De Smet will celebrate undefeated state championship football team at annual banquet

The De Smet football banquet this week gives the Spartans a chance to celebrate again. The Spartans are the Class 6 state champions. De Smet (14-0) capped an undefeated season with a 35-20 victory over the previously undefeated Joplin Eagles at Faurot Field in Columbia. The De Smet football won the Class 6 state championship with a victory over Joplin at Faurot Field on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia. (Photo by Kathy Lorimier) The football team will hold its annual banquet Sunday (Dec. 15) to cap a season that everyone involved will long remember. “We got our banquet ...

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Flu ramps up as 2019 winds down

The Centers for Disease Control [CDC] has warned that cases of influenza are on the upswing in many states, pointing to an earlier and potentially harsher flu season than the nation experienced in 2018-2019.

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Emerson’s Excellence in Teaching recipients announced

More than 100 local educators were honored during Emerson’s 30th annual Excellence in Teaching Awards ceremony on Nov.17 at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Clayton. The event recognizes classroom instructors, selected by their schools’ administrators, for their accomplishments and dedication to their students and the teaching profession.

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Westminster Christian Academy girls open basketball season with tourney title

The Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats began the girls basketball season with a championship. The Wildcats, under new coach Kat Martin, won the recent 32nd annual Troy Invitational with a 48-42 victory over the Holt Indians. The Westminster Christian Academy girls basketball team won the 32nd annual Troy Invitational. “Playing in the tournament was a great way to open the season,” Martin said. “It was really nice to have three games in our first week and get out and play. We felt like it was a very strong field. To have the No. 3 and No. 4 seeds playing in the ...

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