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Fundraising nets $59,000 for Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Area Youth Benefit Fund

The twenty-seventh annual dinner-auction and golf tournament for the Farmers’ Electric Area Youth Benefit Fund (AYBF) resulted in $41,500 raised this year with an additional $7,500 in matching funds from CoBank’s Sharing Success program and $10,000 more donated from area foundations. Monies raised included $5,300 from nearly 900 Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Members who participate in […]

Rollover Crash

Two girls from Hamilton injured in rollover crash

Two girls from Hamilton were injured in a rollover accident one mile southeast of Hamilton on Wednesday afternoon. Taken by private vehicle to Cameron Regional Medical Center were the driver of a car, 16-year-old Janice Silkwood, and her passenger 12-year-old Mary Silkwood. The highway patrol reported injuries as minor for the driver and moderate for […]

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Big rig hits car and overturns on Highway 36

The Highway Patrol reports a Bethany woman sustained moderate injuries when a semi-truck struck a car, and the car overturned about two miles west of Stewartsville on Wednesday afternoon. An ambulance transported 55-year-old Cindy Hayes to Mosaic Life Care in Saint Joseph. Truck driver 24-year-old Cody Kistner-Munson of Lathrop was reported as not injured. The […]

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Spickard Board of Education increases tax rate

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education approved the proposed tax rate during a hearing this week. Superintendent Jonnie Beavers reports the rate was set at 461.16 cents per $100 of assessed valuation, which is an increase of 36.19 cents. During the regular meeting, Shelby Griffin was sworn in as a new board member. She was […]

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Laredo Board of Aldermen set tax rate

The Laredo Board of Aldermen has set its tax rate. City Clerk Ashley Campbell reports the rate is 99 cents per $100 of assessed valuation which is broken down to 69.02 cents for general revenue and 29.58 cents for streets. This year’s tax rate is down one cent from last year’s $1.00 tax rate.