Human Interest

Battling The Leading Cause Of Death For Women – Heart Disease
When researchers in the Netherlands recently compiled data from 32 studies involving more than 300,000 women, they reached a disturbing...


October is National Protect Your Hearing Month
You can permanently lose your hearing from prolonged exposure to noise! 12 million Americans have hearing loss as a result of exposure to noise,...


Mountain Man 3Toes Visits Macon County Historical Society
The Macon County Historical Society hosted Mike Mansell “Mountain Man 3Toes” on Saturday, October 1. Mansell described to the audience what it was...


Macon Holds Homecoming Parade
Macon R-1 Homecoming was the week of September 26-30. The MHS student council set the spirit week days as: Monday, September 26-Oz the great and...


Excited to be out of the car T.J. Adams and Justo
By Sheryl Beadles Throughout school, children are often asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Often, the answer is that they don't...


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,...


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...