Area News

Eagles Win Second Straight At Norborne-Hardin Central

By David Sharp Knox County (2-0) limited a physical Norborne-Hardin Central football team to 123 yards rushing and 136 yards passing in a 46-22 win at Norborne in week two area high school football play. The September 3, 2021 eight man football game saw Knox County rush 29 times for 358 yards along with 103…

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Bowling Green Takes Win At Highland

By David Sharp A solid Bowling Green team took advantage of defensive mistakes, handing Highland a 14-1 loss in September 1, 2021 non-conference varsity softball play. After a scoreless first two innings, the Bobcats sent ten batters to the plate in their third inning for a five run lead. Bowling Green followed with a nine…

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COVID-19 On the Rise in Knox County

By Knox County Health Department Administrator Lori Moots-Clair Thursday, September 2, 2021 – Fourteen (14) new cases added over the last two days. We aren’t gaining any ground with active cases because we acquire more each day. We have worked 102 cases since August 1, 2021. We have had multiple people hospitalized, multiple people go…

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Edina Home Decor Signs Contract with Ashley Furniture

By Echo Menges Tana and Jon Tuftee, and Randy Carlson have partnered on a local furniture store situated on the south block of the Edina Town Square in hopes they will inspire others to revitalize the downtown district. For many years, the Edina Town Square has had more closed businesses than occupied businesses, which is…

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COVID-19 Outbreak at Knox County Nursing Home

By Echo Menges The Knox County Nursing Home is in the middle of a COVID-19 outbreak. As of Monday morning, nine residents had tested positive. Last week, a resident died of the virus bringing the Knox County COVID-19 death total to five. “We are in crisis,” Knox County Nursing Home Administrator April Hruska told the…

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Missouri Secretary of State Visits Knox County Library in Edina

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft visited with library staff Wednesday, August 25, to acknowledge their efforts to make Missouri communities a better place to work and live. Missouri has over 360 libraries that serve individuals in many ways. With limited budgets, libraries strive to innovate and update to best serve…

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Highland Cougars Start Off With Quality Win

By David Sharp Highland caused four Putnam County turnovers defensively and held a potent Midget offense to 111 yards rushing during a 50-14 victory at Unionville in August 27, 2021 week one area high school football action. The Cougars answered a lightning fast two play, 97 yard Putnam County scoring drive with a Robert Goehl…

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