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Holden City Council Discusses Hiring Of New City Officials

The hiring of a city administrator, a street superintendent and a new codes enforcement and animal control officer highlighted the July 12 meeting of the Holden City Council. After Mayor Rae Briscoe’s second reading of resolution R6-22, authorizing the mayor and city clerk to… “Enter Into And Execute On Behalf Of The City Of Holden,…

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Swap & Shop Off To Good Start

Swap & Shop… The Miller Mausoleum Swap and Shop is off to a good start this summer. Vendors and individuals have been offering a good variety of merchandise for sale. Youth enterprising businesses are allowed free space to sell their products if they are 18 years old or younger. One teenager sold spare automobile parts…

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Annual Kids Fishing Derby Takes Place This Saturday

This Saturday, July 30, will be the annual Kids Fishing Derby. The event will be at the Holden City Lake. Registration begins at 8:00. All children 15 and under are welcome to participate. All bait is provided. No other bait is allowed. There will be some fishing poles available to use if children don’t have…

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Cynthia Freeman Takes Over As New City Administrator

In a recent meeting, the Holden City Council hired Cynthia Freeman, Kingsville, MO, as it’s new City Administrator. While she will have other duties, her main focus will be to oversee all financial matters pertaining to the City. Freeman brings a wealth of experience to the position, including almost five years with the Missouri Department…

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Free Entertainment For All Ages

There’s free entertainment for all ages that you won’t want to miss! Each year, the Missouri State Fair offers performances, entertainment and exhibits for fairgoers, all of which are included in the cost of gate admission! The Ditzfeld Stage will include some new acts and some returning favorites. New on the Touchstone Energy Stage is…

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10th Annual Bryan Simms Tractor Cruise & Show Set For August 6, 2022

Submitted By Tammy Aldridge The 10th annual Tractor Cruise sponsored by the Kingsville Recreation Club – Kingsville Area Residents Exceptional Services (KARES) program, is scheduled for Saturday Aug. 6, 2022. There will be a tractor show at the Kingsville City Park following the 20-mile cruise. The event is held in memory of Bryan Simms and…

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WMMC Receives Gun Threat

“There was nobody on the premises (Western Missouri Medical Center) with a long gun. There was no one in the hospital with a long gun.” Those were the words of Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Bill Lowe at a press conference after the threat of an active shooter at the facility last Friday morning came…

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Chamber Told Of New City Administrator

The hiring of a new City Administrator and news of good turnouts for Cruise Night and the recent rodeo highlighted the Holden Area Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday, July 7. In community reports, City Council member Allen Mensch informed the Chamber that the City had hired Cynthia Freeman as the new City Administrator of Holden.…

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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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Man Perishes In Tractor Accident

William Brunner, a 90-year-old Holden man, perished in a tractor accident in Johnson County on Wednesday, June 29. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol report, the accident took place between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Route TT, east of Southwest 1821st Road. An eastbound John Deere tractor, driven by Brunner, traveled off the…

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