Area News

Knox County Commissioners Lay Wreaths at the Veterans Memorial

By Marsha Pinson   The Knox County Commissioners met Monday morning, December 21, 2020, with Novelty Senior Citizens’ Judith Rhoades and Marsha Pinson to lay the wreaths at the Veterans Memorial in the Knox County courtyard.   This is the fifth year that the Novelty Senior Center has organized the Wreaths Across America project for…

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End of an Era at the Knox County Nursing Home

By Echo Menges   After over 20 years as the Knox County Nursing Home Administrator, Tim Schrage is stepping down to peruse something else. Schrage, a Knox County native and Knox County High School graduate, has operated the nursing home since June of 1999.   “I’m just ready for something else I think. I don’t…

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Knox County Boys Win Senior Night Game With Clark County

By David Sharp Knox County’s defense was able to pull out a streak filled varsity boys game win during the Eagle Senior Night vs. Clark County. The Eagles had good overall scoring balance and were able to make Clark County scoring leaders Layne Sommers and Sam Wheeler sit out in foul trouble for a 44-36…

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Santa Has Been Cleared to Spread Christmas Cheer

JEFFERSON CITY — Friday, December 18, 2020 – Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn and Missouri State Veterinarian Dr. Steve Strubberg approved livestock movement papers for nine reindeer. Mr. Santa Claus from The North Pole applied for the permit this week, providing proof of the healthy herd through a Certificate of Veterinary Inspection signed by licensed…

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Elijah Ward Wins 2020 PKC Youth Showdown

By Echo Menges    Elijah Ward, 16, of Edina has taken the top prize for the Professional Kennel Club’s 2020 Youth Showdown and brought home a handsome reward.    Ward and his dog Lady worked their way into the final four in the coon hunting competition taking first place on the final night of the…

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Local Farmers Aid Middle East Assistance Effort

By Troy Treasure   In November, the Leonard-Area Growing Project harvested 60 acres of soybeans on the Jeff and Leah Otto farm just north of Cherry Box in southern Knox County.   Culmination of the planting-to-combine endeavor produced $32,346, of which $29,111 has been designated to help alleviate hunger in the strife-torn Palestine-Gaza region of…

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Reflections and Inspirations

One Lone Noel It’s beginning to look NOT like Christmas. No snow, not much store shopping, limited family gatherings.  Kind of Ho-Ho-Hum.  So, I thought I would add some Christmas cheer by sharing a story about Christmas creativity. I am a real bargain shopper, so when I saw that if I bought two large Noel…

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Rutledge Renegades

Sympathy to family and friends of Randy Brown. Martin Guinn and Reva Hustead went to Kirksville and Quincy. Jim and Nancy Jo Waack went to Columbia. Neta Phillips went to Kirksville. Some of those in this week were:  Bob Rouse, Neta Phillips, Dale Tague, Martin Guinn, Reva Hustead, Bob & Dorothy Hunolt, Ronnie & Bonnie…

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Pondering

O Little Town of Bethlehem While waiting at a bank teller window, I saw several Christmas Ornaments on a shelf, my favorite: a snowman with a blue hat and scarf, holding a sign, “Let It Snow!” Then, a Casey’s cup caught my heart, a red city surrounding it reminding me of a favorite Christmas song,…

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On The Brighter Side

The Holly and the Ivy “The holly and the ivy When they are both full grown Of all the trees in the wood The holly bears the crown”. We sing this old English folksong as a Christmas carol during this holiday season.  What does it really mean?   We find it at least as far…

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