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Woman accused of shooting incident in Unionville waives preliminary hearing

A Columbia woman taken into custody following an investigation of a shooting in Unionville in December waived a preliminary hearing in the Associate Division of Putnam County Circuit Court. The court accepted 22-year-old Victoria Hope Larsen’s waiver, and the case was bound over to appear in Division One on February 19, 2020. She and co-defendant […]

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Audio: Free Pesticide Applicator Training sessions to be offered in area counties

Multiple training sessions will be held in the area for farmers needing to obtain or renew certification for a private pesticide applicator’s license. Free sessions will be held at the Grundy County Extension Center in the Alexander Student Center Basement Conference Room of Trenton on Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 9 o’clock until noon, Carroll […]

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Iowa woman involved in pursuit and vehicle crash receives bond modification in Putnam County

An oral request for bond modification was sustained in Division One of Putnam County Circuit Court Wednesday morning for an Oskaloosa, Iowa woman reportedly involved in a pursuit and vehicle accident involving a deputy in Unionville in October. Online court information shows bond was continued for Tori Lyn Craver, and the request for bond modification […]

Drug Busts

Kirksville man faces two felony drug charges in Putnam County

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Kirksville man in Putnam County on Tuesday on several allegations. Drug-related allegations for 31-year-old Daren Starnes included felony possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine, felony possession of a controlled substance—marijuana, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Starnes was also accused of driving while revoked—second offense and identity theft. […]

Putnam County Student of the month for December

Putnam County School District announces Career and Technical Ed Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Mason Pearson as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for December 2019. The acknowledgment included the presentation of a certificate, a CTE Student of the Month shirt, and the addition of his name to the 2019-2020 CTE Student of the Month awards plaque which […]

Ambulance with Medic Symbol (accident)

Pickup strikes cattle in roadway southwest of Martinstown in Putnam County

A pickup truck Sunday night hit two cows on a lettered route in eastern Putnam County six miles southwest of Martinstown. The pickup was driven by 50-year-old Thad Minear of Unionville who wasn’t reported hurt. A passenger, 32-year-old Lacey Cassday-Minear of Unionville, received minor injuries and was taken by a private vehicle to the Northeast […]

Young Deer Hunter

Young hunters harvest 18,158 deer during youth portion of deer season

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 18,158 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2019 deer hunting season Saturday and Sunday. The Missouri Department of Conservation reports the total is 4,500 more than the 2018 season of youth firearm deer season. Top harvest […]