Human Interest

Legion Riders Attend Boy’s State
Members of the Green Hills Chapter 57 Legion Riders made the trip to Warrensburg to attend the annual flag lowering ceremony at Missouri Boy’s...

Harrell Continues Successful Wrestling Career
By Sheryl Hatch Four years of hard work and training have paid off for a local wrestler. Belle Harrell, daughter of Carol and Ted Harrell,...

Finding Bald Eagles in Missouri
by Sheryl Hatch If you are a bird watcher, one of the most majestic birds you may have the chance to see in the State of Missouri is the the...

Grand Champion Boy and Girl for baby show: Jaxon Klamert, son of Sheyenne Klamert and Brandon Ruggles and Rozlynn Hicks, daughter of Demetre and Devin Hicks. Atlanta Homecoming Baby Show
The Atlanta Homecoming baby show was held at 9:30 Saturday morning. There were seven age categories with several contestants in most of the...

Atlanta Homecoming Queen Contest
The Atlanta Homecoming Queen contest was held on Friday, June 22 following entertainment by Kami Mohn & Crystal Carpenter Smith and Keota. Three...

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...