Area News

COVID closes seasonal festivities – Schools, small businesses shift gears

Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   In the wake of last week’s strict mandate announcements, responding to what the BRDHD calls an overwhelming number of cases, many planned events were cancelled.   For example, the annual Christmas Parade has been cancelled.   “Due to the pandemic and current restrictions on public…

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By Metcalfe, for Metcalfe – Metcalfe County Helping Hands

By Jennifer Moonsong/with content provided by the Edmonton-Metcalfe Chamber of Commerce   From time to time, everyone needs a helping hand and thanks to the efforts of Metcalfe County Helping Hands, residents of Metcalfe County have a valuable resource to turn to in hard times.   That’s not to say the non-profit is the first…

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26th Annual Jim C. Coleman Community Service Award

By Gaye Shaw, Executive Director The Edmonton Metcalfe County Chamber of Commerce proudly announces Col William W. Lytle, Jr. USAF (Ret) as the 26th Annual Jim C. Coleman Community Service Award Recipient. There were eight very deserving persons nominated for this year’s award and it was a very difficult choice for the committee of twelve…

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Park City Commission agree: no Christmas Parade During COVID

  Park City Commission agree: no Christmas Parade During COVID Steven Reneau   The Park City Commission held a special called meeting Monday evening. Their initial announcement was the appointment of Ashley Dennis to the Park City Board of Adjustments for a two year term. The motion was made and approved unanimously. The Commission also…

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Porch Pirates on the rise in Glasgow

  Porch Pirates on the rise in Glasgow Steven Reneau Every year as Christmas draws near, in an effort to make shopping easier people flock to online options. The convenience of online shopping has only grown in recent years, especially with offerings like Amazon Prime which comes with two-day free shipping. However, the convenience can…

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Be like John. Love hard.

Love hard. Mary Beth Sallee   November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month. This is John’s story. John Elmore was a man full of love and kindness. His wife, Laura Elmore, described him as having a heart of gold and an undeniably sincere spirit. “John was the most caring person I have ever met,” Laura said.…

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Blanketing veterans with recognition

    Jennifer Moonsong Central Division General Manager Jobe Publishing, Inc.   On Veterans Day 2020, VFW Post 6281 and American Legion Post 65 held a Veterans Day ceremony at the Edmonton fire department, in conjunction with the Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild, to honor Metcalfe County Veterans. For the second year in a row, the Piecemaker’s…

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Red, white and blue – Edmonton Sumitomo celebrates 30 years

High atop a knoll on the outskirts of Edmonton near Industrial Park Drive, a crowd gathered last Thursday to commemorate a momentous occasion. Sumitomo (SEWS) and the City of Edmonton have been working hand in hand on a project for nearly a year that came to fruition in the form of a 25 ft. by…

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Glasgow City Council: Can bad cops be rehired?

  Glasgow City Council: Can bad cops be rehired? Steven Reneau   Glasgow’s City Council met Monday evening at the City Council Chambers for their bi-monthly meeting. They had a second reading of an ordinance that would see some standard operating guidelines for the Glasgow Fire Department being updated. Some of these changes were regarding…

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From hobby to full-time business: Dry Creek Forge Knives

  From hobby to full-time business: Dry Creek Forge Knives Mary Beth Sallee   When Ross Gammons began making knives nearly 10 years ago, he wasn’t quite sure where it would lead. “It began as a hobby,” he said. “…I started with blacksmithing and made a knife. Then my interest completely shifted in that direction.”…

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