Proponents and Opponents voice concerns

Machelle Smith | Galena Several people were in attendance at the public hearing held at the Cherokee County Commission meeting on Monday. Carl Hayes, solid waste management committee, ...

City purchases Bucket truck

Melissa Sanders/Galena Galena regular city council took place beginning at 6:00 p.m. sharp, Monday March 16, 2015. Absent members were Ashley Qualls, Josh Reed and Tabitha Ryan, however, ...

Council donates to Cal Ripkin Baseball League

Courtsey of the Cherokee County News-Advocate COLUMBUS – Anticipation for summer is sweeping Columbus. As winter’s final hold begins to slip into memory, the City of Columbus has ...

Emma Shoemaker

Baxter Springs, Kan. – Emma A. “Toy” Shoemaker, age 66, passed away at 11:00 pm, Saturday, March 14, 2015 at her granddaughter’s home in Joplin, Mo., following an illness. Emma ...

Michele Long

Baxter Springs – Michele S. Long, age 61 entered into God’s Kingdom at 11:22 pm, Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Freeman West Hospital, Joplin, Mo. Michele was born March 5, 1954 ...