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I love my Xterra, Thank You KC Budget Lot

April 22, 2013

At the end of December I purchased a 2007 Nissan Xterra 4×4 that I was going to use primarily for Metal Detecting.  I got a great deal from KC Budget Lot in Independence, MO and I wanted to let my readers know.  KC Budget lot has sold me 5 vehicles over the past 10 years and they have always treated me fairly and professionally. Check out their website at http://www.kcbudget.com …Read the Rest

Look What I found Just North of Platte City, MO

Look What I found Just North of Platte City, MO
May 22, 2012

I was out detecting an old house on an old gravel road and much to my surprise this pops out of the ground.  I was actually wearing my Contour HD video camera on my headphones and have the whole experience recorded.  Visit my youtube.com page to see the video http://www.youtube.com/user/detectingdon .   Don

National Metal Detecting Day in Carthage, MO

May 10, 2012

Carthage, Missouri is taking part in the National Metal Detecting day on May 19th.  Carthage will open their city parks for metal detecting from 8am to 8pm.  Here is a brief history of why you should want to attend: The area was divided over slavery, and almost all of the African-Americans in the county at the time were slaves. The Battle of Carthage, fought on July 5, 1861, was a …Read the Rest

History alive and well in Springfield

November 6, 2011

By JASON NEVEL (jason.nevel@sj-r.com) The State Journal-Register Posted Nov 05, 2011 @ 11:00 PM The popular “History Comes Alive” program bringing portrayals of 1800s figures and re-enactments to downtown Springfield is likely here to stay, Justin Blandford, site manager for the Old Capitol State Historic Site, said Saturday. Blandford said reviews from people who’ve filled out evaluation forms after events show that visitors enjoy the extra history lesson. Furthermore, the …Read the Rest

150 YEARS AGO: Boonville Home Guard attacked at breakfast

September 14, 2011

By Rudi Keller Columbia Daily Tribune Tuesday, September 13, 2011 BOONVILLE — In a heavy rain, about 800 Missouri State Guard troops under Col. William Brown of Saline County attacked the Boonville Home Guard of about 140 men as the garrison was preparing breakfast. The attackers had sheathed their flag in a black oilcloth to keep it dry, but many in the garrison thought the state troops carried the black …Read the Rest

Attention All – THE HOBBY WON!

Attention All – THE HOBBY WON!
August 11, 2011

  Thank you to all who contacted the Carthage City Council. The proposed ordinance has been tabled and it sounds like it is dead. This is directly due to all the well written contacts that showed the council that we are not a bunch of thieves as the archaeologists were making us out to be. I received quite a few copies of emails that were sent. The method of educating …Read the Rest

Fun turned to a nightmare

August 10, 2011

By Steve Weldon The Carthage Press Posted Aug 05, 2011 @ 12:37 PM   CARTHAGE, Mo. — One of the many things that I like about the job I have is the ability to meet some really fine people. These folks come from all walks of life.  They are young and old, professional and nonprofessional. Some come from far away or have lived in this area all their lives. But …Read the Rest

Rules explain where detectors can be used

August 9, 2011

Written by Wes Johnson News-Leader So you just got a brand new metal detector and can’t wait to go dig up buried treasure. Slow down a bit. Rules about where and how you can use the device vary greatly. Metal detector hobbyists also emphasize the need to always get permission before any dig. Metal detectors are not allowed in national parks — including Wilson’s Creek National Battlefield — and hefty …Read the Rest

Sesquicentennial of Battle of Wilson’s Creek to be celebrated this weekend

August 9, 2011

by Mike Lear on August 9, 2011 in Human Interest,Military,Travel Over 3100 re-enactors will re-create what is called the first major battle of the Civil War west of the Mississippi, this weekend south of Springfield.      The Battle of Wilson’s creek came amid increased tension over where Missouri would fall in the War; with the North or the South.  Superintendent of the battle’s National Historic Site, Ted Hillmer, says the …Read the Rest

Carthage council advances historic finds city ordinance

August 3, 2011

By John Hacker The Carthage Press   CARTHAGE, Mo. — An ordinance establishing that all historic artifacts found on city property that are more than 100 years old will belong to the city was given its first reading on Tuesday and will be given final consideration on Aug. 9. City Administrator Tom Short said the city staff added a preamble to the proposed ordinance after talking to Steve Weldon, director …Read the Rest

Carthage council approves metal detecting measure

July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011 By Susan Redden news@joplinglobe.com The Joplin Globe Wed Jul 27, 2011, 07:22 PM CDT CARTHAGE, Mo. — Metal detecting still will be allowed on Carthage city property, but items of historical value are to be left alone. That requirement is among several outlined in an ordinance given final approval Tuesday by the City Council. Tom Short, city administrator, said the measure stems from a Carthage couple’s discovery …Read the Rest

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