Hume Alumni, family, and friends lets help raise funds for Playground equipment.

It has been brought to the attention of 92.1 that the Hume School is in need of our help. If you as an individual or a local business would want to be a part of something big and exciting? The Hume School district is reaching out to you. The Hume community is asking for financial support from the community as they raise $24,000.00 to replace the playground equipment at the Hume school. The school staff, PTO, families, and the school district are working hard to make this goal happen. They, unfortunately cannot do this on their own. This is where they need the help of the community.

The current set-up on the Hume school playground is one slide, a balance beam, swings, monkey bars, and a climbing structure. It only accommodates a percentage of its students and provides no shade. The school is unable to provide adequate play for its students with the current playground. A new playground will provide fun and play for the Hume Hornets, but they also know it is a community playground that will be played on in the evenings, on weekends, and all summer long!

The Hume School PTO has been fundraising for a few years now but with playground equipment being such a big expense, it would take years to do this on their own. It has proven to be extremely challenging and is taking far too long. We are ready to see this happen in 2023! They were recently blessed with a $5,000 grant that has helped boost them forward and to date, they have raised approximately $10,000 toward the goal. The Hume School, students, and parents truly believe that they can make this playground update a reality for the current and future students by expanding the efforts to our community and others who have a strong connection to their town and school.

Every dollar helps! No donation is too small. Hume will appreciate your generosity with this goal more than you know. Cash donations may be dropped off at any of the  Citizen’s Bank Branches, particularly in Hume, Rich Hill, and/or the Butler Branch or you can donate through the GOFUNDME account found on the Hume PTO Page.

The goal is $24,000 dollars as of January 25th the Hume School is still in need of $10,000  more dollars to purchase the much-needed playground equipment. All donations will be appreciated.


Appleton City News

January 25 2023

Business networking and connecting goes beyond just one community. Community Connection Network hosts networking events that travel among area communities. If you’re in business or civic leadership or you have a heart for your community, come meet your neighbors. The event will be 6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 26 at Short Street Tavern in Montrose and is free to attend. It will involve group introductions and a brief presentation.  There will be networking (aka visiting) starting at 6:30 p.m. Presentations are at 7:00 p.m. but it’s more than just visiting.  There will be: introductions all around. Everyone gets a chance for a quick intro to the whole group. Feel free to bring business cards or literature to share  Social Media Q&A with a quick topic, “Why be on LinkedIn and Other Social Platforms”. Bring any burning questions There will also be a Non-profit highlight,  a chance to get to know the services of a non-profit in our host town. Don’t let your friends miss out.  Invite, comment, or tag a friend. Members from ALL area communities are welcome. Food and drink will be available to purchase. The next meeting will be February 23 in another area town to be announced. Questions or comments can be sent by direct message on social media to Rondle Dines or email

Funds are needed for the “Backpack Program”.  The backpacks have kid friendly food that goes home with 25 needy school kids weekly.  Trinity United Methodist Church in Appleton City houses this project, which is funded by community donations.  At this time, with the increase in cost of groceries, they are reaching out for your help. Donations are accepted at the church. For more information, call 660-492-7591

Appleton City Masonic Lodge #412 will have their annual pancake breakfast Sunday, February 12 from 6:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Hall, 219 E. 3rd  St.  Meals are $8 for all you can eat. Children 5 and under eat free. Eat inside or carry out is available.  There will also be raffles for cash prizes.

St. Mary’s School PTO is having a Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, February 4 from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s School basement in Montrose.  The dinner will consist of spaghetti, breadsticks, salad, dessert, and a drink of tea, coffee, and lemonade.  The dinner is a free will donation.  They will also have a silent auction, 2 basket raffles, Fishing Trip Basket and Blackstone Grill Basket and a 50-50 raffle (the winner will receive 50% of total 50-50 raffle sales).  The drawings will be held at the dinner on February 4.  If you are interested in buying raffle tickets, please contact St. Mary’s School at 660-693-4502.  The basket raffle tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20, and the 50-50 raffle tickets are 1 for $1 or 6 for $5. 

The Knights of Columbus will have their monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose on Sunday, February 5 from 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Treat your family to a hot breakfast you don’t have to cook or clean up.  A free will donation will be greatly appreciated

Golden Apples is an over 50 social club that promotes the well-being of senior citizens in the cities of Appleton City, Montrose and Rockville, Missouri. Golden Apples was formed to address the issues of isolation and food security in this underserved rural area. You are invited to join them each Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. for dinner and bingo (with lots of prizes). January 25 has been cancelled. February 1 they will meet at Hickory Court.

St. Clair Co Emergency Management Agency has a Facebook page. Follow it for information about things that can affect your daily activities such as weather news, water issues and areas to avoid in an emergency.

The AC School District is excited to host a Teacher Recruitment Night 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. February 9, 2023 at the Appleton City High School, 408 W. 4th St, Appleton City, MO 64724. (In case of inclement weather, it will be rescheduled to February 13.)  Right now, 11 schools are planning to attend to meet and network with individuals interested in becoming teachers or working in a school setting. More schools may be added closer to the event. Please make plans to attend this event and meet/network with area school districts. Districts across the area are looking for teachers, counselors, librarians, paraprofessionals, substitutes, and more. Dinner will be catered by the Appleton City BBQ Team. Please RSVP for the event by February 2 by contacting Sarah Miller, Appleton City Superintendent at 660-476-5141 or by email at

Montrose VFW Post 8820 is sponsoring their 7th Annual Montrose VFW Post 8820 Coyote Tournament March 3-5, 2023. Registration is 6:00 p.m. March 3, 2023. Check-in is March 5 at 3:00 p.m. sharp at the Montrose VFW Hall. Entry fee is $100.00 per team and there will be a $5 side pot for mangiest dog. There is a maximum of three people on a team. Coyotes may be taken by all legal methods as defined by the Missouri Dept. of Conservation. There is a cash payout for 1st, 2nd, 3rd places and the biggest dog.  All participants will be entered to win door prizes and a Heritage Barkeep 22LR Revolver. Sponsors include Ryan Kalwei Trucking and Rhodes Exterminating. For questions call Colby Bourland at 660-492-5206

It is once again time for any non-profit organization to write an essay to possibly win the Elva Gwinn Huffman Quilt contest. Your essay should

tell about your group, what you would use the proceeds from this quilt for, and how you would use the quilt to raise the funds.  You should send the essay to DbarJ Quilts etc, PO Box 48, Rockville MO 64780.  This year they will accept email submissions at Any question may be asked at 660-598-2222 during normal business hours.  The drawing will be on April 2 so they must have your entry by March 31, 2021.

Ellett Memorial Hospital Appleton City offers outpatient specialist services for January and February, 2023.  Call 660-476-2111 for appointments: Jan 25 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni,  Feb. 1 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Vardakis , Feb. 2 – OB/GYN – Dr. Kallberg, Feb. 8 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Feb. 10 – Ortho-Dr. Gray, Feb. 13 – Rheumatology-Dr. John,  Feb. 15 – Upper GI, Colonoscopy-Dr. Namin, Feb.16 – Podiatry- Dr. Pace, Feb. 20 – Rheumatology-Dr. John, Feb. 22 – Ophthalmology – Dr. Soni, Feb. 22 – Ortho-Dr. Gray    


Jan 26     Community Connection Network meeting 6:30 p.m. at Short Street Tavern in Montrose

Feb 4      St. Mary’s School (Montrose) PTO Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser 5:00-9:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s School basement

Feb 5      The Knights of Columbus monthly pancake and sausage breakfast at the Knight’s Hall in Montrose 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

Feb 9      Teacher Recruitment Night 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Appleton City High School

Butler: Hiring for Water District Position



The City of Butler is accepting applications for a full-time position in the Public Works Departments for a Water Distribution/Sewer Collection Maintenance Worker.  The starting probationary wage is $14.50 per hour.  We offer employer paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.  This position is covered by the MO LAGERS Retirement system.  Successful candidates must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, or any equivalent combination of education and experience, and a valid driver’s license and/or be able to obtain a Class A CDL within six months of employment.  Pre-employment and random post-employment drug testing are required.  Applications are available at Butler City Hall, 22 West Ohio Street, Butler, Missouri 64730, or on our website at  The City of Butler is an equal opportunity employer.  Position is open until filled.