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The eagle has landed … at Altamont!

Life Flight Eagle DSCF9029By Troy Lesan

A KAW Fire Department volunteer directs the Life Flight Eagle emergency medical helicopter to a successful practice landing at Altamont in the above picture. The landing was part of a landing zone training session held Aug. 5 at Altamont, organized by Life Flight Eagle Outreach Coordinator John Duffy, and attended by members of the Kidder-Altamont-Winston (KAW), Pattonsburg, Trenton, and Lake Viking volunteer fire departments.

In order for

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Eastern Star scholarship winners announced

Eastern StarOrder of the Eastern Star scholarship recipients are pictured, left to right, Aubrey Burns, Tristen Wilson, Jade Hahn and Cierra Keller. Not pictured: James Knifong.

Scholarship winners announced

On June 21, Sunlight Chapter #247, Order of the Eastern Star of Maysville, honored the scholarship recipients and their parents/grandparents with a carry-in dinner. These winners were chosen from the surrounding area Easter Star chapters who have consolidated with Maysville, including all

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Give your family international flair: host an exchange student

Bring the world together by hosting a foreign exchange student! World Heritage Student Exchange Program, a public benefit organization, is seeking local host families for high school students from over 30 countries: Spain, Germany, Thailand, Denmark, Portugal, South Korea, Italy, France, the former Soviet Union countries, Norway and more!

Couples, single parents and families with and without children in the home are all encouraged to host. You can choose to

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Come home, come together at the 125th Jameson Picnic

Bigger and better was the promise advertisers made 125 years ago on the promotions  announcing the annual Jameson Picnic and it’s the same promise made today.

The 125th Annual Jameson Picnic will be held Aug. 11, 12 and 13 in the Jameson City Park.

Beth Wheeler grew up two houses east of the park and recently retired and moved back to the same house. She remembers when she was a

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Trenton fair kickoff soon!

The North Central Missouri Fair begins soon, with the tractor pull set for Sunday, July 31 at 11 a.m. at the grandstand.

Other activities run from Aug. 2-6, 2016, at the NCM Fairgrounds, located at 1400 Oklahoma Avenue, Trenton. The carnival will run nightly, and the cookshack is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Events on Tuesday, Aug. 2, include the Fair Parade at 5:30 p.m.; FFA whole

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All in good time…Gallatin open house set for Aug. 8

An open house for the new middle school at Gallatin will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8; refreshments will be served. Construction on the school was completed in mid-May of 2016. The middle school principal is Tiffany Otto.

The one-story building for the new middle school at Gallatin, located east of the present high school, has 9,000 square feet. There are eight classrooms, offices for the principal

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David Iddings retires after 40 years of service with MoDOT

William “David” Iddings, a 40-year employee of the Missouri Department of Transportation, retired as a senior maintenance worker at Gallatin on Aug. 1. Iddings began working with MoDOT in 1976 as a crew worker at the former Coffey maintenance facility. In addition to his work at MoDOT, Iddings has worked at a sawmill and farming cattle and row crops.

Iddings and his wife Teresa will enjoy retirement as it gives

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Heldenbrand Reunion

The descendants of John Heldenbrand will have their annual family reunion on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, at the Winston City Park.

A carry-in dinner will be held at 12:45 p.m. Drinks and tableware will be provided. Besides food, bring photographs, yard games, horseshoes, lawn chairs, kids and grandkids, etc. Be prepared to have a good time, come early and stay late. All family and friends are invited.

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Amanda Harper earns degree from WGU

Amanda Harper of Gallatin has received her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8) from WGU Missouri. The university held its 3rd annual commencement ceremony in St. Louis on June 25 and celebrated the graduation of more than 250 graduates, representing nearly 100 cities across the state and more than 50 Missouri counties.

At its June 25 commencement, the state-based university honored 166 undergraduates and 122 graduates who have completed

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