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Polo Volunteer Fire and Rescue gives Santa escort through town.
For more than 31 years, Polo Volunteer Fire and Rescue has lit up the streets of Polo on Christmas Eve by giving Santa a special escort through town. Through the years, they have evolved to adding Santa’s sleigh to even music which makes the celebration more joyful. The fire department and fire...
The Caldwell County Sheriff's office would like to inform residents of a scam that is happening around the county. Residents have been receiving calls from individuals stating they are from the IRS and requesting personal information. They have even stated if this information isn't given or not...
Poem by Denny Banister, MFB
By Denny Banister Christmas is not just for those in the city where stores are abundant and bright lights shine pretty.   Dwellers in big towns would no doubt be shocked to find out that farmers keep Santa Claus stocked. Now don’t get me wrong, the elf makes the toys and delivers them worldwide to...
House passes $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill
By Rick Manning The $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill effectively funds 9 of the last 12 months of the Obama agenda at higher spending levels in exchange for very little. The bill includes by virtue of not defunding it, funds for the implementation of Obamacare, executive amnesty for illegal...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – State Reps. Bill Lant, Holly Rehder, and Rob Vescovo recently sat at the negotiating table with representatives from several different unions to discuss ways to provide new layers of transparency and accountability for employee pension plans. The three called their meeting...
COLUMBIA, Mo. – One man’s trash, the saying goes, is another man’s treasure. During the holidays your trash can provide a thief with a treasure trove of information, says John Worden, director of University of Missouri Extension’s Law Enforcement Training Institute in Columbia. Discarded boxes from...
Source: John Worden, 573-882-6851 COLUMBIA, Mo. – Increasing use of social media creates opportunities for thieves to rob you during the post-holiday season, says University of Missouri Extension Law Enforcement Training Institute director John Worden. Facebook swap shop pages and Craigslist ads...
The Elves sing merrily (photo by Lori Alexander)
A large crowd gathered at the school December 14 for the annual Christmas Concert. Song was in the air, the horns were tuning and as the lights lowered, so did the excited chatter of the audience. After many years the program was once again held on the stage where Christmas lights twinkled and...
Illinois landowners stand up for property rights.
After vowing to continue fighting, numerous requests for rehearing of the Illinois Commerce Commission’s (ICC) November 13 Order granting Grain Belt Express Clean Line a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to build an electric transmission line across the state were filed on Monday.  ...
High School Principal Tim Schieber visited the high school in Kearney and gave a presentation to the Hamilton school board on Project Lead the Way (PLTW), a program that Kearney has implemented in their school. Schieber began by stating that the U.S. Department of Commerce estimates that jobs in...

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