Hickman's secret weapon

Breaking a play for big yards is great for momentum, and it’s even better when one play can yield that success multiple times.

Hickman used the play it calls "48" several times in its 42-16 win against Jefferson City, including the first play, in which Brandon Kendrick broke for a 52-yard touchdown to give the Kewpies a lead and momentum.

Kewpies secure district championship

The season continues for the Hickman Kewpies football team.

The Kewpies captured their first district championship in three years after defeating the Jefferson City Jays 42-16 on Friday night at Hickman. The win was Hickman’s first home victory against the Jays since 1984.

Power plant makes $1.2 million pollution deal

The Municipal Power Plant began negotiations Thursday that will bring it more than $1.2 million in revenue, all from selling pollution rights. The City Council gave permission for the sale at its meeting Monday.

Plant Supervisor Tad Johnsen formalized negotiations with the AmerenEnergy division of fuels and services to sell the right to generate 6,071 tons of sulfur dioxide allowances. The money from the sale will finance the first stage of a four-part, eight-year plan to improve one of the power plant's two coal-fueled boilers. The boiler has most of the same parts as when it was installed in 1965.