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Rural Thurman man charged with animal neglect

(Thurman) – A rural Thurman man faces multiple charges for animal neglect following an investigation. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says deputies were called to a rural Thurman residence earlier this month for a report of neglected animals. Authorities say they found eight puppies and one deceased puppy being kept in neglectful conditions. The puppies were seized and taken to a local vet for treatment. One day later, two more puppies died and a third was euthanized due to illness.

Fremont County Sheriff's Blotter

(Sidney) -- Fremont County Sheriff Kevin Aistrope has released a report of recent activity for his department. You can view the full release below. At KMA, we attempt to be accurate in our reporting. If you see a typo or mistake in a story, please contact us by emailing

Tarkio man arrested on child molestation charges

On September 22, 2022, 34 year old Mark Shane Hogue, II, of Tarkio, Missouri, was arrested for child molestation. He has been charged with four Class A felonies, four Class D felonies, and a Class B misdemeanor. Hogue is currently being held at the Atchison County Jail in Rock Port,...

Missouri man injured after rear-end crash

ATCHISON COUNTY, Mo.—A Missouri man was injured in an accident just after 11a.m. Tuesday in Atchison County. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a 1993 GMC passenger vehicle driven by John D. Pitts, 43, Fairfax, was westbound on Highway 136 at Interstate 29 in Rock Port. The GMC rear-ended...
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Rock Port teen injured in Highway 275 accident

HAMBURG - The Missouri Highway Patrol reports a one-vehicle, injury accident in Atchison County Saturday. A 15-year-old old Rock Port, Mo., boy was driving a Chevy Silverado that left Highway 275 south of Hamburg and went down an embankment before striking the ground. The youth was taken to Grape Community...
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Neeman ordered to pay restitution for pickup

NEBRASKA CITY – Will Neeman, 41, of Omaha was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to pay restitution for the theft of a pickup truck belonging to Jeff Liesemeyer in October of 2021. Court records say Neeman will pay $3,860 in restitution. He was arrested after Otoe County...
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Pack sentenced for New Year's Eve shooting

NEBRASKA CITY – Donald Pack, 23, of Nebraska City was sentenced to five to 16 years in prison for unintentional manslaughter after a New Year’s Eve shooting. In a plea agreement, a charge of second degree murder of David Holmes was reduced to manslaughter. Defense Attorney Michael Ziskey...

Rock Port Cross Country runners medal

The Rock Port Cross Country Team competed in the Smithville Invitational Meet September 20. All three runners medaled at the meet. Norah Watkins, left, took second place with a time of 24:14.40. Gus Heintz, center, placed 15th with a time of 20:43.00, and Caleb Lucas, right, placed sixth with a time of 19:16.10. Caleb and Gus also competed in the Falls City Invitational September 22. Caleb took third place with a time of 18:55.8, and Gus took fifth place with a time of 19:09.0. (Rock Port Blue Jays Twitter photo)

Auburn set for key district matchup with Lincoln Christian

(Auburn) -- Auburn football opened district play this past Friday evening with a 27-16 win over Raymond Central. “It was an absolute battle,” Bulldogs head coach Tony Janssen told KMA Sports. “Raymond played a really good game and kept it contested the whole way through. We had to battle back from quite a few things, and there are things we want to clean up moving forward. But I’m really proud of how the guys fought together, handled adversity and bounced back from those things that didn’t break (our way).”
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Firefighters respond to stove top, shed fires

NEBRASKA CITY – Firefighters responded to a cooking fire fire Sept. 22 and rural shed fire on Sept. 25. Three units and 23 firefighters responded Thursday evening to the Caydee Henson residence at 805 Fourth Corso. Firefighters investigated a stove top fire and ventilated. Four units and 19 firefighters...

Fun, food, and friendly fellowship at Friendship Day

Main Street was filled with several hundred people having a blast at Friendship Day September 24. Ben Rolf sold his pumpkins at Friendship Day. Winston Hogue was one of several children who played “human-size foosball” at Friendship Day. Several adults got in on the fun as well. Michan...
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Talmage fire board election set at town hall

TALMAGE – The Talmage Rural Fire Protection District has scheduled a special meeting to re-elect its board members. Five members were elected Aug. 24, but a new election has been scheduled to make sure that those voting are registered voters in the district. The meeting is scheduled at 7...

“Extra! Extra!” A blast from Tarkio’s past

• Those famous “Gentlemen of Song” the Guardsmen Quartet of Hollywood, will be heard Tuesday night, October 7, at David Rankin Hall. This famous male quartet has been constantly engaged in motion pictures, radio, and concert. Among their movies are “Blue Skies,” “It All Came True,” “Navy Blues,” “Harvest Moon,” “Two Girls from Boston,” “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” “Coney Island,” “Atlantic City,” “Bowery to Broadway,” “Frisco Sal,” “Strawberry Blond,” and short subjects, “The Gay Nineties,” “Grandfather’s Follies,” and “Barber Shop Follies.”
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NDCS talks about hiring progress at prison facilities

OMAHA, Neb. -- The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services released an update on their hiring progress over the last, nearly, year. NDCS officials said they continue to push their progress in hiring new team members - mostly those who work directly with incarcerated individuals. They reported that since December 2021,...

OATS Transit schedule

OATS Transit is open for regular transportation service. Call the OATS Transit office at 816-279-3131 or 800-831-9219 to schedule a ride or find about service in your area. Visit their website at OATS Transit is available to the rural general public of any age, seniors, and individuals with disabilities.

Service and ministry to be celebrated

Tarkio First Baptist Church has announced the retirement of Glenn Scott at the end of 2022. Glenn and Jayne have faithfully served the church and community for over 25 years. Although Glenn will continue to serve as pastor until the end of 2022, Tarkio First Baptist Church will be celebrating Jayne and his service and ministry this October.