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County Lists Holden As WRM Recipient

It was encouraging news this past week when the County listed the City of Holden as pre-approved for a water resource match (WRM) recipient of some $150,000. However, final approval for the WRM will be based on a “scoring” system by the Department of Natural Resources. That is expected to conclude by October 12. When…

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Kingsville District Bids Farewell To Lorna Warren

Lorna Warren, who has served as superintendent for the Kingsville R-I School District for the past five years, announced earlier this year that she will be retiring, effective July 1. Warren takes with her into the next chapter of her life many memories of her years in education, reflecting on a career that spanned 33…

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Local Landmark Stands Test Of Time

What began decades ago as a dream for a young Holden couple and their toddler has proved it can weather the hard times, adapt to the many changes the passing years bring, and still persevere as a beloved Holden icon. Strate’s Drive Inn, opened by a Holden native and his Arkansas sweetheart wife, Dale and Linda…

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MICHAEL FLOYD THURMAN

Michael Floyd Thurman, 77, of Kingsville, Missouri, passed away Monday, May 16, 2022, at his home. Mike was born February 10, 1945 in Holden, MO, to Floyd Thurman and Zelma (Becker) Thurman. He was raised in Kingsville and graduated from Kingsville High School. Mike was united in marriage to Patricia Ann Akins on August 19,…

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CECIL GLENN HITE

Cecil Glenn Hite, 82, of Holden, Missouri, passed away peacefully on Friday May 20, 2022 surrounded by his family. He was born in Warrensburg, Missouri, on April 19, 1940 to the late Loran and Alma (Talley) Hite. Cecil graduated from Holden High School in 1958. He married the love of his life, Karen Kay Gambell…

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TERRI LEE HURLEY

Terri Lee Hurley, 70, of Holden, was born December 8, 1951, in Kansas City, the daughter of Jack C. and Dorothy A. (Fisk) Hurley. She departed this life Saturday, May 21, 2022, at Lee’s Summit Medical Center. Terri was employed in Shipping and Receiving for Aero Express in Lee’s Summit. She enjoyed working on the…

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R-III District Offers Exciting Adventures At Summer School

Enrollment for Holden R-III Summer School 2022 is OPEN! Join your friends this summer for a Summer Journey, a fun, hands-on curriculum to keep kids active and engaged. Dates for the classes are as follows: Session 1: June 9-24; and Session 2: July 11-26. The District will offer students, free of charge, a fun, exciting,…

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HHS Seniors Celebrate Graduation

Before a packed house of family, friends and other well-wishers, the Holden High School Class of 2022 celebrated Commencement Exercises on Sunday, May 22. Led by Valedictorian Avery Vance and Salutatorian Elaina Young, the excited classmates looked on the proceedings with anticipation and a sense of exhilaration. Salutatorian Elaina Young was selected to give the…

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LJ Grounds Hold Secrets of Bravery and Sacrifice

Lone Jack Paper Clips is proud to share historical facts about the town of Lone Jack, the Civil War years, and much more. Prior to the Civil War, there were six blacksmiths, four doctors, livery stables, at least two general stores, a drug store, several mills, churches, and countless other businesses in Lone Jack. Stage…

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KHS Class of ’22 Celebrates Commencement

The 19 seniors in the Kingsville Class of 2022 excitedly celebrated Commencement Exercises on Friday, May 13, in front of a packed house of family, teachers and other well-wishers! The class had been anxiously anticipating this special day in their young lives for years, and it proved to be a momentous occasion, in which the…

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