Category Archives: Remember when

On this date… April 20, 2017

________________________________________________________________________ 5 years ago • Leo Hirdler, of Seneca, has held the title of animal control officer for the past six years. He is the only person who has this title and it is a 24-hour, seven days a week job. “I look after the city and I’m the one to call when someone’s needing… Read More »

On this date…April 13, 2017

5 years ago  • The low water bridge located on Bluff Street, which runs through Lost Creek in downtown Seneca, has been temporarily closed for the bridge construction crew to continue working on the Main Street bridge. Due to the flooding a few weeks back, the water levels are still high and are delaying the… Read More »

On this date…April 6, 2017

5 years ago • Several students from Seneca Junior High School placed high in the Missouri Southern Regional Science Fair held on March 27. Twenty students from Seneca Junior High took their experiments to Missouri Southern State University to compete against area schools. • The 1st Annual Seneca Summer Fest scheduled for Saturday, June 16,… Read More »

On this date…March 30, 2017

5 years ago  • The annual Seneca FFA labor auction will be held Saturday, April 14, at 6 p.m. at the Seneca HIgh School gymnasium. Like last year, business owners and members of the community will be able to “bid” on about 40 FFA students to perform a variety of odd jobs. “If someone can’t… Read More »

On this date…March 23, 2017

5 years ago • High water from the recent rains has caused the construction on downtown Seneca’s Lost Creek bridge to be stopped. • The annual Seneca FFA labor auction will be held Saturday, April 14, at 6 p.m. at the Seneca High School gymnasium. • A Missouri House of Representatives committee is discussing a… Read More »

On this date…March 9, 2017

5 years ago • The gym inside Seneca Intermediate School also serves as a  FEMA-approved tornado shelter for the community. The maximum capacity is 2,711 people. The shelter will be available for residents in the community who live within the 1.5-mile radius who do not have basements or other safe rooms. • Chantelly’s is a… Read More »

On this date… March 2, 2017

5 years ago • The seventh and eighth grade science fair was held Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Seneca Junior High gym. The experiments ranged from cell phone effects, fast foods (good or bad for the body), bacteria and germs everywhere, herbs and their effectiveness, and chemical changes in states of matter. • Corner Cafe… Read More »

On this date… January 12, 2017

  5 years ago • With the replacement of Lost Creek bridge on Main Street set to begin in early March, there is much concern about were potential downtown Seneca business customers will park. • Seneca City Council members approved the $100,00 purchase of the former Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) maintenance building on Highway… Read More »

On this date…November 10, 2016

5 years ago  • Nobody expected the earthquake that hit the area this past weekend, but thankfully there wasn’t any significant damage done in this area. The 5.6 magnitude earthquake was centered near the city of Prague., Okla., on Saturday, Nov. 5, and was felt as far away as St. L10ouis. The earthquake is reportedly… Read More »

On this date… March 24, 2016

5 years ago  • Jim and Bonnie Boyer recently returned home from a mission trip to Belize. • Seneca resident Glin Woods opened an auto body repair business at his home at 1606 Maple Lane. • The annual Seneca FFA labor auction will be held Saturday, April 9,  at 6 p.m. at the Seneca Intermediate… Read More »

On this date… January 28

5 years ago  • The Seneca City Council met Monday, Jan. 24, at the Seneca City Hall and discussed a range of topics. • Seneca’s Rich McCready was scheduled to perform at Caesar’s Dance Hall in Coffeyvillie, Kan., on Saturday, Feb. 5. Doors opened at 7 p.m., and McCready took the state at 9 p.m.… Read More »

On this date… November 19

5 years ago  • Seneca Intermediate School Principal Nathan Manley welcomed veterans, parents, teachers, staff members and students to the first assembly held in the new gym on Thursday, Nov. 11, Veterans Day. • Members of the Heritage Club of Seneca High School honored area veterans at a Veterans Day assembly in the new gym.… Read More »

On this date… October 29

5 years ago • The Missouri Dog Breeding Regulation Initiative, Proposition B, more commonly known as the Puppy Mill Initiative, will appear on the Nov. 2 ballot. • Seneca police officer Bob Wilson and wastewater plant worker Terry Fitch have announced their intentions to retire from their city jobs, respectively. • Members of the community… Read More »