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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 […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports nine people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period, from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 27, 2019, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, December 1, 2019. : Patrol’s Thanksgiving Holiday Traffic Statistics for 2019  Crashes ─ 404 Injuries ─ 166 Fatalities ─ 7 DWI ─ 94 Drug Arrests ─ 63 During the 2018 Thanksgiving […]

Dunn Ranch Prairie

Prairie Day at Dunn Ranch Prairie and Pawnee Prairie in Harrison County set for September 14, 2019

The tallgrass prairie holds a special place in Missouri’s history, and native grasslands also continue to play a role in modern agriculture today. The state’s grassland legacy and future will be celebrated at a free Prairie Day event 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, at Dunn Ranch Prairie and Pawnee Prairie in […]

Sex Crime

Harrison County man arrested, bond revoked for failure to appear on child sex charges

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Hatfield man in Harrison County Monday on a capias warrant for failure to appear in court on several felony sex-related charges. Forty-one-year-old Michael John Welling has been charged with three counts of first-degree child molestation, first-degree statutory rape—sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 […]

Crime and Courts

Judge Thomas Alley has busy docket in Division One of Grundy County court

Several defendants were placed on probation when they appeared Thursday before Judge Thomas Alley in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident Erick James Wattenbarger received two prison terms when he pleaded guilty. Execution of the sentences was stayed and he was placed on five years probation. The sentences issued were six […]

Halloween Cemetary

Trenton High School Halloween Carnival winners announced

The winners of the costume contest have been announced at the Trenton High School Halloween Carnival Wednesday evening. Ainsley and Elsie Miller’s team costume placed first in the infant girl category, and Calvin Boswell received first place for the infant boy. Other first-place recipients included Kinlea Griffin and Tanner Prindle for preschool, Kenzie Hartley and […]

Sex Crime

Harrison County man granted change of venue on child molestation, rape and incest charges

A Hatfield man facing child molestation, statutory sodomy, statutory rape, and incest charges has been granted a change of venue in Circuit Court Division One. Court information shows the venue for 41-year-old Michael John Welling was changed from Harrison County to Grundy County. Online information indicates a pre-trial conference is scheduled December 13th. Welling has […]