Human Interest

Showing gratitude for his service 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...


Cheryl Blaise demonstrates shot technique on Gail McCurty, another instructor of the class. 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...
Mr. Bruce Weimer. Macon R-I Middle 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...


3-year-old girls (left to right) Nora Vaughn, daughter of Jason and Ashleigh Vaughn of Ewing, Missouri, first place; Avah Terry, daughter of Briand and Shyla Terry of Macon, second place; and Adilynn Gill, daughter of Megan and Dylan Gill of Bevier, 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...


18-24 month-old-girls (left to right) Averlie Mason, daughter of Travis and Nicole Mason, first place; KarLee Lorenzo, daughter of Dakota and Abbi Lorenzo of Clarence, second place; and Mireya Allen, daughter of Shandon and April Allen of Marion, Illinois, third place.
A baby contest was held on Thursday, August 11, at the Bevier Homecoming. There were five different age categories with the top three boys and...


Madd Hoss Jackson Performs At Bevier
by Sheryl Beadles Mt. Sterling. Rushville. Macomb. What do these names all have in common? If you said they were towns in Illinois, you would be...


First Annual Salt River Quilt Show
Mark Twain Birthplace State Historic Site and the Monroe County Historical Society will be hosting the First Annual Salt River Quilt Show, “Remembering Grandma’s Quilts and...