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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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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...

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.

Fast start propels Sidney to elusive postseason win

(Oakland) -- The Sidney softball team plated seven runs in the first two innings to avenge an earlier loss and grab their first postseason win in 1,460 days. The Cowgirls (8-10) edged Riverside (6-20), 13-10, in a Class 1A Region 3 first round contest Friday night on KMA 960. The...

Red Oak Fire Chief offers Fireworks Safety Tips

(Red Oak) Each Fourth of July, thousands of people, often children and teens, are injured while using consumer fireworks. Despite the dangers of fireworks, few people understand the associated risks-devasting burns, other injuries, fires, and even death. Red Oak Fire Chief John Bruce advises consumers to ignite the fireworks according...

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...

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.

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.

Richard Dean Martin, 80 of Glenwood, IA

Visitation Location: Marshall Funeral Chapel - Sidney, IA. Funeral Home: Marshall Funeral Chapel - Sidney, IA. Notes:Full obituaries may be viewed, online condolences sent and sign up for service notifications at our web site:

Audubon baseball to get postseason rolling against Stanton on Saturday

(Audubon) KSOM will bring you a district baseball doubleheader on the air Saturday. Game one features Audubon opposing Stanton. Coon Rapids-Bayard hosts AHSTW in the nightcap. Audubon coach Matt Wilder got a chance to scout Stanton on Thursday night when they beat Logan-Magnolia 9-4. “They are good. They hit the ball well. They squared it up a few times and had a couple of doubles. They put the ball in play, they didn’t strike out a lot, and they got walked a bunch too. I know both teams weren’t throwing their #1’s by any means, but they looked pretty solid.”

Red Oak board approves track resurfacing

(Red Oak) -- The Red Oak School District's track is receiving a new coat of structural spray coating later this month. At its regular meeting this week, the Red Oak School Board unanimously approved the bid from Midwest Tennis and Track Company out of Denison for $82,000 to apply the structural spray to the racing surface. The board received a second bid from Upper Midwest Athletic Construction out of Minnesota for around $101,000. Red Oak Superintendent Ron Lorenz says while the Midwest Tennis and Track proposal came in under the engineer's estimate of $85,000, the bid met all requirements.

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...

All Roads Lead Home

The Red Oak community held its annual Junction Days celebration this past weekend. Numerous events took place, including the annual Junction Days parade on Saturday morning. Pictured above, Junction Days Grand Marshal Sharon Bradley waves to the crowd.

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.

Sand releases audit report on city of Clarinda

(Clarinda) -- The State Auditor's Office released its audit report on the city of Clarinda Thursday. According to State Auditor Rob Sand's report, the city's receipts totaled over $16.8 million for the year ending June 30, 2021 -- a 75% increase over the prior year. Additionally, disbursements were up 91% totaling roughly $15 million. According to the report, the significant increase in receipts and disbursements is primarily due to sewer revenue bond proceeds and disbursements for the city's sewer system and street improvement projects.