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 Kenneth H. Mort of Jamesport knew early in life he wanted a career in the military. He entered the Reserves in 1955, but enlisted in the regular U.S. Army for 3 years.  Following Basic Training, he was assigned to Battery 4, 4th Missile (Nike-Ajax) 56th Artillery in Bristol, Rhode Island.   The...
The word Chautauqua has been a part of my vocabulary since I can’t even remember. Being from the area I’ve just always heard it and knew somehow it was a part of local history. I have to admit the spelling has always confused me and until lately I would be just as likely to misspell it as to get it...
Lewis and Clark saw them at the mouth of the Kansas River near present day Kansas City. Audubon observed and shot them along the Ohio River in the early 1800’s. Of all the species that the 19th century ornithologist shot, studied and painted, the Carolina Parrakeet was the only one he worried about...
If you’ve noticed an increase in bicycle-related events lately, it may be because May is recognized as “Bike Month” – and some cities even observe a specific Bike Week. Of course, bicycling is good exercise and an environmentally friendly method of transportation, but it can also teach us some...
Cameron resident Vern Boswell joined the U.S. Air Force while still in High School. After graduation, Vern was assigned to Amarillo for Basic Training in June of 1966. Ordinarily he would have gone to Lackland AFB, but they were experiencing an encephalitis outbreak at the time. Arriving in...
Marlene ‘Watkins’ Bottorff, originally from Stewartsville area, lives in Cameron with her husband.  Her love of art was sparked at a young age.  Marlene and her sister would visit during vacations to her grandparents home. “They didn’t have modern conveniences”, she recalls, “We had big thick color...
Monday night’s Cameron School Board meeting was standing room only with dozens of parents requesting the district construct a new performing arts center. Representing the parents in attendance, Pam Ice read a letter to members of the school board with numerous concerns regarding the current...
Ronald Green was born in Cameron and graduated from Cameron High School. He currently resides in Stewartsville. He is still active in the Missouri National Guard. He holds the rank of Command Sergeant Major. He enlisted in the Marine Corps while still in high school in February 1979, but took a...
At approximately 7 a.m. on May 31, 2019, Troop H Communications received a call of shots fired from a red passenger car on northbound Interstate 35 at the 48-mile marker.  Troopers observed the vehicle northbound near the 57-mile marker on Interstate 35 traveling at a high rate of speed.  The...
Science City Educator Jordan Fox has kids drop racket balls at differing heights to demonstrate the rate of speed in which they will hit the ground.
As part of a collaboration with the Cameron Public Library, Union Station’s Science City dropped by Parkview Elementary School teaching children basic physics as part of a traveling exhibit. During a pair of performances Monday morning and afternoon, students learned about the basics of gravity,...

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