Bates County Memorial Hospital Emergency Treatment for Ballard Farmer

Run-in with “Boss Hog” Leads to Emergency Treatment for Ballard Farmer In the first few minutes after an accidental encounter with one of his hogs that caused a deep gash on his leg, Alva Thornhill did not realize he needed emergency medical attention. Alva and his fiancé, Becki Smith, raise hogs and cattle on his family farm in Ballard, Missouri. While moving sows for breeding, he stepped between two boars to […]

KMAM 1530 Goes Over the Air for the First Time Spring of 1962

Second Week of May in the Year… 1879 – Citizens of Elkhart Township meet and sign a resolution banning non-residents from grazing their herds of cattle in Elkhart Township.1896 – John Skinner, formerly of Bates Co, is removed as Indian Commissioner of the Osage Reservation, because he was swindling the Indians.1867 – Two steamers loaded […]

Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare Hiring

Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare is now hiring for the Skilled Maintenance II position in the Engineering Department. Successful Candidates for is position must have a high school diploma or equivalent, 3 years of related work experience preferred and HVAC and/or plumbing experience is desired.  Responsibilities for the Skilled Maintenance position at Golden Valley Memorial Healthcare […]

Car Pulled from City Lake in Pleasant Hill

Car pulled from Pleasant Hill City Lake on Wednesday, May 12th.  A vehicle was spotted by a fisherman using sonar in the lake.  After viewing the car in the city lake, he reported it to the Pleasant Hill Police Department.  The Pleasant Hill Police Department along with Pleasant Hill Fire Protection District, Stever’s Tow, Missouri […]