Human Interest

Little Mr. and Miss Atlanta Homecoming Contest
There were four contestants for the Little Mr. & Miss contest at the Atlanta Homecoming on Friday, June 22. The contestants were introduced, walked...


Girl first and second place winners Clarence Homecoming Baby Show
The Clarence Homecoming baby show was held on Thursday, June 21. First place winners for boys were 0-6 months Rhett Apel, son of Dillon and...


Macon Fire Department Receives New Truck
On Wednesday, May 23rd, the Macon Fire Department took delivery of a new aerial platform. The platform is an E-One, and has a 95 foot ladder as...


Sworn into the E911 Board of Directors
Stanley B. East Jr. was a founding member of the board & longtime advocate for the Macon County Enhanced 911 system which went online in August...


Class Donates Books to Historical Society
By Sheryl Beadles The Macon R-I Class of 1963 is a very close, active class. After 55 years, they still enjoy getting together to share a lot of...


Person of the Month
By Sheryl Beadles Our Person of the Month for June is a graduate of Macon R-I High School and is a familiar face throughout Macon. Aside from...


First Annual Camp Abilities was held at Camp Jo-Ota in Clarence
The first annual Camp Abilities was held at Camp Jo-Ota in Clarence, Missouri on June 9, 2018, from 8 am to 5 pm. This camp was a day camp for...


Opioid Crisis Hitting Farmers Hard-An editorial column from the...
Opioid Crisis Hitting Farmers Hard By Eric Bohl In 2016, 908 of our fellow Missourians died of opioid overdoses. Nationwide, over 64,000...


Shaver Retires
By Sheryl Beadles If you have walked into Macon City Hall any time in the past few years, one of the first people who often greeted you, always...


Safety Seat Check
As part of their celebration of being in business for 125 years, Macon-Atlanta State Bank is having a 125 days of caring to show their support for...


June is Cataract Awareness Month!
Prevent Blindness America has declared June as Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the United States, and...


Alzheimer's Awareness
June is Alzheimer's Awareness Month. The Alzheimer's Association provides the following facts on its website: PREVALENCE The number of Americans...


Discover the Heartland for June
By Sheryl Beadles Beginning to make plans on what to do for family fun this summer? There are many places throughout the area that offer an...


Annual Fly-In Held Saturday, June 2 Despite Poor Weather
By Sheryl Beadles The weather did not cooperate at first for the annual Fly In held at Macon Fowler Airport on Saturday, June 2. Despite the...


Boots and Black Tie Held
Maples Repertory’s annual fundraiser, Boots and Black Tie, was held on Saturday, June 2. During this event, Rubey Street in front of the theatre...