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Deane Edward Brooke was born in Leon, Iowa, but moved to Harrison County (MO) as a child. He joined the U.S. Army in March of 1942, with Basic Training at Camp Cooke, California. He was assigned to the 5th Armored Division which was founded as an answer to Germany’s Blitzkrieg style of warfare....
Dean Jamis was raised on a farm north of Abilene, Kansas. After high school he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He took Basic Training in San Diego, where he won a Sharpshooter Medal. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 1st Marine Division, as an Armored Amphibious Tractor Crewman (...
Cameron and surrounding areas is prime habitat for an often overlooked commodity, the black walnut. These walnuts grow naturally in Missouri, which is the largest walnut wood producer in the world. The deep, well-drained soil of north Missouri is ideal for walnut trees. Walnut wood is a $ 530...
There are still a number of people in Cameron who remember Walter “Walt” Kanan. He was one of Cameron’s “characters” and an unofficial historian. He knew a lot about the people and events of Cameron. He was a good man.  I knew who Walt was, but did not get to know him until we became neighbors. We...
Cameron High School Class of 2020 seniors celebrate with smoke and confetti while posing for a photo following last Friday’s senior parade
With the scheduled sunset graduation and senior prom still in question, Cameron High School seniors received a special send-off last Friday. As part of a parade for the CHS Class of 2020, hundreds of onlookers gathered along Cameron streets as seniors streamed by in a motorcade comprised vehicles...
Vernon Humberd sends a message to his loved ones.
Hundreds came out to visit the Cameron Missouri Veterans Home with many seeing their close relatives for the first time, face-to-face, in months. With the veterans home cancelling visits due to the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 50 vehicles participated in the first of what Cameron Veterans Home...
Missouri state rep. candidate David Woody has a two-front fight on his hands after Clinton County Commissioners called for an investigation into Woody’s ability as county clerk.  The Office of the Missouri Attorney General will make a determination whether to take action on an affidavit to remove...
Ernest Lyle Klindt of Bethany (MO) joined the United States Navy during World War ll. He took basic training at Great Lakes Training Center, near Chicago. He left basic as a Fireman 2nd Class.  His basic class went by train to Oakland, (CA) and boarded the USS General R.L. Howze Troop Transport....
Olivia Buller, 9, member of Cameron Keystones Willing Works 4-H Club, says she got involved because "I enjoy doing something to help others that are helping keep us safe."
CAMERON, Mo - Volunteers across northwestern Missouri have mobilized into a virtual sewing factory, turning out homemade masks to help protect local health care providers and emergency responders against COVID-19. Their goal is 15,000 masks, and volunteers have already completed — or are actively...
The Cameron High School Class of 2020 received a warm sendoff with a parade Friday. More than 100 seniors traveled through Cameron as part of a parade for graduation and, while there is a scheduled prom and graduation ceremony in July, should a second-wave of COVID-19 cancel the ceremonies, some...

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