Drexel Firefighters complete a combined total of 72 hours of training


Six members of the Drexel Volunteer Fire Department attended the 2014 Winter Fire School at the University of Columbia February 7 - 9. With a combined total of 72 hours of training earned, a wide-variety of classes were taken.

Firefighters who attended the training are pictured. Left to right: Firefighter Chris Bodenhamer, Firefighter Klayton Parscale, Captain/ EMT Sheryl Greene, Captain Cody Crumby, Chief Bob Strange and Fire Chaplain Joseph Foltz.

DHS 2014 Winter Formal


The 2014 Winter Formal, hosted by the National Honor Society and Student Council, was held Saturday, February 8. The theme of the dance was “High Society.”

The 2014 Winter Formal King and Queen are Coleman Griff and Sydney Seba.

Pictured: The Winter Formal candidates and the 2014 King and Queen are pictured. Front row, left to right: Kyla Harris and Sydney Seba (Queen). Back row, left to right: London Collins, Coleman Griff (King) and Lincoln Williams. Not pictured: Jane Reimann.

Mills and Austin awarded Kirsch Scholarships


Denise Mills and Krishawn Austin were each recently awarded a $2,500 scholarship from Cass Regional Medical Center Foundation as part of the Dr. Harold E. Kirsch Memorial Scholarship program.

Mills has been employed by Cass Regional since 2007 and works as an LPN at Harrisonville Medical Clinic. Austin has has been employed by Cass Regional since 2013 and works as a surgical technician in the Surgery Department. She is working towards an Associate of Science degree in nursing through National American University.

2014 Drexel High School Courtwarming Candidates


“Life is game...win BIG!”

DHS Courtwarming is this Friday, February 7. The Bobcats will take on the Miami Eagles beginning with the varsity girls game at 6:00pm. The boys game will follow. Also on Friday, the 2014 King and Queen will be announced. This year’s Drexel High School Courtwarming candidates are pictured. Front row, left to right: sophomore Chandler Eastwood, freshman Ty Woltkamp and freshman Alyssa Sosa. Back row, left to right: Senior Ian Vore, senior Adison Barnhart, junior Justin Frazee and junior Jenna Bartholomew. Not pictured: sophomore Mackenzie Irvin.

Snow storm hits Drexel


The Drexel area woke up Tuesday, February 4th to light snow flurries. As the day went on, those flurries turned into heavy snow that blanketed the town. This came on top of the ice that was still on the roads from the weekend ice storm.

At press time, Drexel R-IV Schools cancelled classes two days so far this week to insure the safety of the students and staff. Welborn’s Thriftway and Drexel Pharmacy saw a rush of customers stocking up on the necessities to get through the storm. Other businesses in town closed early to allow workers to get home safely.

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