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NEMO COOP Holds Annual Meeting

 By Emilie Rumble  On Thursday, March 14, 2024, the Northeast Missouri COOP held its annual meeting over an extended lunch period at the Edina facility by holding a drive-through meal of ribeye sandwiches, pickle spears, chips, bottled water, and cookies, along with customer appreciation gifts for patrons of a COOP logo-engraved wooden pizza cutting board…

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 Milan Rolls Past Knox County at Milan Cluster

By David Sharp  Ethan Bennett went 2-2 with two runs scored and drove in three during a 12-2, five inning win over Knox County (0-2) at the March 16, 2024 Milan varsity baseball Cluster. Ethan Bennett singled and scored a first inning Wildcat run.  Hunter Reed reached Knox County starting pitcher for an RBI single…

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Brashear Ladies Honored as MSHSAA Legends

 BRASHEAR GIRLS 2004 STATE CHAMPIONS HONORED AT MSHSAA LEGENDS-Members of the 2004 undefeated Class 1 Champion girls basketball team were honored at the halftime of the 2024 Girls Class 1 first place game. Team members along with Coach Sara Williams, shown in no particular order are Brooke Kelsey, Holly Lewellen, Kristen Nelson, Brooke Miller, Dani…

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Knox Co. Republican Caucus Concludes in Only 17 Minutes

 By Echo Menges  The Knox County Republican Caucus was held in unison with county Republican Caucuses statewide, on Saturday morning, March 2, 2024.  Registered voters were invited to caucus at the Knox County Community Center until a candidate for President of the United States and local Republican Delegates were decided.  According to Doug Kerr, Knox…

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New Full Time Deputy Joins Knox County Sheriff’s Office

 By Echo Menges  The Knox County Sheriff’s Office has welcomed a new deputy, Don Travis, 58.  The law enforcement veteran has been working in the field for 20 years beginning in the small town of Hobert, OK, where he worked as a city police officer for over three years. Travis continued his career at the…

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Non Profit Groups Invited to Apply for Grant Money

 More Than $210,000 In Grants Available Community Foundation’s 2024 Community Grant Program  Grant applications open March 1, close May 1  The Community Foundation Serving West Central Illinois & Northeast Missouri invites nonprofits throughout its 12-county service area to apply for a grant of up to $7,500 through its annual Community Grant program.  Grants totaling more…

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Weather Radar Outage During Major Upgrade

 Submitted by Kevin Deitsch, Warning Coordination Meteorologist  February 21, 2024 – Beginning March 4th, 2024, the WSR-88D radar operated by the National Weather Service in St. Louis will be down for approximately two weeks for an important upgrade. Technicians will refurbish and replace the pedestal, one of the most critical components of the radar, which…

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NEMO Storm Spotter Training Held in Edina

 The NEMO Storm Spotter Class was held at the Knox County Community Center on Thursday, February 22, 2024, at the Knox County Community Center. A total of 52 people attended from Knox and surrounding counties to obtain National Weather Service Storm Spotter status, or to take the class as a refresher course. This two-hour training…

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