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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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Recognition Of Students, Reports, Business Items Taken Up By R-III Board

Recognition of students, reports and business items were taken up by the Holden R-III Board of Education at its Monday, Feb. 12 meeting. After approving the consent agenda which included, Minutes from the January 11 meeting, Payment of Bills and Financial Statement; and Sub List Changes, students were recognized for their recent achievements. Scott Teufel,…

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Red Cross: Communities Urged To Give Blood As Winter Threat Continues; $20 Amazon.Com Gift Card By Email For Those Who Come To Give In February

The American Red Cross urges donors to give blood or platelets now to continue to strengthen the national blood supply this month. The public can book a time to give by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, downloading the Red Cross Blood Donor App, or calling 1-800-RED CROSS. People of all blood types – especially type O blood donors,…

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Updates Given At Board Of Public Works Monthly Meeting February 6

A report and updates about the water and systems were heard when the Holden Board Of Public Works met Tuesday, Feb. 6. After approval of the January minutes and financial report were made, Water Superintendent Tony Lerda took up old business regarding the city’s water system. In general activities Lerda reported the flocculator motor has…

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Celebrate Lent With Lone Jack Christian Church

Today, Ash Wed., Feb. 14th, the Lone Jack Christian Church worship service will be at 7pm and all are welcome to come begin their Lenten journey together. God’s blessings…Rev. Dr. Ann Kircher Location: Lone Jack Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 200 W. Lone Jack/Lee’s Summit Rd. Lone Jack, Mo. Maundy Thursday Service March 28th at…

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Proposition K.I.T.S. Helps Attract, Employment, Retention of Quality Staff

Attracting, employing, and retaining quality staff is an identified goal in our District Strategic Plan and considered a budget priority by the R-III Board of Education. We’re seeking approval to adjust our operating tax levy by $0.2204 ensuring we can continue to meet this goal, enhance teacher support, and cover additional operating expenses. Importantly, this…

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Council Passes Three Resolutions, Three Bills At January 18 Meeting

Three resolutions and three bills were passed when the Holden City Council gathered for its monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. 18 at the Hallar Building. After approval of December minutes and appropriations and expenditures, brief messages were delivered by Karen Mensch, Vice President of the Holden Area Chamber of Commerce and Holden Mayor, Ray Briscoe.  …

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Holden Area Chamber of Commerce Holds February Meeting

The Holden Area Chamber of Commerce heard a number of updates and discussed upcoming events at it’s monthly meeting Thursday, Feb. 1. After the Pledge of Allegiance, a prayer and approval of minutes and financial statements the Chamber heard a presentation from Tamera Mortenson, President of the Holden Area Ministerial Alliance (HAMA). Mortenson noted the…

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Celebrating The Life Of Dale Strate

Seven years ago Holden said a painful goodbye to a hometown son, longtime businessman and true patriot. Dale Strate was raised in Holden and served the community in many ways, always seeking to make his hometown a better place to live and work for his neighbors. Dale and his wife Linda (his Arkansas Sweetheart), owned…

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