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Mikayla McCurdy (right) receives her certificate for the Dorothy Disney Miller Scholarship from Chariton Area Chamber/Main Street Executive Director Alicia McGee at the Chariton Area Chamber/Main Street office Friday, June 25.

Ethan Poling (right) receives his certificate for the Dorothy Disney Miller Scholarship from Chariton Area Chamber/Main Street Executive Director Alicia McGee at the Chariton Area Chamber/Main Street office Friday, June 25.

Mary Alice Logsdon was recognized with the Lifetime Achievement Award for her 50 years of service at Johnson Machine Works. Johnson’s is quoted as saying: “Johnson Machine Works is proud to have Mary Alice Logsdon as an employee. She has completed 50 years and she is still going!

The Chariton Water Board took action on employee raises for employees of the Chariton Waterworks at the monthly water board meeting Monday, June 14.

Lucas County Health Center Chief Financial Officer Jay Christensen had good news to report for the financial report for April that he gave at the LCHC Hospital Board of Trustees’ monthly meeting Tuesday, May 25.

Joyce Dyer, R.N. is the Infection Control Nurse at the Lucas County Health Center. She has done an exceptional job organizing and directing the response to the COVID-19 pandemic over this last year.

The Chariton Area Chamber/Main Street Committee presented Bill Howes, the Associate Editor of the Chariton Newspapers, with the Community Commitment Award for writing and reporting on all things Chariton and Lucas County for the past 21 years. The award was presented at Chariton Area Chamber…

The Chariton Area Chamber/Main Street held their annual celebration of noteworthy individuals and businesses on the courthouse lawn at the gazebo last Friday. A bit of rain earlier in the day cooled the extreme heat off enough for those attending to be able to enjoy the evening while sitting…

The Chariton Library’s Summer Reading Program, themed “Reading Colors Your World”, has begun. All ages, birth through adult, may participate. All you have to do is stop by the Library and pick-up the reading log or bookmark for your age group (or reading level).

LCHC Volunteer Services will be hosting the Lionne Fine Jewelry Sale on June 24th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This sale offers shoppers a once a year opportunity to find beautiful jewelry not easily found in our area. Genuine silver and gold, gems and natural stones. Jewelry styles for women and m…

A Memorial Day ceremony honoring our beloved and courageous fallen veterans was held at the Lucas County Veterans Memorial Park in Chariton early Monday morning, May 31. A small crowd was on hand for the ceremony, which lasted roughly a half hour. The Chariton and Russell American Legions an…