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Kahoka Voters To Decide On $8 Million Dollar Water Bond

By Mike Scott In less than two weeks, in a February 7 Special Election, Kahoka voters will decide whether or not to allow the city to borrow up to eight million dollars to improve its water quality by building a new water generation/filtration plant and replace the 50-plus- year-old transmission line running from the wells…

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Soup Supper Fundraiser Kicks Off Drive For New Playground Equipment

A soup supper to raise funds for new playground equipment at Black Hawk Elementary School brought in over $3000 on Friday evening. The fundraiser, held at the Senior Center, was sponsored by Kahoka Chapter #40, Order of the Eastern Star. The chapter hopes to raise $12,000, which, with matching funds from the Masonic Home, will…

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2022 Year In Review: Part 1

At the start of each year, we like to review the highlights of the previous year. This week, we’ll look back at January through June of 2022. January 2022 The first winter storm of the season rolled through northeast Missouri on New Year’s Day. Mike and Sue Scott purchased the Schuyler County Times from Lorraine…

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DHS Announces Extension of REAL ID Full Enforcement Deadline

WASHINGTON – Today, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its intent to extend the REAL ID full enforcement date by 24 months, from May 3, 2023 to May 7, 2025. Under the new regulations published to execute this change, states will now have additional time to ensure their residents have driver’s licenses and identification…

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Get the Lead Out

By Mike Scott Nobody wants lead in their water, but many people may have trace amounts in their home’s water. The Environmental Protection Agency has passed a rule which mandates water providers, including cities and water districts, to start the process of removing any lead from their water systems. The first step required by the…

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Paul Insurance, LLC Opens New Office in Kahoka

By Emily Bontrager On Monday, November 28th, Paul Insurance, LLC opened up a new office in Kahoka, Missouri. This will be their 4th insurance office in the state of Missouri. The other offices are located in the towns of Glasgow, Boonville, and Wyaconda. Owner Darin Paul, 52, is from Boonville, Missouri and he is excited…

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Kahoka To Seek $8,000,000 Bond For Water System Upgrades

Shall the City of Kahoka, Missouri, issue its combined waterworks and sewerage system revenue bonds in the amount of $8,000,000 for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, furnishing, equipping, extending and improving the City’s combined waterworks and sewerage system, the cost of operation and maintenance of said system and the principal of and interest on said…

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Missouri State Budget Is Bulging With $6 Billion In Surplus Cash

By Rudi Keller Missouri Independent For the first time in its history, the only real limit on what Missouri can buy on a cash-and-carry basis is the imagination of the people spending the money. The state treasury is bulging with more than $6 billion in surplus cash, the result of 28 months of double-digit revenue…

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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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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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