Area Breaking News

30 Years of Service at the U.S. Post Office

By Echo Menges Bert Oberdahlhoff, 56, of Edina reached a 30 year milestone of service with the U.S. Postal Service. Oberhahlhoff began working with the US Postal Service as a clerk in Lancaster, MO, on April 6, 1991. She spent a few years working in the Lancaster office before transferring to the Memphis US Post…

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Knox County Wins At Hannibal

By David Sharp Knox County scored in each of the final three innings of their March 29, 2021 varsity baseball contest with Hannibal. The Eagles overcame a three run deficit for an 8-4 victory. Chance Lovett and Braysen Douglas delivered Pirate hits during a three run third inning. Douglas doubled two runs home for Hannibal.…

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Knox County Recognized for Zero Fatalities in 2020

Submitted by Chris Feeney MACON – On Monday, April 5, at 10:00 a.m. during the county commissioners’ meeting at the Knox County Courthouse, Knox County was recognized for having zero fatalities in 2020. Knox County is one of three counties in the northeast region to accomplish this. Clark County and Audrain County are the other…

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KC Eagles Down Cougars

By David Sharp Cameron Bringer led off Highland’s April 1, 2021 baseball contest at Knox County with a home run. The lead was short lived. Knox County (2-2) scored five times in the bottom of the second and four more in their third inning for an 11-1, five inning win. Conner Hayes pitched four innings,…

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Radio Man Reflects on Hall of Fame Career

By Troy Treasure, NEMOnews Media Group KMEM-Memphis Sports Director Donnie Middleton’s family loved St. Louis Cardinals baseball of the 1950s and 60s – especially his mother, Elaine. Broadcasts of then mostly daytime games brought the voice of St. Louis play-by-play man Harry Caray into the Middleton’s Downing residence. Donnie Middleton eventually went to broadcasting school.…

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Local Officials Gather to Discuss Combining Forces to Address Needs Ahead of Funding from the American Rescue Plan Act

By Echo Menges Edina, Missouri – Friday, April 2, 2021 – State Senator Cindy O’Laughlin (R-Dist. 18) hosted a meeting at Edina’s Knox County Community Center to bring local government officials together and begin the processes of thinking of ways to best use millions of dollars being distributed through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA)…

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Meet the Candidates for Knox County R-1 School Board

Scroll down to see the video and text interviews of each 2021 KCR-1 School Board Candidate. Dr. Martha A. Strange  Q: Who are you and what is your background? A: Well, I’m Marty Strange and I moved to Knox County in 1991 to be a teacher here. And since that time I’ve been heavily…

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