Area Breaking News

Burkett Wins Special Election, Will Go Up Against Shipman in November

Former Iron County Deputy Jeff Burkett is now the new Republican candidate for Iron County Sheriff for the November 3 election.  In unofficial results, Burkett received 715 votes in a Special Election held on Tuesday.  Incumbent Roger Medley came in second with 457 votes.  Behind Medley, Ben Starnes received 318 votes.  Brian Matthiesen received 137…

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MDC finds suspect in Carter County elk poaching case

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that a Scott County woman has been charged with illegally shooting a cow elk in Carter County in November 2019 and abandoning the carcass with no meat or other parts of the animal taken. Based on a lengthy investigation by conservation agents, which culminated in interviews with the…

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Judge Orders New Election

Circuit Judge Kelley Parker ordered a new primary election to be held for the Republican nomination for Iron County Sheriff. A judgement was issued Thursday. The new election will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22. Parker heard testimony late Wednesday afternoon and evening from numerous witnesses brought in by Sheriff Roger Medley’s attorney’s Derrick Good and Natalie…

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McCoy Kelley In Custody

According to an update from the Iron County Sheriff’s Office McCoy Kelley, the individual wanted for the murder of William (Billie) Shy, has turned himself in without incident Wednesday evening.  

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First COVID Death in Wayne County

The Wayne County Health Center reported Wednesday morning that Wayne County has had its first Covid-19 related death. Tuesday evening, the Health Center reported that there were 39 confirmed COVID cases in Wayne County. Of those, 26 were active and in isolation and 13 people had recovered from the virus. There have been 773 people that…

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Iron County Election Results for Aug. 4, 2020

Election results for Iron County were delayed because of issues in the County Clerk’s Office.  Election results were given at 9:15 p.m. by Iron County Clerk Stephanie Lebron.  Lebron told The Mountain Echo News Editor Dustin Kopp that a recount had to be made for the Ghermanville Precinct.  A reliable courthouse source said that there…

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Three Votes Decide Western District Commissioner Race in Wayne County

Just 21 votes separated the top candidate and the bottom candidate Tuesday in the race for Western District commissioner in the Primary Election in Wayne County. Steve Foster of Piedmont will be the next Western District Commissioner. He beat Wes Owens of Williamsville by three votes and Lee Roach of Piedmont by 21 votes to…

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Incumbents Fall in Reynolds County

Two incumbents lost their bid for another term in office Tuesday in Reynolds County. A new sheriff and two commissioners will take office in January. Cody Newman defeated Cody Martin 557 to 167 for the Republican nomination for sheriff. He will face Democrat Donald Horn in the November General Election. Horn defeated incumbent Tom Stout…

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Gannon Victorious in Senate Primary

    State Representative Elaine Gannon has won the Republican primary in the 3rdSenatorial District, filling the seat previously held by State Senator Gary Romine.   “I truly appreciate the support I received from voters and volunteers across the region.  I also want to thank organized labor and all of the state’s education organizations –…

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