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Woman hospitalized after car strikes a tree

BROWN COUNTY—One person was injured in an accident just after 1:30p.m. Wednesday in Brown County. The Kansas Highway Patrol reported 2017 Ford Fusion driven by Nichole Stauss, 48, Falls City, Nebraska, was southbound on U.S. 73 approximately 9 miles south of Hiawatha. The car traveled off the road into...
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Shen council backs voluntary annexations

(Shenandoah) -- Shenandoah city officials have given the go-ahead on incorporating a pair of future and current business properties into city limits. During its regular meeting Tuesday night, the Shenandoah City Council held a public hearing and approved a resolution for the voluntary annexations of 700 South Fremont Street and 602 South Fremont Street. The discussion arose after Community First Credit Union at 700 South Fremont Street approached the city about a voluntary annex. Speaking on KMA's "Morning Line" program Wednesday morning, Shenandoah Mayor Roger McQueen says the annexation would have created a situation at 602 South Fremont Street, which was also an unincorporated portion of Fremont County.
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Graves-Chapple Extension set to host annual field day

(Fairfax) -- Local agriculture producers have a chance to catch up on the latest trends and questions in the industry in Atchison County later this month. The University of Missouri Graves-Chapple Extension and Education Center is hosting its 33rd annual Crop Farmers Field Day event on August 23 in Fairfax. The event -- which kicks off with a breakfast at 7:30 a.m. -- will host a variety of experts in fields ranging from agronomy and agriculture economics to plant science and land leases. Jim Crawford is the field specialist in agricultural engineering with the extension. Crawford tells KMA News that one presenter will showcase drone technologies utilized to spray fields this year. He adds technology is taking a firmer hold on the agriculture industry.

Fairfax Man was Arrested in Atchison County Sunday Morning

(FAIRFAX, MO) – A 34-year-old Fairfax man was arrested in Atchison County Sunday morning. At 10:40 A.M. the Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested McKale S. Burke, who is accused of resisting/interfering arrest stop or obstructing an investigation, failure to register motor vehicle/trailer, failure to maintain financial responsibility, and failure to drive on the right side of the roadway.
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City accepts locations for Auburn Historical Journey

AUBURN – Nemaha County Leadership reached a benchmark Monday with approval of most locations for the Auburn Historical Journey. Leadership Class No. 8 is installing exterior signs that invite people to journey through Auburn in the present while taking a literary tour of Auburn’s history. Emily Volker, an...

Union Community Newsletter - August 10, 2022

CASS COUNTY FAIR - FREE ADMISSION!. To Schedule Your Upcoming Blood Drive Donation, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767):. 8/22/2022: 1 p.m. - 6 p.m., Town Hall, 623 House St. 8/24/2022: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Louisville High School, 202 West 3rd Street. Murray. 8/17/2022: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m., Murray Christian...

Shenandoah Council approves support for Green Plains expansion plans

(Shenandoah) -- Shenandoah city officials are throwing their support behind a large expansion project at the Green Plains campus. Meeting in regular session Tuesday, the council unanimously approved a resolution of support of proposed terms to be included in an agreement for development between the city and Green Plains Shenandoah LLC. This spring, Green Plains announced plans for a $50 million expansion of the Shenandoah Biocampus to add a clean sugar facility for producing dextrose and fructose with dry milling. At the Shenandoah Chamber and Industry Association's annual meeting in July, Green Plains CEO Todd Becker said the low-cost sugar has a variety of uses.

Liljedahl among 2022 'Iowan of the Day' recipients

(Shenandoah) -- One southwest Iowa resident holds the coveted "Iowan of the Day" title for the 2022 Iowa State Fair. Jeannine Liljedahl, president of the Shenandoah Food Pantry, was one of 10 nominees to receive recognition for this year's fair and will be recognized on August 20 at noon on the Anne and Bill Riley Stage. Founded in 1997, the Iowan of the Day award allows the Iowa State Fair Blue Ribbon Foundation to recognize the state's outstanding individuals. Liljedahl says she is thankful to the individual who nominated her and is honored to receive the recognition.

2022-23 KMA Sports Hall of Fame: Denny Howard

(KMAland) -- The latest KMA Sports Hall of Fame announcement heads to Shenandoah and honors one of the most prolific scorers in school history. A two-time All-State choice in the mid-1960s, Denny Howard was the school’s all-time leading scorer for over 50 years. “My parents started me out at...

School starts soon for county students

FAIRFAX R-3 The Back-To-School Night and Title 1 Meeting will be Tuesday, August 23. Classes will begin Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at 8:05 a.m. and will dismiss that day at 12:18 p.m. (breakfast will be served from 7:40-8:05 a.m. and the students will also be served lunch). For more information,...

Shenandoah School District approves IWCC Academy Program agreement

(Shenandoah) -- Students in the Shenandoah School District will be able to take more career and technical classes through Iowa Western Community College in the near future. Meeting in regular session Monday, the Shenandoah School Board approved an agreement with IWCC for an academy program. Superintendent Dr. Kerri Nelson says the agreement is an expansion of the district's relationship with the community college to offer opportunities to students.

Johnson plays in All-State Showcase

Tate Johnson of Fairfax, Missouri, was recently nominated to play in the MO-KAN USSSA All-State Showcase. The one day tournament was held on July 30, 2022. Tate set his own record of three over-the-fence hits in one day. He also hit a double, and played first base, center field, right field, and pitched. Tate is pictured below with some of his teammates.

Restore Rock Port near fundraising goal

Restore Rock Port is nearing its fundraising goal. Help the organization get to the finish line!. Since December 2021, Restore Rock Port has been raising funds to tear down the former Greenley’s Market/Jack and Jill building at the corner of Opp and Main streets. To date, the organization is 91% of the way to their goal of raising funds to have the building safely demolished, which is the first step in their plan to provide a clean lot where a business can construct a new building.
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NC Rotary Club hears update on public school finances

Thanks to a collaborative effort by the Nebraska City Public Schools staff and board of education members, along with prudent use of stimulus money, has NCPS in good shape for the short term. NCPS Superintendent Mark Fritch, along with NCPS Director of Student Services Jason Hippen and NCPS Business Manager...

Belize missionary to speak at multiple local churches

(Shenandoah) -- Belize Missionary Dr. Paul Whisnant is speaking on his over three decades of experiences at several KMAland churches later this month. Members of the Southwest Iowa Belize Mission will be hosting Whisnant at five churches on August 27-28, including at the New Beginnings Church in Shenandoah at noon and Vine Street Bible Church in Glenwood at 5 p.m. on the 27th. In addition, the Hillsdale Church near Glenwood, Clarinda United Methodist Church, and Presbyterian Church in Red Oak will host the missionary on the 28th at 9 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m., respectively. After an original one-week mission to Belize at 18 years old and seeing several families in poverty and malnourished, Whisnant tells KMA News he felt a calling to establish a more permanent mission in the Central American country. Thus he took a one-way trip in 1990.