Massive contribution will help feed students
(Left to right) Gower Masonic Secretary Andy Phipps presents East Buchanan’s Mrs. Jenni Busby with the donation check last week totaling $19,000 for Bulldog Buddies, joined by Worshipful Master Lonnie Spence and Junior Deacon Zack Craft.
10 Years Ago - As published in the March 24 & 31, 2011 Leader
Rounding up the ‘Sheriff’s Posse’ - the story of a WWII air crew
The crew of the ‘Sheriff’s Posse’ took a break to get their picture taken during their WWII tour of duty in England . Front Row - (L to R) Robert E. Sheriff, pilot - Ohio; John D Kerr, co-pilot, Ohio; Joe Oliver, navigator, Texas; Everett Wagner, bombardier, California; Back Row - Alex Gargac, waist gunner, Ohio; Wayne Dennison, ball gunner, Maine George Jankos, radio/gunner, New Jersey; R.W. Brousseau; O.W. “Red” Farwell, tail gunner, Missouri.
A year after the COVID-19 pandemic first took root in Missouri, signs of a major slowdown continue to be strong.
On Monday, March 23, Clinton County Health Department Administrator Blair Shock reported that there was just one active case of COVID-19 in the county. As a result, the county’s total case count since the beginning of the pandemic has stalled, sitting at 1,598 confirmed cases and 472 probable cases.
By Clint Dye | Leader Reporter
I originally wrote this last year, after East Buchanan football coach Kevin Bryan decided to hang up the whistle and walk away from the sidelines. It was time for Coach Bryan and his wife Traci to enjoy his retirement. My intention was to read this at what I presumed would be a retirement party held in honor of the long-time East Buchanan head coach. But, as we all know, the COVID pandemic put a halt on many things planned for 2020.
With the news that Coach Bryan’s courageous battle with colon cancer has come to a heartbreaking end, I now share this with the heaviest of hearts.
East Buchanan head coach Kevin Bryan stands before his team ahead of a district football game in 2017.
For decades, Kevin Bryan taught students about life, taught football players about facing adversity, and – with his brave battle against cancer and subsequent return to the sidelines – taught all of us about courage.
Kevin Bryan passed away on Tuesday, March 16, after a four-year fight against colorectal cancer.
50 Years Ago
As published in the March 19, 1971 Leader
Do you remember when a movie was filmed here?
"Jesse James Under the Black Flag" was the name of a Mesco Pictures Company production presented at Newman's Twelfth Street Theatre in Kansas City on March 20, 1921.
Some of the scenes were shot on Main Street in Plattsburg and Leslie (Duck) Hartzell and other Clinton countians were in these scenes
The Gower City Council met on Monday, March 8, and approved two major purchases. One was a generator for the city’s wastewater treatment plant, and the other was a new patrol car for the police department.
The generator approved by the council will cost $43,780. According to City Manager Carroll Fisher, the company, Power Systems, will deliver the generator, but the city will need to make arrangements to have it offloaded and placed. Fisher said the city’s equipment will not handle the generator (which can weigh up to six tons) and he will be checking with some area individuals to see if they can assist with this issue. The council approved this purchase by a 4-0 vote.
There will be a drive-by Food Drive at the First Christian Church in Lathrop from 10 a.m. to noon and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Donations will go to Backpack Buddies!
10 Years Ago - As published in the March 10, 2011 Leader
Manhunt in downtown Plattsburg
(Left) Gower Police Chief Joe Wellington and (right) Lathrop Police Sergeant Jerry Ramos search a creek bottom east of downtown Plattsburg on Wednesday morning.
A major truck stop has been proposed on the south side of Cameron in Clinton County, and its impact could spill over to its nearest neighbor – the Cameron Regional Medical Center.
It's been 30 years since the Plattsburg Lady Tigers basketball team won a district championship and advanced to the state playoffs, but that 1991 team left their mark all of the way down to Springfield.
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