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Holden Hosts Special Olympics Event 

By Emily Ringen Elementary Special Education The Holden School District hosted an area Special Olympics event on Wednesday, May 11. More than 100 athletes competed in this amazing event, representing multiple schools in our area. The morning started with the opening ceremony, including the Parade of Athletes. The audience was then asked to honor a…

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Public Invited to Pleasant View Schoolhouse Open House

Local community betterment group, Hometown Project, would like to invite the public to an open house at Pleasant View Schoolhouse, to see completed refurbishments on the old building. Established in 1915, the old one-room schoolhouse has served the community’s children well throughout many years. The years and weather had taken their toll on the old…

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REBECCA ELLEN “BECCA” AYLER

Rebecca Ellen “Becca” Ayler, 49, of Holden, Missouri, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2022 at her home following an extended illness. Becca was born November 16, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois, the daughter of John J. Dana and Judy A. (Gordon) Dana. She graduated from Homewood Flossmoor High School in Homewood, Illinois. She was a branch…

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SHARON SUE STANLEY

Sharon Sue Stanley, 86, of Kingsville, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at her home surrounded by family. She was born on Friday, October 18, 1935, in Fort Scott, Kansas, to the late Mary Ellen (Neely) Boyd and Benjamen Franklyn Boyd. Sharon lived in Fort Scott for 49 years before relocating to Kansas…

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NEIL LAVERN KLOSSEN

  Neil Lavern Klossen went home to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on April 29, 2022 in Raymore, Missouri, at the age of 93. He was one of five children born in Barnes, Kansas on August 5, 1928, to Joe and Anna Klozenbucher. Neil met the love of his life, Norma Jean Beem, and…

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Local Landmark Reports Paranormal Activity

The century-old Holden landmark – Miller Mausoleum – continues to fascinate and pique the interest of locals as more interesting details are revealed about the property north of Holden. Holden natives have long been interested in the history and background of the park grounds and mausoleum. Construction of the unique landmark began in 1917 and…

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Yoss Bros. Raises $1,000 for Foundation

The Holden Foundation was presented with a donation of $1,000 from a “Good Friday’ Fundraiser hosted by Yoss Bros., April 15. The donation was presented by store manager, Caleb Frazier. The fundraiser was the sixth one hosted by Yoss Bros. for the Holden Foundation since 2018. The total donations from Yoss for all six fundraisers…

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Cruise Nights Return to Holden; Join the Fun

The wildly popular Cruise Nights return to downtown Holden tomorrow evening! Get your cherry hot rods and vintage vehicles ready to show off to the community, as the first Cruise Night is set for tomorrow (Friday, May 6), on 2nd St. The street will once again be closed to thru-traffic for the safety of everyone…

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Community Invited to Pray for Our Nation

When we gather as a community on Thursday, May 5 (tonight) for the National Day of Prayer observance, we are carrying on the legacy of our forefathers, who recognized the need for our nation to be blessed by the hand of Almighty God. Holden’s National Day of Prayer event will be held tonight starting at…

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MARCUS BENJAMEN CAMPBELL

Marcus Benjamen Campbell, age nine, died on Saturday, April 9, 2022 at his home in Holden, Missouri. He was born on Monday, April 16, 2012, in Overland Park, Kansas, to Tami (Elvik) Campbell and Benjamen Campbell. Marcus attended Holden Elementary School and was in third grade. He had Down Syndrome and loved TV and music.…

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