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Witnesses Take the Stand in Alleged Sodomy, Molestation Case

By Echo Menges and Marlana Smith A preliminary hearing was held in case No. 22SC-00020, State of Missouri versus David Kiser, at the Shelby County Courthouse on Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Kiser stands accused of one felony count of statutory sodomy – first degree – deviant sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 years…

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Second Alleged Sodomy Case Against Kiser Bound Over to Circuit Court

By Echo Menges and Marlana Smith Shelbyville, MO – Wednesday, May 18, 2022 – A preliminary hearing was held in case No. 22SC-00020, State of Missouri versus David Kiser, at the Shelby County Courthouse on Wednesday morning. Kiser stands accused of one felony count of statutory sodomy – first degree – deviant sexual intercourse with…

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Clarence Cannon Commission Vote Ties for Fluoridation

DRAFT MINUTES CLARENCE CANNON WHOLESALE WATER COMMISSION BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR MEETING MAY 11, 2022 COMMISSION OFFICE, STOUTSVILLE, MO. At 9:00 a.m. the meeting was duly called to order by Chairman Tony Stiefel pursuant to written notice. Roll call was taken, and a quorum was present. Directors present at time of roll call: Rhonda Elliott,…

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Shelbyville Man Pleads Guilty to Child Abuse

By Marlana Smith   A Shelbyville man plead guilty to four felony counts of abuse or neglect of a child – no sexual contact on Thursday, April 28, 2022.   According to court documents in the case No. 20CK-CR00249, Christopher B. Flowers, 45, pled guilty in front of Frederick Paul Tucker in the Clark County…

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Appell To Make First Stop of Workshop Tour in Shelby County

Nationally recognized renowned preservationist Jonathan Appell will be in Shelby County on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, for a cemetery workshop at Pleasant Prairie Cemetery, north of Bethel on County Road 142. In September of 2020, Appell was at Shelby Memorial Cemetery for a workshop which was hosted by Shelby County Historical Society and Museum. Appell…

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Dentist Initiates Push to Put Fluoride Back into Water Service Area

By Echo Menges A local dentist, Dr. Lisa Bosch of rural Knox County, is pushing the Clarence Cannon Wholesale Water Commission (CCWWC) to return to adding fluoride to the water sent to customers throughout the region. Her campaign to put fluoride back into the drinking water began nearly a year ago. “Shortly after I moved…

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Sodomy Alleged at Shelbyville Daycare

By Echo Menges and Marlana Smith Shelbyville, MO – It was revealed in open court last week the first of two child molestation cases against David Kiser, 62, of Shelbyville, is alleged to have occurred at his wife’s home daycare. Kiser is alleged to have sexually assaulted a young child who was in the care…

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Board Approves Staff Contracts

  The North Shelby Board of Education met in regular and executive sessions on April 13, 2022, in the high school fiber optic room. All members were present, and the meeting began with the Pledge of Allegiance.   The agenda was approved and the board was reorganized, with Scot Shively and Amy Presson being sworn…

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Demolition Project Concluding

Minutes Submitted   The Shelbyville Board of Aldermen met in regular session on Monday, April 4, 2022, at city office at 6 pm. Present were Mayor Mike Vanskike, Aldermen Brad Willey, Jerry Myers and Paul Sulser. City Clerk Gina Mesmer, city employee Nathan Minear and Larry Gibson with Gallaher Insurance.   Mayor Vanskike called the…

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