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Monett district, school leaders sued over student's alleged sexual assault on bus

Subscribed, but don't have a login? The father of a Monett High School student alleged, in a federal lawsuit filed Thursday, that his daughter was sexually assaulted by a male classmate on a school bus trip a year ago. He alleged the district and top officials - Superintendent Brad Hanson and Monett

NEWS-LEADER.COM - 2017-11-22 14:49:51

Monett schools facing sexual discrimination lawsuit

A federal sexual discrimination lawsuit has been filed against the Monett school district, alleging a female Monett student is being subjected to ongoing sexual harassment. According to the filing in the U.S. District Court Western District of Missouri, a female student at the district, while riding

MONETT TIMES - 2017-11-22 06:00:00

Ecumenical Thanksgiving service draws crowd in Monett

Ladies from St. Lawrence prepared and served a meal following the Thanksgiving service, enjoyed by those who attended in the church fellowship hall. Cathy Lewis/Special to The Monett Times Ladies from St. Lawrence prepared and served a meal following the Thanksgiving service, enjoyed by those who a


Telemedicine at Monett schools gaining ground

The new telemedicine pilot program offered through the Monett school district is leading the pack of schools utilizing the program when it comes to numbers and use. The program, offered through the CoxHealth System, thanks to a grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health, was demonstrated by schoo


DARE-ing to say no to drugs

Local residents will see a new ride in town, DARE-ing students to say no to drugs. The black 2008 Dodge Charger, donated by Monett Police Chief George Daoud, has been tricked out by students attending Scott Tech Auto Collision Repair, Automotive Technology, and Graphics Design classes. The lean, me


Care to Learn chapter receives major donation

The Care to Learn chapter in Monett, now in its second year, received a jump-start recently with a $15,000 donation from Nadine Cavner, who made a similar gift last year to start the program. Lacey Berry, left, the new Care to Learn liaison, accepted the donation from Cavner, who made the gift in ho


Area superintendents sign letter of concern to governor

Five local superintendents of schools are among the 77 total in southwest Missouri who have signed a letter of concern submitted to Gov. Eric Greitens addressing actions taken regarding the state board of education. John Jungmann, former Monett superintendent and current superintendent of Springfiel


New Purdy preschool offers more room, opportunities

Children at the Purdy school districts new preschool in the former Rainbow Dreams Daycare have been pleased with the space, around double of the old facility, and different playground equipment. Julie Ball, preschool teacher, said the routines have stayed the same, and all the equipment from the soo


Yorkville Black Friday & Small Business Saturday Deals

YORKVILLE, IL - If you're looking to avoid the chaos of Black Friday shopping, or you want to feel good about supporting local businesses this year, you needn't go far. Yorkville is offering a variety of activities, sales and events for the whole family, or just for yourself. Take a peek here. Black

PATCH - 2017-11-22 16:54:58

River Run Raises Funds For VFW, Rotary Club, Hesed House

MONTGOMERY, IL - This year's Montgomery 5K and 10K River Run raised funds for three local organizations. The proceeds from the Oct. 7 event, the 14th annual, has been distributed to the Montgomery VFW Post #7452, Montgomery Rotary Clun and the Hesed House, a homeless shelter in nearby Aurora. Acco

PATCH - 2017-11-22 21:16:04

Girl and boy selected for the 2017 Christmas Through the Eyes of a Child

MENDOTA - Six-year-old Alexis Saylor and seven-year-old Quinn Eddy have been selected to appear in The Mendota Reporter's annual "Christmas through the Eyes of a Child" pre-holiday special section. Alexis is the daughter of Kevin and Traci Saylor of Earlville. Quinn is the son of Aaron and Lana Eddy

MENDOTA REPORTER - 2017-11-23 00:46:01

Oswego Police Awarded Rare Accreditation

OSWEGO, IL - The Police Department has earned re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc., or CALEA. It was recognized Saturday with an advanced accreditation with excellence, valid until 2021. To earn it, the department had to pass more than 400 law enf

PATCH - 2017-11-22 19:00:02

Third grade students serve up a helping of thanks in Earlville

Earlville pilgrim Elizabeth Vasquez said she learned a feast is better with friends when she shared a full Thanksgiving dinner with classmates at the conclusion of a third-grade study unit. Teachers Mandy Ossman and Elissa Barker spent most of November annually use a variety of methods to teach stud

NEWS TRIBUNE - 2017-11-22 13:58:00

Three Aurora Teens Arrested On Drug, Weapon Charges: SHERIFF

Kendall County Sheriffs smelled pot in a car, which led to the arrest of three Aurora teens, two facing firearms charges. AURORA, IL - Kendall County Sheriff's Deputies came across a suspicious looking parked car Nov. 18 at around 4:25 p.m. in the 4300 block of Klatt Street in Plano. Deputies notice


Health & Wellness: Free events, screenings, support groups

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Kendall Sheriff Investigating Shots Fired in Boulder Hill

The Kendall County Sheriff's Office says they are investigating a report of shots fired that took place in Boulder Hill, Sunday night and they say information will be released on what has to this point been reported as an Unlawful Use of a Weapon incident that occurred in Plano on Saturday. The sher


Wattsburg hunter shoots 691-pound bear

Add a Wattsburg hunter's kill to the list of the 10 heaviest bears shot during the four-day Pennsylvania season. James M. Langdon shot a 691-pound male on Tuesday in Cherry Grove Township, Warren County. Only one bear checked in by the Pennsylvania Game Commission has been heavier, a 700-pounder sho

ERIE TIMES-NEWS - 2017-11-22 21:28:54

Election Results Remain Unchanged Following Addition Of Absentee Ballot

Norm Green and Brian Abram, Chautauqua County Board of Election commissioners, hand-tabulated 249 affidavit and absentee ballots for the Jamestown at-large city council race. Kim Ecklund, Andrew Liuzzo and Vanessa Weinert remained the winners. P-J photo by Katrina Fuller MAYVILLE - Very little has c


Sherman Woman Killed In Apparent Hunting Accident

Deputies and Sherman firefighters were summoned to the area of 2998 Armenian Road around 5:25 p.m. First responders found 43-year-old Rosemary Billquist of Sherman with a single gunshot wound. She was taken to UPMC Hamot hospital in Erie, Pa., where she died of her injuries, the Sheriff's Office sa

POST-JOURNAL - 2017-11-22 08:00:00

Ashville Father, Son Battling Cancer Together

Two-year-old Judson Rink is undergoing treatment for T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma, which has recently been categorized as the same disease as acute lymphoblastic leukemia. His father, Patrick, is also currently receiving treatment for melanoma. Submitted photo A local Ashville family is in need of

POST-JOURNAL - 2017-11-22 08:00:00