MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of March 20, 2023
The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of March 20-26. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some...
RCSO arrest report
FALLS CITY - The Richardson County Sheriff’s Office reports arrests through Thursday on charges that include conspiracy, tampering with evidence and possession. Janeen Moyer, 27, of Humboldt was arrested March 8 on a Richardson County warrant for conspiracy to commit a felony. An arraignment in district court is scheduled March 21.
Water district agrees to remedy line installation
FALLS CITY – Rural Water District 2 has agreed to re-install a portion of water line to meet county regulations. A draft of meeting minutes says a water line that was placed near a drainage culvert is not in compliance. Paul Benitz and Gayle Swisegood of the water district...
Mayor to declare 'Week of the Young Child'
FALLS CITY - The Falls City City Council is scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. on Monday at city hall. The agenda includes a request to allow issuance of open burn permits for residential yards and gardens and a request to amend the volunteer fire department bylaws. Mayor Harkendorf is...
Falls City school offering YouScience pathways
FALLS CITY - The YouScience aptitude program is coming to Falls City High School. Assistant High School Principal Ethan Sullivan told the school board Monday that the widely utilized aptitude measurement tool is designed to create personalized pathways for students. The program uses technology and proven research to uncover aptitudes...
Rock Port bond issue aims to ditch dome
(Rock Port) -- Officials in the Rock Port R-2 School District are seeking more facilities upgrades in next month's bond issue referendum. Voters in the Rock Port district go to the polls April 4th on Proposition 2, which proposes a $6.5 million bond issue for a long list of building projects. Included is the demolition of the existing dome structure located between the district's elementary and high school wings, and construction of a new structure holding math, science and art classrooms among other amenities. In a recent interview on KMA's "Morning Line" program, Rock Port School Superintendent Ethan Sickles says the dome structure that has stood for almost a quarter-century must be demolished and replaced.
Breakout senior season, 46-point performance lands Falls City's Strauss KMAland hardware
(Falls City) -- A star-turning season that included a 46-point performance has helped land Falls City senior Jaxyn Strauss this year’s KMAland Nebraska Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Strauss averaged 17.4 points and 7.6 rebounds per game for the Tigers, leaving his mark on a program that was...
Man indicted by federal grand jury for robbery at CB&T in Mound City
A man from Ottawa, Kansas, was indicted by a federal grand jury on Tuesday, January 24, 2023, for the armed robbery at Citizens Bank & Trust (CB&T) in Mound City, Missouri, that occurred in December. Marvin Joe McWhorter, III, 41, was charged in a two-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Missouri. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) spokesperson Bridget Patton said McWhorter is charged with one count of bank robbery and one count of using, carrying and brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence.
Cruise Planners celebrate grand opening downtown
The Cruise Planners, a franchise travel agency, opened a downtown Hiawatha location this month and celebrated a grand opening Tuesday evening. Jen and John Hoschouer opened Cruise Planners nearly a year ago in their Hiawatha home and recently decided to take the leap and open a location downtown at the corner of Sixth and Oregon.
Officials warn of new Evergy scam involving Dollar General “money packs”
BROWN CO., Kan. (WIBW) - Officials have warned of a new Evergy scam that now involves Dollar General and its “money packs.”. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office warned on Monday, March 13, that it had received multiple phone calls over the weekend that all reported the same new scam.
The Strange and Unsolved Murder of Ken Rex McElroy in Skidmore, Missouri
On July 10, 1981, Ken Rex McElroy was killed in one of the investigators' strangest instances. There were plenty of eyewitnesses, and the attack happened in broad daylight. Therefore that could have been a no-brainer, but it wasn't. Regardless of the facts, locals in Skidmore, Missouri, were hesitant to speak and point fingers, but nobody stepped forward.
Rainbow announces major fiber project at County Commission meeting
At last Monday's meeting of the Brown County Commission, Angie Kreider of Rainbow Communications presented the company's plan to install fiber line to residences in Hiawatha, Horton and Sabetha. Kreider said the materials are purchased and that work is projected to begin in 2024 and to take approximately 3 years...
Local athletes to represent their schools at NEKS All-Star Games
The 37th Annual Northeast Kansas All-Star Games will be held on the campus of Highland Community College on March 25-26, and several local athletes will participate. The volleyball match will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday the 25th. That game will feature Krya Johnson and Avery Weathersbee of Doniphan West on the Navy Team, facing off against Mary Lukert and Jessica Gruber of Sabetha, as well as Jaidyn Johnson of Troy on the Gold Team.
Three sets of five generations
Sawyer Cole Hardesty, son of Addison Lair and Dawson Hardesty of Rock Port, Missouri, is the newest member of not one, but three five generation groups. Pictured above, Sawyer is held by his maternal great-great-grandmother, Joyce Pangburn. Also pictured, from left to right, are his great-grandmother, Mary Robison; his grandmother, Maggie Lair; and his mother, Addison Lair.
History Mysteries at the Museum, “A Little Brown County History!”
I often spend time on historical journeys, and one of the most extensive resources I return to is A.N. Ruley's History of Brown County! The work that he created was singularly a historical treasure! If you have not had a chance to peruse his work, please do so. The man had so much vision for what needed to be captured for future generations of Brown County!
Bauman joins college foundation board
PERU – Julie Bauman of Falls City is the newest member of the Peru State College Foundation Board. Bauman is a 1995 graduate of Peru State and provides strategic financial consulting with her public accounting firm based in Falls City. A college press release says Bauman received recommendations from...
Hiawatha Music Club - Spring Fling!
Music will be in the air on March 26 in Hiawatha as the Hiawatha Music Club presents its annual spring program, Spring Fling, at the United Methodist Church of Hiawatha. From high school and college show choirs to the a cappella notes of the sweet adelines group, River Song, the audience will be entertained with various types of music and marvelous performances.
Sheriff reports on new Evergy scam
The Brown County Sheriff reported on a new scam. Sheriff John Merchant said he had received a number of complaints from concerned county residents about a new scam circulating the area.
Comedian Aaron Scarbrough to entertain residents March 24
Aaron Scarbrough, a Fairfax High School graduate, will put on a comedy show Friday, March 24, at the Tarkio Community Building. The event is sponsored by Tarkio Parks & Rec. The Tarkio Parks & Rec Board invite all to the Tarkio Community Building March 24, 2023, for a night of laughs with comedian Aaron Scarbrough. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and the show will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 per seat or $300 for a table of 10 and may be purchased at Tarkio City Hall (stop by or call 660-736-4821). This is an event for people 18 years of age and older.
City approves rate increases for Fisher Center and Aquatic Park
The Hiawatha City Commission met on Monday evening, and the group approved a pair of ordinances marking increases in rates for the Fisher Center and the Hiawatha Aquatic Park. Per the new ordinance, rates at the Fisher Center will increase by the room. Meeting Room 1 will increase from $15 per hour to $20 per hour, Meeting Room 2 will increase from $30 per hour to $40 per hour, the gym went from $60 per hour to $70 per hour, or $300 per day to $500 per day, and the rates for the entire facility moved from $90 per hour or $500 per day to $125 per hour or $925 per day.
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