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Wylene Bix, 87, of Maryville, Missouri

Visitation Location: Ritchie Funeral Home, Clarinda, Iowa. Visitation Start: 1:00 p.m. Visitation End: 2:00 p.m. Funeral Home:Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda, Iowa. Wylene passed Thursday, June 30, 2022 away at her home in Maryville. Condolences and memories may be shared at
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Tractor Cruise starts from new location

The 2022 Heart of America Tractor Cruise, June 25, saw 95 tractors take part in the 63.5 mile drive, which started from the Northwest Missouri Regional Airport. FCS: Through FCS Financial donation matching, Assistant Vice President Kyle Schieber, center, $25 donation to the Heart of America Tractor Cruise was matched. At the end of the month, a drawing was held for an additional $500. Schieber was drawn as the winner and the tractor cruise received a $550 donation from him and FCS.
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New Market Fourth Celebration ready to roll this weekend

(New Market) -- One of the area's biggest Fourth bashes is back for another year. New Market's Fourth of July Celebration is set for this Saturday, July 2-Monday, July 4. The event is one of the most popular of the Independence Day holiday and sees big crowds each year. Joining the KMA "Morning Show," Steve Cabbage says that the town's ready for three full days of festivities.

Clarence Green officially starts as interim president for Northwest

(MARYVILLE, Mo.) July first was the official first day for Clarence Green as interim president of Northwest Missouri State University. "We have an outstanding Northwest leadership team at the university that's always in place, outstanding working relations with my colleagues, and so tons of support," Green said. Green sent an...

Orient-Macksburg ends postseason drought with dramatic win over Essex

(Orient) -- Orient-Macksburg put an end to their years-long postseason drought with a narrow escape over Essex in the opening round of Class 1A softball. In a Region 3 showdown, the Bulldogs (10-17) came away with a 12-11 victory over the Trojanettes (6-15) to stay alive in the tournament. "At...

Iowans Are Asked To Attend Funeral For WWII Veteran With Only One Relative

(Shenandoah, IA) — Iowans are encouraged to attend next week’s funeral for a World War Two veteran who’s only living relative is on the East Coast. Hugh Bell of Shenandoah died June Second at age 98. Bell’s only relative is a nephew in Warwick, Rhode Island, so Iowa Funeral Directors Association manager Taylor Teags wants as many people as possible at Bell’s funeral. Bell was drafted into the Army in 1943, earned his pilot’s wings and an officer’s commission in 1944, and trained pilots in the A-20 and A-26 light bombers. The graveside service for Bell will be held at the Rose Hill Cemetery at Eleven A-M on July Eighth and will include military honors conducted by the Shenandoah American Legion Color Guard.

Shen officials stress fireworks ordinance obedience

(Shenandoah) -- Shenandoah officials urge cooperation from residents this 4th of July weekend when it comes to fireworks. Under the city's ordinance, fireworks are allowed July 1-3 until 10 p.m. and July 4th until 11 p.m. City officials explored limiting fireworks shootings to July 4 because of numerous complaints over loud noises beyond the legal hours. But, the Shenandoah City Council opted to leave the current ordinance as is. Shenandoah Police Chief Josh Gray is among those reviewing proposed changes earlier this year. Speaking on KMA's "Morning Line" program earlier this week, Gray estimated his department received up to 50 complaint calls regarding fireworks as of Thursday...

Graves continues WOTUS pushback

(Tarkio) -- Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves calls it "the issue that won't go away"--the Waters of the U.S. rule. On Thursday, the Tarkio Republican joined Pennsylvania Congressman Glenn Thompson--the Republican leader of the House Agriculture Committee--in hosting a round table discussion with area producers in Platte County regarding WOTUS. Speaking on KMA's "Morning Line" program Friday morning, Graves says the Biden Administration restored a previous Obama Administration revision of the rule, which he believes is an overreach regarding regulation of the nation's waterways.

Walsh's big night sends A's to win

(Clarinda) – The Clarinda A’s scored early and late en route to a 5-1 win over the Jefferson City Renegades Friday night. Will Walsh had a monster game at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a home run, two doubles and a walk, as well as two RBi. Conagher Sands drove in a run with an RBI single.

A's roll to dominant win over Jefferson City

(Clarinda) -- The Clarinda A’s rolled to a 10-1 win over Jefferson City on Thursday. Will Walsh hit a home run among two hits and drove in two, and Max Petersen added a hit and drove in three. Conagher Sands also had two hits and two RBI, and Jared Anderson finished with a two-hit game for the A’s.

KMAland Baseball (6/30): Sweeps for Creston, LC, Clarinda/Harlan split

(KMAland) -- Lewis Central stayed hot in a sweep of Shenandoah, Clarinda and Harlan split, Missouri Valley edged Tri-Center and much more from Thursday’s KMAland baseball slate. HAWKEYE TEN CONFERENCE. Lewis Central 25 Shenandoah 0. The Titans offense totaled 16 hits in the win. Devin Nailor went deep as...

Jasinski reflects on tenure with Northwest Missouri State

(Maryville) -- It's a bittersweet departure for Northwest Missouri State University President John Jasinski, who begins a new job this month. After a 13-year tenure as president and a career with Northwest that extends back to 1986, Jasinski began his new job as Interim Provost with Missouri State University today (Friday), replacing Missouri State University Provost Dr. Frank Einhellig, who retired June 30. Jasinski took the new job after the Northwest Missouri State Board of Regents voted not to renew his employment contract in April. The move came days after Jasinski released a letter suggesting he was expecting the decision. Jasinski guided the university to achieve record overall enrollment in both the spring and fall 2021 semesters and spearheaded the Forever Green campaign, which has raised over $55 million for the university. He talked about what might have contributed to the strong collaborative effort.

Tarkio Tech offering theater workshops to area students

(Tarkio) -- A pair of upcoming theater workshops are scheduled to come to KMAland. July 26-29 and August 1-5, Tarkio Tech will be hosting the workshops in Tarkio and Shenandoah respectively. The events return after being put on hold last year. John Davis, President of Tarkio Tech, says that students will get the opportunity to improve their theatrical skill set.

Clarinda boil advisory lifted

(Clarinda) -- Clarinda city officials have lifted a boil advisory that was in effect for a portion of the community. City Manager Gary McClarnon says a boil advisory that was in effect for both sides of 13th Street from Division Street to Garfield Street has been lifted. The advisory was originally placed in effect due to a water main break in the area.

NCMC Closed on Monday, July 4th

North Central Missouri College will be closed on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. This closing includes all buildings and offices at Main, Barton, North Belt, Maryville, and Bethany locations and no classes will be held. The Ketcham Community Center will also be closed. NCMC and the Ketcham...