Soup & Chili Supper

Edgerton, MO–The Pioneer Days Committee will hold their soup & chili fundraiser tomorrow evening, Saturday, January 25, 2020! Stop by the American Legion Post #445 (503 Belt Ave. Edgerton, MO 64444) between 5 and 7 pm for chili, chicken noodle soup, desert and a drink for the cost of a donation!

Donations will go towards funding the 2020 Edgerton Pioneer Days Festival, held the second weekend in September!

Heckman Family Greenhouse

Dekalb, MO–Please read this guest post from Kim and Mark Heckman! We are looking forward to Spring right along with them!

Like and follow the Heckman Family Greenhouse on Facebook!

“As I write this on this snowy/sleety Wednesday morning, it seems surreal that in just a few weeks our greenhouse will be filled with thousands of plants. What got us to this point is what I feel a God-planned adventure.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with our story, let’s begin several years ago when my husband, Mark, decided that he would take some single pane windows from some very special friends of ours’ home remodel and turn it into a small greenhouse. Mark comes from a family of gardeners starting with his grandparents’ massive garden. So when Mark started this adventure, I wasn’t quite prepared for the scale of garden he was intending to grow. Don’t get me wrong, I like freshly grown food but this wasn’t the average hobby gardener with a couple of plants of tomatoes and a few pepper plants; I’m talking like 40 pepper plants and 100 sets of onions, rows of green beans and corn, lettuce, spinach, asparagus, squash, okra, potatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, zucchini, cucumbers, strawberry beds and blueberry bushes. You get the picture right? Go big or go home.

And then comes my favorites- the flowers. Looking at the seed catalogs and all the varieties and colors and choosing which ones should go where (which I would inevitably forget where I had wanted to plant by the time they were ready or have too many for the area I thought they would go), oh, it was so fun. Not to mention, going down to our little greenhouse every day to check on the “plant babies.” The thrill of seeing them sprout and grow and the disappointment when they died for unforeseen reasons. We had trial and error of varieties, soils, pot size, watering methods, etc. We grew as gardeners as our plants grew. And then last year came when Mark set me down with the hard conversation. “Kim, we have over 700 plants. Either we have to grow this into a business or you have to cut back.” As so, now here comes the God-planned adventure part.

Through some acquaintances, Mark learned about a local greenhouse (Nancy’s Greenhouse in Camden Point) that was looking to sell their greenhouses. Mark began the initial discussion and by May he was tearing down their greenhouses to transport them to our property and create a business. I say this is a God-planned adventure because of this, a dream put in Mark’s heart and a feeling of peace God gave me to go along with this adventure. It’s a big commitment, a lot of hard work, a lot of planning, budgeting and researching (which I’m so thankful are all things that Mark excels in). My role is more the creative, hands-on, tell me what to do, in this partnership. There was a lot of sweat, some blood, a few bruises and a lot of long hours put into putting up a greenhouse, but the prospective future makes it all worth it. We also wouldn’t be building this business without the tremendous support of our family and friends that also sacrificed their precious time and commitment to helping us not only tear down the greenhouses from one location but also the many trips back and forth transporting to their new home. We truly have the greatest network of family and friends!

Our goal is to provide the same quality and care of plants that Nancy’s Greenhouse offered for over 50 years. Mark and Nancy have been instrumental in guiding us through this journey by giving us seasoned advice, instructions and mentoring. We will forever be grateful to them for helping us begin this journey.

We pray that this business will be an opportunity to share God’s beauty with you.”

Local Business Expo!

Platte County, MO– The Northern Platte County Area Chamber of Commerce is planning to hold a Local Business Expo on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at the Dearborn Community Center. Local business owners should contact the Chamber to reserve a space to showcase their business. See below for a registration form.

This event will be open to the public, with free admission and lunch will be available for purchase on site.

Missouri Pine Tree Carvings

Edgerton, MO–Two new carvings of soldiers, carved from Missouri pine trees, have been added to the Veteran’s Memorial in Edgerton. Darrel Shafer arranged for these carvings to be done with leftover money from the Memorial Fund. The City of Edgerton will maintain the carvings, and treat them annually. Jenny Tanner, Mossy Hill Creek Carver, is the artist.

Soup/Chili/Side/Dessert Contest & Homemade Silent Auction

Dearborn, MO–Join Dearborn Christian Church (201 S May St. Dearborn, MO 64439) on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 5 pm to 7 pm for a Soup/Chili/Side/Dessert Contest & Homemade Silent Auction!

It’s $10 to enter a crockpot of your favorite chili/soup, appetizer/side, or dessert (enough of each to feed 20). $5 per person to sample, and Silent Auction of homemade items.

Contact Molly Beale at or 816-304-5717 if you’re interested in making a dish, or an item for the auction. This fundraiser benefits the benevolence/outreach program at Dearborn Christian Church.

Edgerton Library to Host Open House

Edgerton, MO–All customers are invited to join the staff in celebrating the reopening of the branch! On Saturday, December 14th, enjoy Christmas music by the Cool Cats, refreshments, and the I Love My Library photo op from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. All visitors during branch hours will receive a fine forgiveness token. Join the Edgerton Branch Scavenger Hunt from December 14 – 20 using the free GooseChase app for a chance to win a $50 gift card.










Terry Bell and his band, the Cool Cats squeeze the most out of all those holiday favorites in this fun-loving holiday accordion concert. They will perform at 2 pm. Register for this program at


Camden Point Christmas Lighting Contest

Camden Point, MO–The Camden Point Community Betterment Committee is holding a Christmas Lighting Contest. The judging (by members of the Committee) will be held on Sunday, December 15, 2019.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Prizes are donated by Patty Farr, ReMax House of Dreams. 1st prize is a 32 inch tv! 2nd prize is a Bath and Body Works basket! 3rd prize is a gift card to Bravo in Zona Rosa!

Pictures of the winning locations will be posted on Facebook and the Chamber website.

To enter the contest, please fill out the entry form and send to either PO Box 62, Edgerton, MO 64444 or email to

2019 Camden Point Christmas Lighting Contest Entry Form

Edgerton Christian Church’s Annual Christmas Bazaar

Edgerton, MO–Edgerton Christian Church (201 Frank St. Edgerton, MO 64444) will hold their annual Christmas Bazaar on Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th from 9 am to 5 pm in the church’s basement. Find a variety of items available for purchase! Great gift and stocking stuffer ideas!

Holiday Fun at the Library

Camden Point, MO–The Camden Point Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library is celebrating the holidays! Visit the branch on Monday, December 2nd to check out a 12-days-before-Christmas book-bundle and make a gingerbread house. You can also walk through a life-size gingerbread house. Supplies are free, but limited. One gingerbread house for each child. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Multiple sessions between 3 pm and 6 pm. Register online or call 816.280.3384.

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