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Mayor Clarifies General Obligation Bond Election Results

Ray Briscoe Mayor, City Of Holden Although, to some, the GO Bond appeared to pass by a simple majority of the election results, Missouri State Law (quoted below) states that any Bond issue must pass by a 4/7ths majority. (See law later in story in bold print.) While the election results have not been certified,…

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Park Day To Honor Veterans

Linda Barta Secretary, LJ Historical Society On August 16, 1862, Union soldiers and local Confederate recruits battled one another in the thriving town of Lone Jack. Following the battle, soldiers on both sides who gave their last full measure were laid to rest beneath this hallowed battlefield ground. With this honor, Lone Jack is one…

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Negro Baseball League Team Has Connection To Holden

Kim Goodfellow Special To The Holden Image As part of the National African American Heritage month, the City of Holden would like to recognize the community’s part in the rich history of Major League’s Baseball Negro Leagues. W.A. Brown ran a small baseball club in Holden, Missouri operating from approximately 1911 until 1926. This club,…

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Kingsville Celebrates Christmas With Breakfast

Tammy Aldridge Image Contributor ‘Twas a few Saturdays before Christmas and the sound of laughter could be heard throughout the town of Kingsville. The magic of Christmas brought excitement to many as the Kingsville Recreation Club hosted their annual “Breakfast with Santa” on Saturday Dec. 9. Those of us closely involved with this annual event,…

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Local Churches To Prepare Thanksgiving Dinner

Janet West Image Contributor The Holden Community of Christ Church, with the help from the Presbyterian Church and First Christian Church, will again prepare dinner of Thanksgiving Day. All are invited! Please join us at the Community of Christ Church, 4th and Pine, for a delicious meal and fellowship. Dinner will be served at about…

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Mayor’s Update

Ray Briscoe Mayor, City Of Holden • Upcoming Event: Johnson County Wide Clean Up – this Saturday October 7th (8AM-4PM) at the Johnson County EMA site, 326 East North Street in Warrensburg. Accepting Furniture, Clothes, e-Waste, 2 Appliances (no refrigerators/air conditioners), Tires (1-4 tires $2/tire: more at $5 per tire). For more details contact Johnson…

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Fishing Derby Set For Saturday, July 29

Tara Martley Captain-Team Joshua’s Love Holden Neighborhood Watch is proud to be hosting it’s annual kid’s fishing derby! This year, it will be held on Saturday, July 29. It will once again be held at the Holden City Lake, at the third entrance (boat dock). Children 15 and under are invited to come and participate.…

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Holden Fire Dept. Gifted Funds For Lifesaving Devices

Tara Martley Contributor, Holden Fire Dept.     Recently, the Holden Fire Department decided that they needed to update the one AED that they had. These are very costly. Since this was such an expense for a necessary, lifesaving piece of equipment, Holden Fire Department decided to reach out to the community. On the very…

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No Fireworks At Holden City Park This Year

Ray Briscoe Holden Mayor Recently a citizen proposal for getting a fireworks display was presented and reviewed in cooperation with the Holden Chamber of Commerce. It was an attempt to piece together some aspects that would be needed for a fireworks show. After talking with businesses, like Wald Fireworks, it was determined the cutoff date…

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Group, Special Guest, Enjoy Weekend Fishing For Spoonbill

Randy Thorton HOPE Contributing Writer We started our weekend off at a new retreat center this year at Life Change Camp in Clinton Mo. The weekend consisted of multiple families for different states. We flew in Nathan Snyder and his mom Jennifer from PA. When they arrived at the airport we had a limo waiting…

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