Area News

Governor Parson Announces Missouri to End All Federal Pandemic-Related Unemployment Benefits

  (JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – In order to address workforce shortages across the state, Governor Mike Parson today directed the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DOLIR) to notify the U.S. Department of Labor that Missouri will end participation in all federal pandemic-related unemployment insurance programs effective Saturday, June 12 at 11:59 p.m. “From…

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Lady Indians Take District Track Title

The Clark County Lady Indians claimed the Class 2, District 4 track title with a strong performance at Monroe City on Saturday, May 8.  The Lady Indians edged Palmyra 113.75 to 112 to become district champions. Alexis Ellison placed first in three events.  She won the 100M in 12.98, and the 200M in 26.86.  She…

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MoDOT To Mitigate Hwy. 61 Flooding

By Mike Scott Nearly 4000 vehicles traveled the stretch of U.S. Hwy. 61 between Alexandria and Iowa line in 2020 each day.  Many of those vehicles belong to Clark County  residents going to work, or to shop in Keokuk.  When the Mississippi River floods, the detour adds nearly a half-hour to the trip each way.…

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Clark County R-1 Announces New Coaches, Business Teacher

The  Clark County R-1 School District is excited to announce the hiring of Dennis Dent as the Varsity Boys Basketball Coach.  A Knox County native, Dent has served as the Varsity Boys Coach at Paris for the last three seasons.  He will also serve the District as a Middle School Football Coach. Additionally, Brennan Claas…

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Celebrating National Nurses Week

By Denise Shannon This week is a special week, National Nurses Week.  We would like to take the time to recognize a nurse from the Clark County Health Department, Marlana Mack, who serves as one of the Public Health Nurses. Marlana does many different things in her nursing position.  “I do lots of vaccinations for…

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Indians Put Runs on Scoreboard

The Clark County Indians put 20 run up on the scoreboard in two games this week. On Monday, the Indians hosted a rematch against the Canton Tigers.  Tiger Kegan Birck hit the first of his three home runs on the first pitch from Gabe Howe.  The next Tiger batter singled, and Howe struck out the…

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Kahoka City Council Addresses  Cemetery Concerns

By Mike Scott Responding to  concerns about the condition of the Kahoka Cemetery, the Kahoka City Council took the unusual step of terminating the current mowing contract of Josh Brunk during a special meeting on Tuesday, April 27. As of April 27, the entire cemetery had not been completely mowed, leading to a number of…

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New County Shed Planned

By Mike Scott “We are in the process of getting ready to build a new county shed,” said Presiding Commissioner Buddy Kattelmann, in a Thursday, April 29 interview with The Media. The location will be just south of Kahoka on Hwy. 81. The county purchased the property several years ago. “We’re in the process of…

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Not If, ButWhen?

Area firefighters and emergency responders train all kinds of emergencies, not just for fires. In this agricultural community, the prospect of a grain bin entrapment is not so much and if it will happen, but when? On Saturday, April 24th, twenty-three emergency responders from across northeast Missouri came to Kahoka to partake in Grain Bin…

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Missouri Vaccinators To Resume Use Of J&J Vaccine

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Missouri COVID-19 vaccinators will resume use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen (J&J) COVID-19 vaccine. This decision was made following the announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that it has studied and confirmed that the pause on its use can be…

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