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Payton Miller Signs With Quincy University Golf

By David Sharp Highland senior Payton Miller is likely better known to the Northeast Missouri and West Central Illinois high school sports fans as a softball player. Miller helped lead the Lady Cougar softball team to 18 wins and a second place finish in the Clarence Cannon Conference during the 2022 season. What many fans…

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Salute to Scholars Peavler Recognized During Chiefs Game

Submitted by Alan Peavler 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 and to give thanks for his…

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Small Business Grants Available

MO DED – The Missouri Department of Economic Development has announced the appropriation of $10 million by the Missouri General Assembly to assist small businesses that were negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. $2 million of those funds will be designated toward small businesses owned by minority/and or women. The minimum amount of grant awarded…

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KCR-1 School Board Accepts Lion Bid for New Electric School Busses

November Meeting Minutes Submitted by Andy Turgeon, Superintendent DRAFT – November 15, 2022 – Members Present: Shelly Bugh, President; Deborah Hagerla, Member; Andrew Parrish, Vice-President; Alan Peavler, Member; Kim Jansen, Treasurer; Matthew Reel, Member.Administration: Andy Turgeon, Melissa Vannoy, Nancy Goodwin, Alex Van Delft. Others In Attendance: Echo Menges. Absent: Karisha Devlin, Secretary. Shelly Bugh, Board…

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Christmas Extravaganza/Small Business Saturday Events in Edi

Treat Crawl at participating businesses times vary – Knox County Chamber of Commerce businesses will again be offering an assortment of holiday inspired treats for Small Business Saturday! Look for the list of participants on Page 2 of this edition of the newspaper and via the interactive map on the Knox County Chamber of Commerce…

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Jennifer Hinkle Signs With Mizzou Track and Field

By David Sharp Knox County senior Jennifer Hinkle has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Missouri at Columbia and participate in the Southeast Conference Track and Field program. Jennifer Hinkle joins a very select group of Knox County R-I athletes to sign a scholarship to play NCAA Division I sports.…

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Burn Barrel Fire Spreads to Structures, Dog Saved by First Responders

By Echo Menges Newark, MO – Tuesday, November 22, 2022 – A rural Newark man and his two dogs were forced from their home by fire late Tuesday afternoon. One of the dogs was nearly killed in the fire but was rescued by firefighters and medical personnel. Emergency personnel were called to 65633 State Route…

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Area Athletes Make Softball All State Teams

By David Sharp Knox County senior Jennifer Hinkle made the 2022 Missouri Fast Pitch Coaches Association Class 1 All State First Team. Hinkle made the Class 1 All Region 3 first team as an At Large Player. Jennifer Hinkle has committed to the University of Missouri at Columbia Track and Field Team. Hinkle has medaled…

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Bosch Recognized as Outstanding New Dental Leader

Lisa Bosch, DMD, MPH, ’19, an A.T. Still University-Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-MOSDOH) alumna, was recently recognized as a 2022 Outstanding New Dental Leader by the Missouri Dental Association. Dr. Bosch received the award for her commitment to organized dentistry and her advocacy work for community water fluoridation in her local community.…

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