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Obituary – John M. Robertson

John Maynard Robertson, age 85, son of Peter Frank Robertson and Susan M. Robertson (nee) Rennick, was born on March 7, 1938, in Licking. John passed away on February 22, 2024, at Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston, Mo., surrounded by family and friends. John was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Mary…

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A royal holiday

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor Many throughout the Licking community enjoyed Valentine’s Day 2024 by sharing and giving flowers, cards, balloons, chocolates, food, games and camaraderie. By the middle of the 18th century in America it was common for not only lovers but also friends to express their affection by celebrating Valentine’s Day. The tradition…

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Licking Schools celebrate Kindness Week

By Shari Harris, Publisher Licking students were challenged to “Change Your World” last week during Kindness Week 2024. Monday’s challenge was “Be the change! And change the world.” Town greeters could be seen at businesses and at the elementary school, with flowers, notes and smiles for those they met. Volunteer opportunities were shared with high…

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FFA Week celebration begins

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor The Licking FFA Chapter served breakfast to approximately 140 members of the community Saturday morning as they kicked off FFA Week, which continues through Friday, February 23. FFA members show their support for our community in multiple ways throughout the year including work done at the Licking Mill and assistance…

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K of C first Fish Fry of the year

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor The Knights of Columbus held their first fish fry of the year on Friday night at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. Richard Hofstetter and Charlie Kuhn counted 125 meals served, approximately 45 of those being carryout, likely due to the cold temperatures. Suzie Blackburn coordinated the carryout. Lee Roy…

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Wildcats celebrate Senior Night

The Licking Wildcats boys basketball team celebrated their Senior Night on Tuesday, February 13, with their six seniors honored. Keyton Cook, Garrett Gorman, Logan Gorman, Austin James, Gage Nicholson and Austin Stephens were recognized for their contributions to the Wildcat basketball program. Keyton Cook is the son of Travis and Kristy Cook. He is a…

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Lady ’Cats wrap up regular season

The Licking Lady Wildcats traveled to Dixon Monday to complete an undefeated run through the Frisco League Conference for the third year in a row. Licking outscored Dixon 15-4 in the first quarter and 18-7 in the second to lead 33-11 at the break. The lead ballooned to 30 plus, but two late 3s from…

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Coming Events February 22, 2024

LICKING DOWNTOWN FISH FRY & AUCTION Licking Downtown will host a Fish Fry with live music by Herman Hall from 4 to 6 p.m. at the VFW Hall on Saturday, February 24. An auction will follow, beginning at 6 p.m. Donations for the auction are now being accepted at TJ’s Flowers. This is a fundraiser…

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Classifieds: February 22 – February 28, 2024

For Sale: For Sale: Books by local and regional authors Marie Lasater, Terra Culley, DK Barnes, Christy Porter and Richard Britner at The Licking News. L/1/tfn Order your subscription now to The Licking News. Call 573-674-2412 or stop by The Licking News office at 115 S. Main Street in Licking. L/1/tfn For Sale: “You’re the…

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