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Imagine A Day Without Water: National Awareness Campaign Brings Northeast Missouri Clean Water Efforts to the Forefront

By Echo Menges Last week, water advocates across the country mobilized to increase awareness about American drinking water systems, infrastructure and the effort to bring clean water to homes and businesses nationwide. Here in Northeast Missouri, water advocates assembled to bring rural water customers into the conversation by asking people to “Imagine a Day Without…

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Road Signs Destroyed, Commissioners Ask for Public Assistances

The Shelby County Commission is asking for citizens in Shelby County and even bordering counties to report any information regarding road signs being stolen. Presiding Commission Glenn Eagan said signs started disappearing over a month ago. There have been approximately 50 signs taken and posts and holders have been destroyed. Eagan said there are 480…

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Sharpe Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement, Ordered to Pay Over $76,000

By Marlana Smith   David M. Sharpe, 36, of Bethel, has pleaded guilty to two counts of stealing – $25,000 or more (Felony C) in case number 21SB-CR00126, before Shelby County Circuit Judge Fredrick Tucker on Thursday, August 26, 2021.   Sharpe was arrested July 27, 2021, for stealing a large amount of money from…

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MDC promotes Conservation Agent Matt Markley to Protection Regional Supervisor

Capt. Markley will oversee conservation law enforcement operations in northeast Missouri. KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has promoted Conservation Agent Matt Markley to the Protection Regional Supervisor position in northeast Missouri. Agent Markley will promote from the rank of Lieutenant to Captain and will oversee conservation law enforcement operations across MDC’s…

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Wildlife & Outdoor Expo to Be Held in Bethel

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! There will be a Wildlife & Outdoor Expo in Bethel, Missouri on Saturday, September 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring lots of activities, contests, and educational opportunities for sportsmen of all ages. The event is sponsored by the Bethel German Colony, and is made possible by the many instructors,…

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Limestone Producers Association Announce Environmental Award

August 10, 2021, Lake Ozark – The Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA) announced that Central Stone has won 18 environmental awards from the MLPA Environmental Committee. Central Stone quarries have been in operation in the eastern Missouri area since 1925 and have over 150 employees in Missouri. “Members have embraced the Environmental Awards program and…

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Sharpe Arrested, Accused of Embezzlement from Heartland Ministries

By Marlana Smith Shelby County, MO – Thursday, July 29, 2021 –  David M. Sharpe, 36, of Bethel, is being accused of stealing a large amount of money from multiple businesses in the Heartland community and buying illegal drugs online. Sharpe allegedly gave investigators a written confession, according to court documents. Sharpe was arrested Tuesday,…

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Shelbina Man Sentenced to Prison

By Marlana Smith Joseph Madonia, 31, Shelbina was sentenced to 22 years in Department of Corrections by 41st Circuit Judge Fredrick Tucker on Thursday, July 15.   A group of people with Bikers Against Child Abuse (BACA) were outside the courthouse on the Washington Street at approximately 8:30 a.m. They were present with the victims…

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Untold Story of the Nursing Theft Victim Comes Out In Court

Victim’s Cousin Begs Judge to Order a Tougher Sentence By Echo Menges NEMOnews Media Group   Shelbyville, MO – Friday, July 9, 2021 – The final chapter of the criminal case against Amanda Buckman, 45, of Shelbina, unfolded in Shelby County Associate Circuit Court on Friday, though Buckman herself was not present for the continuation…

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