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2018 - A YEAR FULL OF ELECTIONS
Just yesterday, it seemed like America and those that call her home, were drug through a nasty and very divisive election cycle; mainly between...

Gloria Walker stands in front of a Willow Tree ornament display Gloria Walker Retirement
After working over 40 years at Ben Franklin, Gloria Walker is retiring December 30, 2017. The public is invited to a retirement party at Ben...

Walcott and Inskip Two Bevier Students Headed to Europe
by Sheryl Beadles Two Bevier C-4 students have a once in a lifetime opportunity to travel to Europe as Missouri Ambassadors of Music sponsored by...

Foster Family Christmas Party Foster Family Christmas Party
Riley Koch, 16 years old, of Macon, is planning her second Christmas Party for Foster Families in both Macon and Shelby Counties. The party will be...

December Person of the Month
By Sheryl Beadles Life is full of adversity. We can choose to let the challenges of life pull us down or we can rise above them and not allow them...

GOVERNOR LOOKS TO RURAL PRESS TO CONNECT WITH RURAL MISSOURIANS
On December 6, 2017, Governor Eric Greitens and Press Secretary Parker Briden, invited Rural Press Outlets from all across Missouri, to attend a...

Koch General Store Grand Opening
John and Erin Koch feel very blessed in their lives. They just adopted a son, Eli, who is one. They also have two older children, Sam who is 11 and...

Did you know? Callao Fires
For those who are not originally from the Macon County area, it may be hard to imagine Callao as a small, bustling community. However, once upon a...

Macon Fire Department responded to two Fires
Over the weekend, the Macon Fire Department responded to two building fires. On December 2nd at 7:13 p.m., the Macon Fire Department was sent to...

Discover the Heartland- Plaza Lights in Kansas City
Do you want to take in Christmas lights this December? Perhaps one of the largest displays within a day's drive from Macon are the Plaza Lights in...

Tim Remole and Shon Coram Publisher Receives State Recognition
On December 6, 2017, Shon Coram, publisher of the Macon County Home Press, the Journal, The Monroe County Appeal and The Ralls County...

Fatality in Linn County Involving Teens
Driver Alex Coyle, 17, of Brookfield was driving north bound on Route M in Linn County. He crossed the centerline then over-corrected. The vehicle...

Downtown Macon Street Closures
The City of Macon asphalt overlay project will begin on Tuesday November 28, 2017. The 100-block of Vine Street and the 100-block of Rubey...

Santa Helps Light Up Macon
On Thursday, November 16, the Macon Volunteers for Progress (MVPs) held their tree lighting ceremony for the Macon A Wish Tree. Mayor Dale Bagley...

FIRE IN MACON
On November 16th, at 9:21 p.m., the Macon Fire Department was called to a building on fire located at 1003 S. Missouri St. The building housed...