The sixth and final mission of 2018 for the Great River Honor Flight program will include Tri-State veteran who served in Vietnam, Korea, and between those conflicts. This latest group will consists of 32 local veterans. This group of veterans comes from Adams, Hancock, Brown, McDonough, and Schuyler counties in Illinois as well as Marion, Knox, Monroe, Clark, and Shelby counties in Missouri and Lee County in Iowa. They will head to Washington DC along with 24 guardians, many of which are relatives of the veterans.
CLARKSVILLE, MO - Thirteen-year-old Grace Palmer uses a kayak to get from her water-surrounded home to Highway 79 during the 40th annual Clarksville Applefest on Saturday, Oct. 13. Despite flooding, Applefest went on as scheduled. The water level at the Palmer home Saturday measured between two and three feet. Grace is a daughter of Austin and Lindsey Palmer. The family has lived in the house for less than two years. Other Clarksville residents also have been cut off by high water, and flooding is expected to continue for several days.
PIKE COUNTY, MO - Pike County voters are getting a chance to ask local candidates about the issues. A free public forum is at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 16 at the courthouse in Bowling Green. Four unopposed office seekers will be given a chance to address the audience. A question-and-answer session with candidates who have opponents will then be held.
Questions will come from the media and audience. The moderator will be award-winning print and broadcast journalist, author, and public relations professional Brent Engel. There are races for presiding commissioner, circuit and associate circuit judge, county clerk, and county recorder. The election is November 6th and the last day to register to vote was October 10th.
CLARKSVILLE, MO - Overnight, rising waters from the Mississippi River went over Missouri Route 79 in the southern part of Clarksville. Missouri Department of Transportation crews closed Highway 79 at the golf course, south of Route W.
There are several roads flooded in northern Missouri, with more expected as the river continues to rise. The most updated information can be found on MoDOT's Traveler Map at www.modot.org.
Never drive through a flooded road. Water currents, debris or damage to the roadway can create hazardous driving conditions. Always wear a seat belt and put your phone down while driving.