Coatsville, MO

Obituary & Services: Jane Ann Morris

Jane Ann Morris passed peacefully to heaven on June 27, 2022. Janie was the daughter of James and Ruth (Lawrence) Jones and was born April 27, 1948 in Kirksville, Missouri. Janie was united in marriage to Phillip Morris, on May 7, 1966, and to this union, two children were born, Myranda Sue (Susie) and James “Bryce”. She also became a mother to Phillip’s young daughter Rae Ann.
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Adair County Courthouse renovation project still on track to be completed by late fall

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — It may not look like a lot is going on around the Adair County Courthouse, but progress continues to be made on the renovation project every day. "It's still on track for late fall," said Adair County Presiding Commissioner Mark Shahan. "I'm not going to commit to an opening date just yet because we want to make sure that everything's completely done, ready to move in, everything works. We'll have to test all the data systems and everything before we expect the offices to move back to the courthouse. So, we're thinking late fall, maybe November is kind of what they're telling us."

Obituary & Services: Stephen “Steve” Lynn Myers

Steve Myers, 77, of Unionville, Missouri, passed away at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri, on Saturday, June 25, 2022, after suffering a stroke the previous week. Stephen Lynn “Steve” Myers was born in Sullivan County, Missouri, on February 3, 1945, the son of Harold and Mary Jane (Triplett) Myers who preceded him in death. Steve graduated from Unionville High School in 1962. He worked for Harris Feed and Seed in Centerville, Iowa, and then for Veirs Fur House in Unionville. Steve spent most of his working career with the city of Unionville Water department where he worked for 35 years. Even in retirement he was called on for advice and worked part-time until retiring in 2018. Steve married Margarett Loughead in Cincinnati, Iowa, on October 3, 1962, and she survives.

Florida Men Convicted In Billing Scheme Involving Putnam County Hospital

Two Miami, Florida men have been convicted by a federal jury of their roles in a conspiracy that fraudulently billed $1.4 billion dollars of laboratory testing services in a pass-through billing scheme that included rural hospitals. The Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville was one of those hospitals. The U.S....

New Rhonda Vincent billboard going up in Greentop

GREENTOP, Mo. — A new billboard announcing the hometown of a bluegrass music star from northeast Missouri is going up. The sign, featuring singer and musician Rhonda Vincent, is replacing a previous billboard in Greentop that had faded and was no longer appealing to the eye. A small crew,...

$20,000 reward offered in Memphis stolen machinery case

MEMPHIS, Mo. — The Scotland County Sheriff's Office announced this week that $20,000 in reward money is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two men wanted in connection with a recent stolen machinery case. Sheriff Bryan Whitney told KTVO that Ed's Machinery, the victim...

Junior golfers take over Kirksville course

The silence that usually greets golfers when they go on the course was exchanged for some cheers, yells, and laughs, as youngsters hit the links. The Kirksville Country Club had their 15th annual Junior Golf Program this June. For four straight Tuesdays, kids ranging from seven to fifteen either began, adapted, or adjusted their golf game.

Oak Skeletonizer causing concern for homeowners

KJFM NEWS — Garden Talk is produced monthly at the Adair County University of Missouri Extension Center in Kirksville, Mo. The oak skeletonizer, Bucculatrix ainsliella, is a native insect that occurs throughout the Great Lakes region, Midwest and southern states. The larval stages feed on the leaves of several species of oak, skeletonizing the leaves and causing concern for homeowners.
Pen City Current

Eight-run fourth dooms Hounds in loss to Davis County

BLOOMFIELD – Fort Madison had a quick 2-0 lead after three innings, but Davis County came roaring back in the fourth with eight runs en route to a 12-2 win over the Lady Hounds Tuesday night. Fort Madison opened the scoring in the non-conference matchup in the first inning...
Memphis Democrat

Harold Neal Kirkpatrick Obituary

Harold Neal Kirkpatrick, born December 1942, passed away with his family by his side at the age of 78. Neal is survived by wife Dawn; daughter Ann (Jahaziel) Cantu; grandchildren Elijah, Elizabeth, and Lydia; sister Nola (Joe) Boyd; sister-in-law Marjorie Delaney; and numerous other family members and friends. He is...

Green City Chamber of Commerce to host July 4th celebration

The Green City Chamber of Commerce will host activities this weekend as part of the Green City July 4th Celebration. The Miss Firecracker Pageant will be at the Emerald Theater on the north side of the square on July 2nd at 6 p.m. The Green City Ministerial Alliance will hold...

Comets blast Mohawks in four inning 12-0 win

The Cardinal Comet softball team defeated the Moravia Mohawks 12-0 The Comets had a bat around opening frame scoring 7 runs while sending 12 batters to the plate. The inning saw eight Comet hits (2 doubles) and a Mohawk error. The Comets lead after starter Nicoa McClure tossed a 1-2-3 top of the first, to have the Comets leading 7-0 after one inning. The Comets would scatter 5 runs over the next three innings, with one in the second, as well as two runs in each of the third and fourth innings. While the Comet offense was rolling so was Comet starter McClure. McClure over the final three innings she completed the no hit and perfect game in four innings. She would face 12 batters in the four innings, while striking out three.