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City aldermen hold first meeting of new year

New fire chief swears in — Water coalition gives in-depth presentation. The Stockton Board of Aldermen met at 4:30 p.m.Monday, Jan. 14. A number of invited guests from the Kansas City area were in attendance as part of a presentation lead by Gail Melgren, executive director of Tri-State Water Coalit


Fire department to honor retiring chief Smith

The Stockton Fire Department will commemorate retired chief Franklin “Hank” Smith and his 50-plus years of volunteer service, during a meet-and-greet reception from 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at the fire department building, 201 S. High St. Smith’s tenure includes more than three decades as fire c


Two charged in remodel scam

Two people face charges for an apparent scheme in which a Humansville woman spent thousands of dollars last year for a home remodel that never happened. Justin Eugene Cristoffer, 34, of Devils Elbow in Pulaski County is charged with class D felony financial exploitation of an elderly person in Polk


Burnett charged with felony distribution

A Bolivar man faces felony drug distribution charges after Polk County deputies conducted a well-being check at a home north of Bolivar this week. According to online court records, Carl Eugene Burnett, 37, is charged with class C felony delivery of controlled substance, as well as misdemeanor posse


CCR's historic TWITR account

New Cedar County officers sworn in include sheriff Sherman Floyd, county clerk William Seitz, prosecuting attorney Sam Short Jr., circuit clerk/recorder Raymond Beydler and southern district judge Elza Routh.


Schedule change for Stockton Middle School basketball

- 2 games (7th and 8th)


Where the streets have no name

Billy Marshall knows all too well what can happen if first responders can’t find a home during an emergency. He’s seen it firsthand. Sitting at a large table in the center of a conference room at Polk County Central Dispatch, the department’s mapping coordinator and volunteer firefighter pulls out a


R-II board retains Koca, approves audit

The El Dorado Springs R-II board of education approved a contract to keep Mark Koca as district superintendent for the 2019-20 school year during executive session Thursday, Jan. 10, at the high school library.


El Dorado Chamber of Commerce hosts January luncheon

The El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce hosted its first event of the year at noon on Thursday, Jan. 11, at Pappy’s Homestyle Cooking, El Dorado Springs. Chamber of Commerce Executive Director W. Jackson Tough opened the event by welcoming members in attendance, provided a brief recap of the holid


Hewitt takes plea deal, to be sentenced in February

Michael Hewitt may serve up to 18 years in prison for his role in a June 2018 kidnapping case after accepting a plea bargain in December. The 39-year-old Stockton resident changed his plea from not guilty to guilty during an Dec. 10, 2018 appearance in Cedar County Circuit Court before Judge David M


Witness in Missouri homicide case goes missing, prompting alert

RAYTOWN, MO (KCTV) -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol has issued an endangered person advisory for a man who is a witness in a pending homicide case. Kenneth E. Cornwell Jr. is 42 years old and was last seen on Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. in the 8900 block of E. 67th Street in Raytown, near Kansas City.


Eagles use big third quarter to top Stockton

One of the tried-and-true maxims of basketball says the team who dictates the pace usually wins the game. The Fair Grove Eagles proved the theory correct Friday, Jan. 4, at Stockton High School, using a 25-5 third quarter to expand a 2-point halftime lead and cruising to a 77-55 Mid-Lakes Conference


U.S. Marshals capture 7 fugitives during southwest Missouri drug enforcement sweep

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- U.S. Marshal Mark S. James, Western District of Missouri announced the arrest of seven southwest Missouri fugitives on Wednesday. Jason Wages was charged in Greene County with 2nd Degree Burglary on October 26th, 2017, in a case investigated by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office.


Extension election closes Jan. 18

The names of 10 candidates are on the January ballot for eight Polk County University of Missouri Extension Council seats. In a news release, Council Chair Whitney Watson said eight county residents will be elected by districts to fill this year's vacancies. The new council begins its duties March 1


Greenfield School District Approves 4-Day School Week

GREENFIELD, Mo. - The Greenfield School District in Dade County is the latest rural district to adopt a four-day school week joining cities like Stockton, Everton, and Miller. Greenfield Superintendent Chris Kell says the decision was made at last night's school board meeting to attract new teachers


Fleeing driver faces new charges in a deadly shootout

STOCKTON, Mo. (AP) — New murder charges have been filed against a fleeing motorist whose passenger was involved in a deadly shootout with a southwest Missouri sheriff’s deputy.


BREAKING: Stockton boys at Forsyth reset for Thursday

Due to the incoming inclement weather Friday into Saturday, the HS boys game with Forsyth on Jan. 11, has been moved to Thursday, Jan. 10. Here is the new schedule of events.


Missouri's 700,000 food stamp recipients feeling effects of shutdown

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- As the partial government shutdown drags on the list of affected agencies and programs is growing. One local woman who gets food stamps says she's concerned people will be confused by February food stamp benefits arriving early.


Louisburg teen’s memory inspires Bible reading challenge after deadly Bolivar church van crash

LOUISBURG, Kan. -- An average Bible has nearly a million words, 30,000 verses and 1,200 pages. It's a book that many people have, but few finish reading. A Louisburg teen told her mom she did finish it -- and all in a year. She shared the big announcement the day before she died in a church van cras


ENGAGEMENT: Brown to wed Loane

Lindsey Renee Brown, daughter of Carl and Lori Brown, Crane, and the late Tammy Sue Sprenger, Galena, and Dalton Loane, son of Amy Gardner, Bolivar, and Martin Loane, Burgin, Kentucky, announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.