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Man who escaped from Mercer County Jail twice, pleads guilty to multiple charges; handed 16-years in prison by judge

A Kansas City man who law enforcement reported escaped from the Mercer County Jail twice in August 2019 entered a plea of guilty to multiple charges on February 10th and was sentenced. Online court information shows, in one case, 29-year-old Drake Andrew Kately was sentenced to the Department of Corrections for five years on first-degree […]

Prison Sentence

Judge hands down prison sentence for former Coffey City Clerk on stealing and forgery charges

Sentencing was held in Daviess County on February 10th for a former Coffey city clerk who pled guilty in November to felony stealing and forgery charges. Online court information shows Mary Lou Browning was sentenced to the Department of Corrections for five years each on stealing $750 or more and two counts of forgery. She […]

Spickard, Missouri

Spickard Board of Aldermen approve guide rail replacement at pump station

The Spickard Board of Aldermen approved the replacement of guide rails at the main pump station on Wednesday evening, February 10th. Willis Brothers will replace the rails with new upper brackets at an estimated cost of $4,250. The board approved a resolution for a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan after Jackie Soptic with the Green Hills […]

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North Mercer Board of Education continues contract with Principal Wes Guilkey

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education continued a two-year contract for Preschool through 12th Grade Principal Wes Guilkey the evening of February 10th. The final salary is to be determined. Science Teacher Dan Martin was offered a contract to coach the academic team. A contract was offered to Preschool Teacher Joanne Fisher to be […]

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Wheeling man injured in single-vehicle crash near Meadville

The Highway Patrol reports a Wheeling man sustained minor injuries in a one-car accident one-half mile east of Meadville on Wednesday morning, February 10th. Sixty-six-year-old Russell Richter was later arrested on a couple of allegations. An ambulance transported him to Pershing Memorial Hospital of Brookfield. The car traveled north on Crow Drive before going through […]

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Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau discuss proposed budget

The Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau discussed a proposed budget on February 10th. It includes $20,000 for digital marketing, such as branding, a website, social media, and online advertising. It also includes $4,000 for print marketing, such as papers, magazines, and billboards. A subcommittee of Vice President Micah Landes, Treasurer Jordan Ferguson, and Member Megan […]

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Audra Beverlin named Wright Memorial Hospital’s Employee of the Quarter

Audra Beverlin, a patient access representative at Wright Memorial Hospital, was honored as the hospital’s Employee of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2020. Jennifer Dixon, Director of Nursing, presented the award to Beverlin at a ceremony held in her honor on February 10. The Employee of the Quarter Award recognizes an employee who […]

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More than 2,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine to be available at clinic in Kirksville

More than 2,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will be available by appointment to Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tiers 1 and 2 during a regional mass vaccination drive-through clinic in Kirksville. The Adair County Health Department will work with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Missouri National Guard, other health departments, […]

Rape

Bethany man pleads “Not Guilty” in Daviess County to charges of rape and sodomy

A Bethany man charged in Daviess County with the felonies of rape—second degree and sodomy or attempted sodomy—first degree entered a plea of not guilty December 16th. Forty-two-year-old Ryan Kampman waived formal arraignment, and the case was continued to February 10th for a plea or trial setting. Kampman has also been charged with felony domestic […]

Guilty Plea

Former Coffey City Clerk pleads guilty to stealing and forgery charges in Daviess County

A former Coffey City Clerk has pled guilty in Daviess County to stealing and forgery charges. A sentence assessment report was ordered for Mary Lou Browning. The case was continued to February 10th for sentencing and the trial scheduled to start next week has been canceled. Browning was charged with the felonies of stealing $750 […]