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

 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

 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

 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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105 Reasons To Celebrate A Life Well Lived

 By Emilie Rumble  Born on a cold and wintry day, February 25, 1919, on the family farm located one and half miles north of Brashear, Missouri, the daughter of Orville and Ora Patterson was delivered by the family neighbor, Alma Eagle, because the baby girl was in a hurry to arrive, and the doctor was…

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Knox County Municipal Election Results

 By Echo Menges  About one in five Knox County voters made their way to the polls or cast an absentee ballot for the Municipal Election on April 2 with a low voter turnout of 21.39 percent and a total of 523 ballots cast out of 2,445 registered voters, according to information released by the County…

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Civil War Veteran Memorial Planned for June 8

 Submitted by Mark Palmer, great-great grandson of Benjamin Shane Palmer  A Civil War veteran, Capt. Benjamin Shane Palmer, will receive the lasting recognition he so richly deserves during a Memorial Service and Gravesite Ceremony at Buskirk Cemetery. Family, friends, and anyone interested in Civil War and Scotland County history are welcome to attend the service,…

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Knox Co. Wins Third At South Shelby

 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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