Offender in Prison with hands on bars

Former Missouri man sentenced to 17-years for traveling to Tennessee for illicit sex with a minor

A former Barry County, Mo., man has been sentenced in federal court for traveling from Missouri to Tennessee to engage in an illicit sexual relationship with a 15-year-old victim, who became pregnant and bore his child. Michael Douglas Peterson, 35, of Morristown, Tenn., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Friday, Dec. 7, […]

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Mercer County native wins Agriculture Educator Lifetime Achievement Award

A Mercer County native has won the Agriculture Educator Lifetime Achievement Award at the Missouri Livestock Symposium. University of Missouri Extension writer Duane Dailey of Columbia received the award, which honors an educator making significant contributions to agriculture in northeastern Missouri. Dailey says he “taught through the media” for 57 years and writes science stories […]

Kelly Polling

Chillicothe muralist Kelly Poling dies at 57

A Chillicothe resident and artist, Kelly Poling, died Sunday at his home, surrounded by his family. Polling was 57 years old and noted for creating many of the murals in Chillicothe and was named Grand Marshal of Chillicothe’s Holiday Parade held last month. The funeral service for Kelly Poling will be Friday, December 7th at […]