• Kahoka Police Dept. To Purchase Tasers0

    By Mike Scott Police officers in Kahoka will soon be carrying Tasers. At the Monday, April 13 meeting of the Kahoka Board of Aldermen, Police Chief Bill Conger request approval of the purchase, along with a Taser usage policy, as recommended by the city’s insurance company. The city will purchase two tasers at a cost

  • IV Drug Use Increasing In Kahoka

    IV Drug Use Increasing In Kahoka0

    By Mike Scott “Intravenous drug use is as high as I’ve remember it ever being,” said Kahoka Police Chief Bill Conger. “It gives users a faster high, but it doesn’t last as long, so they have to shoot up again.” In Kahoka, police officers execute search warrants for drug offenses about once a month, according

  • Kahoka Police Investigating Death0

    On April 10, 2015, at 10:13pm, Kahoka Police officers, Clark County Ambulance and Clark County Coroner responded to an unresponsive female at 349 W. Chestnut in Kahoka. When officers and ambulance personnel arrived, they found a female, identified as Elizabeth Jones, deceased in the residence from an unknown cause. A full autopsy is being conducted,

  • No Breathalyzers At CCR-1 Prom

    No Breathalyzers At CCR-1 Prom0

    By Mike Scott Students attending Prom at Clark County High School will not have to pass a breathalyzer, at least this year. At the Wednesday, April 10 school board meeting, High School Principal Jason Harper presented the controversial idea, which had the support of the high school’s Student Council. After considerable discussion, board members voted

  • Luray School To Close, County Use Tax Fails0

    Only 16.72 percent of voters cast their ballots on Tuesday, with a total of 777 ballots cast. Luray School voters overwhelmingly approved closing the school at the end of this school year, and merging with Clark County R-1. The final vote was 85-27. The countywide use tax was defeated by a narrow margin, 388-367. Bill

  • Firefighters Respond To Rural Luray Fire-Video and Photo Gallery

    Firefighters Respond To Rural Luray Fire-Video and Photo Gallery0

    Shortly before 11am on Wednesday, April 1, the Clark County Rural Fire Department responded to a machine shed fire northwest of Luray. Billows of black smoke could be seen clearly from Kahoka as firefighters headed west. Efforts to fight the fire were hampered by gusty winds, dry conditions, and the availability of water. Fire crews