Child being examined by doctor

Audio: Southeast Missouri lawmaker emphasizes importance of rural Missouri physicians

While Missouri has a severe shortage of rural physicians, one southeast Missouri state lawmaker says his area also needs more doctors who live there. State Rep. Herman Morse, R-Dexter, says that when he moved to Stoddard County in the mid-1970s, there were 15 to 20 doctors who lived in the county. “Right now, there’s one […]

Frederick Joseph Lutz arrest

Retired priest charged with sex-related crimes in southeast Missouri

A retired Roman Catholic priest from southern Missouri is now charged with four sex-related felonies in southeast Missouri’s Stoddard County, involving alleged sexual abuse of minors. Missourinet’s Cape Girardeau television partner KFVS reports 76-year-old Frederick Joseph Lutz was arrested Wednesday morning in Springfield, where he now lives. Stoddard County Prosecutor Russell Oliver has charged Lutz […]

Child Sex Crimes

Yoder brothers sentenced to prison on sex-related charges in Daviess County

Two brothers were sentenced in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday on sex-related felony charges. Online court information shows Enos Ray Yoder of Bloomfield, Iowa was sentenced to the Missouri Department of Corrections for seven years on incest, four years on sexual misconduct involving a child under 15—first offense, 12 years on […]

Child Sex Crimes

Brothers plead guilty to incest, sexual misconduct, child molestation and rape in Daviess County court

Two brothers entered guilty pleas in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday on sex-related felony charges. Sentence assessment reports were ordered for Enos Ray Yoder of Bloomfield, Iowa and Alfred Yoder of Albia, Iowa, and their cases were continued January 8, 2020, for sentencing. Enos Yoder was charged with incest, sexual misconduct […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

SUV hits big rig broadside at intersection of Highway 36 and Highway 5

The Highway Patrol reports a Marceline woman sustained moderate injuries when the sport utility vehicle she drove struck a Freightliner truck in Linn County on Thursday afternoon. An ambulance transported Darien Bloomfield to Pershing Memorial Hospital of Brookfield. Truck driver 73 year old Gary Frenzel of Shubert, Nebraska was reported as not injured. The SUV […]

Stars and Stripes Museum Website

Stars and Stripes Museum kicks off fund-raising campaign with Spirit of Democracy event

Not many Missourians know that the U.S. military’s daily newspaper, Stars and Stripes, was founded here on Nov. 9, 1861. Union soldiers occupying the town commandeered the printing press of the Bloomfield Herald and issued a four-page newspaper with that title. The newspaper proved to be a morale booster for troops away from their families, […]

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Nestle Purina investing $115 million in southeast Missouri plant; 30 new jobs coming

(Missourinet) – One of the largest employers in southeast Missouri’s Bloomfield received a visit Tuesday from the governor, highlighting a major multi-million dollar expansion. Governor Mike Parson traveled to Bloomfield to tour a Nestle Purina plant that’s undergoing a $115 million investment. Nestle is the world’s largest food and beverage company. Nestle’s Bloomfield plant employs about 340 […]

Court Gavel and Scales

Yoder brothers who face child sex charges waive preliminary hearing

Two brothers formerly of Hamilton voluntarily waived their right to a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Daviess County Circuit Court this week on multiple sex-related charges. Online information shows the court certified the cases of Enos Ray Yoder of Bloomfield, Iowa and Alfred Yoder of Albia, Iowa to Division One for arraignment March […]

Sexual Misconduct

Audio: Iowa man arrested in Missouri on charges of sex crimes in Daviess County

An Iowa man wanted for child sex crimes in northwest Missouri has been arrested near Versailles in mid-Missouri. Reporter J.T. Gerlt says the suspect’s bond is set at $85,000.     21-year-old Enos Yoder of Bloomfield Iowa was arrested at a residential treatment facility east of Versailles. Enos Yoder and his brother, 18-year-old Alfred Yoder, […]