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Moores celebrate 50th

1970 2020 Donald Moore and Diana Martens Moore were married at the United Methodist Church in Adrian, Nov. 27, 1970. They have two children, David (deceased) and Kathleen Moore Thomas of Jefferson City, and one granddaughter Alex Thomas of Cape Giardeau. Because of COVID-19, no celebration will be held. To help them celebrate their anniversary,

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Students honor veterans

A group of fifth-grade students placed small American flags Wednesday, Nov. 11 on the grassy slope in front of the Morgan County R-II Elementary School in Versailles. The flags were placed in observation of Veterans Day. (photo Morgan County R-II)

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A tree-mendous addition to the season

A large metal Christmas tree was installed Friday, Nov. 20 on the southwest corner of the courthouse lawn in downtown Versailles. The tree was constructed by Bill Claypole, right, of Oak Ridge Metal Designs, for the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce and features a snowflake topper with a “V” in the center. Claypole said the

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Firefighters respond to fire on Cleveland Street

Alex and Kayla Blodgett, left, watch firefighters responding to a residential structure fire at approximately 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 17 at a residence in Versailles. The home, at 413 W. Cleveland, is owned by the couple and rented to a tenant. The fire was determined to be electrical in nature and limited to the attic

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Snowflakes on display

Chris Moore, held aloft by David Aeschbacher operating front-end loader, installs one of many large decorative snowflakes Wednesday, Nov. 18 on utility poles on North Monroe Street in Versailles. City workers install the lighted ornaments each year around the downtown square and on roads leading to the square. (photo by Bryan E. Jones)

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Firefighters respond to attic fire

Firefighters responded Tuesday, Nov. 17 to an attic fire at 413 W. Cleveland in Versailles. The fire was determined to be electrical in nature and limited to the attic area. A neighbor, Tim Schisler, saw smoke and smelled burning wood and made the emergency call. Firefighters from Versailles Rural Fire Protection District, City of Versailles

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