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Volunteers needed in Hardin flood effort

Hardin’s Crooked River Levee and Drainage District is seeking volunteers to keep watch on a pump that is pulling water from Buffalo Road area, southwest of Hardin. The task requires…

Farmers, Guard aid besieged levees

Monday morning, Tom Waters and other Orrick farmers were gathering near Centennial Road and West 48th Street to resume work elevating a 2,300- foot stretch of the Missouri Valley Levee.…

4H a legacy in Jenkins family

For many across the United States, being a part of 4-H is just another part of growing up. But for the Jenkins family, 4-H and FFA are intertwined in their…

Hardin residents briefed on city’s flood plans

Nearly 300 people squeezed into the bleachers of the hot Hardin school gym July 7. Some even stood in the doorway. A panel of people sat in front of them:…

National Guard, resident raise road to save pumps, train tracks

National Guardsmen from the 220th Engineer Co. and the 880th Engineer Co. raised 92nd Street, east of Henrietta, two feet higher to keep it from possible submersion. The road is…

U.S. 65 may close in Carroll County

Highway U.S. 65 in Carroll County, between Carrollton and Waverly, could potentially close due to high water, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. A levee breach in Carroll County…

Small comes full circle as Orrick superintendent

With a combined 17 years as a superintendent, Chris Small doesn’t just bring experience to his new job in Orrick. He arrives excited and motivated, he says, ready to do…

HARDIN/HENRIETTA FARMERS IMPROVISE IN CREATING ‘MONSTER’ SAND BAGS

Photo PHOTO: Farmer Derry Wright hauls two sand-fi lled seed sacks on his way to reinforce a low section of the Henrietta-Crooked River Levee. The used sacks were fi lled…

Pointer’s Jewelers robber gets 5 years probation

An 18-year-old Richmond man was placed on five years of supervised probation Wednesday after pleading guilty to breaking into Pointer’s Jewelers and stealing rings from a display case. Bo Daniels…

Hardin native living out dream as a Marine

John Morrison always wanted to be in the Marine Corps. And since 2007, he’s been living out his dream. A Hardin native, John lived with his mom Cheryl and older…