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View From The Past
Here’s an article about the Perry Mo carousel that will be returning to Perry this July 4th. More articles and pictures will be shared before the...


View From The Past
[sic] State Hist Soc of Mo collection #2748 file 3 Journal of Willard Keyes describes Keyes’ trip in 1819 from Wis. to St. L. and...


From The Editor
It’s been a hectic week. I’m betting there are few people who are not impacted by the flurry of events taking place in Ralls County the last few days. This flurry of...
View From The Past:SALT MAKING IN SAVERTON
   The existence of a salt spring near the creek to the south of Saverton probably led to the first settlement of the area called Little Prairie. ...


From The Editor
Spring is in full swing; beautiful weather, glorious flowers, and sounds of children playing outside. Baseball, softball, and summer ball games abound on any rain-free...
View From the Past
The Palmyra Spectator, 11 Mar 1908, Wed, pg 6 Noble Ross as he is To-day. Mr. Warren, of Chicago, patent attorney for the...


From the Editor
We were mustard people. While most of my friends used copious amounts of catsup on sandwiches, Mom and Dad used mustard, and so did my sister and I. Catsup was used...
From the Editor
I was reading an op-ed piece in an area newspaper and the phrase, “All humans are storytellers” stayed with me. His had a political slant and as readers of this column...
From the Editor
What a glorious weekend we had here in God’s Country. Lots of sunshine and happy little people with overflowing Easter baskets. Lots of good food and visits with family and...
View From The Past
This article and the photo are courtesy of Ron Leake, president of the Ralls County Historical Society. St. Louis Republic, Sunday, December 19,...


From The Editor
This past week has been filled with all the trappings of spring. Rain and wind, then bright sunshine. The sound of lawn mowers being readied for the first onslaught on the...
McClelland Elected Mayor of New London
The Missouri General Municipal Election in Ralls County had a very light turnout with 763 votes cast county-wide, representing only 9.64% of the county’s registered voters....
Politics Unusual
Relax. Calm down. You’ve still got 367 shopping days until Christmas. (And 1104 days until the start of the next presidential election year.) According to Kathleen Parker,...
From The Editor
Winter arrived this past weekend with freezing rain, snow, and wind chill temperatures below zero. I really miss those mild days a few weeks ago. Lulled into a false sense...
Kaelee Ogle pops a shot in the November 29 home game against Palmyra. Lady Tigers Fall to Palmyra
Mark Twain hosted Palmyra on Tuesday, November 29. The Lady Tigers fell 49-60 to the Lady Panthers. Mark Twain fell behind in the 10-21 first...