Saturday, December 31, 2011

By the time spring 2011 rolled around, there was little that could be done to stop what would be the massive flood of 2011 that cost land, money, communities and an officer's life.

Friday, December 30, 2011

ATCHISON, Kan. — Of all the events that rocked Atchison, Kan., in 2011, none were as percussive as the explosion at the Bartlett Grain facility on Oct. 29 that took the lives of six.

The Catholic community in Northwest Missouri was rocked this year when a local priest was charged with possession of child pornography, and again when his bishop became the highest-ranking Catholic official ever to face charges for failing to report the alleged abuse.

It’s been an interesting year for the East Hills Shopping Center. There has been a lot of activity since January, with several store openings and a successful holiday shopping season.

Three LifeNet flight members and a patient died Aug. 26 when their emergency medical services helicopter lost power and crashed near a refueling facility at Mosby, Mo. The LifeNet personnel included Randy Bever, 47, a flight nurse from Savannah, Mo.; Chris Frakes, 36, a flight paramedic from Savannah, Mo.; and James Freudenberg, 34, the pilot, from Rapid City, S.D. The patient was identified as 58-year-old Terry Tacoronte.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

ATCHISON, Kan. — It was a tragic event that united a Northeast Kansas town, but the death of police Sgt. David Enzbrenner marked a day that law enforcement officials, area communities and family members will never forget.

Scott Bostwick had the job he spent 17 years awaiting, and a smile beamed across his face for most of his first months as Northwest Missouri State University's head football coach.

Earlier this year, 18 homeless people called Tent City home. Home was a community of tents and lean-to tarps set up by the river, warmed by scattered fire pits and furnished with discarded recliners and grocery-store shopping carts.

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