Area News

Online Learning Faces Challeges

By Mike Scott The start of the school year in Clark County R-1 school district classrooms gone very well. “Overall, things have gone as smoothly as they can,” said CCR-1 Superintendent Dr. Ritchie Kracht at last Wednesday’s school board meeting.  “I want to give a big shout out to Ardith (school nurse Ardith Harmon) for…

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Clark County Ag Producers Face Good Yields, Lower Prices

By Mike Scott “Farming and ranching is the backbone of any community in Northeast Missouri,” said John Wheeler, County Executive Director of the USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Clark County.  The agriculture industry in Clark County is by far the largest economic driver and the largest employer.  A strong ag economy creates a strong local…

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The Census is Far More Important Than You Might Think

As you know by now, there is a Census being conducted this year. Every ten years, our Federal government conducts a massive undertaking trying to figure out who lives in our country, and where they live. The Census is mandated in our constitution, specifically in Article 1, Section 2. It makes sense, we need to…

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Nutrition Site Closing Dining Room Again

“As a precaution to continue to protect our clients and staff during the COVID-19 Pandemic, we have made the decision to keep the dining room closed until further notice.  Please call ahead to place your order or to be added to the delivery list,” the organization said in a press release. The telephone number at…

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No Country For Old Men

The movie “No Country For Old Men” has never been one of my favorite movies. I didn’t go and pay to see it, but I have watched it numerous times on my satellite dish channels, including just last week. The movie is one of those weird movies that is interesting and keeps you watching, but…

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Lady Indians Lose At Monroe City

The Clark County Lady Indians dropped their Clarence Cannon Conference opener, on the road at Monroe City. After a scoreless first Inning, the Lady Indians put runners on base with two ours.  Hannah Hill walked, and Emma Ross was hit by a pitch.  Hill and Ross stole third and second, and Genna Edmondson walked to…

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Indians Come Out On Top At Highland

By Mike Scott On paper, the Highland Cougars, should have defeated the Clark County Indians on Friday evening.  Cougar quarterback Drew Mallett picked apart the Indian defense, connecting on 13 of 29 pass attempts for 173 passing yards.  The Cougars had 330 yards of total offense, compared to the Indian’s 292. Sometimes stats don’t reflect…

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Indians Win At Macon

The Clark County Indians traveled to Macon on Friday, to open their Clarence Cannon Conference schedule. Macon won the opening coin toss, but were forced to punt away their first possession. Clark County fumbled the ball away on the second play of their first possession.  Macon fumbled three plays later, when Aaron Day stripped the…

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CARES Act Money Available Through County Commissions

   As you probably know, shortly after the pandemic started in late March, our federal government passed the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act. It was a $2.2 trillion measure to provide economic relief because of the Coronavirus shut down. Many of us know about the act because it helped with unemployment, and…

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CCR-1 Middle School Student Donates Classroom Materials

A big thank you to Aynsley Harmon for her generous donation to the new Textiles class at Clark Couny R-1 Middle School! This past summer, Aynsley saw a facebook post from Mrs. Michelle Webster-Hoard requesting donations for sewing supplies for the new middle school class. After reading the post, Aynsley and her mother thought that…

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