Area Breaking News

Viburnum Woman Seriously Injured

A Viburnum woman was seriously injured Saturday afternoon on a private drive near Viburnum. Victoria Shover, 49, was a passenger on a 2010 Canam 4 wheeler that Was driven by 78-year-old Gary Jordan of Viburnum. The Highway Patrol said the ATV overturned in the roadway. Shover was flown by air ambulance to Mercy Medical Center in…

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Two seriously injured

Two people were seriously injured Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at 4:30 p.m. on Highway 21 at Route H, 5 miles south of Ellington. Brian Ottwell, 18, of Ellington was westbound in a 2004 Dodge Durango. The Highway Patrol said he pulled out in front of a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado that was driven by…

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Social work graduate Justin Bennett makes a difference in the community, the classroom and the State Capitol

Justin Bennett spent his childhood in rural Missouri – a place with little access to social services. Bennett is a native of Piedmont and a graduate of Clearwater High School. One particular experience in that environment affected him deeply. “When I was a young kid, my grandfather passed away from complications of ALS,” Bennett said. “I…

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Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing Event

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is teaming up with the Missouri National Guard will be conducting a drive-through COVID-19 community testing event July 14 for Missouri residents.  The testing event will take place Mineral Area College, Student Lot F. Register at health.mo.gov/communitytest or by calling the state hotline at 877-435-8411. The tests…

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Newspaper delivery van crashes

Subscribers to the Reynolds County Courier newspaper will have delayed delivery this week after the paper’s delivery van was involved in an accident. The accident at 3:06 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, on Highway 21 in Lesterville. Justin Wilkins, 22, of Piedmont apparently ran off the right side of the road in a 1999 Ford van.…

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First COVID Case in Wayne County

At approximately 5 p.m. Thursday, the Wayne County Health Center announced its first positive case of COVID-19. No demographic data about the patient was released. The press release is below. “The Wayne County Health Center has confirmed a positive case of COVID-19 in the county. The patient’s identity will remain confidential, we will NOT be…

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UPDATE: Endangered Silver Advisory Alert Cancelled for Jefferson County Man

Brian R. SpeicherUPDATE: The endangered SILVER advisory issued Tuesday for Briand Speicher has been cancelled.  Speicher has been located safely at a hospital. ______________________________________________________________________________ The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has issued an Endangered SILVER Advisory for a missing adult incident that occurred at 185 Daisy Drive, Fenton, MO at 1440 on 06/09/2020. The endangered SILVER…

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