The two water towers of Skidmore, Mo., the new one in back, the old in front, are shown together for the last time on Friday, Oct. 17. On Saturday, Oct. 18, the city took down the old tower, which was built in 1932.
On Wednesday morning, Oct. 15, preschool through fourth-grade students fidgeted on the bleachers in the Mound City R-2 gym. When St. Joseph (Mo.) Fire Inspector Jason Ziph and his K-9 partner, Phoenix, walked in, the crowd gasped, and one Mound City student whispered “He’s so pretty!”
The Kansas City Royals, until the American League Championship Series (ALCS) this month, have been the underdogs of Major League Baseball (MLB). The team hasn’t reached the postseason since 1985, and even two seasons ago, the Royals won just 72 games.
Kelly Graves of the Mound City Water Department flushes a fire hydrant in front of Northwest Graphix on State Street in Mound City, Mo., on Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 8. The department is flushing city water mains and hydrants from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, during October.