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Playing in the sand
City of Tipton employees Jeff Koechner, left, and Aaron Fassler spread sand under the new playground equipment at the Tipton City Park Monday afternoon, March 30. After artificial mulch is spread over the sand and if weather permits, the new equipment will be ready for play within the next couple of weeks.
Issues at stake, school board
election on Tuesday’s ballot
Local voters will decide two issues and patrons of local school boards will decide who will sit on their boards at the polls on Tuesday’s municipal election.
Council to appoint marshal with special meeting
The Tipton City Council will appoint a city marshal to succeed the retiring Leo Petree in a special meeting Monday night, April 6.
A bunny face
Hunter Hagerman has a bunny painted on his face by Melissa Burns during the Cornerstone Christian Church Spring Carnival Sunday afternoon. Children enjoyed an Easter egg hunt, refreshments and other games in celebration of the Easter season and rebirth with spring.
Price James hosts new book club
The Price James Library will host a book club for adult readers at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 9 at the library.
Good turn out
The line at noon at the Tipton DECA barbecue fundraiser Saturday, March 28 winded out of the Tipton High School cafeteria and into the hallway. Proceeds from the barbecue and silent auction will help pay expenses of the DECA chapter’s representation at national competition in Orlando, Fla.
The race is on
Egg hunters break out into a sprint on the softball field at the Tipton City Park to look for eggs during the Tipton Chamber of Commerce Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday afternoon, March 28. The hunt was divided into four different age groups with two golden eggs in each group to be found to be cashed in for a prize.
Editor's notes
Politics and those engaged just keep getting dirtier and dirtier in my estimation and in the minds of many who live each day hopeful of not getting in the way of their workings “to help us all live a better life,” or whatever the reason for their involvement in such.
Jobless rate down over a year ago
The unemployment rate in Moniteau County is down more than 2 percent over the last year, coming in at 6.5 at the end of February. The statewide rate is down more than 1 percent.
Cattle market
Central Missouri Sales Company, Sedalia
You showed us
Ellen Twyman, left, retired librarian at Tipton Elementary, received the “You Showed Us Award” presented by Cheryl McBride, Sedalia, at a recent meeting of the Show-Me Council of Delta Kappa Gamma in Richmond. (Photo submitted)
Ellen Twyman presented award
A former Tipton R-VI staff member was recognized at the Show-Me Council meeting of Delta Kappa Gamma, a society for women educators, Saturday, March 21 at Richmond,
Miller receives UCM scholarship
Alec Miller, son of Greg and Janet Miller, Tipton, has been awarded a Red and Black Scholarship in the amount of $4,000 per year to attend the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg.
Tipton Oak Manor happenings
Easter is swiftly approaching. Churches are gearing up for Resurrection Sunday. Children are excited about Easter egg hunts, dressing in their Sunday best and heading to church to celebrate all that Jesus did for us.
Illness returns with cold spell
SYRACUSE- The news this week was the return of some cold, wet winter weather. A couple of Syracuse people, Sherral Sprinkles and Mary Thomas, are in the hospital and some flu bugs have struck folks in the area, including me. I do not know where I picked up a bug but I did manage to find one so I will have to isolate myself for a few days.
Florence couple injured in motorcycle accident
A Florence couple was flown by helicopter to a Columbia hospital after an accident while riding their motorcycle in Benton County on Sunday, March 22.
Healea’s case moved to Shelby County
The transcript of the case was officially filed in Shelby County Circuit Court Monday, completing the transfer of the case against Moniteau County Prosecutor Shayne Healea to that county.
Bugs and dairy teams place first in contests
Competing in their last two events before districts, the Tipton FFA Chapter recently participated at the North Shelby and Troy Career Development Events. The students are working to qualify for state convention April 16 and 17 at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Times' mailbag
MAP test this spring
School matters
Since the Tipton R-VI School District placed Proposition K.I.D.S. on the April 7 ballot, I have been asked several times if the bonds would be sold locally if the issue passed. The answer I received from our bond underwriter is yes, every attempt will be made to sell the bonds locally. The bonds are sold in $5,000 increments to individual and institutional investors by the district’s municipal bond underwriter. The interest paid on the bonds to the investors is exempt from federal and state of Missouri income taxes. No one knows for sure what the interest rates will be in the near future, but one would probably be safe to estimate in the area of 3 percent.
New books at the library
The following books are now available at Price James Library.
On an egg hunt
Gentry Huth and Emma Pfeiffer hunted for eggs at the Bunceton Community Betterment Association Easter egg hunt Sunday, March 29 at Bunceton School.
Bunceton voters hear information on ballot issues
BUNCETON- The city of Bunceton hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday, March 24 at the Bunceton High School Commons to discuss the upcoming bond issue on the April ballot. Jerry Lane with MECO was there to address any questions the citizens had about the bond issue. Twenty-five to 30 Bunceton citizens attended the meeting, submitting their concerns about the cost of improvements to the city’s lagoon system. On April 7 voters will decide on a $1.4 million bond issue which will be used to meet the new guidelines set by the Department of Natural Resources. A second town hall meeting will be held Thursday, April 2 for citizens to again address any questions or concerns they have.
Science fair competitors
Latham students attending the Lincoln Science Fair in Jefferson City Friday, March 27 were, from the left, Weston Liebl, Bethany Stuedle, Megan Higgins, Logan Carter, Darrin Mowrey, Breanna Gunnerson, Destinie Tunis and their teacher, Diana Norris.
Latham screening next kindergarten class
LATHAM- The beginning of April gets the kindergarten teacher at Latham thinking about next year’s class and getting them screened. If you have a child who will be 5 before Aug. 1, please contact the school or email Ruby Hibdon at with the child’s name, birthdate and contact information so the process can begin to get them ready for school in the fall. I will set up screening appointments in April.
View from the nation's Capitol
Promoting American Prosperity, Standing Strong on Defense
Tipton police respond to calls
The Tipton Police Department reports several responses this week to calls pertaining to the safety of individuals.
A return trip
Shorty Carpenter, left, and Brandon Sparks fill their plates with frog legs, fish, potatoes and cole slaw a second time as the line outside the dining hall grows at the Farmers & Sportsman's Club Spring Fry Fest Friday evening. The tables filled several times over the course of the three-hour serving time despite the damp cool evening.
Tipton Nutrition Center,menu, activities
421 Independence Avenue
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