Business and services continue to open in Prairie Home.

Duncan's Diner, which continued to provide carry-out throughout the quarantine period, reopened its dining room May 26 under social distancing guidelines.

Carry-out and curbside pick-up still is available. Hours are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday; 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 4-7 p.m. Fridays; 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays; and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays. Owner Roxzanna Duncan says

“Our mission, as always, is to provide great safe service, great food, and a great environment,” owner Roxzanna Duncan said.

For more information, call 660-841-5023 or follow Duncan's Diner on Facebook.

Swimming pool now open

The Prairie Home Swimming Pool opened Saturday. The opening will align with all county, state, and federal guidelines for public operations and social distancing.

Changes will be announced as new information is available. Pool hours remain the same as last year, for now: 1-7 p.m. daily. Day passes and household memberships are available. The pool currently is not available to rent for private parties.

The pool will promote social distancing, but it is up to guests to practice the guidelines outlined in the state’s plan.

Lounge chairs will be placed in groups with at least 6 feet of space in between. There will be markers on the fence to indicate where chairs should remain. All areas of the Prairie Home Pool open to the public will be disinfected with bleach throughout the day and each night after closing. This includes the bathrooms, pavilion and picnic tables, toys and lounge equipment.

Pool management does not anticipate having to set a limit on the number of guests. If overcrowding becomes an issue, however, they will take steps to address it.

Pool board members hope these measures will reassure patrons. For additional information about daily hours and memberships, please contact a board member or email

Churches resume in-person worship services

Prairie Home First Baptist has has met in person for several weeks with worship at 10:30 am on Sundays. Prairie Home United Methodist Church plans to resume in person worship 11 a.m. June 7. Both churches have Facebook pages for more information.

Graduation and prom

Graduation is planned June 7 with separate ceremonies for the eighth grade and seniors. The eighth-grade graduation will take place at 1:30 pm followed by the seniors at 4:00 pm. Chairs and other items will be wiped down and sanitized after each ceremony.

Each graduate — eighth grade and senior — may invite 15 guests. Families will sit together in family groups with a six foot distance between families. Seniors will be placed 6 feet apart and the band will not play. The ceremony will be recorded and streamed on Facebook.

Prom was rescheduled to June 13 at the Copper Penny. Barring any further COVID complications, doors will open at 5 p.m. Only students and their dates and chaperons will be allowed inside. Temperatures will be checked upon arrival. The traditional grand march will be outside the venue at 7 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns please call the school at 660-841-5296.

Muncipal Election Tuesday

The municipal election, postponed due to Covid-19, will take place Tuesday. Polls open 6 a.m. at the Lions Club building. Three seats are open on the Prairie Home Board of Education, with four candidates seeking election: Tammy Brandes, Sheila Brown, Nathan Alpers and Marsha Stewart.