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If you think water availability is a new issue for Cameron, have I got a story for you.  I’ll start with where settlements started near Cameron.  Maybe you’ve heard about Somerville and how McCorkle and Samuels got the town started.  They certainly were visionaries, but the first settlements in the...
A few years ago, Jim Ocker showed me an old sign that was found on his family farm just south of Cameron.  It said “Sulpho Saline Route”. It had an arrow pointing north to Cameron and south to Excelsior Springs.   It was a very old sign and the paint was really faded.  I’ve researched many old...
Veterans Voice: Gary Adamek Mike Hanrahan   Retired Master Sergeant Gary Adamek of Cameron entered the Army National Guard in March of 1988. While he has always been stationed in St. Joseph, he has been on a number of deployments, including a year in Afghanistan. He and his unit were embedded with...
Local residents from the surrounding community held a public art meeting on Wednesday, February 13 at Keller Williams real estate office in Plattsburg. The meeting revolved around a community effort to better the town through art. Laurel DeFreece explained that the Plattsburg Artist Coalition had...
Code Officials, Building and Fire Inspector’s, stand behind the security, safety, and stability of every building you see. It is those officials that help our communities’ weather unforeseen disasters such as fire, severe weather, and earthquakes. It is the goal of code officials to ensure that our...
A new City Manager was named during the February 19 City Council session. So, who is Stephen Rasmussen? According to his bio, Rasmussen is a native of Cheyenne, Wyoming where he was born and raised. After graduating high school Rasmussen went to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado. Upon...
Charles Albert Comstock grew up on the family farm near Deerfield. He graduated from high school in Fort Scott, Kansas. After graduation he worked at a gas station in Fort Scott along with working on the family farm.   He was inducted into the U.S. Army at Jefferson Barracks in St. Louis, then went...
City Awarded Grant to Address Longstanding Problem Tara Wallace   The City of Cameron was awarded a $299,120 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG). The grant is to address a section of South Orange Street known to have problems with flooding. The project is not covered in the Storm Water Sales...
Local mother, Susan Welchel, is suing the Cameron R-1 School District for not only failing to protect her son, Lane Welchel, from bullying but for punishing him.  Lane was hospitalized for depression due to bullying last January and Susan went to the school asking for help. She was told, that in...
    Harold Allison was born near Weatherby but grew up in St. Joseph. He is now retired and lives in the Weatherby area. He just finished serving eight years as a DeKalb County Commissioner. Harold took Basic Training at Great Lakes Naval Station. Noting that December-January is not a great time to...

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