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Local Couple Races the River for 340 Miles

Megan and Sawyer DeWitt have been racing in their sleep and in their dreams…paddling, paddling, paddling down the wide Missouri.

The couple recently finished the Missouri American Water MR 340, one of the longest and largest boat races in the world. The race crosses the width of the Show-Me State, a length of 340 miles, starting at Kansas City and ending at St. Charles. Delayed a month by floods, the

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Civil Bend Farm Celebrates 150 Years in Family

A farm near Civil Bend has been 150 years in the family and will celebrate the event with an open house between 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20. The farm is presently owned by Alan and Linda Hutchinson Goodwin of Platte City. The farm is located on I-35 and DD Hwy. Take the 72 exit off of I-35 and go east on DD to the first drive on the right.

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Reality Show Features Local Cabin Builders

A Gilman City family has been featured on the Great American Country television station. The pilot, Call Us the Logineers, premiered on Aug. 27 and will be repeated at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 21. Great American Country is offered on channel 165 on DISH Network and on channel 326 on DIRECTV.

“My dad always wanted to build a log cabin but never did,” said Tim Wilson. “The dream happened

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Capital Report: The 2014 Veto Session

by State Sen. Brad Lager

Last week, the Missouri General Assembly convened the 2014 veto session. The constitutionally directed session provides the legislature the opportunity to override bills vetoed by the governor. Unlike regular session when a simple majority vote is enough to approve a bill, it takes a two-thirds majority vote in both chambers to overturn a veto. This means any measure that is ultimately overridden requires broad support,

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McDonald Will Lead Chautauqua Parade as Grand Marshal

Lorene McDonald has been nominated by Mary Hacking and the Chautauqua Committee as the Grand Marshal for the Chautauqua parade, which will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20.

Lorene said she was surprised to be nominated. “I don’t think I’ve done as much for the community as others,” she said. “And I don’t think I deserve it.”

Others would argue that Lorene has always been an active

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Couple Sentenced for $4-Million Theft, More

On charges involving the embezzlement of nearly $4 million from her employer, and falsely filed income tax returns, Donna M. Preszler, 61, and her husband Terrance W. Preszler, 64, former Chillicothe, Mo., residents, were sentenced in federal court today (Sept. 15, 2014) by U.S. District Judge Fernando J. Gaitan. Donna was sentenced to five years and 10 months in federal prison without parole; Terrance Preszler was sentenced to three years

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Wiffle Ball Tournament for Patrick McBroom

A wiffle ball tournament and silent auction will be held for Patrick McBroom at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27, at Gallatin’s Dockery Park.

ribbonPatrick McBroom, 17, Gallatin, is currently battling cancer for the third time. Join his sponsors in honoring his continued fight.

Wiffle ball team entry fee is $100. Minimum of seven players per team. Number of teams will be limited. Contact Rusty Hendricks to register a team

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PSF/Murphy-Brown Celebrates 25th Anniversary

2014 marks the 25th anniversary of large scale vertically integrated pork production in Northwest Missouri. On Oct. 4, Murphy-Brown will be celebrating this event, beginning the day with a 5K Run/Walk, a pork cook-off featuring Murphy-Brown of Missouri pork for all the smokers, grillers and bar-b-quers. The Princeton grounds will be open at 4 p.m. for activities for all ages and will conclude the celebration with fireworks at 8 pm.

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Fairview Church is 130 Years Old

The Fairview Community Church is located about five miles north of Winston.

The church organized Aug. 1, 1874, and was received by the Chillicothe Presbytery on Oct. 4, 1874, at the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, was called High Prairie by the community.

The congregation and board members met in homes and other churches until the present church was built in 1881 by members of the congregation. The land the church was

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