Area Breaking News

Lady Indians open 2020 with a win at Caverna

By Drew Bergman Contributor Contact sports returned to Adair County this week as the volleyball team kicked off their season with a two-set win over Caverna 25-10, 25-9. The Lady Indians started out hot with Rachel Long notching three of her team-leading eight aces on her first serve. The Lady Indians built up a 6-0…

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Seniors look to power Tribe

By Drew Bergman Contributor Tomorrow night the Adair County High School Indians will travel up the road to Edmonton to face the Metcalfe County Hornets and complete a journey the team has been working toward since last November. Following the team’s district playoff loss at Glasgow, head coach Van Isaac said that he wished the…

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Court agrees to extend Demsey Lane; sets county tax rates

By Amber Hobaugh Staff Writer Adair County Fiscal Court met in regular session Tuesday setting the county’s tax rates for the year. The Fiscal Court agreed to keep these rates the same as the previous year. Real property is set at 14.5%, personal property at 18.15%, watercraft and motor vehicles at 11.2% per $100. The…

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City debates school resource officers; property tax cuts

The Columbia City Council meeting was held on Tuesday instead of Monday due to the Labor Day holiday this month. The meeting became somewhat contentious during a discussion of the contracts for school resource officers (SRO) for the Adair County Schools. A question was raised by council member Craig Dean concerning the number of officers…

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Wild Wolf second edition being released

By Pamela Hoots Staff Writer Ronald Wolford Blair’s book, “Wild Wolf: The Great Civil War Rivalry,” a result of 17 years of research which is entering its second printing, has ties to Columbia and Adair County. Blair himself was named after Colonel Frank Lane Wolford, the subject of the book. According to Blair, “My father…

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