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Enjoy a healthy First Day Hike with Missouri State Parks Jan. 1

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 9:01 am

More than 40 free, guided hikes will take place on trails in Missouri state parks and historic sites throughout the state on Jan. 1. The effort is a part of America’s State Parks First Day Hikes, which gives guests the opportunity to start the year off right with a healthy hike. “First Day Hikes give families a fun way to begin the New Year by getting active, connecting with the

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  • Missouri Corn Scholarship now available

    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 8:40 am

    The Missouri Corn Growers Association and Missouri Corn Merchandising Council will be awarding seven deserving students $1,000 scholarships. Applications for the Missouri Corn Scholarship Program are now available for high school seniors and college juniors pursuing a degree in agronomy or related area of agriculture. “As farmers, we are constantly adapting to advancements in science and technology and believe it is important to help the next generation prepare for their

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  • A soldier comes home after 10 months in Afghanistan

    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 9:19 am

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    Sergeant Steve Steingruby, of the Army National Guard, was welcomed home by friends and family on Saturday, December 6 at 8 p.m. Dozens of Sgt. Steingruby’s neighbors gathered at the entrance of his subdivision in Winfield to greet him. His house was decorated with a banner and red, white and blue Christmas lights. The lights were donated and installed by Home Depot. The celebration was organized by Susan Fortner and

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  • Found papers reveal the severity of the Battle of the Bulge

    Posted on December 8, 2014 at 9:49 am

    The scene at the Malmedy massacre.

    We are rapidly coming up to the 70th anniversary of Battle of the Bulge, which was a pivotal event in bringing WWII to an end. Probably the most intense part of the war for Gene Dwyer, 92, of Troy, began December 16, 1944–70 years ago this year–with the opening day of America’s largest battle ever–The Battle of the Bulge. Dwyer participated in the battle and most recently received the Legion

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  • Hawk Point police department joins national crackdown to reduce substance impaired driving fatalities

    Posted on December 8, 2014 at 9:47 am

    From mid-December through the New Year’s Day, local police will be out in force as part of the annual nationwide “Holiday DWI Campaign” crackdown on substance-impaired driving. The crackdown, which will include high visibility enforcement throughout Hawk Point area, will run from Dec. 12, 2014 through January 1, 2015. Hawk Point Police Department said its officers will be aggressively looking for drunk drivers during the crackdown and will arrest anyone

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  • Megee promoted at Providence Bank

    Posted on December 1, 2014 at 9:19 am


    Providence Bank, headquartered in Columbia, with banking offices in Missouri and Texas, announces the promotion of Jennifer Megee to Executive Vice President, Director of Retail Banking and Deposit Services. Megee joined Providence Bank in 2009 as the Banking Center Manager of the Fifth Street Banking Center in Columbia and Retail Manager over Elsberry and Winfield Banking Centers. In November 2010, she was promoted to Senior Vice President, Director of Retail

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  • Courthouse implements new landscaping design

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 9:34 am


    In October, a group of volunteers gathered on the lawn of the Lincoln County Courthouse to begin planting 22 trees and 11 shrubs – all native to either Lincoln County or other areas of Missouri. The planting was one condition of the T.R.I.M. grant awarded to Lincoln County and the culmination of several months planning. Days earlier saw the removal of three Siberian elms and one Bosnian pine suffering from

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