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Carl Junction boy to compete in contest at Arrowhead Stadium
Even though only 7 years old, Jack Spencer is an ardent fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and will be at the game on Sunday when they take on the Denver Broncos.
Grandson establishes scholarship in honor of deceased Columbus man
At Louie Nicoletti’s funeral on Nov. 22, his only grandson spoke of three things Nicoletti had taught him, then surprised family and friends by announcing he had created a scholarship in his grandfather’s honor.
State awards Carl Junction $4 million for sewer project
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has awarded $4 million in funding to the city of Carl Junction to expand the city’s wastewater treatment plant and rehabilitate the sewer collection system.
Local legislative delegation welcomes Nixon call for Boeing-pursuit session
Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday called the Missouri General Assembly into a special session next week when he will call on lawmakers to consider an incentive package to lure Boeing to build its new 777X commercial aircraft in Missouri.
Court appearance set for suspect in Parsons murders
An initial court appearance for David C. Bennett Jr., 22, of Cherryvale, is scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday at the Labette County Courthouse in Oswego, according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.
Carl Junction youth to compete in P, P & K contest at Arrowhead
An ardent fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, Jack Spencer, 7, of Carl Junction, will be at the game on Sunday when the Chiefs take on the Denver Broncos.
Gas pipeline ruptures, explodes in Missouri
A 30-inch natural gas pipeline has ruptured in a rural area in western Missouri causing an explosion and fire that could be seen for several miles. No injuries were reported, authorities said Friday.
Thanksgiving breakfast becomes tradition at Diamond High School
As the National Honor Society adviser at Diamond High School, Shirley Gollhofer is used to seeing her students go the extra mile for their community. So it was no surprise to Gollhofer when she was greeted by a line of cars driven by students, ready to volunteer, when she pulled up to the school at 5:45 Thanksgiving morning.
Joplin High School named ‘Apple Distinguished School’
Joplin High School has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished School for its 1:1 laptop initiative, district officials recently announced. That designation is given to programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership and educational excellence, and demonstrate a clear vision of exemplary learning environments, administrators said.
MSSU, Crowder plan for ‘smooth transition’ of honors students
Missouri Southern State University and Crowder College have linked their honors programs with a new partnership. The agreement signed earlier this week between the two schools will allow students in Crowder’s honors program to transition into Missouri Southern’s program as juniors at the four-year institution.
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