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Stories from Thursday, March 22, 2012

Penalty phase enters second day (03/22/12)
The defense began its fight to keep convicted murderer Christopher Collings off death row on Thursday by presenting testimony from family members who talked about Collings' childhood and from a doctor who diagnosed Collings with "disoriented disassociative disorder."...
Brad Hanson named new R-1 superintendent (03/22/12)
Brad Hanson has been named the new superintendent of the Monett Schools District by the R-1 Board of Education, beginning July 1. Hanson succeeds Dr. John Jungmann, who accepted a position as deputy superintendent with the Liberty School District, beginning on July 1. Jungmann served as the Monett superintendent since the 2008-09 school year...
PC City Council raises water rates (03/22/12)
The City Council in Pierce City approved higher water rates at the March monthly meeting. aldermen approved a new water rate schedule that will raise the base price to $13 for 1,000 gallons of water from its current $10.95. For each additional 1,000 gallons of water, the price would be $3 instead of the current rate of $2...
"Remember the Fallen" exhibit arrives in Monett (03/22/12)
The "Remembering Our Fallen - from Missouri" traveling display is now in place at the Southwest Area Career Center (SWACC), located at 2 David Sippy Drive in Monett. The display honors Missouri's young military personnel who have died in service to the nation...
Cassville woman convicted in murder-for-hire scheme (03/22/12)
Katherine A. Mock, 58, of Cassville, and Elain Kay Young, 57, of Novinger, were convicted of federal conspiracy charges and murder-for-hire involving the murder of Young's husband on Monday by a federal court jury in the Eastern District of Missouri...
Galena man killed in crash near Shell Knob (03/22/12)
A Galena man was killed in a single-vehicle crash that occurred at 5:13 p.m. on Tuesday on Highway 76 about seven miles northeast of Shell Knob. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when the driver of a 2003 Ford F250, Kenneth E. Boyd, 51, of Galena, ran off the right side of the road and struck a tree. Boyd was killed in the crash. The body was taken to Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville...
SPORTS BRIEFS (03/22/12)
Berean Christian Academy will host the Sun Run 5K and Lion Cub one-mile run beginning at 8 a.m. on Saturday, April 7. The contestants will be divided into age categories with prizes awarded in each division. All participants registered by April 1 will receive a T-shirt. For more information, call 417-772-4494 or e-mail pia@bcamonett.com...
New faces comprise Monett's track team (03/22/12)
The Monett Cubs track team is experiencing a youth movement this season. On the girls team, 18 of the 21 members are sophomores or freshman. On the boys track team, 20 of the 31 participants are sophomores or freshman. Of the 52 total track athletes, only three are seniors...
Monett golf and tennis teams ready for season (03/22/12)
This year, the Cubs hope to keep the ball rolling. "I think we will be very competitive again in the conference," said Monett coach Derrek Uhl. "We host the conference tournament which will be an advantage for us. Carl Junction, Cassville and Mt. Vernon will all be tough this year."...
Ethel Sims (03/22/12)
Ethel Mildred Sims, age 93, of Aurora, died at 2:15 p.m. on Monday, March 19, in her home. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 27 in the Crafton-Cantrell Funeral Home in Aurora.
Leo Utter (03/22/12)
Leo Forrest Utter, 76, of Story City, Iowa, formerly of Purdy, died on Wednesday, March 21, in Ames, Iowa. Full services will be announced at a later time. Arrangements are under the direction of Bennett-Wormington Funeral Home in Monett.
Larry Foust (03/22/12)
Larry E. Foust, age 61, of Monett, died at 2 p.m. on March 18 at the Kansas City Medical Center in Kansas City, Mo. Mr. Foust was creamated at his request. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Lakin Funeral Home in Pierce City.
Carthage-Joplin Regional Stockyards: Cow and Bull Auction 3/21/12 (03/22/12)
Missouri Weekly Hay Summary Week ending 03/23/12 (03/22/12)
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