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Tinnen Publishing purchases the Rural Reporter

Tinnen Publishing, publisher of The Clinton County Leader, has purchased the Rural Reporter, an award-winning weekly publication covering Lathrop and Gower for the better part of two decades. The final issue of the Rural Reporter rolled off the presses this week. Current subscriptions to the publication will be honored by The Leader. For more information on Tinnen Publishing and The Clinton County Leader, visit us online at, call us at 816-740-4444 for more information or email us at

Front Page News

City looking to increase sewer rates
By Pauli Clariday
Eight months into the 2014 Fiscal Year Budget, the city is faced with what is already a $102,000 deficit in the sewer fund revenues and expenditures.

Budgeted at $385,050 in expenses and $216,900 in income, the sewer fund for the City of Lathrop is a matter Mayor Gene Schoonover addressed at the Lathrop City Council meeting Tuesday, March 18, 2014.

“Our sewer income is not keeping up with expenses,” Mayor Schoonover said. “Due to the (Missouri DNR) AOC (Area of Concern requirements) and engineer fees, we need more revenues.

Doug Miller hired as HS Principal; Wrestling & Cross Country sports considered
Board Summary
Paul Mensching, Superintendent
The East Buchanan C-1 Board of Education held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 17, 2014. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. Cindy Crouse, Board President at 7:30 p.m. in the High School Library. Seven members were present along with a few guests.
Following the approval of the agenda, communication to the Board was read by Mrs. Crouse. A thank you card was received and read from Jim and Amy Adams on behalf of the family of Tom Adams.

The first report was from Mrs. Jade Lewis on behalf of the Community Teachers’ Association. Mrs. Lewis summarized the last CTA meeting which was a retirement seminar sponsored by Dennis Cooper of the Cooper Group, a financial advisor service.

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