Benton City, MO

Out of three regional brands of potato chip companies in Missouri, two have been around for a few decades

Bowl of Red Hot Riplets manufactured by Old Vienna in St. Louis, MO.Ckoerner, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. There is an old potato chip manufacturer at 1 West Industrial Road in Fulton, Missouri known as Backer's Potato Chip Co. It was originally founded in 1931. The company makes 7,000 pounds of chips per hour. Backer's also ships their brand chips across the country including places in Canada and Mexico. Backer's isn't the only regional brand of potato chips manufactured in Missouri.
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City of Centralia faces water project problems

Completion of its waste water and water plant projects still eludes the city of Centralia. During their June 20 meeting, aldermen and mayor discussed a representative of Bartlett and West, contracted to manage both projects, but nothing was resolved. The aldermen heard from Blake Wilburs of Bartlett and West regarding...

Mexico man sentenced to 20 years in prison for fatal 2020 shooting

A Mexico, MO, man was sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder, among other charges. Javone Hornbeak, 20, pleaded guilty to Murder in the Second Degree, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Armed Criminal Action on April 18, 2022. Prosecutors charged Hornbeak for fatally shooting...

Teacher accused of striking student with bag of balls

NEW BLOOMFIELD — A Mexico gym teacher is facing charges of Abuse or Neglect of a Child and Endangering the Welfare of a Child after striking a nine-year-old boy with a large bag of balls. According to court documents, 48-year-old Katrina Dukes, a teacher at Eugene Field Elementary School...

Laurie D. Cox

Laurie D. Cox, 55, of Columbia, MO, passed away on Monday, June 20, 2022, at University Hospital in Columbia, MO. She was born on February 19, 1967, in Fresno, CA, the daughter of Ted Cox and Marjorie (Roberts) Cox. She will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her children,...

Dylen W. “Bear” Gordon

Dylen W. “Bear” Gordon, 28, Ames, Iowa, formerly of Centralia, MO passed away Monday, June 20, 2022, at his home. He was born October 6, 1993, in Columbia, Missouri. He will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his parents Margo and Tim Vanlandingham of Sturgeon, MO and Kenny and Tammy Griggs of Centralia, MO; his siblings Trey, Raven, Kane, McKenzie, Kyle and his wife Cheyenne, Grace, Hunter and Lane; his grandparents R.M. Gordon of Centralia, MO, Penny Vanlandingham of Clark, MO and Linda Griggs of Centralia, MO; three nieces and nephews Carter, Bradleigh and Adryn; other relatives and many dear friends. Bear was preceded in death by his grandmother Louise Gordon, two grandfathers Jack Vanlandingham and Jim Griggs and his uncle Adam Griggs.
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St. Louis Band Boreal Hills’ New Ep Is Going To Make Them Rich — Or Not

Somehow, music found Karl Frank. He doesn’t know how. He grew up in Martinsburg, Missouri, a town of 300 people, a place too small for pizza delivery, too small for a stoplight and definitely too small for any sort of a music scene. No one in his family made music either — outside of an older sister who “can kinda play the piano.”

Montgomery City Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament

The Montgomery County Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament was held on June 10 at the Montgomery County Golf Course. The 18-hole event also had the longest putt contest, longest drive contest and the straightest drive contest. THEO TATE PHOTOS. To purchase photo reprints, contact the Montgomery Standard at 573-564-2339.