Students in the W.I.N.G.S program at Tipton Elementary displayed their Rube Goldberg machines they made on Friday, Feb. 23. These machines had to be made to be able to launch a ping pong ball and had to have at least four relays. Showing off their launchers are Carsyn Petree, left, fourth grade, and Max Anderson, kindergarten.
The Moniteau County Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with the Mid-Missouri Drug Task Force and the Tipton Police Department, executed three search warrants Wednesday evening, Feb. 22. Two search warrants were executed in Latham, with the third in Tipton.
The Tipton FFA Chapter ended their National FFA Week by hosting their annual FFA Breakfast for the faculty and friends of FFA on Friday, Feb. 24 in the Ag Building. The students, under supervision of the advisors, cooked pancakes, bacon, sausage, and scrambled eggs for everyone to enjoy.
Derek Fassler drives his tractor from school leading the pack of 15 other tractors driven by students on Thursday, Feb. 23. It was FFA's annual "Drive your tractor or muddy truck to school day" in part of National FFA Week. FFA Administrator Garry Morris said this is the most tractors he has seen be driven to school since he has been at Tipton. There were also two muddy trucks that made an appearance.
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Everyone enjoyed seeing the 16 tractors driven by students on display at the Tipton School Parking lot on Thursday, Feb. 23. Here are just a few ready to leave school.
Phyllis Pickens finishes paperwork while Gordon Gump enjoys a snack at the Red Cross community blood drive Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 22. The American Legion provided snacks and the Tipton United Methodist Church the manpower to prepare and serve them to donors after giving blood.
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.
The City of Tipton and three taxpayers who filed suit against the Moniteau County Library District have won their case so far as Judge Donald Barnes Sr. entered a ruling Tuesday afternoon that dissolves the district and orders all tax funds collected from western subdistrict taxpayers be turned over to the city.
The placement of unstamped letters in rural mailboxes by someone other than a mail carrier is being investigated by postal authorities. The local postmaster said the matter has also been referred to the Moniteau County Sheriff’s Department.
The Tipton Speech team competed at the New Bloomfield Tournament, on Saturday, Feb. 18, taking the third place Sweepstakes trophy and earning the third highest total points. Ten Tipton events advanced into the finals for the meet. Those attending are, from left: Front row, Wyatt Schmidt, Taylor Allee and Mitchell Moon; middle, Ashley Edwards, Brandi Hagan, Faith Ehlers and Debbie Guymon; back, Brian Hill, Crystal Gutierrez, Elizabeth Dotson, Aaren Vollmer, Owen Schmidt, Kaysie Lavery, Kayleigh Kruse, Dylin Cline, Shelby Barton and Ciera Buckner.
Tipton Speech Team keeps busy, advancements at each meet
by Tara Alumbaugh
Tipton Speech Team has kept themselves busy going from tournament to tournament. Starting in Warsaw, then off to Cole Camp and finishing in New Bloomfield.
Ernie Vines drills holes into the sides of the concrete slabs of the country club pool so Ethan Klingele can post rods in them to prepare to pour the rest of the deck on Monday, Feb. 20. The crew was prepping the walls and ground in order to pour the rest of the deck on Tuesday. Kyle Berendzen, owner of Berendzen Construction, said they should be done with their portion of the pool by Thursday, Feb. 23.
SYRACUSE- It’s Feb. 17 and I am sitting in front of the window looking outside. with sunshine and temperatures in the 70s. The entire month of February has been extremely dry and unusually warm. There has not even been a small chance of rain and that is drawing some concern from the local farmers. You may be in trouble if you planted winter wheat. I saw some of the local fields have been plowed and farmers have been applying fertilizers and herbicides for weed control. I saw one of my fields being limed and now all we need is some rain or snowfall.
The 2017 Bunceton Homecoming Court is, from the left, Princess Cara Bishop, Prince Dakota Rose, Queen Lauren Wieland and King David Knipp with kindergarten attendants Kimberly Schmidt and Levi Ray.
Bunceton celebrates homecoming with dress up days
by Sarah Kuschel
BUNCETON- Homecoming week! Monday was Tacky Tourist Day and the students really got in on the fun. On Tuesday, the students and staff dressed like they were walking the red carpet because it was Black Tie and Pearls Day. Nobodies’ clothes matched on Wacky Wednesday. Superheroes and villains filled the hallways and classrooms on Thursday, and Friday was Black and Gold Day.
My time last week was again consumed with budget hearings. The directors of the Departments of Health, Mental Health and Social Services presented their requests and the governor’s recommendations to the full budget committee on Tuesday and Wednesday. This process started at 8 a.m. and concluded at approximately 7 p.m. each day with a break for session from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There were a lot of questions about the cuts that have been made and how they would affect our constituents. We will conclude the full budget hearings this week and then the appropriations committees will be making our changes for the full House of Representatives to consider.