- Carthage, Jasper County
Historic homes offer challenges, but most owners have no regrets
When Marty Ann and Ron Petersen Jr. still lived in Ron’s boyhood home, they would walk through the historic neighborhoods for which Carthage is famous.
“We kept saying, ‘One day, we’re going to live in one of these big houses,’” Marty Ann recalled.
Unveiling ceremony to bring sculpture to Carthage High
When it is unveiled Thursday at its Carthage High School home, it will be the end of a long journey for the Carthage tiger crafted by artist and sculptor Bob Tommey.
Tommey envisioned the sculpture and built support for it at football games, Maple Leaf parades and other events.
Time running out for bill regulating adult businesses
Southwest Missouri residents who have been battling an adult video store and spa near Sarcoxie want action this week on legislation that would regulate sexually oriented businesses in the state.
A bill has been passed by the Missouri Senate and is set for final action in the House.
Jo Ellis: Help line offers advice on gardening
Every year it’s the same thing. Did we plant the garden too soon? Will we get an April windstorm, gully washer or late freeze?
Gardening experts advise not planting until at least 10 days after the last average freeze date in your planting zone (except for cool-weather plants such as peas, spinach and lettuce).
Monitoring towers installed at possible wind farm location
Monitoring towers are up, but it will be years before those measurements might lead to a potential wind farm in northern Jasper County.
Meteorological towers to collect wind data were erected at the first of the year on property being evaluated as a possible wind farm location by Iberdrola Renewals.
Change of venue for Carthage father denied by judge
Jasper County Circuit Judge Gayle Crane has denied a defense motion for a change of venue in the child-murder case of Carthage father Eddie A. Salazar.
Salazar, 29, is accused of killing his 8-month-old son, Eddie A. Salazar Jr., on Feb. 4. He is charged with second-degree murder.
Attorney tells resident dog was banished from city
A Carthage woman was invited to meet with the City Council’s public safety committee after she addressed council members about problems with a neighborhood dog she identified as a pit bill.
Three-way tie for post in La Russell settled
Traditionally, ties in La Russell elections have been broken by flipping a coin.
But there was no coin that could simultaneously solve the three-way tie that resulted from the April 6 election for a seat on the Board of Trustees, so city officials resorted to picking a name out of a hat.
Jasper County emergency board approves job offer to candidate
The Jasper County Emergency Services Board on Tuesday voted to offer the job of executive director to April Tarrant, according to Kelly Stephens, board chairman.
He said the action came after the board met in special session to review the results of background and reference checks on the candidate.
Group looks at state sales tax to fund highway construction
Funding for highway projects in Missouri will take a nose dive over the next two years to less than a third of what it has been, leaving only enough to maintain the existing system.
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