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Scott Murray, Jr. displays artwork at Xtreme Wingz

Galena – Scott Murray, Jr., has several of his cigar box guitars on display at Xtreme Wingz and More, 513 S. Main Street, Galena. Murray’s sculptures are unique with the blending ...

Ten Percent increase for Galena water rates

Galena – The Galena City Council approved a ten percent rate increase for water, sewer and trash rates. The state had recommended a thirty percent increase but the water committee ...

Columbus USD #493 School Bond fails

The Columbus USD #493 $30 million school bond has failed by a large margin.  About 60% of the voters turned out for the election. The bond failed by an overwhelming margin of 1746 ...

Columbus School Bond

Advance numbers for early and advanced ballots Yes 187 No 417

EF-2 strikes Baxter Springs – Sunday 5:46 p.m

An EF-2 tornado struck the community of Baxter Springs at approximately 5:46 p.m. Sunday evening, April 27. Jason Allison, Cherokee County emergency manager, reported the tornado was ...