Area News

USDA Announces $122,500 Grant Toward Knox County R-1 School District’s Electric Bus Purchase

USDA Rural Development Press Release COLUMBIA, MO, Sept. 16, 2020 – The Trump Administration, along with Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case, today announced that the USDA is awarding $122,500 to Knox County R-1 School District to add an electric school bus to its fleet. “Hard working rural Missourians…

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Knox County Rescue Squad Hosts Drive Through Fish Fry

By Echo Menges On Saturday, September 12, 2020, the Knox County Rescue Squad hosted their annual Fish Fry fundraiser at the Bink’s Firehouse in Edina.  The event was held on what would have been the Knox County Corn Festival weekend, however, the event was canceled due to the pandemic. The annual Corn Festival Opening Night…

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Marceline Takes Conference Football Contest From Eagles

By David Sharp    Marceline (2-1, 2-0) played very good defense, holding winless Knox County to a single score in weather delayed Saturday, September 12, 2020 varsity football play at Ella Campbell field. Marceline finished the game with an unofficial 27-5 advantage in first downs and a 43-8 win.    The Eagles (0-3, 0-2) had…

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Knox County Library News

Submitted by Knox County Library Assistant Librarian Tracy Mallett Knox County, Missouri – September 2, 2020 – Check out our library windows!  We have children s books in the window along with books for juvenile and young adults. We are currently doing a curbside service.  Give us a call at 397-2460 and let us know…

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Old Time News – Published Sept. 2, 2020

140 Years Ago August 23, 1880   Fair Time – Remember the World’s Fair will commence in Edina October 5th. A fine half mile race track has just been completed and many fast horses are expected during the fair. Death – Died at his residence about five miles west of Edina, William Fox. Mr. Fox…

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Goodbye Stoplight – For Now *Update*

***Update*** According to Edina Police Chief Ryan Bishop, the blinking stoplight will be repaired and rehung. By Echo Menges Due to an unfortunate collision, Edina, Missouri, has lost her only blinking stoplight. On Wednesday morning, September 2, 2020, Clifton Ewalt, of rural Knox City accidentally took a right-turn too tight and took out a power…

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PUBLIC NOTICE: FEMA Announces Disaster Assistance Grant Opportunities

Kansas City, Mo. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is required by law to provide public notice of its intent to provide federal assistance and grant opportunities via the Public Assistance (PA), Individual Assistance (IA), or Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs. A public notice for the current disaster recovery mission is posted on the following…

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Lady Eagles Prepare to Open Softball Season

Fans and patrons should be aware that Knox County has adopted a rule that if the district is not having school, their athletic teams cannot play. MSHSAA guidelines stemming from the Covid-19 response allow districts to play if holding virtual classes. Those same guidelines also allow individual school districts to make their own choices about playing with in person instruction or having virtual learning.

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