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Aurora-Marionville Police Department incident reports

• 12:45 a.m. – Suspicious activity, WB Olive, Aurora. • 1:03 a.m. – Out with subject, 35 E College, Aurora. • 1:21 a.m. – Accident, 800 block E Hadley St, Aurora. • 1:24 a.m. – Traffic stop, Elliot/Euclid, Aurora. • 1:24 a.m. – Threats, 300 block...

Through the years, Aug. 17

Aug. 23, 1972 Mr. and Mrs. Bill Wiley announced the sale of their Western Auto Store in Cassville to Mr. and Mrs. George Simpkins, of Springfield. Mr. Wiley, former Vo-Ag teacher in Cassville High School, and Mrs. Wiley have been in business in Cassville for the past 26 years, 15 of which have been with Western Auto Store.
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Arkansas’ Graham sentenced to prison in Law. Co. DWI death, injury

A man who caused an automobile collision while driving drunk, resulting in the death of one woman and seriously injuring another, was sentenced to what amounts to a decade behind bars. Johnny Graham, 45, of Alpena, Ark., pleaded guilty to two felony counts on Tuesday, Aug. 9: driving while Intoxicated, causing death of another, and driving while Intoxicated, resulting in serious physical injury. Graham was sentenced to 10 years in prison on the first charge and seven years in the second. As part of his plea bargain, he will serve the sentences concurrently.

Lightning hit disrupts Aurora City Hall

Aurora City Council met in regular session Aug. 9 with Mayor Pro Tem Tony Kennedy calling the meeting to order at 6 p.m. Prayer and pledge of allegiance was led by Doyle Ferguson and a. public comment was heard by Bruce Vonier, owner of Sudsy Soap & Scents, in Verona,...

Aurora School District welcomes new teachers

The Aurora School District recently held an orientation and welcomed new teachers. At Pate, new teachers include Jessica Legan, Macy Brundage, Tara Ackerman and Faith Cline. Joining Robinson are Emily Johannes, Kallie Shreve, Lily Cline, McKenna Hagerman, Marissa Kendall, Nicole Blevins, Laura Brink, Kelly Schwalm and Caitlin Hemingway. At the junior high, new teachers are Heather Greninger, Morgan Waggoner, Lewis West, Kaitlin White, Laura Schulteis, Madeline Currey, Josh Johannes and Tanner Harding. And joining the high school are Karla Shiveley, Lena Rivera, Ashley Dummit, Annie Pope, Jason Cole, Tori Janacek, Paige Carr, Brandon Pitts, Taegan Hadlock, Elijah Schroeder, Sadie McMenamy, Tommy Lynch and Beth Price.
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Howdy Neighbor Days returns to Pierce City

Howdy Neighbor Days, Pierce City’s traditional end of summer festival, was held at the city’s South Park from Wednesday, Aug. 10, through Saturday, Aug. 13. The event featured free musical performances by area bands, carnival rides and games, a variety of vendor booths, a prize raffle and a duck race held in Clear Creek. An estimated 8,000 people attended the festival.

Schools getting prepped for new year

Larry Albers, with the help of wife Arlene Albers, serviced 30 sewing machines in the Cassville middle school’s family and consumer sciences classroom. Albers said he has worked on the school’s machines every summer for 25 years, except last year due to COVID-19. He added students now use high-quality machines, greatly improved over the years.

Chuck Terrill: That’s a lot of bull

I am blessed to have a loving relationship with my eight grandchildren. We often spend time together, and there is a good deal of laughter. We enjoy teasing each other, and there have been many practical jokes played, over the course of many years. Madeline, aged 7, recently asked, “What...
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Land records dating back to Lawrence County’s founding now online for public

People can now research Lawrence County’s entire history of official land records from anywhere with Internet access. Recorder Pam Robertson and her staff have completed a massive project with Sutterfield Technologies to digitize her office’s land records back to the county’s founding in 1845. At the same time, Robertson moved to a new Missouri-based software provider, iCounty Technologies, to provide online access to these and other records.

Drought Conditions Continue Across The Four States

Drought conditions across the Four States area still show many locations in extreme levels. Little improvement has been made with the recent rainfall across Southwest Missouri but more rain chances by the weekend provide another relief opportunity across the area. Counties that did see a reduction in extreme drought to a severe level of drought were Barry, Newton, and Mcdonald counties and locations already under a severe level of drought remained unchanged. Southeast Kansas and Northeast Oklahoma are experiencing much more extreme drought than that of Southwest Missouri but the northern portions of the Four States have less drought conditions especially near Nevada and Fort Scott.

Jessie James Days begin in Pineville, Mo.

PINEVILLE, Mo. — Many know Pineville as the beginning point of your canoe trip on Elk River. But there is much more to the McDonald County Seat. Jessie James Days is an annual small-town celebration held every August. This year like many others there is a carnival in town for the kids to enjoy. Purchase arm bands at City Hall...
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Property owner asks city to divide MRC into four tracts

Mt. Vernon aldermen get update on new restroom/concessions building at Spirit of ‘76 Park. A proposed division of the old Missouri Rehabilitation Center (MRC) grounds at 600 N. Main, Mt. Vernon, would separate the property into four different tracts. Terry Moore, head of Building and Code Enforcement, presented a...

Calling all crafters to the Cassville Senior Center

Craft fairs provide an opportunity for local residents to showcase their most unique talents, and this year, the Cassville Senior Center decided to join the fun. The Center will host its first ever Senior Center Arts and Crafts Show on Sept. 9-10. Kristina Atwood, Cassville Senior Center director, said the...

A year in photos: Cassville girls soccer

Editor’s note: Throughout the summer, the Cassville Democrat will feature the best unprinted photos from every local team photographed in the 2021-2022 athletics season. — KT.

Pickup goes off-road, flips upside down into trees near Seneca, Mo.

NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — Just after 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning reports of a single vehicle crash along State Hwy K near Seneca alerted Newton County Central Dispatch. Seneca Rural Fire, Newton County Deputies and Newton County Ambulance responded emergency. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified. On the scene we learn from MSgt C.S. Mason the driver was not injured....

Wildcats drive toward maturity

For three seasons, the Cassville football team brought home some type of postseason hardware, and after a tough season marked by inexperience in 2021, the Wildcats are raising the bar this year. Clay Weldy, newly minted head coach entering his 15th season with Cassville, said inexperience was the challenge last...