School Board receives audit report

With all board members present, the first item of business on the Jan. 9 R-II school board meeting was a report by Superintendent Mark Koca on the just completed audit. He told the board, the bottom line was down about $3 million which was the bond payments. “The net position at the end of the

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Native son

ALLISON ACCEPTS ECONOMIC DEVELOPER POSITION – Nick Allison, son of Davin Allison and Amy Hedrick, is the new Economic Developer for Cedar County. His new position started about a week ago and he has spent a lot of his time in Clinton at Kaysinger Basin Regional Planning Commission headquarters learning the ropes and his priorities

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Courtwarming royalty

STUDENTS CROWNED BETWEEN BASKETBALL GAMES – During the lull between the JV and Varsity Bulldog basketball games on Friday, Jan 10, Ethan Parshall and Abby Klaiber were crowned King and Queen. Flower Girl Brooke Wosoba and Crown Bearer Sawyer Francis attended the royal couple. Unfortunately,  during their brief reign, the Bulldogs lost to Skyline.

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Cedar County MU Extension Council Election to be held

New members of the Cedar County University of Missouri Extension Council will be elected from January 19 to January 25 from candidates nominated by county citizens. The County MU Extension Council is the governing body for University activities in Cedar County.  Council members work throughout the year with University of Missouri Extension staff to determine

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Sheriff looking for three sex offenders

Cedar County currently has 56 registered sex offenders. Of the 56, three are non-compliant: John Robert Kaumans, Kevin Ray Keith and Bryan R Shrout. The Sheriff’s Office has arrest warrants for Kevin Keith and Bryan Shrout for failing to register as a sex offender. A criminal summons has been issued for John Kaumans.  Anyone can

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Job hunting assistance in El Dorado Springs

Need help with finding a job.  Mark your calendar for 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Thursday, Jan 16, at the Liston Center, 508 N. Main in El Dorado Springs. Contact Kelly Vert (417) 48-5315 or Brenda Schmidt (417)448-1157 for more information.

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The Rock Wall

This week we have Caroline Kealy with us, an MU Journalism student who is going to help us with our internet presence. She is a native of Chicago and really likes our small town. One of our first chores was to teach her how to say El Dorado.  She and Kimball are hatching big plans

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BBB talks about data breaches

When we hear about data breaches, it seems like they are all big ones. The biggest breaches in 2019 were in the hundreds of millions of records that were hacked.  According to CNBC, the biggest data breach of 2019 happened to Zynga, which produces mobile games, including the wildly popular “Words with Friends.” More than

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ZION LUTHERAN DONATES TO WALKER FIRE DEPARTMENT

ZION LUTHERAN DONATES TO WALKER FIRE DEPARTMENT – The Zion Lutheran Church and School of Prairie City/Rockville recently donated to the Walker Rural Fire Department. The money was raised from proceeds from the popular Germanfest that is held in October. This year the proceeds were given to the Appleton City and Walker Fire Department. The

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Deputies chase vehicle until tire falls off, suspect in custody

A Missouri resident is in custody following a pursuit Wednesday when a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop in Nevada. According to officials with the Sheriff’s Office, the suspect, who has been identified as 29 year-old Kaleb J Wilson, failed to stop for a deputy who was working a traffic related detail for MoDot.

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