Tipton and Fortuna Firefighters responded to a barn on fire on Koechner Road south of Tipton just before noon on Thursday, Feb. 26. Firefighters dealt with below zero windchills and high winds as they combated the blaze.
Jayden Fox backs his tractor into place behind the Ag building on Muddy Truck and Tractor part of the celebration of FFA Week on Thursday, Feb. 26. Others who drove their tractors to school were Matthew Gruender, Ben Knipp, Quinton Rambo, Jon Petree, Cody Gentges, Willy Schmidt and Alan Pace.
Diners at the Knights of Columbus fish fry Friday evening wait while the pans are restocked with fresh fried ribbon potatoes and catfish filets. From the left are Debbie Guymon, Joyce Knipp, Sharon Knipp, and Knights Randy Gentges, chairman of the dinner committee, and Alvin Meyer.
New committee to hold first benefit Saturday
A new committee formed to help local families in need will hold its first benefit Saturday, Feb. 28 at Willow Fork Grill.
Missouri’s state librarian attended last week’s meeting of the Moniteau County Library Board to respond to questions submitted to her and the board president responded to a complaint filed with the Attorney General’s office regarding compliance with the Sunshine Law.
Cary Stonner, left, congratulates George Stewart who was honored with the Tipton Community Pride Award by the Tipton Chamber of Commerce during its annual meeting Thursday evening at Willow Fork Grill. Stewart was surprised by chamber members as well as a large number of his family and supervisors at Allied Waste, Jefferson City. Stewart was selected for the award in appreciation and recognition of his dedicated service to residents and businesses of Tipton.
Chamber presents Pride award
to community’s ‘trash man’
The Tipton Chamber of Commerce presented its Community Pride Award to the man who not only hauls away the city’s trash every week, but does so as if each residence and business were his own, often times picking up contents of spilled containers and making sure each receptacle is placed back in its spot with care.
Statewide tornado drill Tuesday underscores need for storm preparedness
In advance of severe weather season in Missouri, the National Weather Service, the State Emergency Management Agency and local emergency managers are promoting Missouri Severe Weather Awareness Week March 2-6 to help Missourians be prepared for dangerous tornadoes, severe storms, lightning and flooding.
The following changes in property ownership were filed recently with the Moniteau County Recorder of Deeds. This report is a brief description of the deeds filed with the recorder. For a complete description of the properties visit the recorder’s office at the Moniteau County Courthouse in California.
We’ve made it to the last week of February and next week we’ll welcome March. With the new month comes daylight saving time so we’ll be forced to “spring forward” whether we like it or not. Then we’ll celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as well as the long anticipated first day of spring on March 20!
Famous Missourians presentations were given on Friday, Feb. 13 by fourth graders at Tipton Elementary School. All 43 fourth graders presented a famous Missourian for a social studies project in Brenda Oesterly and Michelle Steelman’s classrooms.
Latham School art teacher Helen Franken demonstrates a painting technique for the kindergarten class that they will use to paint clay owls molded in the previous week’s class.
Latham teacher completes certification in art
by Ruby Hibdon
LATHAM- Back in the fall as school was beginning, one of the very first things to welcome Principal Jennifer Hays to Latham School was word from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education that some of the teaching staff at Latham School were not “highly qualified” to be teaching what they were. There are various reasons this may happen, one of which was simply a coding error for a couple of teachers. Another is financial. Smaller schools simply do not have all the money necessary to entice certified individuals to come out this far and therefore the state has provisions for handling those types of situations. According to state law, a letter had to be sent home informing parents of this.
Secretary of state candidate to speak at Lincoln Day dinner
State Sen. Will Kraus, of Jackson County, will be the keynote speaker at the annual Moniteau County Republican Club Lincoln Day Dinner Saturday evening, Feb. 28. The dinner will be held at 6 p.m. at the United Church of Christ Friendship Hall, California.
SYRACUSE- As a Christian I look to God for everything. It is obvious to me that he has a sense of humor when our church planned a Valentine party and our theme was “Frozen” from the movie and song that are so popular. God wanted to make his contribution with frigid temperatures, a few snowstorms with a mixture of freezing rain, sleet and ice. With the bad weather forecast, we decided to cancel the party and try to reschedule it when the people could come safely.
Tipton High School was represented by 51 competitors at the Distict 5 DECA contest Feb. 12 at Jefferson City. Of those, 39 advance to the state contest to be held in mid-March at the Lake of the Ozarks.
THS sending 39 to State DECA
The Tipton High School DECA chapter sent 51 members to District 5 competition held Thursday, Feb. 12 at Capital Mall in Jefferson City.
The first significant snow and winter weather of the year shortened the legislative week by a day last week. Each time it snows I am grateful for the hard work of city and state employees who brave the cold and work long hours to quickly clear roads and bridges so our lives can return to normal. This is hard work that I, too, often take for granted. To the men and women of MoDOT and communities across the state, I extend my thanks for working quickly and efficiently to clear and treat roads.