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Stories from Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Two die in apparent murder-suicide (06/16/09)
Monett Police officers responded to a domestic disturbance call at a Monett residence on Sunday night and arrived to discover two dead bodies inside the locked house in what appears to be a murder-suicide. According to Police Chief Tim Schweder, the officers entered the home at 805 North Euclid St. by kicking down the front door. Upon entry, they found a man and a woman who had been shot...
Monett airport data shows emerging trends of travel (06/16/09)
In the first five months of 2009, definite trends have emerged in the volume of traffic recorded at the Monett Municipal Airport. According to the count of planes taking off and landing during business hours, the flight total has been down, as might be expected with a weaker economy...
Pierce City City Council moves on right-of-way annexation (06/16/09)
No objections were raised to Pierce City annexing the right-of-way for Highway 97 south of the city during a public hearing held at the city council's June meeting. Aldermen discussed other property issues and the new recycling program. None of the city and county governments in the area objected to the city's proposal to annex state highway right-of-way on Highway 97 south to Highway 60, according to Mayor Carol Hirsch. ...
Monett Junior Livestock Show on Saturday (06/16/09)
Plans are nearly complete for the Monett Chamber of Commerce's Junior Livestock Show, to be held Saturday, June 20 at the farm of Danny and Julie Vaughn, behind J.D. Vaughn's, off Highway H, north of Monett, between Fritz Implement and Boucher's Plant Farm...
Five Hurt In Crashes (06/16/09)
Five people were injured in three bi-county traffic crashes since Friday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol issued the following reports: Two Cassville people were hurt in a two-vehicle wreck Saturday two and a half miles southeast of Eagle Rock in Barry County at 11:50 a.m...
Monett Legion Team Drops Three Games In Tourney (06/16/09)
Unable to hold on to leads, the Monett American Legion Post baseball team lost all three games in the Carl Junction tournament last weekend. "We competed hard for five innings in all three games and led after five innings, but then let up," said Blaine Trout, manager of the Monett team. "We just have to learn how to finish and play hard the whole game."...
Monett To Host State Babe Ruth Softball Tournament (06/16/09)
Monett will host Missouri's Babe Ruth State Softball Tournament from Friday, June 26, through Sunday, June 28, at the North Park complex, announces Kirk Verhoff, president of the Monett Youth Baseball and Softball League. In addition to Monett, teams will be from Boonville, Heartland, Houston, Washington, Macon, Mineral Area, Sikeston, Sarcoxie, Mt. Vernon, and Aurora...
Holloway Shines In All-Stars Soccer Game (06/16/09)
Making a long trip from St. Louis to the annual Southwest Missouri All-Stars soccer game in Springfield last night, Monett High School graduate Bianca Holloway made the journey worth it. Holloway, who played on the MHS Cubs boys soccer team, scored two goals to lead the Red girls team to a 6-1 triumph over the Yellow team at Cooper Soccer Complex...
Back In The Good Old Days (06/16/09)
SEVENTY YEARS AGO June 16, 1939 SIXTY YEARS AGO June 16, 1949 FIFTY YEARS AGO June 16, 1959 FORTY YEARS AGO June 16, 1969 THIRTY YEARS AGO June 16, 1979 TWENTY YEARS AGO June 16, 1989 TEN YEARS AGO June 16, 1999...
Shelly Garner (06/16/09)
Mrs. Shelly Kay Garner, 31, of Monett, Missouri passed away at 11 p.m., Sunday, June 14, 2009, at her home in Monett, Missouri. She was born July 9, 1977 in Monett, Missouri. She was united in marriage to Destin Garner June 2001 in Wheaton, Missouri he preceded her in death in September of 2005...
Elizabeth Owens (06/16/09)
Elizabeth Ann "Liz" Owens, 72, of Mt. Vernon, died at 12:04 p.m. June 14, 2009. Services will be 10 a.m. tomorrow, June 17, at Kings Way Christian Church with burial at Union Cemetery in Stotts City under the direction of Fossett-Mosher Funeral Home of Mt. Vernon...
Verner Nelson (06/16/09)
Verner G. Nelson, 86, of Mt. Vernon passed away at 5:40 p.m., on Sunday, June 14, 2009 in his home. Verner was born on August 26, 1922 in Smolan, Kansas, the son of Clarence T. and Viola (Johnson) Nelson. Verner was a lifelong resident of the Mt. Vernon and Freistatt communities. ...
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