Coronavirus Update

Harrison County Health Department conducts 168 COVID-19 tests at Bethany fairgrounds

Harrison County Health Department Administrator Courtney Cross reports 168 individuals from Harrison and surrounding counties received active COVID-19 tests at the fairgrounds at Bethany Wednesday. She said the event was a success and went exactly to plan. The health department will contact those tested to tell them their results when the results become available. Some […]

Investigation

Investigation involving multiple agencies results in arrests, recovered items and warrants

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, along with multiple other agencies, have been working several burglaries and stolen vehicles, most along the Interstate 35 corridor.  The investigation took Investigators as far north to Bethany in Harrison County and as far south as Kansas City, Kansas. Throughout the investigation, investigators recovered 10 stolen vehicles, 11 Stihl Weed Eaters, […]

Missouri Department of Agriculture Agribusiness Academy

Area students chosen to participate in Missouri Agribusiness Academy

Thirty high school sophomores have been selected to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy. Area students selected include Clara Leamer of Chillicothe, Katherine Rogers of Bethany, Colton Roy of Gilman City, and Rebecca Urich of Laredo. They will spend time throughout the year exploring various segments of Missouri agriculture. Director of […]

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Harrison County Health Department to provide community testing for COVID-19

The Harrison County Health Department, Harrison County Community Hospital, NTA Ambulance District, and Harrison County Emergency Management will provide adult COVID-19 testing for 200 residents one day next week. Having symptoms of COVID-19 will not be required to get a test at the South Harrison High School of Bethany May 27th from 3 to 8 […]

Rollover Accident

Princeton woman injured in rollover crash near Bethany

The Highway Patrol reports a Princeton woman sustained moderate injuries when the sport utility vehicle she drove struck an embankment and overturned about six miles east of Bethany Thursday morning. An ambulance transported 26-year-old Jessica Stark to the Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany. The SUV traveled west on U. S. Highway 136 before running […]

Pumpkins

Pumpkin judging to be held during Northwest Missouri State Fair

The University of Missouri Extension in Harrison County will host a pumpkin growing contest at the Northwest Missouri State Fair in Bethany in September. Pumpkin judging will be held at the Northwest Missouri State Fairgrounds on September 2nd. Contestants will be required to load and unload their pumpkins. The top three finishers will be displayed […]

Prison Sentence

Bethany man sentenced to prison on rape, sodomy and sexual misconduct involving a child

A rural Bethany resident, 35-year-old Joseph Borntreger has been sentenced to prison after pleading guilty to multiple sex-related counts. Borntreger entered guilty pleas to four counts of statutory rape in the second degree; two counts of statutory sodomy; three counts of sexual misconduct involving a child under the age of 15; and one count of […]