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NECAC, Vatterott again team up for air conditioner program
The 12-county area not-for-profit North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) and Vatterott College of Quincy, Ill., are again teaming up to...


Sterling Brings Comfort to the Court
Having to go to Court, for whatever reason, is often a stressful situation. Seeing the Judge in his robes behind the bench and the people sitting...


Veterans salute during the Pledge of Allegiance during the Memorial...


Devin Neff finished 4th in the 3200-meter run at the State Track Meet in Jefferson City on May 20. MTHS Track Athletes Go to State
Six Mark Twain High School track athletes qualified for the State Track Meet held Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20, at Jefferson City High...


Grain Belt Express Update
By Wiley Hibbard Many things have taken place over the last several weeks in Missouri, Iowa, Arkansas and Illinois. I wanted to get the word out to everyone about our...
An explosion of confetti and silly string highlight the elation of graduation as the MTHS Class of 2017 celebrate their graduation on Sunday, May 21. Graduation Ceremony Held at MTHS
Fifty-three graduates filed through the gym doors at Mark Twain High School at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 21, for their last appearance as a high school...


Day-Trip Destination, Ralls County
Is it a beautiful day and you’re stuck in the house wondering what to do? Maybe you have pets at home, or small children that make traveling difficult. Possibly money is...
Ticks and Seasonal Safety
With spring rains and warm days come ticks. Ticks are a fact of life and something we’ve all learned to deal with using every day home remedies and store-bought repellents,...
Honor Flight and NLFD Fundraiser at Love’s Travel Stop
Saturday, May 13th was a busy day for Love’s Travel Stop in New London, Missouri. Though there was a cancellation of the Honor Flight due to...


Hibbard, Lake, And Harlow receive proclamation
LeAndra Bridgeman, County Service Coordinator for Ralls County recently presented a proclamation to Ralls County Commissioners, Wiley Hibbard, John...


Mock Accident
There are few occasions where you can get several hundred students to be attentive and quiet for any length of time. The Mock Accident held at Mark...


Concerned citizens, city and county officials, and small business owners listen intently to the MoDOT presentation at the May 4 meeting. Concerned Business Owners Meet with MoDOT
A group of about 40 concerned citizens met with representatives of MoDOT in New London, Thursday, May 4. Several Citizen Advisory Group meetings...


Ralls County Relay for Life carried on Saturday night despite the horrendous weather and flash floods. Those who have survived and the those who honor the fight each and every victim of cancer endures every day gathered at Mark Twain High School gym Saturday, April 29, for the annual Relay for Life event. This year's hero was Hayden Wheatley, a 2 1/2 year-old survivor of brain cancer. Ralls County Relay for Life a Success
The 2017 Ralls County Relay for Life was held Saturday, April 29, at the Mark Twain High School. Though the continuous rain and flooding of some...


MTJH Track Athletes Compete at Monroe City
In the 100 meter dash Evan Torrence finished 10th with 13.75; Nick Rule finished with a 13.98; Kiona Austin finished 3rd with 14.25; and Autumn Ardnt finished 10th with a...
Mark Twain FFA receives Top Chapter Award
Mark Twain FFA placed 24th out of 342 chapters in the state, earning a Top Chapter Award at the 89th Missouri FFA Convention. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a...