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By the beginning of the 20th century, St. Joseph was known as a community that loved its confectionery delights. There were candy manufacturers and a number of popular confectionery stores. This week’s postcard features a souvenir postcard from the Douglas Candy Co. promoting its chocolate creams filled with assorted fruit flavors.

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Around 150 people turned out bundled up against the cold to Columbia Park in Park Hills on Saturday morning to take part in the Parkland Pregnancy Resource Center's 2018 Walk For Life fundraiser.

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For most adults, traumatic situations can be overcome by talking to a therapist or a counselor who may be able to offer some perspective, but for children, it’s an entirely different story.

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It might have been a little cold and damp for Caledonia’s 17th Annual Pumpkin Fest, but the taste of typical fall weather didn’t appear to keep anyone away from the festivities in the Washington County town of less than 150 population that sees an influx of thousands of guests each year.

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An area man is facing felony charges after he reportedly was involved in a statutory sodomy case involving a St. Francois County youth.

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For the last 10 years, Rural Heritage Day in Ste. Genevieve has given attendees a glimpse into the technology, methodology and culture of the area’s forebears.

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HOPKINS, Mo. — Members of the Hopkins Board of Aldermen voted 3-0 to approve a 15 percent water and sewer rate increase at Monday’s regular meeting held at City Hall.

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Albany, Mo. Robert (Bob) Steinman was born May 16, 1928, in Gentry County, Missouri, the son of Jimmy Paul and Ora Irene (Culp) Steinman and passed away Oct. 12, 2018, at Northwest Medical Center in Albany, at the age of 90.

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Pattonsburg, Mo. Martha Lea Huff, 93, Pattonsburg, passed away Friday, Oct. 12, 2018, at a Cameron Missouri hospital.

Unless we’ve misunderstood, those St. Joseph landlords who struggle to keep up their properties and comply with city codes often have complained that tenants contribute to the problem.

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Customer demand is causing a St. Joseph business to expand yet again.

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Swift changes in recent weather patterns are arriving too late to quench Northwest Missouri’s dry crops. But the welcome precipitation has done much to allay fears the conditions will persist.

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CLAY COUNTY — Nearly 30 Clay County residents attended a town hall meeting with Clay County Presiding Commissioner Jerry Nolte Thursday, Oct. 11, at Bridge View Hall, 1041 Burlington St. in North Kansas City, to express dismay, confusion and resentment about the County Commission’s potential sale of certificates of participation for countywide facility and amenity updates.

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FAUCETT, Mo. — Authorities were called to the scene of a fire at 706 S.E. Moore Road around 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

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CONCEPTION JUNCTION, Mo.—The Platte Valley Eagles came into Saturday afternoon’s contest with the Stanberry Bulldogs winning four of their last five. The Eagles gave the number one seed a fight, but in the end lost to the Bulldogs 4-3.

The year is far from over, but progress at St. Joseph’s Missouri River port almost certainly ranks among the biggest economic development stories of 2018 — and the best is yet to come.

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