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Missouri man who trafficked ‘Half the Town’ sentenced to 12-years for meth conspiracy

 A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy that distributed more than 20 pounds of methamphetamine in southern Missouri. Eric Eugene Akins, 54, of Monett, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 12 years in federal prison without parole. On Jan. 21, 2020, Akins pleaded guilty […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education reviews budget, sets Halloween parade for October 28th

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved policy updates on the evening of Wednesday, October 14th. There was a second reading of a Missouri School Boards Association Title 9 policy update. Other topics discussed included snow removal bids, building and grounds improvement, transportation, an eighth-grade trip on April 30th, and Laredo graduation on May 10th. […]

Turkeys

Missouri Department of Conservation reports spring turkey season ends with 41,454 birds harvested

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that turkey hunters checked 38,730 birds during Missouri’s 2020 regular spring turkey season, April 20 through May 10. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 899 birds harvested, Callaway with 699, and Laclede with 651. Young turkey hunters also harvested 2,724 birds during the 2020 spring […]

Trenton High School

THS faculty and administrators to begin checking on students and families

Trenton High School Principal Kasey Bailey reports faculty and administrators will check on students and families this week to make sure they have access to lessons posted to Google Classroom. Part of the effort is to identify families that do not have regular and reliable access to the internet. Families that have that problem are […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation forecasts challenging spring turkey hunting

Missouri turkey hunters can expect a challenging spring season according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The spring turkey hunting season starts with a youth-only weekend April 4 and 5 followed by the regular spring season April 20 through May 10. MDC Turkey Biologist Reina Tyl expects spring turkey hunting to be challenging. “A […]

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14 southern Missouri residents indicted for meth conspiracy and illegal firearms

Fourteen southern Missouri residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Greene County, Missouri, and elsewhere. Five of the defendants were also charged with illegally possessing firearms. Cheyenne W. Conn, 43, and Johnathon W. Arnold, also known as Jonathan, 38, both of Everton, Missouri; […]

Gifted Group travels to Branson

Gifted Group travels to Branson

The Gifted Group, individuals with disabilities, traveled to Branson on Friday, May 10th with the support of the Access 2 in Gallatin vans. While in Branson the group visited the Promised Land Zoo, Shanghai Acrobat Show, The Landing, Fuddruckers, and Dolly Parton Stampede. Pictured below are Laura Pruitt and Angela Lovell-chaperones, Jeffrey Jackson, Kristine Dean, […]