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Governor Parson Announces $410 Million in Community Water Infrastructure Grants

Kahoka’s Application Not Selected (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Governor Mike Parson today announced the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is awarding $410 million to help Missouri communities improve drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure as well as lead service line inventories. “We knew this program was critically needed for communities across our state, and that’s…

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BETTY MCGUINNESS

BETTY MCGUINNESS Betty McGuinness, 101, of Kahoka, passed away at 1:30 pm on Monday, November 14, 2022, at Scotland County Memorial Hospital in Memphis. She was born on July 20, 1921, in Revere, the daughter of the late Harve & Effie (Horton) Edlen. Betty married James McGuinness on September 23, 1939, and he preceded her…

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DORIS PERRY ANDERSON BOUDREAU

DORIS PERRY ANDERSON BOUDREAU Doris Perry Anderson Boudreau, 72, of Kahoka died Monday, November 14, 2022 at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, IL. She was born March 17, 1950 in Harrison, Arkansas the daughter of Ralph Hollis and Jimmie Dee Richardson Perry. Doris graduated from Clark County R-1 High School with the class of 1968. On…

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BETTY L. LOGSDON

BETTY L. LOGSDON Betty L. Logsdon, 90, of Kahoka, passed away at 3:41am, Friday, November 18, 2022, peacefully at home with her family by her side. Betty was born on October 30, 1932, in Quincy, Illinois to Harold and Marguerite (Parsons) Barry. The oldest of many siblings, Betty was always surrounded by family to care…

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Laffoon to Retire After 34 Years At Kahoka State Bank

By Mike Scott When Bev Laffoon started at Kahoka State Bank in October of 1988, everything was done on paper. “They were not on computers at all when I came, and that was my job and they didn’t like me very much,” she said, smiling. Laffoon came to Kahoka State Bank with 11 years of…

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National Champions! FFA Knowledge Team Brings Home National Title

By Emily Bontrager For the first time in history, a Clark County FFA team has won first place in a team event on the state and national levels. The Clark County FFA Knowledge Team placed first at the Missouri State FFA Convention in April and moved on to compete at the National FFA Convention in…

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Strong Turnout In Tuesday Election

Nearly half of Clark County’s 5023 registered voters, a total of 2388, or 47.54 percent, cast their votes in Tuesday’s General Election. In the only local contested race, Steve Krueger defeated Paul Brotherton for the Presiding Commission position 1693-635. Returning to their offices will be County Clerk Kelly Waples, Circuit Clerk Kimberly Schantz- Smith, Recorder…

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Quilts of Valor Presentation

2022 Veteran’s Day QOV Program Andrew Robert Laffoon Robert Laffoon served in the United States Army during the Vietnam era from 1968 to 1969, including activated Army National Guard/reservist. He served overseas in Vietnam, in the 4th infantry division, 2nd battalion, 9th artillery battery, moving every 2 weeks. He experienced several close calls, including a…

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Stewart William Ward

    Stewart William Ward, 45, of Kahoka, passed away at 9:09 pm on Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa. He was born on September 24, 1977, the son of Steven & Susan Ward. Stewart spent a majority of his working life as a truck driver and…

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Gerald Ray “Red” Elder

Gerald Ray “Red” Elder 85, of Kahoka, MO died Wednesday, November 9, 2022 at his home.       He was born April 30, 1937 the son of Ben and Iva Bretz Elder in Farmington, IA.  Gerald graduated from Revere High School in Revere, MO.         He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and proudly…

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