Large crowd turns out for Shenandoah concert at 2022 Bushwhacker Days
(Local News ~ 06/14/22)
Saturday night brought the Shenandoah concert for Bushwhacker Days to Nevada, Mo. The band completely electrified the city — individuals were even getting up and line dancing to their music. I had the honor and pleasure of getting to interview Marty Raybon — the band’s lead vocalist and guitar player. It was an extraordinary experience...
Roland Harley Allen
(Obituary ~ 06/14/22)
Roland Harley Allen, age 74, of Schell City, Mo., passed away on Monday, June 6, 2022, at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo., following a sudden illness. Harley was born Jan. 30, 1948, in Appleton City, Mo., to Roland Claud and Catherine Marie (Valentine) Allen. He had worked in Maintenance Construction and enjoyed playing his guitar, playing croquet, fishing, and hunting coons, squirrels, and rabbits. He had attended the Schell City Baptist Church...
Cottey Comets host basketball camp for local youth in Nevada
(Community Sports ~ 06/14/22)
Last week, the Cottey Comets basketball team hosted a summer basketball camp for future basketball players in the Nevada area. Dr. Maryann Mitts, who is the Comets Head Coach along with being the Athletic Director for Cottey College, was running the show and teaching some young stars on what to do...