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Nevada Tiger Pit wrestlers compete at state tournament (05/02/14)
Tiger Pit competes at Rookie State tournament (04/29/14)
Local wrestler makes Regional tournament (03/15/14)
David Dade named Official of the Year (03/14/14)
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor Official of the Year is an honor that is only bestowed upon just one of dozens of wrestling officials, across the state of Missouri. This year, that honor was given to an official whose name might be familiar Nevada High School wrestling fans and those who were associated with the school in the mid-1980s...
Tiger Pit fares well in Fort Scott Tournament (02/27/14)
Tiger Pit competes at Linn County (02/27/14)
Dayton Miller takes second at state (02/25/14)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The 2014 Missouri State High School Activities Association Class 2 State Wrestling Championships began Thursday morning, with 224 hopefuls taking to the mats at Mizzou Arena, in search of a state championship. Among those hopefuls were three Nevada Tigers grapplers -- Dayton Miller, Daxtyn Hiestand and Scott Swink...
Tiger Pit wrestlers compete at Carthage (02/20/14)
The Nevada Tiger Pit Youth Wrestling Club took 25 wrestlers to the Southwest Regions, in Carthage, on Jan 18, bringing home two fourth-place medals and one first-place medal.
Nevada Tiger Pit wrestlers fare well at Louisburg (02/19/14)
Nevada grapplers qualify for state tournament (02/18/14)
BOLIVAR, Mo. -- Three members of the Nevada Tigers wrestling team qualified for the Class 2 state tournament, with one district championship and two third-place finishes Saturday, at Bolivar High School. Sophomore Dayton Miller improved to 37-5 on the season with four wins in four matches at 113 pounds, including a pin of Monett's Sean Jastal, 1 minute, 34 seconds into the third period, in the finals. ...
Tuesday's area sports postponed (02/05/14)
The winter storm that moved into the area Tuesday prompted the cancellation of all of the Nevada High School athletic events that were scheduled for the day. On the day's list of cancellations was the Nevada Tigers wrestling team's only home triangular of the season, against Springfield Parkview and Carl Junction, the Lady Tigers swim team's competition at Springfield, the Tigers basketball tripleheader at Webb City and the Nevada Middle School's seventh- and eighth-grade boys basketball games against Seneca, on the home courts.. ...
Tiger grapplers take third at Seneca (02/05/14)
SENECA, Mo. -- The Nevada Tigers wrestling team got back into tournament action Friday and Saturday, bringing home its strongest performance of the season in the 51st annual People's Bank of Seneca Tournament. An individual championship by Dayton Miller and second-place finishes by Scott Swink and Clay Regers led the Tigers to a third-place finish in the tournament. Blair Oaks edged Bentonville, Ark., 296 to 295.5, for the team title and Nevada was third with 282 points...
Tiger grapplers sweep quad (01/29/14)
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor "Those duals were a little closer than what the score showed." Those words out of the mouth of Nevada Tigers head wrestling coach Devin White couldn't have been more accurate as he reflected upon his squad's performance in Tuesday night's home quadrangular against Butler, Diamond and El Dorado Springs...
Tiger grapplers fare well at Kearney tournament (01/28/14)
KEARNEY, Mo. -- The Nevada Tigers wrestling team was 5-for-5 in duals Saturday, in the Bill Skillman Dual Tournament, at Kearney High School. Nevada wrestlers won 11 bouts -- including six forfeits, three pins, one technical fall and one major decision -- in a 63-18 victory over Truman's Patriots. ...
Tiger grapplers win Matwarming dual (01/22/14)
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor "It was a great night." Those words from the mouth of Nevada High School head wrestling coach Devin White couldn't have provided a better description of how things turned out as his squad took to the mats at Nevada High School for Matwarming...
Tiger grapplers fare well in weekend tournaments (01/14/14)
Nevada Tiger wrestlers competed in a pair of tournaments Saturday. The varsity wrestlers finished 11th in the 42nd annual Monett Tournament. Oak Grove won the team title with 197.5 points. Willard's Tigers were a distant second with 115.5, with Monett third at 107.5, Clinton fourth at 73.5 and Logan-Rogersville fifth at 52.5. Nevada was 11th with 25.5 points...
Nevada Tiger grapplers compete at Harrisonville (12/24/13)
HARRISONVILLE, Mo. -- The Nevada Tigers wrestling team competed in its second tournament of the season Friday and Saturday, at the Harrisonville Christmas Tournament. Of the 23 teams in the tournament, Nevada finished tied with Seneca for 13th place, with 518 points. Cameron won the tournament with 885 points, followed by Kirksville, Smithville, Raymore-Peculiar and Pleasant Hill...
Tiger grapplers fare well at Adrian quad (12/18/13)
ADRIAN, Mo. -- The Nevada Tigers wrestling team got back into action Tuesday night, competing in a quadrangular meet, hosted by the Blackhawks of Adrian High School. In three duals on the night, head coach Devin White's squad went undefeated, trouncing El Dorado Springs by a final score of 78-6 and putting on nearly as dominant a performance against Eldon in a 59-12 victory. The closest dual of the night came against Adrian, when the Tigers picked up a 42-39 victory...
Nevada wrestling falls at Harrisonville, 47-26 (12/17/13)
HARRISONVILLE, Mo. -- The Nevada Tigers wrestling team got back into action Thursday, hoping to build upon the personal successes head coach Devin White saw from his squad in its home opener on Tuesday, taking on the second strong program in as many duals this week...
Middle school sports canceled due to weather (12/11/13)
The Nevada Middle School's seventh- and eighth-grade wrestlers were scheduled to host Joplin South Tuesday, in the gym at Nevada Middle School, but the matches have been postponed due to inclement weather and poor travel conditions. Nevada Middle School assistant principal Chris Holcomb said Tuesday's dual will not be made up. Tuesday's dual was the last one on the schedule for the middle school season...
Tiger grapplers drop home opener, 44-30 (12/11/13)
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor The Nevada Tigers wrestling team opened the 2013-14 dual season at home Tuesday night, in what was a very special night, for more reason than the simple fact that it was the home opener. Tuesday was also the night Nevada High School wrestling phenom Spenser Daniels was inducted into the school's Wall of Fame...
Tiger grapplers fare well at Pleasant Hill (12/09/13)
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor PLEASANT HILL, Mo. -- The Steve Leslie Invitational wrestling tournament has always been a showcase of some of the stiffest competition in the region and this year was no exception. The Nevada Tigers wrestling team was one of 15 teams in this year's tournament and though head coach Devin White's squad had its share of success on the tournament's opening night at Pleasant Hill High School, the competition didn't disappoint. ...
Nevada Tigers wrestling season to open Tuesday (12/03/13)
By Eric Wade Daily Mail Sports Editor The Nevada High School wrestling team has found itself in the midst of a new set of problems head coach Devin White never encountered in his first five years at the helm of the program. With more than 20 total names on this year's roster, the Tigers will enter the season with a full lineup...
Nevada Middle School wrestling season begins (11/19/13)
COLUMBUS, Kan. -- The Nevada Middle School wrestling team saw its first action of the season Saturday, competing in the Columbus Tournament. Head coach Robert Watts' squad fared very well on the day, finishing in fourth place or better in seven different A-bracket weight classes. Two of those seven finishes were championships, won by Colton Shepard, at 95 pounds, and Caleb Longobardi, at 180...
Tiger Pit signups set for Nov. 4 (10/31/13)
The Nevada Tiger Pit Youth Wrestling Club signups are scheduled for Nov. 4, in the lobby at Nevada High School, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The preseason runs Nov. 11, to the Christmas break. This includes a Tiger Pit T-shirt and a tournament. The regular season starts Jan. 6, and goes through state tournaments...
Nevada sports receive booster club donations (07/19/13)
Todd Brier named NCAA Academic All-American (04/16/13)
Smith takes fourth at state championship (04/01/13)
Smith takes fourth at state championship (04/01/13)
Nevada Tigers wrestling awards announced (03/25/13)
Nevada Tiger Pit youth wrestlers fare well in Rookie State Tournament (03/19/13)
Tiger Pit fares well at Louisburg tournament (02/22/13)
Tiger grapplers earn state medals (02/19/13)
By Eric Wade Nevada Daily Mail COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Though things didn't quite go as planned on the second day of the Missouri High School Activities Association State Wrestling Championships, the Nevada Tigers wrestling team entered the final day still with all four wrestlers alive in the tournament, guaranteed to come away with a medal...
Stiles breaks career wins record (02/13/13)
District wrestling seeds announced (02/08/13)
Six Nevada Tigers wrestlers have earned seeds for the Class 2, District 3 tournament at Clinton High School. Tigers head coach Devin White said Dayton Miller earned the top seed at 106 pounds, Slade Stiles is No. 1 at 1 and Sam Ellifrits is the top-seeded heavyweight. Colby Smith and Johnathan Ireland are seeded fifth and Daxtyn Osburn is a No. 6 seed...
Tiger grapplers edge Buffalo on Senior Night, 44-42 (02/01/13)
By Eric Wade Nevada Daily Mail "I'll take it. At this point, I don't care if it's one point. I don't care if it's a half a point. I'll take it." Despite being down a number of competitors, Nevada Tigers head wrestling coach Devin White knew it wouldn't be out of the question for his squad to come out of Senior Night with a win and that's exactly what the Tigers did, defeating Buffalo by a final score of 44-42 Thursday night...
Tiger grapplers fall to Carl Junction (01/30/13)
Nevada Daily Mail CARL JUNCTION, Mo. -- The Bulldogs of Carl Junction edged the Nevada Tigers wrestling team Tuesday night, 34-27. As has been the case on a number of occasions over the past few years, the Tigers gave up some due to open weight classes, but not quite as much as in some duals this season. ...
Tiger grapplers fare well at Seneca (01/28/13)
One individual title and two second-place finishes led the Nevada Tigers wrestling team to a sixth-place finish over the weekend in the 50th annual Seneca Invitational wrestling tournament. Seneca won the team title with 390 points and Blair Oaks was second with 330. Bentonville, Ark., placed third, while McDonald County took fourth, Jefferson City finished fifth and Nevada was sixth...
Tiger Pit wrestlers compete at Fort Scott (01/25/13)
Tiger grapplers win three duals (01/24/13)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Tigers wrestling team won three duals Tuesday night at Butler, defeating the Bears, 54-6, Wentworth Military, 48-30 and El Dorado Springs, 42-30, at Butler High School. Dayton Miller, Slade Stiles, Johnathan Ireland, Scott Swink and Colby Smith won matches against Butler wrestlers, while Miller, Stiles, Osburn, Ireland, Trey Pritchett and Sam Ellifrits won matches against Wentworth opponents. ...
Tiger Pit youth wrestlers compete at Butler (01/23/13)
Nevada wrestlers fall to Har-Ber, McDonald County in double dual (01/16/13)
Springdale, Ark., Har-Ber and McDonald County defeated the Nevada Tigers wrestling team in a pair of duals Tuesday night at McDonald County High School. Har-Ber edged the Tigers, 42-41, and the Mustangs posted a 48-36 win in the second dual of the evening...
JV wrestlers host annual tournament (01/15/13)
Nevada freshman Trey Pritchett tries to put Jeremiah Ukens on his back minutes before Pritchett succeeded in pinning Ukens for third place at 197 pounds in the Nevada junior varsity wrestling tournament at Nevada High School Saturday. Full tournament results were not available at press time Monday...
Balk earns 200th career win (01/09/13)
Tigers take eighth at Monett (01/08/13)
Nevada Daily Mail MONETT, Mo. -- Individual championships by Slade Stiles and Sam Ellifrits helped the Nevada Tigers wrestling team finish eighth in the 41st annual Monett Invitational Saturday. Stiles won the gold medal at 120-pounds with five pin victories. Those five wins Saturday put him at 151 for his high school career, eight more than the previous record of 143 -- set just a year ago by Tanner Charles...
Tiger grapplers earn top-10 rankings (01/02/13)
Nevada Daily Mail Three Nevada wrestlers cracked the top 10 in the latest rankings, available at www.missouriwrestling.com. Dayton Miller is No. 2 in the state at 106 pounds, Slade Stiles is No. 3 at 120 and Colby Smith is No. 7 at 220. Tigers head coach Devin White says Sam Ellifrits could be ranked in the top 10 at 285 before the postseason begins with the district tournament...
Tiger Pit competes in Johnson County Kids Classic (12/31/12)
Tiger grapplers fare well at Harrisonville (12/17/12)
By Eric Wade Nevada Daily Mail HARRISONVILLE, Mo. -- The Nevada Tigers wrestling squad finished off the first-semester portion of the 2012-'13 tournament schedule Saturday at the Harrisonville Holiday Tournament. Tigers head coach Devin White knew right from the start, before the season even began, that the toughest tournament the Tigers were be a part of was scheduled right before the holiday break. With 35 teams from 24 schools in attendance, this year's tournament didn't disappoint...
Harrisonville Holiday Tournament begins (12/15/12)
Herald-Tribune HARRISONVILLE, Mo. -- The Nevada High School wrestling team had a productive opening night in the Harrisonville Holiday Tournament Friday night. This year's tournament features 35 teams from 24 schools. Three different states are represented in the tournament with schools coming in from across the state of Missouri, as well as Deer Creek, Okla., and Sparta, Wisc...
Tiger grapplers defeat Adrian at home, 50-34 (12/12/12)
By Eric Wade Nevada Daily Mail "I was really worried coming into this dual, I really was. You know, Adrian is a tough team." As it turns out, Nevada Tigers head wrestling coach Devin White had nothing to worry about after all, as his squad brought home its first dual win of the season against the Blackhawks of Adrian High School Tuesday night...
Tigers fare well at Carl Junction (12/11/12)
Nevada Daily Mail CARL JUNCTION, Mo. -- Four Nevada Tiger wrestlers earned medals Saturday in the Carl Junction Invitational. Dayton Miller took first at 106 pounds with a pin of Carthage's Dakota Jones in just 1 minute, 2 seconds, while Colby Smith took a 4-1 decision win over Seneca's Devin Madison at 220...
Tiger grapplers fall in home opener, 45-27 (12/07/12)
By Eric Wade Nevada Daily Mail "We spotted them 24, lose by 18." There really wasn't much more Tigers head wrestling coach Devin White could say to sum up the heartbreak that ultimately was Thursday night's home opener against the Wildcats of Harrisonville...
Tiger grapplers fall to Bolivar, 43-28 (12/05/12)
Nevada Daily Mail BOLIVAR, Mo. -- The Nevada Tigers wrestling team got its dual season under way Tuesday night with a road matchup against the Liberators of Bolivar High School. Bolivar defeated Nevada by an overall score of 43-28 on the night. In the nine matches that were contested on the night the Tigers earned a total of five wins. ...
Tiger grapplers fare well at Pleasant Hill (12/04/12)
Nevada Daily Mail PLEASANT HILL, Mo. -- One individual championship and two runner-up finishes led the Nevada Tigers wrestling team to a ninth-place finish as a team in the Steve Leslie Invitational Friday and Saturday at Pleasant Hill High School. Smithville won the team title with 664 points and Lee's Summit West was second with 630. The Tigers finished half a point ahead of 10th-place Carl Junction with 364.5 points...
Stiles, Miller dominant for Nevada at Pleasant Hill (12/01/12)
PLEASANT HILL, Mo. -- The annual Steve Leslie Invitational tournament began Friday night at Pleasant Hill High School and ultimately brought a mixed bag for the Nevada wrestling squad by the time its opening night of competition was over. "It wasn't quite as good as what I was hoping, but not bad," Nevada head coach Devin White said of his squad's performance in the first four rounds of pool bouts. "I saw some things that looked good, saw some things that need improvement."...
Tiger grapplers to open tournament season Friday (11/27/12)
By Eric Wade Nevada Daily Mail PLEASANT Hill, Mo. -- The Nevada High School wrestling squad is gearing up to get its season under way at the Steve Leslie Invitational at Pleasant Hill High School this weekend. This year's Steve Leslie Invitational tournament is currently scheduled to feature 15 teams from 14 different schools in Missouri and Kansas and will get head coach Devin White's Tigers a chance to see just where they are in terms of preparedness for the season right off the bat. ...
Strong work ethic carries Tiger grapplers into new season (11/21/12)
By Eric Wade Nevada Daily Mail "It's a good working bunch. They work hard. They do pretty much everything I ask and they don't question it." Nevada Tigers head wrestling coach Devin White said that despite having the highest numbers he's ever seen in his coaching career at Nevada High School, the biggest positive he has seen from this year's team isn't how many he has or how good they are, but simply the work ethic his wrestlers have shown...
Charles, Brier compete at University Central Missouri (11/13/12)
By Eric Wade Nevada Daily Mail WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- Two of the best wrestlers Nevada High School has ever seen took part in one of the first college tournaments of the 2012-'13 season when the University of Central Missouri hosted its annual Open tournament Sunday at the University of Central Missouri Multipurpose Building...
Former NHS wrestlers to compete at UCM (11/10/12)
Herald-Tribune WARRENSBURG, Mo. -- Two former Nevada High School standouts are scheduled to be in competition tomorrow as the University of Central Missouri hosts its annual Open tournament at the University of Central Missouri Multipurpose building...
Tiger Pit wrestling to begin in November (10/10/12)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Tiger Pit Youth Wrestling Club will be starting up for the year in early November. This Monday, Oct. 15. from 5-7 p.m., they will be holding sign ups in the community center lobby. The cost is $15 and includes a club T-shirt. There are, however, other costs as in all sports that will be incurred...
Outstanding NHS alum (04/30/11)
MO-KAN All-Star Wrestling set for Monday at Parsons (03/05/11)
PARSONS Kan. -- The Second Annual U.S. Army MO-KAN Classic All-Star Senior Wrestling Dual is set to be held at 6:30 Monday night at the Labette Community College gymnasium here. The Missouri-Kansas border competition will match up 34 wrestlers...
Bryant reaches semifinals; Sharp still alive (02/26/11)
SALINA, Kan. -- Two Fort Scott High School wrestlers remain alive at the Kansas Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament going into today's action. Senior Drew Bryant (29-13) advanced to the semifinals at 285 pounds but was pinned there by Abilene's Matt Holt. Bryant drops into the consolation semifinals, where he has the luxury of watching his potential opponent wrestle twice before Bryant faces him...
Fort Scott Wrestling club sends six of seven on to State (03/26/10)
Herald-Tribune TOPEKA, Kan. -- Seven members of the Fort Scott Kid Wrestling Club competed in the District One Championships, held in Topeka, Kan, March 20. Six of the seven will be moving on to the final stage of post-season action, the Kansas State Championships, which will be held in Topeka today and Sunday. Fort Scott's wrestlers are Coby Burchett, Trey Holston, J.T. Heckman, Jake Durossette, Victor Hughes, and John Metcalf...
Nevada Tiger Pit competes at Adrian (01/27/10)
The Nevada Tiger Pit youth wrestling club sent nine wrestlers to the Adrian wrestling tournament last weekend. The majority of the wrestlers in the Tiger Pit this year are new to the sport, but they are doing very well. The Tiger Pit will be competing in the Fort Scott, Kan., tournament next weekend...
Tigers struggle at Neosho (01/22/10)
NEOSHO, Mo. -- The Nevada Tigers wrestling team has struggled all season long in dual competition and went into action Thursday night with a tough test ahead of them. The Tigers were originally scheduled to host a triangular against Butler and McDonald County High Schools earlier in the week, but the Mustangs of McDonald County elected to move the triangular to Thursday night as they and the Tigers headed to Neosho to take on the Wildcats. ...
Tiger grapplers struggle at Carthage (01/16/10)
CARTHAGE, Mo. -- The Nevada Tigers wrestling team has battled a short roster that has given them substantial struggles in dual competition throughout the entire 2009-'10 season. Thanks to one wrestler being sidelined by injury and two others being in danger of having wrestled too many matches by the time they reach the district tournament, those issues were even further compounded Thursday night for the Tigers as they struggled their way to a 62-8 defeat...
Tiger grapplers fall at home (12/16/09)
"Opens killed us, but the kids came out and wrestled hard." Those words out of the mouth of head coach Devin White have come to have an all too familiar ring for the Nevada Tigers wrestling team in dual competition this season. With just nine eligible wrestlers thanks to the addition of newcomer Steven Palmer at 152 pounds, the Tigers have been forced to battle their way through substantial adversity all season long. ...
Nevada High School honors Hurst (12/12/09)
Nevada High School head wrestling coach Devon White presents a plaque honoring Larry Hurst's accomplishments as a teacher and coach at Nevada High School to his close friend, Terry Hancock.
Nevada wrestling accepts donations (12/12/09)
David Irwin, brother of Belinda Beisley, presents a $600 check to Tiger Pit Wrestling club coach Chip Balk and a $600 check to Nevada High School head wrestling coach Devin White during the Tigers' quad meet Tuesday night. Beisley, who was killed last summer, was a supporter of Nevada wrestling...
Nevada grapplers fall to Harrisonville (12/12/09)
HARRISONVILLE, Mo. -- "Tough night of competition." Those words could be used to describe nearly every event the Nevada Tigers wrestling team competes in this year. Thursday night's dual against the Wildcats of Harrisonville High School was no exception as the Tigers fell by a final score of 52-29...
Abby C. Campbell - Brett J. Kramer (08/08/09)
Clay and Teri Campbell, Fort Scott, and Larry and Grace Kramer, Fort Scott, announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Abby Christine Campbell and Brett James Kramer. Bride-elect Campbell is a 2005 graduate of Fort Scott High School. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing in 2009 from Pittsburg State University. She is Currently employed by H&H Agency and as the Fort Scott High School Dance Team Sponsor...
Hume man injured in motorcycle accident (08/01/09)
Vernon County, Mo. -- A 49-year-old Hume man was seriously injured in a one-vehicle accident on Route V one mile north of Stotesbury, Friday, at 9:25 a.m. John Hamel was southbound on Route V riding a 2004 Kawasaki motorcycle when he swerved to avoid a dog in the road. The motorcycle overturned and he was ejected...
Thelma Ruth Acridge (08/01/09)
Thelma Ruth Acridge, 76, of Hume, Mo., died Friday, July 24, 2009, at Joplin Health and Rehabilitation in Joplin. Ruth was born Jan. 21, 1933, at her parents home in Hammond, Kan. She was daughter of William W. and Thelma Pearl Headrick Acridge. She attended Fulton High School until 1951 at which time she moved with her family to Veneta, Ore. ...
Anthony Wayne Payton Jr. (07/30/09)
Anthony Wayne Payton Jr., infant son of Anthony Wayne Payton Sr. and Angela Dawn (Webb) Payton was born and passed away on Sunday, July 26, 2009, at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Anthony is survived by his parents Anthony and Angie Payton, Nevada; one sister, Skylar Webb, Nevada; paternal grandparents, David and Margaret Payton, Milo, Mo.; maternal grandmother, Eileen Webb, Nevada; great-grandparents, Clyde and Lari Lovell, Rutherford, Tenn., and Margaret Fugate, Rich Hill, Mo., and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. ...
Clyde Louis Collins (07/02/09)
Clyde Louis Collins, 74, died Monday, June 29, 2009, at Marshfield Care Center, Marshfield, Mo. He was born Sept. 14, 1934, in Nevada, to Charles Theodore Collins and Carrie Lucille Effifrits Collins. A memorial service will be held at 11, Tuesday, July 7, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada...
All-District baseball selections announced (06/10/09)
The Class 3, District 12 All District teams have officially been announced. Though they were able to earn the top seed in the 2009 district tournament, only four members of the Tigers team earned All-District spots. Carl Junction earned the most All-District selections of any team as the Bulldogs saw six of their members selected to the two teams. El Dorado Springs and Mount Vernon each earned three selections while Lamar, Seneca and East Newton each got one...
Attracting amphibians to the garden (06/09/09)
One-third of Missouri's 43 native amphibians have deteriorating populations, but you can help out by taking some steps to make your backyard more attractive to amphibians, said a University of Missouri Extension horticulturist. "Amphibians native to Missouri play an integral role in our ecosystems," said Marlin Bates. Frogs, toads, newts and salamanders feed on insects and rodents and are in turn eaten by larger animals...
Playin' around (06/03/09)
Garton -- 50 years (05/30/09)
Bob and Betty Garton will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house reception on Sunday afternoon, June 14, 2009, from 2 until 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall of the Nevada United Methodist Church, 500 South College. The couple requests no gift...
Campers prepare to head outdoors (05/16/09)
"Having poked into campgrounds across the country, I am assured that Missouri has become a favorite state for campers because it has an abundance of those things campers want, from wilderness camping to togetherness in a crowded park. It seems all America is camping in Missouri," said Fred Pearson, Warrensburg as he gets set to start off the camping season...
Sheriff's Report May 11 (05/13/09)
May 11 There were reports of a property damage in the Nevada area, a domestic assault in the Schell City area, a theft from a motor vehicle in the Nevada area, a careless and imprudent driver in the Horton area, a careless and imprudent driver in the Bronaugh area, a burglary in the Sheldon area, property damage in the El Dorado Springs area, a domestic assault in the Nevada area, harassment in the Harwood area, and suspicious activity in the Montevallo area...
Teams fish for a cure for Cystic Fibrosis (04/15/09)
The Fifth Annual "Fishing For a Cure" Buddy Bass Tournament, held April 11 in Rich Hill, raised more than $1,100 in the fight against cystic fibrosis, a deadly genetic disease. With a total of 27 teams from all over the area, this year's competition was the biggest ever...
National parks in Kansas to hold "I, Too, am America" contest (04/04/09)
All five national parks in Kansas are sponsoring the "I, Too, Am America" student contest. The contest is an outgrowth of the Ken Burns PBS series, "The National Parks: America's Best Idea". The six-part, 12-hour series is scheduled to air on PBS stations nationwide this September. Both the contest and series are supported with grants from the National Park Foundation and Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund...
When the clock is striking nine (03/26/09)
I grew up hearing the phrase, "When the clock is striking nine, have your washing on the line!" I think the only time I ever achieved that goal was when I was in Columbia, finishing my college degree while Lester was still in the army. We had gotten married, but I had one more summer session to finish before I could go with him to Fort Riley, Kan...
NFD receives improved fire protection classification rating (03/14/09)
The Nevada Fire Department is proud to announce a change in their fire protection class rating, by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). The Fire Department has improved their fire protection rating from a Class 5 to a Class 4, which is going to mean a potential savings to the citizens and businesses located in Nevada...
Youth wrestlers bring home state medals (02/23/09)
Brier advances to Friday action in State Wrestling Championship (02/20/09)
The MSHSAA Wrestling Championships officially began Thursday morning with first-round action in Columbia, Mo., where Nevada High School's Todd Brier started his first trip to the state tournament with one of the toughest draws in the 160-pound division...
Tiger grapplers fare well at districts (02/17/09)
The Nevada Tigers wrestling team had a strong showing on the final day of the District Championship tournament Saturday. Only two of this year's competitors were able to qualify for the State Championship, but with the small amount of relative experience that Nevada has this year, that is a strong showing overall. Head wrestling coach Devin White, though happy with the showings of his two state qualifiers, showed some mild disappointment with the overall showing of his team...
Lovinger attends last meeting as R-5 board member (02/13/09)
Wednesday turned out to be Dr. Warren Lovinger's last Nevada Board of Education meeting. After 18 years on the board, Lovinger decided not to run for another term. He was to have attended one more meeting before a replacement is elected; but instead, he will be escorting Cottey College students on their annual trip to Europe, which is to Italy this year...
Nevada wrestlers defeat Butler (01/30/09)
Nevada Wrestlers did their job to win 37 - 30 over the Butler Bears Thursday night at Butler. Nevada spotted the Bears five weight classes and Butler just had to present a wrestler that made weight to win the slots. Both teams had opens at 140 and 215...
Tiger wrestlers take 11th at Platte County tournament (01/26/09)
The Nevada High School wrestling team traveled to Platte County for their 37th annual two-day invitational tournament. The tournament pulls in teams that produced 96 state qualifiers and 46 medalists at the state level last year. This year, 12 teams participated, with most being Class 2 schools. Other schools in attendance were Seneca, Class 1, Jefferson City Helias, Class 3 and Omaha Skutt Catholic, Neb., who boast 11 straight Class B Championships in Nebraska...
Wildcats overwhelm Tigers (01/07/09)
"It was a rough night, but Neosho's a good team," Nevada Tigers head coach Devin White said of the dual meet between Nevada and the Wildcats of Neosho Tuesday night. The Tiger grapplers struggled all around on the night and ultimately fell by a final combined score of 66-7. On the varsity side, Nevada was able to pick up two individual match wins, but was unable to recover from dropping their other eight matches...
Council to take another look at budget (12/30/08)
The Nevada City Council will hold a special meeting at 7 a.m., Wednesday, to discuss two issues. The first will be the second reading of an ordinance to approve the city's $17.9 million 2009 city budget and the second will be an emergency ordinance to start an eminent domain condemnation action against Wendell Lee to gain the necessary right-of-way to replace part of the city's interceptor line running to the city's sewage treatment plant...
Free Christmas open house at Mine Creek Battlefield today (12/20/08)
PLEASANTON, Kan. -- Santa's coming a little early to Mine Creek Battlefield State Historic Site. He's bringing free admission for all visitors Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 20 and 21, along with a wealth of Kansas gifts, including children's games, books, CDs, videos, and more. The visitor center and store will be open 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday, and 1 to 4 p.m., Sunday, and is located approximately three miles south of Pleasanton on K-52...
Lovinger to step down after 18 years on R-5 board (12/12/08)
Dr. Warren Lovinger announced he would not be running for re-election after 18 years on the Nevada R-5 Board of Education. Lovinger said he had enjoyed his time on the board and has a lot of fond memories of fellow board members but that it was time for him to step aside and allow someone else to fill his seat. Filing for his seat and the seat occupied by Chris Ellis will open Tuesday at the districts central office across the street from the high school and will run through Jan. 20...
Middle school wrestlers fare well at Seneca (12/11/08)
The Nevada Middle School wrestling team competed in the Seneca tournament on Dec. 6 with favorable results. The tournament was divided into two divisions with an A and B pool. Team scores were kept for the A pool only and Nevada took second place out of the nine schools that were in competition on the day...
Daniels takes second at Division 1 Open (12/09/08)
Former Nevada High School wrestler Spenser Daniels placed second in the Missouri University NCAA Division 1 Open on Nov. 23, wrestling in the Freshman/Sophomore 197-pound Division. Daniels lost in the finals to Niko Brown (pictured), a sophomore at Tennessee-Chattanooga University in a 6-4 decision. Daniels is currently 16-3 in the season wrestling for the Lindenwood University Lions of St. Charles, Mo. For schedules and results, go to www.lindenwood.edu/athletics/schedules...
Here We Go Again (12/03/08)
A subject that came under much discussion last week was the sudden resignation of the city manager and questioning who the city council was going to name as the interim city manager. There has been an element in Nevada that was against anything that Bill McGuire did. ...
Sheriff's Report Nov. 15 and 16 (11/19/08)
Nov. 15 There were reports of harassment in the Nevada area, a medical call in the Walker area, a mailbox vandalism in the Moundville area, dangerous digging in the Metz area, trespassing in the Metz area, suspicious activity in the Nevada area, an agency assist in the Deerfield area, cows missing in the El Dorado Springs area, a civil matter in the Nevada area, property damage in the Harwood area, and a careless and imprudent driver in the Nevada area...
Police are on the lookout for armed robbery suspect (10/31/08)
Little new information has surfaced in a robbery case first reported in the Nevada Daliy Mail on Thursday. According to a press release from the Nevada Police Department, Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 10:55 p.m., the department was contacted by an employee of the Subway Sandwich Shop, 2021 E. ...
Divine retribution? You bet! (10/30/08)
Dear Editor, "Quo Vadiz?" the ancient Romans asked when their empire ruled the world, then crumbled. If it seems like history repeating, where is America going? Why? The economic squeeze seems headed for a depression, with job losses, home mortgage foreclosures, industrial banks and insurance giants collapsing, and everybody insecure and worried, not to mention natural calamities such as hurricanes, floods, tornados, earthquakes and wildfires...
Suggested preparations for possible emergencies (09/12/08)
When preparing for a possible emergency, National Preparedness Month officials recommend basic survival items. These items include: Additional items to consider including in an emergency kit that may be less of a necessity include:...
What is that thing, anyway? (08/28/08)
Chances are you've seen them before -- mammoth propeller-like objects, for example, being hauled along highways by tractor-trailers. They're really parts of wind turbines, and chances are, you'll be seeing quite a few more of them if you're traveling the highways during the next few week...
Nevada brings home three state wrestling medals (02/19/08)
After three days of hard fought wins and losses Nevada wrestlers left the Mizzou Arena in Columbia, with three medals and a lot of respect from their coach, spectators and area residents awaiting their return. On Feb. 13, 10 Nevada Tigers left for the Missouri state wrestling championships, one of the largest rosters in the competition. ...
Herda, Daniels still have title hopes (02/17/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- After 28 total matches against 51 schools, Nevada's hopes of bringing home a state finals championship trophy lays in the hands of two Tiger wrestlers. Ryan Herda and Spencer Daniels are the final two Nevada High School wrestlers with an opportunity to bring home the championship...
Tigers wrestle their way to state (02/12/08)
For the second year in a row the Nevada High School wrestling team outscored teams from 12 other schools to win the Class 2 District 3 state wrestling tournament in Monett this past Friday and Saturday and qualified wrestlers in ten of the 14 weight classes for the Missouri State Wrestling Championships this February 14-16 at the University of Missouri-Columbia...
Tiger grapplers fall to Neosho (02/06/08)
With the snow canceling the Jan. 31 meet with Buffalo, Nevada traveled to Neosho to finish their dual schedule with conference opponent Neosho, Feb. 1. Neosho won the match 54-13 winning the Southwest conference. Nevada won the top three weights. Spenser Daniels, 189 pounds, completed his regular season matches undefeated by pinning Xavier Morrison. Ryan Herda, 215 pounds, won by major decision against Richard Love. Heavyweight Jarrod Alexander won the match by decision against George McKinney...
'Cheese' takes on new drug-related meaning (02/02/08)
Nowadays, if parents hear their children talking about wanting some cheese, they may need to do a little investigating in order to discover if the cheese their children want is healthy for them. According to information provided by Fort Scott Police officer Toby Nighswonger, school resource officer for USD 234, cheese is the name of a new drug sweeping the nation. Cheese, a starter form of heroine, is usually found folded inside a small paper bundle...
Rhett Greeley Forkner (01/31/08)
Ashley and Nathan Forkner, and sibling, Mason, of Richards, are proud to announce the birth of their son and baby brother, Rhett Greeley Forkner. Rhett was born at 2:12 a.m., on Jan. 28, 2008, at Bates County Memorial Hospital, Butler, Mo. He weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces, and measured 18 1/2 inches...
Nevada grapplers win at Seneca (01/30/08)
Tiger wrestlers place fourth in tourney (01/22/08)
Nevada Wrestlers participated in the 36 Annual Platte County Invitational Friday and Saturday, Jan 18 and19. Several ranked teams and individuals attended the 12 team tournament based on information from www.missouriwrestling.com. Nevada placed a respectable fourth with 199.5 points. ...
High school crowns 2008 Matwarming queen (01/18/08)
Wrestlers compete in Monett tournament (01/10/08)
Youth wrestling season continues (01/09/08)
Nevada wrestlers take down Bolivar (01/05/08)
Herald-Tribune The Nevada Tigers wrestling team beat Bolivar in their duel meet Thursday night by a score of 45-30. Although not wrestling on their home mats, Nevada's wrestlers won 8 of 14 matches in the duel, 6 coming by fall, 1 by forfeit and 1 by decision. The night's winners for Nevada included Dominic Habjan at 112 pounds, Mason Heard at 119, Austin Payne at 130, Josh Palmer at 145, Cole Bond at 160, Spenser Daniels at 189, Ryan Herda at 215 and Jerrod Alexander at 205...
Youth wrestlers bring home tournament honors (12/18/07)
Youth wrestlers begin season (12/11/07)
Nevada Tigers wrestling team kicks season off with a win (11/28/07)
Nevada's Austen Payne gave Butler's Grady Grainger all he could handle during the match-up of 130 lb. wrestlers Tuesday night at Wynn Gymnasium. Grainger, who placed fourth in the state championships in 2007 eked out a 12-10 win over Payne during the six minute match...
Wrestling parents meet today (10/10/07)
The NHS Wrestling Parents will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m., in the high school commons area, to discuss the upcoming fundraiser meal and t-shirt sales. All parents with a child planning to participate in high school wrestling should attend. For additional information call (417) 667-1241...
Nevada excels at team camp (08/08/07)
WATERLOO, Iowa -- The Nevada High School wrestling team traveled to Waterloo recently to compete in the University of Northern Iowa team camp. Nevada, under head coach Kevin Huck, managed an impressive 9-0-2 record, finishing second only to Tohma, Wisc., which was 10-0-1 -- its only blemish coming in a tie with Nevada...
Pit wrestlers place in K.C., Mac County (04/10/07)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Tiger Pit wrestling club had members in two different tournaments this weekend. There were four wrestlers at the Brute-Adidas National Tournament in Kansas City, where Spenser Daniels placed second in his class of 31 wrestlers...
Pit wrestlers get back on the mat (04/05/07)
Nevada Daily Mail The Nevada Pit club wrestling team is back in action as they competed in a tournament in Warrensburg Saturday. Spenser Daniels won both the freestyle and the greco tournaments in his weight class. Mason Heard took second in both competitions...