars are alleged to have been on the property along with a stolen vehicle from Kirksville. Montgomery’s presence and confrontation spooked the burglars enough that two of them were in such a big hurry to get away they drove away without the other two – who then allegedly took off on foot.
According to court documents filed by Knox County Prosecutor Andrew Boster, two men were criminally charged following the investigation in Knox County.
FIRST DAY – The first day of the 2022-23 school year began on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.
TRAVEL LOGISTICS – Knox County native Sam Myers work with music legend Barry Manilow during a recent European tour will continue through the fall and a Christmas tour as the logistics expert for the tour.
NEW ADM – Knox County Nursing home appointed Katlind Murry as the Interim Administrator on July 27, 2022.
IN MEMORY – John Alfred “Mike” Early, 88, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, died August 20, 2022, at his home.
SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 – CHANGES – C&R Markets chain is changing ownership this month, expected to take place on September 12, 2022. B&R Stores Inc., a third-generation family-based business for over 50 years, based in Lincoln, Nebraska is the buyer.
FATALITY – A rollover accident killed a Brashear man, Curtis L. Brazel, 60, was driving a 2009 International when it traveled off the right side of the road and overturned, on Highway H, three miles south of Leonard.
IN MEMORY – Terrence Joseph Terry Killday, 83, of Winchester, Illinois, died September 1, 2022, at his home.
Burial for Carolyn Sue Campbell Townes was held at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery on
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Donald Pratt Roper, 75, of Newark, Missouri, died August 14, 2022, at Harry S. Truman Memorial Veterans Hospital in Columbia.
SEPTEMBER 21, 2022 – CELEBRATING 100 YEARS – United State Bank celebrated 100 years of banking service at the Edina facility on Friday, September 16, 2022, with their annual customer appreciation meal served by bank employees and officers. United State Bank has facilities in Lewistown, Edina, Ewing, Canton, Shelbina, and Palmyra.
EARNS MEDIA AWARDS – NEMOnews Media Group earned eleven awards during the annual MO Press Association Convention held September 15-17, 2022, at Lake Ozark. The Edina Sentinel received eight awards including first place for Best Photo Illustration by Echo Menges and second place in Best Sports Feature for “Bone Transplant” by David Sharp. Scott was elected to the Missouri Press Association Board of Directors and will serve as Treasurer when his term begins in January 2023. Menges also participated in the Mo Press U.S. Senate debate and State Auditor debate on September 16, 2022.
MO HONOR FLIGHT – Knox County natives, Dennis Killday and Mike Kriegshauser embarked on a serendipitous trip with a total of 95 veterans on the Central Missouri Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. on Monday, May 10, 2022. Graduates of Knox County High School, Killday graduated in 1967 and enlisted in the U.S. Army, serving as a Combat Engineer with the 70th Battalion up and down the Cambodian border. Kriegshauser graduated in 1968 and was drafted into service, stationed in Washington, D.C. called to protect against antiwar protests, and then sent to Germany working with heavy machinery. During the Honor Flight D.C. visit both men found the Korean War Memorial haunting and the Vietnam War Memorial to be humbling.
IN MEMORY – Elizabeth Claire Wehrman, 96, of La Belle, Missouri, died September 16, 2022, in the La Belle Manor Care Center.
SEPTEMBER 28, 2022 – DONATION – FCS Financial Rural Community and Agriculture Foundation gace a $10,000 challenge grant to the Knox County 4-H program to be used toward the newly constructed 4-H/FFA Show Barn at the Edina City Lake.
TOUR – Members of the Knox County Historical Society were invited to tour the recently remodeled Northern House Hotel owned by Alan and Staci Rimer on September 20, 2022, prior to the Historical Society’s regular meeting.
EARNS FIRST PLACE – The Marching Highland Highlanders earned first place honors in Class 2 competition during the Wright City Marching Festival on September 24, 2022, for Outstanding music, outstanding visual and outstanding auxiliary with an Elvis performance.
IN MEMORY – Gene Frances Rudd, 94, of Ewing, Missouri, died September 21, 2022, at Country Aire Retirement Estates in Lewistown.
OCTOBER 3, 2022 – CANDIDATE FORUM – Knox County citizens were requested to send The Edina Sentinel questions to be asked of the Knox County Presiding Commissioner candidates, incumbent Evan Glasgow and challenger Les Cardwell for the upcoming candidate forum set to Thursday, October 20, 2022, at The Edina Sentinel office.
CELEBRATES RECOVERY – Judge Tom Redington and Administrator Jane Moore of the Second Circuit Drug Court and Treatment Court programs hosted a barbecue on September 24, 2022, in honor of National Recovery Month for treatment courts participants. At the newly established reentry house in Edina.
KCR-1 HOMECOMING – ROYALTY CANDIDATES – Freshmen: Aubrey Corbin and Alious Hunolt; Sophomore: Kimberly Baze and Jace Holman; Junior: Tagen Mallett and Gabriel Nemeth; At-Large: Brianna Miller and Joseph Davis; Seniors: Jennifer Hinkle and Kellen Parrish; Hannah Miller and Rylan Roberts; Madison Harder and Ryan Hall.
IN MEMORY – Merry Carlene Ward, 66, of Edina, Missouri, died September 29, 2022, at her home north of Edina.
Alta “Jan” Crabtree Jackson, 93, of Edina, Missouri, died September 28, 2022, in NRMC, Kirksville.
OCTOBER 12, 2022 – REGIONAL MEETING – Knox County Presiding Commissioner Evan Glasgow, Deputy Clerk Stephanie Benedict and County Clerk Marlene Spory attended the Northeast Missouri Commissioners and County Clerk meeting at the Boyer Center in Memphis on October 5, 2022.
SUNSHINE LAW TRAINING – NEMOnews Media Group, the Missouri Sunshine Coalition and the Missouri Attorney General’s office will be joining forces to bring Missouri Sunshine Law training to this rural region. The training session is set for Thursday, November 3, 2022, with a free luncheon at the noon hour prior to the training at 1 p.m.
HOMECOMING ROYALTY – Rylan Roberts and Jennifer Hinkle were crowned King and Queen over homecoming festivities defeating the Northwest Hughesville Mustangs in football action.
PUBLISHED AUTHOR – Lewis County C-1 Schools student, Quinton Miller, revealed his first published book at an assembly at Highland Elementary with the help of author Stephen Kozan of the ReadyAimWrite Publishing Company.
IN MEMORY – Jerry L. Hayes, 80, died October 6, 2022, in Columbia, Missouri.
OCTOBER 19, 2022 – 104th BIRTHDAY – Martin Guinn, celebrated his 104th birthday with a family dinner hosted by his daughter and her family in Quincy, Illinois, on October 8. Guinn was born October 11, 1918.
CANCELED – The Edina Sentinel’s Knox County Forum for the only local contested race on the November ballot scheduled for October 20 was canceled because Les Cardwell would not attend.
REOPENS – The Blue Room in Edina reopened on October 8, 2022, after a hiatus that began just before Labor Day weekend.
CLOSING – Customers and staff were reeling after learning that the Knox County Pharmacy is slated to be closed at the end of day on Monday, October 24, 2022, as reported on Friday, October 14, 2022. Knox County Pharmacy owner, James Johnston confirmed the closing, having been sold to HyVee.
VISITS – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt made stops in Northeast Missouri, on October 12, 2022, which included Knox County R-1 School District where he saw where students made products and projects such as the School Bus Café, the Eagle’s Nest School Store, the motorcycle side car project, a mobile school store, the Eagle shuttle which helps event attendees with limited mobility from the school parking lots, and a bush washing station project in the works.
TENTH ANNIVERSARY – IDK Café owner, Shannon Downing, of Baring, Missouri, celebrated ten years in the restaurant business on October 1, 2022.
BIRTH ANNOUNCED – Zava Alyvia Hettinger was welcomed by her parents, Jena Keebler and Trevor Hettinger, of Baring, Missouri, at her arrival on Monday, October 3, 2022, at Scotland County Hospital, Memphis.
HHS FALL SENIOR NIGHT – Highland High School Seniors were honored on Friday night, October 14, 2022, during the football game. Those honored included: MARCHING HIGHLANDERS – Serenity Speer, Lizzie Sevier, Faith Post, Katy Myers, A.J. Bronestine, Colton Rutledge, Isaiah Strub, Payton Miller, Will Goings, Sterling Lair, and Jenna Routt; TRAP SHOOTING – A.J. Bronestine and Colton Rutledge; CHEERLEADERS – Sophia Dickerson and Lexi Danforth; Cross Country – Morgan Patton, Lucas Honts, and Brylee Whiteaker; and FOOTBALL – Brylee Whiteaker, Will Goings, Zach Favre, Gage Dawson, Colton Rutledge, C.J. Eaton, Isaiah Strub, Shon Stark, Chase Parton, Skyler Runnels, Devin Stutsman, Toby O’Brien, Aidan Lay, and Drew Smith.
WHISTLING BOB’s BANQUET – On Saturday, October 15, 2022, the Whistling Bob’s Quail Forever Chapter of Knox County celebrated the 16th annual banquet at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Edina.
IN MEMORY – Bessie M. Stambaugh, 91, of La Grange, Missouri, died October 13, 2022, at Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Illinois.
OCTOBER 26, 2022 – APPROVED – On Monday, October 24, 2022, the Knox County Commission voted for the second time in favor of three agreements (a development agreement, a decommissioning agreement, and a road use agreement) negotiated between the Commissioners and representatives of Cordelio Power/NEMO Wind, LLC. The agreement signing marks the end of a negotiation process that lasted several years and makes way for project planners to map the location of 60-80 roughly 600-foot-tall wind turbines, to be located in the southwest section of the county.
CHEER DONATION – The Knox County High School cheerleaders sold Pink Out tee shirts to benefit the Knox County Local Cancer Fund. The Squad raised and donated $1,000.
NEW RESTAURANT – The Board of Aldermen of the Edina City Council issued a liquor license to a new restaurant, Eagles Nest of Edina, LLC, located on Highway 15, in the former Little Jess building.
ARPA CHECK – Knox County Chamber of Commerce President, Dr. Lisa Bosch and Secretary/Treasurer Shannon Downing received a check in the amount of $1,844.00 to be used for additional event chairs, town street pole banners, roasting pans for community meals, courtyard Christmas items, new outdoor event lighting and speakers for courtyard events from the American Rescue Plant Act.
NOVEMBER 2, 2022 – ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUSES – The KCR-1 School District was awarded $1.5 million in Environmental Protection Agency grant funding for four new electric school buses. In February 2021, the rural KCR-1 School District was the first in the state of Missouri to obtain an electric school bus and added two more to the fleet since that time. The funds are attached to a Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to be spent over the next five years through the EPS’s Clean School Bus Program.
FALL-O-WEEN – Rain didn’t deter attendees of the Baring Fall-O-Ween event held Sunday, October 30, 2022, at the community building with lots of fun activities and prizes for all. The event was spearheaded by Shannon Downing of Baring.
IN MEMORY – Carolyn Marie Rudicil, 82, of Edina, Missouri died October 24, 2022, at Blessing Hospital, Quincy, Illinois.
Danny Gale Rudicil, 78, of Edina, Missouri, died October 24, 2022, at his residence.
David James Morgret, 62, of Kirksville, Missouri, died September 30, 2022, at his home.
Tim Marble, 66, of St. Louis, Missouri, died October 24, 2022, at St. Louis University Medical Center.
Dottie Hitchcock, 64, of Armstrong, Missouri, died October 5, 2022, at University of Missouri Hospital, Columbia, Missouri
Jennifer Christine Masaitis, 33, died at INOVA Fairfax Hospital after a long battle with heart disease.
NOVEMBER 9, 2022 – SUNSHINE LAW TRAINING – The Missouri Sunshine Coalition, Missouri Attorney General’s Office and NEMOnews Media Group joined forces on November 3, 2022, to present a free event open to the public. Members of elected boards were invited and encouraged to attend the training which was presented following a free meal to more than 150 attendees representing eleven Northeast Missouri counties.
OPENING – The Eagles Nest officially opened in Edina on November 1, 2022, with business owner, Andy Mallett offering daily specials at the new restaurant.
DISTINCTION – KCR-1 Schools has once again been designated as an Apple Distinguished School for the third time. The district is one of only 725 schools recognized with the distinction.
IN MEMORY – Marilyn Sue O’Neal, 72, of Lewistown, Missouri, died November 4, 2022, at CARE, Lewistown.
Elmer Ray Prebe, 97, died November 3, 2022, at KCNH, Edina.
Myrna Wear, 77, of La Belle, died November 3, 2022, at CARE, Lewistown, Missouri.
Barbara Allen, 80, of Lewistown, Missouri, died November 4, 2022, at her home.
NOVEMBER 16, 2022 – VETERAN TRIBUTE – Army veteran Evan Glasgow was the keynote speaker during the 2022 Knox County R-1 School District Veteran’s Day Program on November 11, 2022. U.S. Army Lt. Col. Keith Gudehus Ret. Gave opening remarks during the program. The KCR-1 Grade 7-12 Band presented music for the program and the Knox County Elementary students in Grades K-5 sang “Those Who served” during the program.
DISTINGUISHED RECOGNITION – Dr. Lisa Bosch, was recognized as a 2022 Outstanding New Dental Leader by the Missouri dental Association.
ELECTION – Evan Cardwell Knox County Presiding Commissioner (I) was defeated at the polls by Leslie Cardwell in the November election.
EXTRAVAGANZA – The Knox County Christmas Extravaganza plans are being completed by the Knox County Chamber of Commerce and will take place on Small Business Saturday, November 26, 2022. A live nativity, the lighting of the Magic Tree, a light-up parade, vehicle show, treat crawl, hayrides, soup luncheon, Santa and more to be featured.
ACHIEVEMENTS – the Knox County 4-H Council hosted the annual Recognition event on November 6, 2022, in KCR-1 School cafeteria. Jared Niemeyer was the featured speaker.
DRAMA – The Highland Drama Club will present ANNIE Kids on the stage of the Lewis Street Playhouse in Canton during the weekend of November 18-20, 2022.
IN MEMORY – Lawrence “Larry” Kelly, 93, of Olathe, Kansas, died November 7, 2022.
NOVEMBER 23, 2022 – HONORED – Junior Agnes Reel was selected as the first alternate in the alto section of the Missouri All-State Choir on November 5, 2022. Freshman euphonium player Elijah Reel was selected for the NEMO All-District Band Honorable Mention.
WEATHER – The first snow of the season was recorded with a couple of inches of trackable snow on November 15, 2022.
QUALIFIED – Levi and Carli Clark, of Edina, Missouri, ran on the Shelby County Shock Cross Country Team this fall. On Sunday, November 6, 2022, the National Qualifying Cross Country Meet was held in Grain Valley, Missouri. The top 20 finishers in the meet qualified to compete in the national meet to take place in Indiana later in the month. Levi and Carli both finished the season in the top 7 Central Missouri Athletic Circuit athletes of their respective ages.
IN MEMORY – Kenneth Clayton Goodwin, 92, of rural Edina, Missouri, died November 10, 2022, at his residence.
Michelle Devlin, 47, died unexpectedly on November 7, 2022, in Columbia, Missouri.
Deborah Ann Dick, 61, of Knox City, Missouri, died November 16, 2022, at her home.
NOVEMBER 30, 2023 – DONATION – A.T. Still University medical students presented a check in the amount of $600 to the Second Circuit Treatment Drug Court Team in offering medical and dental assistance with underserved individuals in the Drug Court Treatment program.
SALUTE TO SCHOLARS – On Sunday, November 13, 2022, Staff Sergeant (SSG) Colton Peavler was recognized at the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars game as part of Park University’s Salute to Scholars. SSG Peavler was recognized in the fourth quarter of the game for being a student veteran in thanks for his duty to the nation and his dedication to higher education.
FIRE – A rural Newark man and his two dogs were forced from their home by fire late Tuesday afternoon, November 22. Emergency personnel included firefighters from Knox City, Newark, Novelty and the Western Lewis County Fire Protection District, along with the Knox County Ambulance District, Knox County Sheriff’s Office, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Lewis County REC.
LETTER OF INTENT – Highland Senior Payton Miller, signed a letter of intent with Quincy University beginning with the 2023-24 season.
ADOPT-A-CHILD PROJECT – Once again, for the kids of Knox County, Cheryl Hayes and Karen Hall, project organizers, announced the Adopt-A-Child project to be in full swing with the need for monetary donations and citizens to adopt children in the community to give presents to, all in the spirit of Christmas.
OPEN HOUSE – The Northern House Hotel at 217 North Main, Edina, Missouri, held an open house on December 2, 2022.
IN MEMORY – Charles Wayne Myers II, 48, of Portage, Indiana, died November 17, 2022.
Loretta Marra Keilholz, 87, of Edina, Missouri, died November 23, 2022, at University Hospital, Columbia.
DECEMBER 7, 2022 – GIVES LOCAL – United State Bank gave over 300 pounds of food items from all six of their banking locations with the Knox County Food Cupboard as the recipient of the collection. USB Senior Vice President Craig Miller and Loan Officer Keenan Gillaspy presented Food Cupboard Director Jerry Reeves with the donation.
BIKEGIVEAWAY – Citizens Bank of Edina is once again having a drawing for two bikes, one for a girl and one for a boy to be drawn for on December 19, 2022. Children, ages 12 and under eligible for the drawing.
LETTER OF INTENT – Knox County hurler, Braxton McCurren, signed a letter of intent and scholarship agreement with John Wood Community College beginning with the 2024 college baseball season on December 1, 2022.
HHS DONATION – Matt Coy, Tim Coy, Brad Robertson and Larry Robertson of the Monticello Lodge donated a 3D printer to the Highland High School Industrial Technology department.
LIVE NATIVITY – The churches of the Knox County Ministerial Alliance worked to present a live walk-through Nativity scene during the Knox County Christmas Extravaganza on Small Business Saturday, November 26, 2022. Fourteen stops along the Nativity walk were featured on the courthouse lawn in Edina.
IN MEMORY – Joan Nunan, 89, of Edina, Missouri, died at her home on December 3, 2022.
DECEMBER 14, 2022 – FIRE – On Thursday, December 8, 2022, the community of Knox County was reeling following the devastating fire that destroyed the Blue Room Restaurant and Bar in Edina. Emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene around 2:52 a.m. with volunteer firefighters from Edina, Baring, Hurdland and the Knox County Rescue Squad along with personnel from Ameren Missouri, Knox County Ambulance District and York Construction. A Staff Fund has been set up at Citizen’s Bank of Edina and United State Bank in Edina for those wanting to give to help the 19 displaced employees during the Christmas season.
AUTHOR – Janice Weiland, of Canton and a contributor of “Pondering” in The Edina Sentinel, announced the publication of her children’s book, “The Chipmunk in the Christmas Tree.”
IN MEMORY – Joyce Feldkamp, 82, of La Grange, Missouri, died peacefully on December 4, 2022, at the La Belle Manor.
DECEMBER 21, 2022 – WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA – The Knox County Commission, Presiding Commissioner Evan Glasgow, Western District Commissioner Luther Green, and Eastern District Commission Ronnie Leckbee, laid wreaths at the Knox County Veterans Memorial in front of the Knox County Courthouse on December 19, 2022. The annual wreath laying ceremony is a Christmas tradition thanks to efforts of volunteers from the Novelty Senior Center.
SEARCHING STILL – On Friday, December 17, 2021, at around 4:24 p.m., the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office took a report of a missing person, Betty L. Hayes, 88. The last known contact was with a family member by phone on Thursday, December 16, 2021, and was believed to be at her residence located at 17040 Route C, in Holliday, Missouri. A large-scale search was initiated and an intensive investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies began, however the whereabouts of Ms. Hayes is still unknown at this time, December 21, 2022.
DONATIONS – Local students wrote persuasive speeches about local-nonprofit organizations and their schoolmates voted for the top two speeches in each class. Winners of the speeches then chose to donate $25 to their organization in their name. Winners were Hannah Parrish for the Clothes Closet in Edina; Mattie Ward for the Knox County Cancer Fund; Terry Ogden for the Royal Rangers; and Kimmi Baze for the Adair County Humane Society.
BIRTH ANNOUNCED – Kynleigh Jo Moore, newborn daughter of Cody and Sadie Moore, arrived October 18, 2022, at NRMC, Kirksville.
IN MEMORY – Ernest “Ernie” Hall, 81, of La Plata, died December 15, 2022, at Clarence Care Center, Clarence, Missouri.
DECEMBER 28, 2022 – WEATHER – Frigid temperatures took over the area with below zero registering on the thermometer and windchills as low as 30 below and wind gusts as high as 40-50 mph in the recent days. The Missouri State Fire Marshal urged safety measures to all residents of the state. The weather was predicted to warm up from near zero temps to 40-60 degrees right before the New Year.
KCHS NEWS – Five Knox County students received their diploma early in December 2022. Those students: Emily Carlson, Levi Watts, Nate Prebe, Hillary Givens and Katie Buswell.
The KCHS FFA Greenhouse class gave Knox County Nursing Home each of the residents a poinsettia the students grew.
IN MEMORY – William “Bill” Alberty, 78, died Christmas Day, December 25, 2022, at his Canton, Missouri, residence.