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.
Thomas Shifflett, top, lifts a Mound City R-2 kindergartner onto the Mound City Rural Fire Department fire truck while John Brooks, left, and Fire Chief J.R. Rother, right, help students climb the ladder on Wednesday, Oct. 8, in Mound City, Mo.
The Missouri River, which flows through Holt County, has long been a source of efficient transportation, but varying water levels have negatively affected barge traffic; droughts in 2000 left the river too low for barges, and flooding in 2011 left water too high. In 2014, however, the water, as Goldilocks would say, is just right, especially for traffic passing through Holt County from Kansas City, Mo.
The Mound City R-2 girls’ cross-country team has started the 2014 season at a brisk pace, scooping up first and second places at each meet. With districts and, potentially, state on the horizon, the team is banking on continued victories.
Craig sophomore Jocelyn Clayton, left, and Mound City sophomore Carley Baker, right, run side by side during the Rock Port Cross-Country Invitational on Tuesday, Sept. 30, in Rock Port, Mo. The two finished in 24th and 25th place, respectively.