Hickory Creek destroys homes, Morse Park on east side of Neosho

The flood that came through on Saturday, April 29, affected more than 350 businesses and houses in the county including Neosho, Seneca, Anderson and Granby. In Neosho, several homes were damaged, families were displaced and several roads were destroyed. “We had 158 water rescues in Newton County, and 82 road closings/blocked roads and we are… Read More »

Local unmarked Civil War graves to get military headstones on May 6

The unmarked graves of two local Civil War veterans will soon be honored with military headstones. Separate consecutive ceremonies to dedicate military gravestones for the pair of men will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 6, in Granby Memorial Cemetery in Granby. The event is organized by Campbell’s Company Camp 2252, Sons of Confederate Veterans,… Read More »

Crowder museum finally opens the Longwell vaults

Security cameras have been installed at the Crowder College Longwell Museum and at last we can bring out the artwork from those vaults for display to the student body and the public at large. The museum is open Monday thru Friday from 9 to 6:30. The famous art in this collection were rediscovered when I… Read More »

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 »