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Twenty-Six Percent Turnout in Tuesday Primary

By Mike Scott, NEMOnews Media Group One thousand three hundred and twelve of Clark County’s 4895 registered voters cast their ballots in last Tuesday’s Primary Election, for a turnout of just 26.80 percent. Locally, the Republican race for Presiding Commissioner received the most attention.  Steve Krueger won the Republican nomination for the office, and will…

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C.W. Higbee Family Is 2022 Clark County Fair Family

The C.W. Higbee Family was chosen by the Clark County University of Missouri Extension Council as the recipient of the 2022 Clark County Fair Family. The Extension Council provides this award to honor families who have, through the generations, made major contributions to the community, 4-H, Extension Council, and the Clark County Fair. C.W. Higbee…

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SUE ANN HAMNER-WHITE

SUE ANN HAMNER-WHITE Sue Ann Hamner- White, 59, of St. Patrick, the daughter of Mary (Bair) Hamner and the late Ron Hamner born on February 23, 1963 in Keokuk, Iowa passed away peacefully at 1:21 pm on Thursday, July 28, 2022, at her Lake of the Oaks home in rural Clark County. Sue had a…

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Busy Week For Local Firefighters

On Wednesday, July 27, the Clark County Fire Department responded to Medill to a controlled burn that had spread to an old trailer. The call was received at 7:17pm, and fire crews were on the scene for 30 minutes. Early in the morning on Thursday, July 28, at 2:08am, firefighters were dispatched to a truck…

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Local Veteran Recalls Serving in World War II

By Emily Bontrager It has been more than 80 years since the United States declared war on Japan. This declaration took place after the unprovoked attack by Japanese forces on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. During World War II, millions of Americans signed up or were drafted to serve their country in a time…

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Krueger Wins Republican Primary For Presiding Commissioner

Clark County will have a new Presiding Commissioner after the November election. In the Tuesday, August 2 Primary, Republican voters favored newcomer Steve Krueger over incumbent Buddy Kattlemann and challenger Karl Hamner.  Krueger collected 393 vote.  Hamner placed second with 378 votes, and Kattlemann picked up 319 votes. Krueger will face Democrat Paul Brotherton in…

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Kahoka Names New Police Chief

By Mike Scott The City of Kahoka will have a new police chief starting in August. Michael Newbold has been named Kahoka’s new Chief of Police. The 52-year-old will take the reins of the Kahoka Police Department upon the retirement of longtime Chief Bill Conger. “I think my first day will be August 12,” Newbold…

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SHARON MERLE BILLUPS

SHARON MERLE BILLUPS Sharon Merle Billups, 83, of Keokuk, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2022, at Montrose Health Center in Montrose, Iowa. Sharon was born on May 31, 1939, in Luray, Missouri, the daughter of Merlin Hollis and Alma Ethel (Dochterman) Billups. She attended both grade school and high school in Granger, Missouri. On…

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State Fair Farm Family

The Tim and Robin Davis Family were selected by the Clark County Extension Council to represent them at the Missouri State Fair. Tim has worked for BNSF Railway for 20 years. Robin has taught for 18 years and currently teaches kindergarten at Running Fox Elementary. Tim and Robin both grew up around 4-H and their…

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Fire Department Seeks Volunteers

By Emily Bontrager The Kahoka Fire Department and the Clark County Fire Department are looking for volunteer firefighters to help serve the community. Currently, the fire department has around 12 volunteer firefighters, but additional volunteers are needed to respond to emergencies. Fire Chief Mick Wood, 71, is from Kahoka, Missouri and he is hoping that…

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