Sexual Assault

Bethany man charged with felony counts of statutory sodomy

A Bethany man has been charged in Harrison County with two felony counts of statutory sodomy, first degree, and two counts of statutory sodomy—second degree. Twenty-two-year-old Ethan Lamberson is scheduled for arraignment Friday, August 14th. Bond was initially set at $100,000 cash only. A probable cause affidavit alleges the dates of the incidents involving the […]

Road Work

Paving on Interstate 35 in Harrison and Daviess counties begins soon

Mainline paving for the resurfacing project on a portion of Interstate 35 in Harrison and Daviess counties is scheduled to begin next week. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. to resurface I-35 between U.S. Route 136 in Bethany and Route C near Pattonsburg (Exit 92 to Exit 78), including […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of August 10, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of August 10 – 16. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

Deadly Crash

One dead, one life-flighted in fatal crash west of Bethany

One person was killed and another seriously injured in a crash involving three vehicles late Thursday afternoon two miles west of Bethany. According to the Highway Patrol, 68-year-old Diane Gibson of New Hampton was pronounced dead at the scene. Receiving serious injuries was another driver, 55-year-old Lesa Gard of Bethany. She was flown by medical […]

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Booneville woman injured in two-vehicle crash south of Bethany

A Booneville woman was injured Thursday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident five miles south of Bethany. Fifty-six-year-old Nancee Swanson was taken by ambulance to the Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany with moderate injuries. The other driver, 47-year-old Isaac Welling, of Hatfield was not injured. A trooper reported Welling’s sports utility vehicle was westbound on […]

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“Face masks or coverings” to be required in courtrooms in Trenton, Bethany, Princeton and Unionville

Information received from the Third Judicial Circuit Court states “face masks or coverings shall be required in all public court areas and during all court proceedings” unless good cause is shown to limit the requirement. The third circuit presiding judge, Thomas Alley, reports the requirement becomes effective Saturday, August 1st according to the Missouri Supreme […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees approve applying for CARES Act funding to curtail expenses from COVID-19

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved the evening of Tuesday, July 28th applying for Grundy County CARES Act funding to combat COVID-19 expenses. A Return to Fall Plan was also presented. NCMC President Doctor Lenny Klaver said the college could receive $89,000 in Grundy County CARES Act funding, which could be used […]

Prison Sentence

Texas man sentenced to 22-years with Missouri Department of Corrections for shooting at Super 8 motel in Bethany

A Dallas, Texas man accused of shooting another person in the chest in Bethany in April was sentenced in Harrison County Thursday, July 23rd after waiving formal arraignment and pleading guilty. Twenty-one-year-old Jackson Mateo Miesse was sentenced to the Department of Corrections for 11 years on felony assault—first degree, 11 years on felony armed criminal […]

Grundy Electric Cooperative

Grundy Electric Cooperative to hold “drive-thru” annual membership meeting

The Grundy Electric Cooperative will hold a special drive-through annual membership meeting due to safety concerns with COVID-19. Grundy Electric Cooperative member-owners are invited to drive through the parking lot at the South Harrison R-2 High School of Bethany the evening of August 6th from 4:30 to 6:30. Members will stay in their vehicles, register, […]

Grundy Electric Foundation

GEC Community Foundation awards over $7,000 in grants

The trustees of the GEC Community Foundation, Incorporated have awarded 11 grants totaling $7,402.84. School districts receiving education grants were Pleasant View R-6, Trenton R-9, Princeton, North Mercer, Newtown-Harris, North Harrison of Eagleville, Cainsville, South Harrison of Bethany, and Gilman City. The next grant application deadline is October 1st. Qualified applicants must be a non-profit […]