LaBelle Home Destroyed by Fire, Young Family Lost Everything

By Echo Menges, The Edina Sentinel LaBelle, MO – Saturday, October 17, 2020 – When a fire broke out near the front door of a LaBelle home early Saturday afternoon, the young couple living there and their nearly three-year-old toddler made it out of the back door unscathed. “He said, ‘the house is on fire,’”…

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Knox County Historical Society to Meet Tuesday October 20th

The Knox County Historical Society will be meeting on Tuesday, October 20. Scroll down to view the meeting agenda. Date/Time:  Tuesday, October 20, 2020 – 7:00 p.m. (Come at 6:00 p.m. if you care to dine before the meeting) Location:  Blue Room meeting room Tentative Agenda: Call to Order Approval of minutes – August 6th…

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GLENN LEROY RANDALL

Glenn Leroy Randall, Jr. age 52 of Newark, Missouri, passed away Friday, October 9, 2020, eight miles south of LaBelle, Missouri. He was born January 19, 1968, in Peoria, Illinois, the son of Glenn Leroy and Jane Ann Peterson Randall, Sr.  He was united in marriage to Michele Peterson on May 24, 1995 in Shelbyville,…

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Rutledge Renegades

   Allan Good brought his mother Anna to Zimmerman’s to celebrate her 90th birthday. (She is also Lena Mae Horning’s Aunt.) Several sang Happy Birthday. Paul Zimmerman Jr. took his mother Lydia to Macon.    I received phone call from Emery Bunting saying someone had given him a copy of Rutledge Renegades where I had…

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Tiger Homecoming Victory Marks the End of a Rivalry

 Homecoming is always an exciting event simply on its own merits. But there was an extra energy in the air at Tiger Field Friday night, as everyone in the crowd and on the field knew it was the final time for Scotland County (2-5) and Knox County (2-5) to meet on the gridiron, at least…

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Reflections and Inspirations

Regrets and Apologies    Regret is that miserable awareness that you have done something you cannot reverse.  Last week, Chester decided that he was going to build a fire and sit outside to enjoy the quiet evening.  He invited me to join him. The air was crisp, the fire was hot and I was tired…

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On the Brighter Side

The Early Bird    “The early bird gets the worm.”  Really?  well not always.    It was a beautiful October day with that clear blue sky and the fall colors shining in the trees in the surrounding timber lands.  We watched a cottontail rabbit hopping down a soybean row a few years ago while we…

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The Edina I Knew

Little Ole Ladies    It’s amazing just how many sweet little ole ladies bless your life in 90 years.    The first little ole lady in my life was my godmother, Fannie Lingenfelter. Yup, she thought I was special, even gave me part of her name. She was also my mother’s best friend.  Then, the…

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Sheriffs Leaving Office Satisfied, But Concerns Remain

By Troy Treasure, NEMOnews Media Group   Between them, Sheriffs Wayne Winn and Robert Hardwick have nearly 70 years of law enforcement experience.   Both will retire following election of their successors Nov. 3.   Winn and Hardwick recently visited with a reporter to discuss the past, present and future. Scotland County Sheriff Wayne Winn…

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Knox County Farmer Directs Donation to Knox County 4-H Council

Submitted by Crystal Murr, Knox County 4-H YPA EDINA, MO (October 13, 2020) – Local farmer John (Mac) Early recently directed a $2,500 America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation, sponsored by Bayer Fund, to the Knox County 4-H Council.  The Knox County 4-H Council will use the funds to support the 4-H program and youth in…

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