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Salem Lutheran Church Pastor David Kettner, right, presents Susan Hinkle of Missouri Patriot Paws with a check for $4,242 raised from the congregation. Hinkle was joined by dog trainer and Patriot Paw client Steve White with his service dog Carolina.

Lutheran Church raises triple tithe for Missouri Patriot Paws

Salem Lutheran Church presented the executive director of Missouri Patriot Paws Susan Hinkle with a check for $4,242 Sunday, an exceptional amount which represents three times what a usual donation or tithe would have been for the congregation’s size.

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The 2015 4-H/FFA Expo

The 2015 4-H/FFA Expo was held July 15-18 at the Dent County Commons. The event featured plenty of food, family fun and livestock auctions. The most important thing on disp…

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  • The 2015 4-H/FFA Expo

    The 2015 4-H/FFA Expo

    The 2015 4-H/FFA Expo was held July 15-18 at the Dent County Commons. The event featured plenty of food, family fun and livestock auctions. The most important thing on display, however, was the next generation of Missouri farmers. 

  • VIDEO: Dent County Commission votes to rescind lowering of flag

    VIDEO: Dent County Commission votes to rescind lowering of flag

    Video by Tyler McConnell Staff Writer The Dent County Commission met in a special session at the Dent County Judicial Building Courtroom at 4 p.m. today (July 15) where they voted unanimously to rescind their Monday morning (July 13) order to lower the flags at the Dent County Courthouse and Judicial Building in response to the Supreme Court’s decision on same-sex marriage. The commissioners apologized to veterans for their flag etiquette, but made no comment on Monday morning's unanimously voted on written statement that referred to same-sex marriage as an "abomination." "We do not have the power or the authority," said Second District Commissioner Gary Larson, in reference to lowering the flag. "My apologies to everyone.” Read the full story here.

  • Seville Care Center sings

    Seville Care Center sings "Happy Birthday" to Nina Plank on her 100th birthday

    Video by Tyler McConnell.Nina Plank celebrated her 100th birthday June 3, 2015 at Seville Care Center in Salem, Missouri, surrounded by family and friends. Mayor JJ Tune made an appearance at the festivities to proclaim June 3, 2015 “Nina Dale Chambers Day” and presented Plank the official paperwork, signed by Mayor JJ Tune and City Clerk Mary D. Happel, and sealed with the official seal of the City of Salem. The proclamation even mentioned that, “Nina enjoys a good ole ice cold Dr. Pepper to this day.” Plank’s marriage to Levi Jasper Plank lasted 65 years. Dale Plank is their son, and the family lived in Dent County most of their lives. Plank was also recognized by Governor Jay Nixon, who sent her a personal letter in celebration of her 100 years.

  • Elvis Presley performs at Salem Residential Care

    Elvis Presley performs at Salem Residential Care

    Video by Tyler McConnellElvis Presley lit Salem Residential Care in Salem, Missouri on fire during his May 27, 2015 afternoon performance where he tore through his timeworn catalog of classic hits. When asked what his real name was (performer Michael Florence), a die-hard fan of decades called out from the back row, “His real name is Elvis Presley!”To book Mike – sorry, we mean Elvis – for a party, wedding, anniversary or to perform at a bar or club, etc., call (806) 598-2310.

  • Schools Out feat. Band of Teachers

    Schools Out feat. Band of Teachers

    A link to the video of the Salem High School teachers and principal performing "Schools Out" at the Scholarships that Rock school assembly, May 8. The video features Rob Wofford - vocals/English, Eric Myers - guitar/English, David Schatz - bass/Band, Gary O'day - drums/Math and Principal John Smith. Eric Myers created the video using cell phone footage shot from a plethora of students in the audience.

  • The 2015 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood

    The 2015 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood

    The 2015 Rally in the 100 Acre Wood was held in Dent County on Saturday, Feb. 28. Thousands of fans attended and could be seen in downtown Salem that morning. Unfortunately, heavy snowfall forced an early cancellation of the event.

  • Submitted video from the Dent County Sheriff's Office

    Submitted video from the Dent County Sheriff's Office

    The video contains a small segment from a body camera; the Dent County Sheriff’s Office has plans to begin outfitting deputies with body cameras over the next year.

  • Renovations at Salem Middle and High Schools

    Renovations at Salem Middle and High Schools

    Video with commentary on the renovations at Salem High School and Salem Middle School.

  • 2014 4-H & FFA Expo

    2014 4-H & FFA Expo

    Photo coverage of the 2014 4-H/FFA Expo, held at Oakwood Mule Farm July 16-19, 2014.

  • Salem Senior High Chamber Choir

    Salem Senior High Chamber Choir

    2013-2014 Salem Senior High Chamber Choir (Salem, MO) Performance at Nationals in Nashville, TN under the direction of Elaine Russell.

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