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Highland Girls Win Third at Palmyra: Alexis Ellison Scores 1000th Point

By David Sharp Highland outscored Clark County (4-8) by a 38-30 margin during the second half of their Palmyra Tournament girl’s third place game. The Lady Cougars had three players at or near double digits during a 65-54 win over the Lady Indians. Clark County was led by senior Alexis Ellison with 27 points. Ellison…

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Clark County To Spend Over $9.7 Million in 2022

By Mike Scott Clark County is poised to spend over $9.7 million dollars in 2022, according to budget figures approved by the Clark County Commissioners last week. Clark County started 2022 with $2,437,594.66 in total available funds. Property taxes are expected to bring in $1.291,000 in 2022. Sales tax will add an additional $1,360.000 in…

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Bernadine Kerner

Bernadine Kerner of Kahoka, Missouri passed away on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at Eastview Manor Care Center in Trenton, Missouri. Bernadine Cleda Kerner (94), the daughter of Grover C. and Susan M. (Cochenour) Parsons, was born August 12, 1927 in Clark County MO. Bernadine graduated from Kahoka High School in 1945 and went directly into the…

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Clay Riebel

Clay Riebel, 55 of Wayland, MO died Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Blessing Health Keokuk. He was born August 15, 1966 in Bloomfield, Iowa the son of Roger M. and Mareta Riebel. Clay graduated from Scotland County R-1 High School with the class of 1984.  On April 15, 2001 he married Tammy Butcher in Alexandria,…

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CCR-1 School District Increases Substitute Teacher Pay

By Mike Scott “Everyone is in dire need of subs,” Joni Kraus told CCR-1 school board members at their Wednesday, January 12 meeting. Kraus, who serves frequently as a substitute teacher, requested to speak to the board regarding substitute teacher pay. “Clark County’s pay is a lot lower than other districts. Scotland County pays $90…

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Anderson Appointed Mayor Of Kahoka

Tony Anderson has been appointed Mayor of Kahoka. He will succeed Jerry Webber, who passed away on January 5. A lifelong resident of Kahoka, Anderson was appointed during a special Kahoka City Council meeting, held Thursday evening, January 13. State statutes give the power to filling a vacancy in the mayor’s office to the city…

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Exchange Bank Of Northeast Missouri Announces Change In Leadership

Exchange Bank of Northeast Missouri announced Paula J. Fox is retiring as President and CEO. She will be succeeded by Jed M. Wilson, who most recently served as Executive Vice President of Exchange Bank of Northeast Missouri. Wilson officially took on his new duties January 12, 2022. However, to ensure a seamless transition, Fox will…

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Eleanora Josephine (Thompson) Hudson

Eleanora Josephine (Thompson) Hudson passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022 in Carthage, IL at the age of 100. She was born on June 22, 1921, in St. Louis, Missouri to Arnold and Theresea (Wussler) Thompson. Eleanora was united in marriage to Marvin (Tuffy) Hudson on February 21, 1949. She lived most of her live…

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Ellison Signs Letter of Intent

On Thursday afternoon, Clark County track standout Alexis Ellison signed her letter of intent to run for Western Illinois University in Macomb. Ellison is pictured with her family. Photo courtesy Clark County High School. 

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