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NEMOnews Media Group Earns 11 Awards

NEMOnews Media Group brought home eleven awards from the 2022 Missouri Press Association Convention, held September 15-17 at the Lodge of Four Seasons in Lake Ozark. The Media in Kahoka won a first place award for Best Local Business Coverage. The Media also won a pair of third place awards: one for Best Online Newspaper…

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County Commissioners Meet to Prioritize Off-System Bridge Needs

NEMO RPC-County commissioners from Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Schuyler and Scotland counties were in Memphis on August 29th to review 16 applications for off-system bridge projects within the group’s borders and to prioritize those projects for federal funding under a newly approved BRO funding plan. After years of receiving funding allocations at the county level,…

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Kahoka to Celebrate 138th Old Settlers’ Day

The 138th Old Settlers’ Day celebration will be held on Saturday, September 24 in Kahoka, MO. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Down on the Farm.” A variety of events will be held throughout the week before the festivities kick off on Saturday the 24th. On Sunday, September 18, there will be a Queen…

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New Youth Pastor at St. Paul United Church of Christ

The St. Paul United Church of Christ has selected a new youth pastor to serve the youth in the community. Youth Pastor Cristian Reyes, 27, started serving the church on August 15, 2022. Cristian grew up in Carthage, Missouri with his mother Ana Reyes. After graduating high school, Cristian attended MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe,…

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C&R Market Grocery Stores to Change Ownership This Month

By Echo Menges, NEMOnews Media Group A longtime northeast Missouri C&R Market grocery store chain is changing ownership this month. According to co-owner Mark Thomas, the changeover is expected to be complete on September 12, 2022. “After 65 years of being a family-owned business, we’ve been approached by a company interested in buying our entire…

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National Rural Health Consultants Assess Scotland County Hospital Has a Solid Future

Despite rumors in the community, the Hospital is not closing and the Obstetrics (OB) Department is not closing. Stroudwater Associates and the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) executives were on site this week for a thorough review of service lines, financials and processes. Dr. Meagan Weber, CEO, Scotland County Hospital, gave this report, “Consultants from…

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Just Keep Shining: Competing for the State Crown

By Emily Bontrager The Missouri State Fair Queen Contest can be a tough competition to compete in, but that did not stop local teen Erin Bash from participating this year. Erin Bash, 17, is the daughter of Jim and Nancy Bash of Kahoka. She attends the Clark County R-1 High School and will be a…

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GRP Announces Auditions for 1984

Great River Players is holding auditions for their first production of its 2022-2023 season. Auditions for the political drama, 1984, will be held at Great River Players, 17 South 6th Street in Keokuk, on Sunday, August 28 at 1:00pm and Monday, August 29 at 7:00. The three-act play is adapted for the stage by Robert…

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New State Farm Agent in Kahoka

By Emily Bontrager State Farm agent Racquel Schempp, 38, has been given the opportunity to become the new insurance agent at the Kahoka State Farm location. Besides working in Kahoka, Schempp will also continue to work at her State Farm office in Kirksville, Missouri. Racquel was born and raised in Kirksville, Missouri and her parents…

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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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