Spickard School

Spickard R-2 Board of Education relieves Superintendent of contract; applications now being accepted

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education this week approved relieving Superintendent/Principal Jonnie Beavers of her contract for the 2020-2021 school year. That leaves the superintendent/principal position open. Beavers says applicants must have a certificate or be working on a certification as a principal or specialist. The district asks for references, a cover letter, and a […]

ATV or Four Wheeler Crash

Teens hurt after being ejected from ATVs near Blythedale

The Highway Patrol reports two area teens sustained moderate injuries after being ejected from all-terrain vehicles one mile south of Blythedale Wednesday afternoon. An ambulance transported a 13-year-old boy from Trenton and a 14-year-old boy from Blythedale to the Harrison County Community Hospital. The Patrol did not release the name of the teens. The ATVs […]

Jesse Moses Monreal

Stolen vehicle and alleged shooting prompts manhunt on Tuesday

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox released information on one of three suspects taken into custody following an alleged incident in Lafayette County Tuesday morning. The incident involved the alleged stealing of pickup trucks and one of the suspects allegedly shooting at the vehicle owner. It is unknown where the firearm reportedly used is located. Cox […]

Little Bit Ranch in Sullivan County Mo (Milan)

Missouri Attorney General shuts down down dog breeding facility, Little Bit Ranch, in Sullivan County

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has filed suit and obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Little Bit Ranch, a dog breeder in Sullivan County, for violations of the Animal Care Facilities Act (ACFA) and for operating without a license. The lawsuit and application for a temporary restraining order without notice […]

Walter Barton Mugshot

Missouri Governor Mike Parson: Execution of Walter Barton “will move forward as scheduled”

The governor says the execution of a convicted southwest Missouri killer will move forward, clearing the way for Tuesday evening’s scheduled execution in Bonne Terre. Governor Mike Parson told Capitol reporters on Monday in Jefferson City that he hasn’t seen any reason to intervene in Walter Barton’s scheduled execution, saying “that will move forward as […]

Absentee Voting

Missouri Legislature gives final approval to absentee ballot legislation; photo ID requirement stripped out

Absentee ballot legislation that expands voting by mail through the rest of 2020 is on its way to Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s desk, after receiving final approval from the House in Jefferson City on Friday evening. The final House vote was 121-24 and came with about 30 minutes to spare before the mandatory 6 p.m. […]