Graduation

Area schools to hold graduation on Sunday and Monday

Several area schools will hold graduation ceremonies on Sunday afternoon, May 19th and Monday, May 20, 2019 Past Superintendent Rick Johnson will address 17 graduating seniors at North Harrison R-3 of Eagleville at 2 o’clock. North Harrison announced its Valedictorian as Marty Sadowsky and its Salutatorian as Olivia Babinski. High school Social Studies teacher Louis […]

Boil Advisory

Boil advisory issued for portions of Mercer County

After replacing a valve on a six-inch water main, a portion of Mercer County has been placed on a precautionary boil order. According to the Mercer County Public Water Supply District, the notice affects customers within the following boundaries as described clockwise. The Iowa-Missouri state line on the north, the Mercer-Putnam County line on the […]

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Mercer resident injured in Putnam County crash

A Mercer resident was injured when the pickup he was driving crashed in northern Putnam County. Fifty-seven-year-old Jess Gomez was taken by private vehicle to the Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, Iowa with moderate injuries. Gomez was southbound on Highway 139 when he allegedly failed to halt for a stop sign, drove through the intersection, […]

Traffic Accident

Colorado woman injured in crash west of Unionville

The Highway Patrol reports a Durango, Colorado woman sustained minor injuries when the car she drove overturned six miles west of Unionville Tuesday morning. An ambulance transported 64-year-old Kathleen Coombs to the Putnam County Memorial Hospital of Unionville. The car traveled west on U. S. Highway 136 when it ran off the north side of […]

Boil Advisory

Two public water supply districts issue boil advisories

Two water district offices of the area have separate boil advisories for rural water customers. One advisory is in Mercer County and the other is in Putnam County. Due to repairs yesterday to a water line, the Mercer County Public Water Supply District requested a precautionary boil advisory for customers within the boundaries of Route […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Iowa man arrested in Putnam County

The Highway Patrol reports a drug-related arrest Sunday afternoon following a traffic stop in Putnam County. According to an online report, 41-year-old Aaron Conn of Centerville, Iowa was taken to the Putnam County jail on a 24-hour hold. Conn was accused of alleged felony possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as […]