Area Breaking News

Columbia readies to “Paint the Town”

By Drew Bergman Contributor Wednesday morning City of Columbia summer interns Ty Cheatham and Nikki Bair were out and around the square taping off sections of sidewalk all the way across the promenade.  “We’re putting the squares in front of each business and people can ‘paint’ it or businesses can ‘paint’ it what they like,”…

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Masks required on buses, recommended in classrooms

First day of school for students is August 24 By Jeff Neagle Editor Face-to-face classes ended on March 13 for the Adair County School System due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now the start of school for the 2020-2021 school year has been pushed back to August 24 for students. School will be different for students…

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Adair families sue Signature HealthCare in wake of COVID-19

By Jeff Neagle Editor The families of four Summit Manor residents have filed a lawsuit against the facility owner, Signature HealthCare. The suit has been filed on behalf of Billie Crosby, Edna Melson, the estate of Winfred Cowan, and the estate of Virginia Rowe. The complaint was filed in the Adair Circuit Court on June…

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Improvements in time for start of season

By Drew Bergman Contributor When baseball resumes this Monday at Joe Johnson Park, players, officials, family, and friends will be greeted by revamped grounds and brand-new scoreboards. “The facelift that you see out there is of course thanks to the city to have the funds available for it,” said Adair County Little League President Jacob…

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