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Lathrop football advances to first state semifinal in program history  News-Press Now

Lathrop senior Justin Burns tackles Summit Christian Academy's Braeden Campbell in the second quarter of their Class 2 state quarterfinal game on Friday at ...

MSHSAA boys Class 1 District 4 wrestling

LATHROP, Mo. - Full day of high school wrestling at Lathrop high school as the Class 1 District 4 tournament finals took place. A list of the winners and final ...

Semifinal Primer: Lathrop vs. Lamar  Clinton county leader

Just four teams remain in the hunt for the 2018 Missouri Class 2 State Championship, and two of those teams – Lathrop (13-0) and seven-time defending state ...

Lathrop tops Lawson in district slugfest  News-Press Now

LATHROP, Mo. — In a collision of undefeated Class 2 titans, four punishing quarters of hard-nosed defensive football gave way to a 21-7 Lathrop victory over ...

Lathrop ends Lamar's championship run  Joplin Globe

LATHROP, Mo. — Lamar football coach Scott Bailey held his season-ending press conference one round earlier than he had the past seven years.

Lathrop to host Class 2 powerhouse Lamar for state title chance  News-Press Now

LATHROP, Mo. — Still undefeated, Lathrop (13-0) is riding an old-school rushing attack and relentless defense to its most successful season since at least 1971.

CHAMPIONSHIP PREVIEW: Lathrop vs. Lawson  Clinton county leader

The road may have changed for the Lathrop Mules football team over the years, but the roadblock hasn't.

High School Basketball | Plattsburgh 59, Lathrop 50High School Basketball | Plattsburg 59, Lathrop 50 | Area High  News-Press Now

LATHROP, Mo. — In a battle for first place at the Bill Burns Classic between two classic KCI Conference rivals, the Plattsburg Tigers came away with the gold as ...

Lathrop cruises past Macon in second half  News-Press Now

LATHROP, Mo. — For the vast majority of Lathrop's 45-14 shellacking of Macon in the second round of district play on Friday at Lathrop High School, the Tigers ...

Lathrop wins first conference title in 20 years  News-Press Now

LATHROP, Mo. — Not since 1998 have the Lathrop Mules been KCI conference champions.

Lathrop prepares for Blair Oaks in the state championship game  News-Press Now

Lathrop's Hunter Sloan carries the ball during a Class 2 semifinal game against Lamar on Saturday at Lathrop High School.

War Turtle helps Lathrop football to 7-0 record  Clinton county leader

His time in the 40-yard dash is ridiculously slow and his hands aren't the most nimble, but that hasn't kept Tatum the Turtle from becoming a central figure in ...

The Mules Roll On  Clinton county leader

Undefeated Lathrop bests seven-time defending state champ Lamar to earn spot in 2018 Missouri Show-Me Bowl.

PREVIEW: Lathrop vs. Blair Oaks for the state championship  Clinton county leader

Undefeated Blair Oaks (14-0) and 48 minutes are all that stand between the Lathrop Mules (14-0) and the school's first ever football state championship.

PREVIEW: 98th Plattsburg vs. Lathrop football game  Clinton county leader

The KCI Conference's most storied rivalry, Plattsburg versus Lathrop, has fallen one-sided in recent years.

PREVIEW: Lathrop vs. Summit Christian  Clinton county leader

With their longtime nemesis Lawson in the rearview mirror, the Lathrop Mules (12-0) now turn their attention to hosting the Missouri Class 2 Quarterfinals this ...

Mules end historic state title streak  Clinton county leader

Lathrop senior running back Hunter Sloan stiff arms a Lamar defender on the way to a positive gain on Saturday.

Lathrop wins Battle at the Katy Trail  Clinton county leader

The Lathrop Mules wrestling team outpaced the competition to win the 2018 Battle at the Katy Trail.

KCI Conference football reaffirms its powerhouse status  Clinton county leader

For years, my colleague Brett Adkison and I have made the claim that when it comes to high school football, the KCI Conference is one of the toughest, if not the ...

Lathrop stays perfect, beats Lamar  Clinton county leader

Lathrop seniors Thomas Macomber (#60) and Justin Burns (#33) put pressure on Lamar senior quarterback Duncan Gepner during the Missouri Class 2 State ...

Lathrop Mules win district crown  Clinton county leader

Lathrop thumps Lawson, 41-6, advances to first state quarterfinal since 2012.

PHOTO: LHS Volleyball Earns Honor  Clinton county leader

Congratulations to the Lathrop High School volleyball team from 2017, which was recently awarded the annual Academic Award from the American Volleyball ...

Fundraiser to benefit Rick Berry of Lathrop  Clinton county leader

A fundraising dinner this weekend will go to benefit one of Lathrop's longest running community volunteers.

Lathrop Students of the Month  Clinton county leader

Congratulations to the Lathrop Elementary Students of the Month for December 2018. The trait for the month was Friendship. Kindergarten: Bella Vaughn, Trace ...

Preview: East Buchanan vs. Plattsburg  Clinton county leader

Clinton County football fans. It's been the best of times. It's been the worst of times. This is the tale of two football programs. Our tale begins back in 2007 when ...

Improvements help the Mule Stop regain it momentum  Clinton county leader

After 17 years in education, including time as the middle school principal at both Lathrop and Plattsburg, McNeely left the field at the end of June. He admits it's ...

Andy McNeely resigns as Lathrop Middle School principal  Clinton county leader

Lathrop Middle School Principal Andy McNeely has announced that he is resigning from the district after this school year. He will be leaving to join his family's ...

Memorial coming to Lathrop in June 2019  Clinton county leader

PRESS RELEASE • The Wall That Heals, a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial along with a mobile education center, is coming to ...

Plattsburg, Lathrop face off on the mat  Clinton county leader

In a match-up between rival programs, the high-powered Lathrop Mules wrestling team came away with a victory against the young Plattsburg Tigers last week.

Lathrop defeats Hamilton, advances to Springfield  Clinton county leader

For the third consecutive year, Lathrop softball is headed to Springfield and the Missouri Class 2 State Championships.

Lathrop First Christian Church welcomes new Pastor Scott Archdekin  Clinton county leader

Pastor Scott Archdekin has joined Lathrop First Christian Church, taking his place at the front of the congregation for the first time on Sunday, December 16.

KCI Conference Football - Week 6 Preview  Clinton county leader

2018 KCI Conference Standings.

Howren named next principal at Lathrop Middle School  Clinton county leader

The district has hired Clint Howren, an administrator in the Savannah, Mo., school district, as the next principal at Lathrop Middle School. He is slated to replace ...

Rick Berry inducted into Hall of Fame  Clinton county leader

With a softball coaching career spanning more than 40 years, Rick Berry of Lathrop was recently inducted into the USA Softball Missouri Hall of Fame.

Jeff Wallace to take football coaching position at Cameron  Clinton county leader

The Plattsburg Tigers football team finds itself an uncomfortable, yet all too familiar position, as they once again begin their search for a new head coach.

The Final 2018 KCI Conference Power Rankings  Clinton county leader

1. Lathrop (9-0) LW1 – They've been number one in my power rankings all season and last Friday's dominant victory over East Buchanan solidified that Lathrop ...

Lathrop softball ready for another round at state  News-Press Now

LATHROP, Mo. — For the third time in as many years, parents, fans and the Lathrop softball team swarmed the high school parking lot for last-minute goodbyes.

Lathrop Art Students at Ray-Pec Invite  Clinton county leader

Congratulations to Jordan Zesch. who was awarded first place in photography at the Ray-Pec High School Art Invitational Art Show. Students from 13 schools in ...

It's a new game for Plattsburg Basketball  Clinton county leader

You know you're growin' older when…you realize that 60 might be the new 40, but 9:00 p.m. is the new midnight.

2017 Lathrop High School Prom Royalty  Clinton county leader

Congratulations to Lathrop students Dylan Newhouse and Destiny Walters, who were crowned as the 2017 Lathrop Prom King and Queen on Saturday, April 1.

Plattsburg, Lathrop split Classic championships  Clinton county leader

With winter weather taking over Northwest Missouri on Friday, January 11, into Saturday, January 12, the title round of the 2019 Bill Burns Classic basketball ...

2017 Lathrop Homecoming  Clinton county leader

Homecoming week at Lathrop High School kicked off this past Sunday with the community pep rally.

Benton's Rush captures district title, several local wrestlers heading to state

For the first time ever, MSHSAA hosted girls district wrestling tournaments.

Gameday guide to Lathrop's new stadium  Clinton county leader

The Lathrop R-II School District will be opening the new high school athletic complex for the Friday, August 21, football game against Van Horn. The Leader ...

Mules don't slow up, blast West Platte  Clinton county leader

For the fourth time in five games, the Lathrop Mules football team eclipsed the 50-point mark on their way to a blowout victory.

DONALD GENE STUCKEY | Obituaries  Buffalo Reflex

Services: Oct. 9. Donald Gene Stuckey, 77, was born Sept. 21, 1941, on the family farm in Lathrop, Mo., the son of Walter and Berneice (Warner) Stuckey.

KCI Conference Power Rankings - Week 4  Clinton county leader

1. Lathrop (3-0) LW1 - When you outscore your first three opponents 155-26 you remain at the top. Mules defense held a Mid-Buchanan team averaging 45 ...

Lathrop opens softball field  Clinton county leader

The Lathrop Lady Mules opened their new softball stadium with a victory over Mid-Buchanan on Thursday, September 10, at Lathrop High School.

KCI Conference Power Rankings - Week 2  Clinton county leader

1. Lathrop (1-0, LW: 1) - Mules easily dispatched Trenton as the defense created more than a handful of turnovers and the running game cruised. This week the ...

Preview: 97th Lathrop v. Plattsburg Game  Clinton county leader

If you were to Google Map the distance between Plattsburg High School and Lathrop High School, you'd find that there is only 7.6 miles between the two schools ...

Lathrop Elem. Students of the Month  Clinton county leader

Congratulations to the Students of the Month at Lathrop Elementary School . The character trait for the month of November was Friendship. The following ...

Mudd and fellow returnees set to lead Lathrop golf team  Clinton county leader

The Lathrop golf team will have a decent mix of youth and experience as they head into the new season.

The 2015-2016 Lathrop High School trapshooting team  Clinton county leader

Front Row (left to right): Advisor Greg Hale, Sami Cretel, Ashley Osborne, Arizona Gallagher. Second Row: Danny Pope, Cole Riffle, Jensen Mayes, Collin ...

Court news  Clinton county leader

St v Carli S Basye. Sentencing hearing. Possession of controlled substance except 35 grams or less of marijuana/synthetic cannabinoid; guilty plea. Continued ...

BREAKING: State auditor issues subpoenas for Plattsburg Special Road records  Clinton county leader

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (Dec. 3, 2018) As part of her audit into potential fraud in the Plattsburg Special Road District, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has ...

Cameron teacher indicted for producing child pornography  Clinton county leader

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A former teacher in Cameron, Mo., has been indicted by a federal grand jury for using three minor victims to produce child pornography.

Clinton County receives poor rating in state audit  Clinton county leader

Press Release • State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of Clinton County on Monday, December 31. In giving an overall rating of "poor," the report ...

Lathrop FFA members attending the National FFA Convention  Clinton county leader

Congratulations to the 2017 Lathrop High School Barnwarming King and Queen Candidates. Front Row (left to right): Ashley Osborne, Lindsay Jones, Malloree ...

BREAKING: Plattsburg moves to four-day school week  Clinton county leader

The Clinton County R-III School District in Plattsburg made history Wednesday evening as the second school in Clinton County to move to the four-day school ...

Rupe, David G. 1942-2017 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

LATHROP, Mo. David Glenn Rupe, 75, a lifelong Lathrop resident, passed away October 24, 2017, at Nicks Health Care in Plattsburg. He was born February 15, ...

Plattsburg Ministerial Alliance's Christmas Family Project  Clinton county leader

The Plattsburg Ministerial Alliance is coordinating the Christmas Family Project once again this year. Families who live within the CCR-III School District may be ...

Breast Cancer Awareness 2018  Clinton county leader

The Plattsburg Lady Tigers and East Buchanan Lady Bulldogs took part in the PHS volleyball program's Pink Out Night on Tuesday, October 9. The program ...

KCI All-Conference teams announced for fall  Clinton county leader

The Lathrop Mules football team dominated the 2018 KCI All-Conference Teams, earning a selection at every position set except for punter, for a total of 21 ...

Lathrop celebrates FFA Week  Clinton county leader

The Lathrop FFA Chapter celebrated FFA week last week in conjunction with Lathrop's FCCLA and FBLA Chapters, making it a Vocational Club Week. The FFA ...

Regional 911 district looks to transition revenue source  Clinton county leader

As residents move away from their antiquated landline phone services in favor of the versatility of their cell phones, local 911 officials worry that the trend could ...

Lathrop opens new track facilities with big performances  Clinton county leader

Lathrop's first performance on the Leroy Sater Memorial Track will go down in the books as a good one.

Summer school dates set, new courses coming  Clinton county leader

The recognition of the Students of the Month led the February 21 meeting of the Clinton County R-III Board of Education. Students mentioned were - Chellssie ...

Lathrop Elementary School December Students of the Month  Clinton county leader

Congratulations to the Lathrop Elementary Students of the Month for December. The character trait for December was kindness. The following students were ...

Local wrestler ‘Ames’ high as he shoots low  Elko Daily Free Press

ELKO – At just 15 years old, Kobe Ames has his sights set high and low on the wrestling mat.

East Buchanan sends three runners on to state meet  Clinton county leader

Plattsburg's Rote, Lathrop's Mudd punch tickets to championship run.

East Buchanan students impress with science and tech  Clinton county leader

Thursday, Feb. 14, was Valentine's Day, and students and patrons of the East Buchanan C-1 School District had the opportunity to stroll through the high school ...

Lathrop takes control of KCI title race  Clinton county leader

The Mules maintained sole possession of the KCI Conference lead with a victory over Lawson, 2-1, on Tuesday, April 24, at Lathrop High School. At the same ...

Commission, Sheriff's Dept. at odds over captain spot  Clinton county leader

The Clinton County Commissioners and the Clinton County Sheriff's Department are once again at odds, and last week, 43rd Circuit Judge Brent Elliott was ...

Nodaway County athletes compete at sectionals in Lathrop  Nodaway News Leader

Track athletes from Platte Valley, Nodaway-Holt and West Nodaway competed in Class 1 MSHSAA sectionals on May 12 at Lathrop High School. Northeast ...

Lathrop board votes not to rehire Mark Gordon as boys basketball coach  Clinton county leader

In executive session Wednesday, March 9, the Lathrop R-II Board of Education voted against bringing Mark Gordon back to the head coaching position for next ...

Lathrop High School vocal groups earn “1” ratings  Clinton county leader

Congratulations to the Lathrop High School mixed choir, which received a “1” rating – the top possible – at the Large Group State Music Festival in Maryville ...

One of Plattsburg's oldest citizens was a slave  Clinton county leader

You know you're growin' older are at the age that your mind still thinks you are 29; your humor is like that of a 12-year old and your body keeps ...

Lathrop stadium construction  Clinton county leader

Lathrop student-athletes were the first to break ground on the new complex on Friday, April 17. (Left to right) Amanda Radar, Dallas Plowman, McKenzie Shanks ...

Area football players earn district, state MFCA honors  Clinton county leader

The Lathrop Mules football team led the area in All-State selections from the Missouri Football Coaches Association (MFCA) with six honors at Class 2.

“Welcome to Lathrop” signs  Clinton county leader

Visitors to Lathrop will notice new signs greeting them at key points. Lathrop High School senior Reese Zollman installed two new “Welcome to Lathrop” signs ...

The Greatest Fall on Earth  Clinton county leader

(Above left) 2018 Plattsburg Fall Festival Queen Kaylie Dow was crowned Wednesday, October 10. She is the daughter of Kala and Dave Dow. (Above Right) ...

Supt. Paul Mensching to leave district for Harrisonville  Clinton county leader

Rodney Kenagy stepped to the podium Sunday and momentarily broke away from the graduation schedule to announce the departure of East Buchanan ...

State to audit Plattsburg Special Road District  Clinton county leader

PRESS RELEASE • (Oct. 23, 2018) Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway recently accepted a request by the Plattsburg Special Road District in Clinton County ...

Long list of seniors to help Lady Mules in Fogel's first year  Clinton county leader

As Jeff Fogel enters his first season as head coach of the Lathrop Lady Mules volleyball team, he'll have a senior-heavy roster to work with in 2016.

Warrant sweep focused on Lathrop results in a dozen drug-related arrests  Clinton county leader

An early morning sweep by local law enforcement resulted in more than a dozen drug-related arrests in Clinton County on Thursday.

2017 Lathrop High School Homecoming  Clinton county leader

2017 Lathrop Homecoming Royalty Candidates Sam Cassity and Lauren Kush. 2017 Lathrop Homecoming Royalty Candidates Brock Lewis and Hannah ...

Lathrop principal saves choking student  Clinton county leader

For the second time, the protective reflexes of Lathrop Middle School Principal Andy McNeely came through in a scary situation.

East Buchanan wins non-conference games  Clinton county leader

If it's starting to feel like East Buchanan has jumped to Midland Empire Conference, there's good reason.

Mid-Buchanan crafts a district upset in Gower  Clinton county leader

For the first time since 2012, the East Buchanan football team will not be competing for a district championship, as the Bulldogs' 2018 season came to an end ...

The REAL ID card is going to be real hassle  Clinton county leader

You know you're growin' older've survived bypass surgery, hip replacement, knee replacement, cataracts surgery and have new hearing aids, but ...

More Missouri school districts going to four-day weeks  KMAland

(Jefferson City) -- The number of Missouri districts going to school four days a week has increased from 15 to 18 in the past year.

New hires in zoning  Clinton county leader

The Clinton County Commissioners voted last week to hire Tina Adair as the new Clinton County Planning and Zoning Administrator. Adair has spent time in the ...

Clark defeats Wilken to county presiding commissioner  Clinton county leader

Republican challenger Patrick Clark upended Clinton County Presiding Commissioner Wade Wilken, Jr. – a Republican incumbent – in the 2018 Primary ...

Chief Joe Wellington takes Platte City job  Clinton county leader

Gower Police Chief Joe Wellington will be leaving the city to take over as Chief of Police in Platte City, Mo., effective March 15.

Bulldog Award Winners  Clinton county leader

Congratulations to the following students at East Buchanan High School who were honored with Bulldog Awards last week (in no particular order): Tristan A., ...

Judges' meeting, circuit realignment  Clinton county leader

Circuit Judge R. Brent Elliott's “From the Bench” is a series of articles designed.

Wilken's eligibility in question after discovery of felony charges  Clinton county leader

Clinton County Presiding Commissioner Wade Wilken, Jr. has provided court records proving that he pleaded guilty and no contest to lesser charges of ...

The Miracle of Giving  Clinton county leader

Clinton County's three Hy-Klas Foods locations again helped families in need to celebrate the holiday season, each donating 10 ham dinners with all of the ...

Lathrop Honor Choir  Clinton county leader

Congratulations to the following Lathrop Middle School students who recently earned Honor Choir selections. Front row (left to right): Alexa Bayer and Sierra ...

Mules still perfect, beat Mid-Buchanan  Clinton county leader

In a backfield jammed with difference-makers, it was Hunter Sloan's turn to grab the spotlight.

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