Area News

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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Knox County To Receive $767,000 More In Stimulus Funds

Local Communities Will Also Receive More Money By Mike Scott, NEMOnews Media Group Knox County, and every municipality in Knox County, will soon be the beneficiary of more stimulus money from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA). This economic stimulus bill was signed into law by President Joe Biden on March 11. Nationwide,…

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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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Harrison Holds Highland Hitless

By: Corey Stott MEMPHIS, Mo.- 3/22/21- The Scotland County Tigers (1-0) got the season off to a great start with a 9-0 shutout of the Highland Cougars (0-3). Senior infielder Carson Harrison was on the mound for the Tigers and he had a phenomenal outing. He faced 25 Highland batters on his way to an…

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Large Crowd Gathers for Anti-Wind Farm Meeting in Edina

 By Echo Menges The Wind Energy Impact Public Informational Meeting was held in Edina at the Knox County Community Center on Thursday, March 28, 2021. Co-organizers Ben Bradley and Michelle Davis of Knox County spearheaded the meeting enticing local landowners to hear the downfalls of bringing a wind farm to the county. The meeting…

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New Discount Grocery Store Coming To Edina

By Echo Menges A new store is going up in Edina. Dana and Alma Shirk have begun work on Edina’s new discount grocery store with the help of Lengacher Construction based in Keosauqua, IA. The new store is under construction at 1207 East Lafayette located on Highway 6 east of the Assembly of God Church.…

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