Human Interest

Macon Kindergarten Classes Host Grandparents' Day
The kindergarten classes of Macon R-1 Elementary held a Grandparents' Day on Monday, September 12. Grandparents waited in the Elementary cafeteria...


Afraid You’ll Be Forced To Work In Retirement? That May Not Be So Bad
Many older Americans who once dreamed of lounging around the house in retirement instead are waking up each morning to get ready for work. A...


Sensitive Skin? How To Avoid Allergic Reactions When Coloring Your...
Choosing a new hair color wouldn’t seem to be the kind of decision that comes with much peril. But anyone intent on going from blond to brunette,...


Leading the Pledge Macon Health Care Center Holds Veteran's Ceremony
Macon Health Care Center held its annual Veteran's Ceremony on Thursday, September 8. The program began with a welcome and introduction by Rachel...


Participants practiced shooting "medicine" into a rubber ball. Volunteer Point of Dispensing
Volunteers met Thursday, August 8, for a Volunteer Point of Dispensing class. This class was a good introduction into a situation where mass...


Security Officers Are Our Nation’s Every Day Heroes
Security officers are hard-working, highly trained men and women who deter crime, lead evacuations, provide information, work closely with local...


History Comes To Hannibal
On Wednesday, August 24, the harbor in downtown Hannibal saw an unsual sight. From the 24th to the 29th, Hannibal was treated to ships from the...


New Business Spotlight
A “new” business has opened on Blees Industrial Drive in Macon. The business, Chigger Creek, has been around since 2002 but has been owned by a new...


Fork & Cork 5K
The Macon Fork & Cork 5K was held on Saturday, August 20. The early weather brought a thunder storm through the area, but by the time of the race,...


New Business Spotlight
by Sheryl Beadles A new "thrift" store has opened in Macon. It is called Tooter's Treasures and is located in the old Daylight Donuts building on...


Ray of Hope
By Sheryl Beadles Six years ago a vision to help pregnant women in Macon came to fruition. Debbie Hartung who volunteered with the Better Living...


Area Man Turns Tragedy Into Inspiration
By Sheryl Beadles We all have moments in our lives that define us. Often these moments involve a trauma or tragedy. For one area man, his have often involved loved ones...
Mrs. Susan Hazen. Macon R-I Elementary School Principal. Macon R-I School District New Administrators
By Sheryl Beadles Macon R-I School District will be seeing a lot of changes in the 2016-17 school year. Aside from a new bus and new teachers,...


Bevier Homecoming Photos
The Bevier Homecoming was held Wednesday, August 10 through Saturday, August 13. Carnival rides were available every evening as well as great...


4-year-old girls (left to right) Patsy Jane, Tanajia Douglas of Macon, first place; Sophia Coon, daughter of Olivia and Andy Coon of Milan, second place; and Peyton Bouman, daughter of Michelle and Kyle of Macon, third place. Miss Swimsuit and Mr. Muscle at Bevier Homecoming
A Little Miss Swimsuit and Mr. Muscles contest was held at the Bevier Homecoming on Thursday, August 11. The contest was separated into age groups...