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Kirksville woman charged with sex crimes involving child

SHELBY COUNTY, Mo. — A northeast Missouri woman was charged this week with two sex-related crimes involving a child. Sara Dodd, 33, of Kirksville, is charged in Shelby County with first-degree statutory rape and first-degree child molestation. According to court documents, the alleged crimes happened sometime between October 2019 and...
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John Wilson Smith; 1936-2021

We are sad to announce that on September 9, at the age of 85, John Wilson Smith (Palmyra) passed away. He was born on May 3, 1936, to Cecil and Cora Smith of Clapper. After a sudden stroke, he passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family. John graduated from...
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Allison Daisy Award Recipient

Jessica Allison, RN, Progressive Care Unit, became the 63rd Blessing Hospital nurse to receive the international DAISY Award during a ceremony on September 1, 2021. Jessica Allison is a Lewis County resident. Patients and their family members, visitors, doctors, hospital staff members or volunteers may recognize the extraordinary care provided...
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History Being Relived at Old Threshers Show

The Northeast Missouri Old Threshers are celebrating 200 years of agriculture and the Missouri Bi-Centennial at their show September 16-19. All activities take place one-half mile north of Shelbina on Highway 15. Allis Chalmers is the featured equipment for the 34th annual show. Train Track Completed. Volunteers recently completed laying...

Lewistown Daily Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Lewistown: Thursday, September 16: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Friday, September 17: Sunny during the day; while partly cloudy overnight; Saturday, September 18: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Sunday, September 19: Sunny during the day; while

Civil War Living History

Steve Hamilton, of LaGrange, is pictured firing the cannon at the living history event held September 9-11 in Canton. Hamilton served in the Army during Viet Nam from July 1970 to July 1971. He enjoyed firing the cannon. The Missouri Civilian Corp, in connection with the Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association, presented camp life and demonstrations at Martin Park.

'Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta' star sentenced to 17 years in prison on fraud charges

ATLANTA (CBS46) -- A local reality TV star has been sentenced to prison for his connection to a multi-million dollar Ponzi scheme. Maurice Fayne, 38, of Dacula, who starred in Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta, received 17 years in prison for conspiracy, wire fraud, bank fraud, and making false payments along with a slew of other charges.

35th Annual Mule Festival Is Here!

The Clark Co. Mule Festival has finally achieved its 35th anniversary. It will be held on September 16, 17, and 18, 2021. This event is held at the Clark Co. Fairgrounds outside of Kahoka, Missouri, located in the northeast corner of the state. On this week every year, this community event will entertain us with mule shows, crafts, flea markets, coloring contest by our area children, trail ride, and a rodeo. There will also be live entertainment after the rodeo by “Stumptown” band. This event, brought to you by the non-for-profit Mule Festival committee is held to bring enjoyment to people of all ages, bring commerce to our community, and give our state animal lovers a chance to show off their mules. Food and camping are available. The main gate is a cost of $5.00 per person for a commemorative button or band (10 years and under are free) for a few days of entertainment. All mules and horses must have Coggins and State Health papers (if they come from out of state) every time the equine enters the gate whether trailered or ridden! Also, all dogs must be on a leash in the fairgrounds. So, come join this unique opportunity for a fun time! Please observe proper health restrictions if you can for the safety of everyone.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Josef Martínez scores twice, Atlanta beats Cincinnati 4-0

ATLANTA (AP) — Josef Martínez scored a goal in each half and Atlanta United beat Cincinnati 4-0 on Wednesday night. Luiz Araújo opened the scoring for Atlanta (8-7-9) in the fifth minute, dribbling past two defenders near midfield and racing down the right side to bend it past goalkeeper Przemyslaw Tyton.

Free Monument Cleaning Workshop

Lea Ann Robertson and Kathleen Wilham will present a free Shelby Cemetery Restoration Workshop on Saturday, September 25 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shiloh Cemetery. This cemetery is northeast of Bethel, off Highway E. The church and cemetery are on County Road 159. Whether you just want to...

La Plata Weather Forecast

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in La Plata: Wednesday, September 15: Patchy fog then sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Thursday, September 16: Sunny during the day; while clear overnight; Friday, September 17: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Saturday, September 18: Sunny

After receiving “poor” audit rating in 2020, Monroe City making progress, but after follow-up review only 3 changes fully implemented

A report from State Auditor Nicole Galloway finds that Monroe City has implemented some recommendations from a 2020 audit, but that other concerns remain. The June 2020 audit of Monroe City was initiated through a citizen petition, which required 200 valid signatures of qualified voters in the city. That audit highlighted concerns in several areas, including city utilities, year-end employee bonuses, and a lack of transparency around city budgets and real estate transactions.
Moberly Monitor-Index & Democrat

Lady Spartans earn wins against Fulton, Palmyra

The Lady Spartans seemingly have found their groove with the hitting stick. Moberly's softball team have feasted on opponents' pitching the past 48 hours collecting a combined 23 hits . This was achieved while celebrating a thrilling come-from-behind 2-1 home victory Monday against Palmyra in which they plated both of...

Follow-up State Audit shows City still has work to do

The results of the Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway follow-up audit for the City of Monroe City have been released. Findings included that the City of Monroe City has put to action some of the recommendations from the previous audit, but still has concerns, according to the recent follow-up audit report. Mayor Jerry Potterfield stated, “The audit is pretty cut and dry. The state is very confident in what they do. The thing the people need to understand is how it got this way. It’s been a good ole boys club for years. As long as we keep voting council members in who don’t understand finances we can’t get any better.”