Area News

In this edition: February 25, 2021

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: Don’t miss information on catch-and-keep trout fishing season, which begins March 1 at Missouri trout parks, including Montauk State Park. Rick Mansfield describes “Growing Up?” Cindy Fronterhouse-Badgett tells the benefits of reading in Bookends from the Licking Library. The…

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Texas County Coroner 2020 Annual Report

By Shari Harris, Publisher Texas County Coroner Marie Lasater released her 2020 Annual Report. The county had 302 deaths and several goals set by the coroner for the year were accomplished. Out of the 302 cases, 143 involved those on hospice or living in nursing homes. The coroner responded to 68 scenes and transported 31…

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Winter continues

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor A blast of winter weather blew into the area beginning Monday, Feb. 8, and is predicted to continue through today, Thursday, Feb. 18. The official weather statistics were unavailable as of press time on Tuesday, Feb. 16, as Missouri government offices were closed due to inclement weather. Snowfall began on…

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In this edition: February 18, 2021

In addition to the current media postings, in this week’s print edition of The Licking News: Rick Mansfield describes “What Is Love?” Cindy Fronterhouse-Badgett tells how reading inspires written expression and expands knowledge, and shares new additions at the Licking Library in the weekly Bookends. Find an opportunity for a class offered on our state’s…

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Local April elections – contested and write-in

By Shari Harris, Publisher Filings were due by January 19 and were certified by January 26 for municipal, township and school board elections to be held on April 6, 2021. The last day you can register to vote in this election is March 10, 2021. Below are some of the contested races for this election.…

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A stone placed after 144 years

By Sheila Wood A tombstone has been set, finally, after all these years, for James and Asseneth Buckner, who didn’t have a stone you could read. For the past 144-years, just a lot of fieldstone rocks had marked their graves. I spent some money and bought a flat stone to mark the graves, with some…

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Texas County 911 – “Don’t Hang UP!”

By Terra Culley, Assistant Director Have you ever accidentally called 911 and then hung up quickly? Maybe the phone was in your pocket or your purse. Has your little one been playing on the phone and you realized they had accidentally dialed those numbers, so you quickly just hung up? The phone rings, and as…

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Missouri braces for another round of wintry precipitation

MoDOT JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Another round of wintery weather will move into the state overnight, bringing accumulating snow to roads that are expected to refreeze in bitterly cold temperatures. Snow is expected to move into the state in the early morning hours and continue throughout the day Wednesday. Snow totals of from 1 to…

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CANCELLED Endangered Silver Advisory Alert – Dorothy Parker

MSHP State of Missouri CANCELLED Endangered SILVER Advisory 02/16/2021 The Gladstone Police Department has CANCELLED an Endangered SILVER Advisory for a missing adult incident that occurred at 2641 NE 74th St., Gladstone, MO at 10:00 AM on 02/12/21. (JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) – State of Missouri Endangered SILVER Advisory The Gladstone Police Department has issued an…

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