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Deputies sent to Ridgewood Middle School after report of threat on social media
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office had deputies at Ridgewood Middle School today, Dec. 8, following reports that a threat against the school had been posted on social media. However, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Grant Bissell said investigators could not find evidence that a threat had been made toward the school...
Weekly Safety Report: Thefts, Crashes, and Arrests in Jefferson County, Missouri
This week in Jefferson County, Missouri, several incidents occurred that require attention in the weekly safety report. These incidents include the theft of items from a construction company's trailer, a man arrested for driving while intoxicated after a crash, a two-vehicle crash resulting in injuries, a suspected break-in and theft from an IT company van, and a Canadian man admitting to stealing from Walmart stores in Arnold and Eureka.
Ste. Genevieve Wins Old Settlement Showdown, 78-49
The Ste. Genevieve Dragons boys basketball team utilized their tenacity on the boards and early shooting to take care of their rivals, the Valle Catholic Warriors, by a final score of 78-49. The threes were falling early for the Dragons. That three was part of a 14-0 run by Ste....
Items taken from vehicles in Imperial
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is trying to identify a four-door sedan that appeared to have three men inside it when items were stolen from vehicles in the 1200 block of Timber Creek Lane in Imperial, police reported. A similar car, which has a driver’s side door that is...
Menkhus changes seats on Pevely Board of Aldermen
Longtime Pevely Board of Alderman Don Menkhus resigned from his Ward 3 seat on Monday and took a chair in the audience. He said he had to give up the seat because he had moved to a new house in Ward 1 the day before. Menkhus spent just a short...
Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office crime lab plans are set
(Hillsboro, Pevely) The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the design team have finalized the plans for the crime lab. Sheriff Dave Marshak says getting through this process feels good, and now is the time to discuss getting bids for the construction work. Sheriff Marshak says the balance of...
A Rathjen-Rowold Romance
St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ruma, Illinois is celebrating their 175th anniversary this year. It is not often that a story on this blog takes us to that little church in Randolph County, Illinois. Today will be one of those posts. The baptism record for today’s birthday girl is likely to be found in the books of St. John’s. Lydia Rowold was born on December 8, 1892, so today would be her 131st birthday. Lydia was the daughter of Ernst and Anna Marie (Arbeiter) Rowold. We find Lydia and her family in the 1900 census living in Ruma where her father was a farmer. At the age of 8, Lydia was one of 6 Rowold children in her household when this entry was enumerated.
SUV left running stolen from Fenton-area home
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the theft of an SUV from outside a home in the 4800 block of Romaine Spring Drive in the Jefferson County portion of Fenton. The SUV was left unattended while it was warming up in the driveway, police reported. The victim said...
St. Francois County SUV Wreck
(St. Francois County, MO) A man from Farmington, 65 year old Ronald D. Barton, is suffering serious injuries after he was involved in a one vehicle wreck on Loughboro Road in St. Francois County Wednesday afternoon at 4:15. Highway Patrol Troopers say Barton was driving an SUV east on Loughboro. It ran off the right side of the road and crashed into a tree. Barton was taken to Parkland Health Center at Farmington. He was not wearing his seat belt during the crash.
Missouri Governor recognizes Meert Tree Farm and Pea Ridge Forest for Christmas tree month
Jefferson City — Governor Mike Parson celebrated the annual ceremony proclaiming December as Christmas tree month in Missouri on Wednesday. During the ceremony, Parson presented the winners of the Missouri Christmas Tree Association wreath and tree contest with plaques. This year’s wreath winner is Meert Tree Farm in Festus,...
Jefferson County reports five COVID deaths in November
Jefferson County has seen 14 COVID-19 deaths so far this respiratory season, which began Oct. 1 and runs through mid-May, the Jefferson County Health Department reported. During October, nine COVID-related deaths were reported. In November, an additional five deaths were reported, according to the Health Department. From Oct. 1 to...
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The gas price fluctuate between $2.55 and $2.95 in Festus as of 2023-12-08. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Friday is $3.185, a week ago the price is $3.248 , according to AAA.
Herculaneum outdoor Christmas light contest
(Herculaneum) The annual City Herculaneum outdoor lighting contest is ongoing until the 19th of this month. Those Herculaneum residents who want to be a part of the contest need to register by that date. Herculaneum Mayor Ryan Wright says the judges will take a look at the decorated homes and go from there.
The Glass Brick eyes spring of 2024 opening
(Crystal City) The Glass Brick cigar and whiskey bar continues to make progress and is looking to open next year. Originally, they were looking at a building on Bailey Road in Crystal City but switched to purchasing a space on Mississippi Avenue. Charlie Roberts is the owner of The Glass Brick Cigars and Spirits. He says the space will be perfect for what they want to offer.
Festus will flush its water system Thursday into Friday morning
(Festus) The City of Festus will be flushing out its water system starting Thursday (12/7) night all over town. Festus City Administrator Greg Camp explains why this is taking place. Camp says residents need to be aware of a few things. Again, the process of flushing the water from the...
St. Francois County Monday Crash
(St. Francois County, MO) A French Village woman, 22 year old Gabrielle E. Ainsworth, is recovering from moderate injuries after she was injured in a one car crash in St. Francois County Monday morning at 11:15. Highway Patrol reports show Ainsworth was driving east at 5005 Highway C when the car ran off the left side of the road. It crashed into a fence and a tree. Ainsworth was taken to Parkland Health Center at Bonne Terre. She was wearing a seat belt when the wreck took place.
Wrestling Jays top Poplar Bluff, fall to Farmington
Farmington was splitsville for the Washington boys wrestling Blue Jays Tuesday. The Blue Jays defeated Poplar Bluff, 56-17, during a tri-meet, but fell to the host Black Knights, 56-23.
Arnold man arrested for alleged felony stealing
A 59-year-old Arnold man was arrested for allegedly stealing two heated blankets from the Walmart department store, 2201 Michigan Ave. The blankets were worth $249.96, Arnold Police reported. Officers were called at about 9:10 p.m. Nov. 17 by an employee who allegedly believed the man was leaving the store without...