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“Ramping Up!” at the Brunswick Area Heritage Museum

Friday, February 13th, 2015

The Brunswick Area Heritage Museum is “ramping up” its progress and is now handicap accessible with the completion of the long awaited ramp project. Congratulations!

Museum Ramp

Ribbon Cutting – January 8, 2015, at 9 a.m.

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

The Brunswick H&R Block office is under new ownership and you are invited to a ribbon cutting tomorrow, Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 9 a.m. The new owner, Deneise McCollum from the Brookfield area, will host an open house from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served and it is their National ACA Q&A day. They will be available to tell interested parties what the Affordable Care Act is going to do the their tax return this year. No appointments are necessary and no one has to be a prior client to come in.

Hope you can join us to welcome Deneise to the community.

Tina Reichert

Brunswick Distributing Co. Gifts Brunswick Area Heritage Museum

Monday, December 8th, 2014

Brunswick Distributing Co. gifted the Brunswick Area Heritage Museum with a check for $4000.00.

The check was presented by Brunswick Distributing Co. Co-owners Tessa Tate-Mauzey and Shelly Kussman to Brunswick Area Heritage Museum President Lynn Leimkuehler.

Tessa and Shelly, who are active in many community projects, stated “We wanted to be able to help the museum.” The money will be used to help with the construction of the handicapped accessible ramp and for setting up the Museum for opening to the public in the near future.

Brunswick Area Heritage Museum’s goal is to preserve the many artifacts of local area history before they are lost and to attractively display them to the public.

Museum - donation

picture left to right: Lynn Leimkuehler, Tessa Tate-Mauzey


Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Brunswick Area Heritage Museum receives grant from MFA Incorporated

Brunswick Area Heritage Museum received a grant from the MFA Incorporated Charitable Foundation in the amount of $5,000. The MFA Incorporated Charitable Foundation provides monetary support to worthy community projects for the benefit of its citizens. Special regard is given to donation requests from organizations within areas of MFA Incorporated’s business operations. The check was presented by Bill Jackson to Norma Grotjan.

The donation will be used to complete building improvement projects including a handicapped accessible ramp. Brunswick Area Heritage Museum will benefit the people in communities around Brunswick/ Newcomer as well as travelers off Highway 24. The Museum will gather, preserve and display artifacts from the area’s rich history, including the formation of MFA.

MFA Incorporated is a farm supply and marketing cooperative serving farmers in Missouri and adjacent states. Find more information about MFA Incorporated at


Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

We’re pleased to announce that the Brunswick Downtown Courtyard Project was chosen as an American Water Charitable Foundation and the National Recreation and Park Building Better Communities grant recipient! The grant will be help us finish the outdoor space of this project. #NaturalPlay

Nominations Being Accepted for Pecan Festival Grand Marshal

Monday, June 2nd, 2014

If you would like to nominate someone for this year’s Pecan Festival Grand Marshal, submit their name to Allen’s Dime Store by June 10, 2014.

Blessings of Living in a Small Town

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

There are many benefits to living in a small town and the evidence filled the downtown area today with a non-stop flurry of activity by Brunswick RII students, donning neon orange T-shirts. A host of community volunteers worked alongside the students and teachers to beautify the downtown area. The windows sparkle and the streets have been swept clean. A great big thank you to the school administration, staff, and students for jumping into this project with such enthusiasm. What a blessing to see the community come together on this project. Everyone involved did a fantastic job! Thank You!

Earth Day Collage

The World’s Largest Pecan Moves to Town

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Pecan Picter before move WEB

Pecan transported by ASB

Kenny Reichert recognized as National Conservation Leader

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Chariton County farmer, Kenny Reichert, was recognized as one of the ntion’s conservation leaders January 29 at the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Reichert, who owns and operates a farm near Brunswick and is chair of the Chariton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Board of Supervisors, received the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award from Jason Weller, acting chief of the USDA’s Natural REsources Conservation Service (NRCS). The award recognizes an individual who provides superior service to the conservation community in promoting and leading conservation on private lands. The late Olin Sims was a Wyoming rancher and NACD president whose life was distinguished by years of volunteerism to conservation.

“Like Olin Sims, Kenny Reichert sees conservation of natural resources as more than something you  just do for yourself and for the benefit of your own farm or ranch. It’s something you do to benefit your neighbors, community, state and country.” Weller said.

Reichert has been practicing and advocating no-till planting for nearly 30 years, and has served a key role in promoting conservation activities through NRCS’ Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI). Reichert’s efforts have been key in getting farmers in his area to implement practices that are helping to improve water quality in the MIssissippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. REichert also has become an untiring promoter of soil health. He guided the Chariton County SWCD board in organizing two workshops to promote soil-health-building practices like cover crops. More than 300 peoPle attended the workshops.

Reichert also steered the Chariton County SWCD’s efforts in working with NRCS, the MIssouri Department of Natural REsources, the Missouri Department of Conservation, the University of Missouri and private businesses to develop a soil health demonstration farm. The farm is one of two in the nation that is testing which cover crops perform best at improving soil health and water quality.

“I have never seen as much excitement as there is now with cover crops,” Reichert says. “We’re just revisiting the days of my grandfather. They were using cover crops without knowing the science behind why they worked. Now we have the technology and research to back up why they make such good sense.”

To help alleviate fears of his fellow farmers who were concerned with the costs and effectiveness of completely changing their farming practices, Reichert represented his district in encouraging the Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission to implement a pilot cost-share program in Chariton County for cover crops.

Reichert says he is honored to receive the Olin Sims award, but adds that he doesn’t view what he does as anything special.

“To me, I’m just doing what I should be doing,” he says. “And it isn’t just me doing these things; it’s the “Chariton County) board. I just happen to be chairman and am out front.”


Darold Knowles Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Did you know . . . Eight people and one team will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Wednesday, Dec 5 at Kirksville. One of them will be Brunswick’s own, Darold Knowles. Knowles, who had a successful 16-year major league career, is mostly remembered for the 1972, 1973, and 1974 Oakland Athletics who won back to back to back World Series Championships. In 1973, Darold set a major league record appearing in all seven games as relief pitcher for the Athletics against the NY Mets. This record has never been tied or broken.
Congratulations, Darold!