Category Archives: Remember when

On this date… June 22, 2017

5 years ago • Several teachers have left the Seneca R-7 School District since the end of the 2011-12 academic year due to retirement and wanting to work closer to their homes. • On Friday afternoon, Josh Hembree, a Seneca public works crew member, found 21 street signs behind the residence at 203 Red Fern… Read More »

On this date… June 1, 2017

5 years ago • Mike Pettus, of Wyandotte, Okla., has always wanted to be his own boss. His dream came true two months ago when he opened Big Mike’s Barbecue in Wyandotte. • A memorial service was held Saturday, May 26, on the west side of the Seneca Cemetery to honor all veterans. Sandra Whitehead… Read More »

On this date…May 18, 2017

5 years ago  • Robert Wilson, who has been standing in as the interim police chief of Seneca for the last month, has been a police officer for 19 years. After making the decision to go into law enforcement, Wilson entered the police academy at Missouri Southern State University in 1992. Upon completing his 120… Read More »

On this date… May 4, 2017

—– 5 years ago  • The Seneca Citywide Yard Sale was a huge success for those who held their sales last Friday and Saturday, April 27-28. More than 20 sale listings were placed in the Seneca News-Dispatch alongside a map to identify where the sales were located. Even a few sprinkles didn’t keep the shoppers… Read More »

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 »