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Missouri inmate Kevin Johnson’s last words before execution

KSNF/KODE — The State of Missouri has executed a man convicted of killing a police officer, despite attorneys arguing that the case was infused with racism. 37-year-old Kevin Johnson died at 7:40 p.m. Tuesday night (11/29) at the state prison in Bonne Terre, after an injection of Pentobarbital. As a first for modern executions in […]
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Chester, December 05 High School 🏀 Game Notice

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Thousands attend Twin City Christmas parade

Thousands of people lined up along Main Street in Festus and Bailey Road in Crystal City on Monday night to watch the 73rd annual Twin City Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade, which included floats, fancy cars, emergency vehicles and walking groups, said Mary Zebrowski, the chamber’s executive director.

Festus man receives nearly 3-year sentence for stealing from St. Louis company

Ryan S. Kent, 44, of Festus has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for stealing $854,544.37 from a St. Louis pharmaceutical manufacturing facility where he worked as a maintenance supervisor for more than four years, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. Kent pleaded guilty Aug. 3 to wire...

Pet spot: Roxi likes to wears clothes

Roxi does not need to be urged to don clothing, said her owner, Mandi Buechting of Crystal City. “She loves to wear clothes,” Buechting said. “She’s cold a lot, so she loves when I put clothes on her.”. Roxi, 3, is a miniature dachshund. “She’s definitely a...

James Michael Fiedler, 45, Festus

James Michael Fiedler, 45, of Festus died Nov. 28, 2022, in St. Louis. Mr. Fielder was an operations manager for Liguori Publications. He enjoyed beekeeping, gardening, animals, cooking and photography. He loved children and had a strong faith and loved being a father and husband. Born March 21, 1977, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Jodi (Baum) and Robert Lee Fiedler.

Mark L. Michael Sr., 73, Festus

Mark L. Michael Sr., 73, of Festus died Nov. 19, 2022, at Festus Manor. Mr. Michael was a well digger for Scott’s Drilling and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Born March 5, 1949, in Festus, he was the son of the late Velma “Betty” (Pariset) and Earl Michael.

Mary ‘Jane’ Oberbeck, 67, De Soto

Mary “Jane” Oberbeck, 67, of De Soto died Nov. 28, 2022, at St. Louis University Hospital. Mrs. Oberbeck was a registered nurse for 47 years. She was a graduate of Maplewood High School and the Burge School of Nursing in Springfield, after which she worked at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in the intensive care, operating room, emergency room and cardiac rehab ward. She enjoyed fishing, crocheting blankets and pillows, and attending her granddaughters’ soccer games and dance recitals. Born April 14, 1955, in St. Louis, she was the daughter of Adeline (Nadler) and Robert Martin.

Melvin J. Souders, 79, De Soto

Melvin J. Souders, 79, of De Soto died Nov. 30, 2022, at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Crystal City. Mr. Souders was a senior project estimator for Ameren. After retiring he worked for Adessa and was a greeter at the Twin Cities Walmart. He was a member of the De Soto Masonic Lodge, Order of Eastern Star, the De Soto Elks and the Hyway Rockers Car Club. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. Born Nov. 19, 1943, in Centralia, Ill., he was the son of the late Pauline D. and Melvin E. Souders.

Jerry Donald Ellis, 74, De Soto

Jerry Donald Ellis, 74, of De Soto died Nov. 29, 2022, in Festus. Born March 6, 1948, in Murphysboro, Ill., he was the son of the late Alice (Boyer) and Daniel E. Ellis. Mr. Ellis was a truck driver for Thyssen Krupp. He was a member of YMCA, where he had several close friends. He enjoyed having coffee with his friends, playing pickleball, building model planes and spending time with his puppy, Buddy.

Gerald ‘Jerry’ Beck, 92, Crystal City

Gerald “Jerry” Beck, 92, of Crystal City died Nov. 30, 2022, at his home. Mr. Beck was a retired a welder from LaRoche Industries who served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Crystal City and a life member of the Festus-Crystal City Elks. Born Oct. 12, 1930, in St. Louis, he was the son of the late Myrtle (Thomure) and Alvin Beck.

Travis James Boettcher – Graveside Service 12/06/22 at 10 a.m.

Travis James Boettcher of Perryville died November 29th at the age of 25. A graveside service will be held Tuesday morning, December 6th at 10 at the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville. Visitation for Travis Boettcher is Monday evening from 4 until 8 and Tuesday morning the 6th from 8...

Farmington Council Votes To Place Issue On Ballot

(Farmington) The Farmington City Council voted this week to place a capital improvement sales tax on the April election ballot next year. City Administrator Greg Beavers says this will actually be an extension of an existing tax. He says it’s a tax they’ve put to good use over the last 30 years.

Chris Bullock On Being The New Farmington Chief Of Police

(Farmington) Chris Bullock is set to take over next month as the new chief of police for the city of Farmington. Bullock has been with the department for 29 years and will take over for Rick Baker who is retiring. Bullock says he has well over 30 years experience in law enforcement.