City wins bid for Boehning property

The property where the Boehning Building in Seneca once stood was put up for bids at a sheriff’s auction last month, and the City of Seneca won with a bid of $5,000. “The City of Seneca won the bid and they are the rightful owners of the property, the sheriff has signed the deed,” said… Read More »

Rural Missouri districts benefitting from 4-day school weeks

From staff reports Nestled between two pastures, the Orearville school lies alongside a winding stretch of County Road P, just outside Slater. The school is vacant on Mondays. Six years ago, the building was nearly empty every day of the week. The school would have been easy to pass by, just another roadside relic. But… Read More »

Schools getting new app, website

The Seneca School District is working to increase its parent communication program by using School Messenger. “School Messenger handles all of our communications right now and we are going to upgrade our services with them,” said Dr. Jim Cummins, Seneca superintendent of schools. The school district will be working with School Messenger in creating an… Read More »

Being prepared by work, prayer, and deed

It is my general understanding that what God wants from the Human race He created is that they are to bring nature under control, people the earth and that these “people” should get along with each other. Now really, how hard can that be? If we are to let history answer that question, the answer… Read More »

Neosho is my very own ‘Never-Never Land’

My first year of life was partly across from the golf course and the next bit was out by the Lime Kiln. I went to Kindergarten in a private home on East McKinney Street. That was pretty big stuff being driven into town every day. First grade was at Central School. The playground looked out… Read More »

Tragedy brings out the best of the community

What a GREAT day it is to be a WILDCAT! Thankfully the weather this week has been much better than what we experienced just a week ago. As I thought about what to share this week I wanted to take a moment to focus on our wonderful team, along with the wonderful communities we serve.… Read More »

Fish hatchery invites families on Sunday

On Sunday, April 9, the Neosho National Fish Hatchery will be hosting its 20th annual Open House from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. “The event is part of the Neosho Chamber of Commerce’s Dogwood Tour and people will have the chance to receive free trees from the Missouri Department of Conservation,” said Bruce Hallman, educational specialist for… Read More »

Seneca wants its money back

The Boehning Building dispute in Seneca is still very much unresolved when it comes to taxpayer money being refunded. “This whole thing has been just going on and on, and we are still in the process of getting them in court,” said James Altic, Seneca police chief. The Boehnings got their court date postponed for… Read More »

April 11-13 a good time to pick up some used books

The Crowder College Friends of the Library’s annual used book sale will be held Tuesday, April 11, through Thursday, April 13,  in the Wright Conference Center, Room C, in the Farber Building on the Crowder College campus in Neosho. The hours for the sale are: 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Tuesday; 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Wednesday; and 8:30… Read More »

Local educators honor honorable persons

On the night of the last game to be played in the 2017 March Madness of Basketball, the Neosho Education Foundation held an Hors D’oeuvres and Honors at the high school cafeteria. Dallas Kelly was tagged as the Educator of the Year 2017. John Mills was designated as the Distinguished NHS Alum. Don Ward was… Read More »

Seneca businesses caught in alcohol sting

3 of 5 establishments sold alcohol to minors The Seneca Police Department recently received information from the Seneca School District’s resource officer that some local liquor establishments were selling alcohol to miners. “When we heard kids were buying alcohol we decided to do an alcohol sting, where we send in undercover minors to attempt to buy… Read More »