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News in Greene County, Missouri

Investigators Say Willard Shooting a Murder-Suicide
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:53:29 -0700

WILLARD, Mo. -- Investigators with the Greene County Sheriff's Department have identified two people shot to death Monday night.  They now consider the shootings to be a murder-suicide. Sandra Pendergrass, 48, of Bois D'Arc, was found shot to death in the road in the 600 block of Pershing in Willard, Missouri about 7:30pm. Witnesses called deputies after seeing a man point a gun at Pendergrass ...

Missing Republic Woman's Credit Card Used Out Of State
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:25:16 -0700

Greene County Deputies are asking for help to find a missing woman from Republic. They say Peggy Crane, 68, suffers from Dimensia and hasn't been seen since Thursday. Authorities say her credit card was used in Redbud, IL Sunday morning.The following is from a press release by the Missouri Highway Patrol:Update 1: Peggy Crane's credit card was used in Redbud, IL at 1116 hours, 09/28/2014. Anyone ...

Farmers Ask for Patience on the Roads This Fall
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:38:08 -0700

GREENE COUNTY, Mo. – The arrival of fall means drivers in the Ozarks will be sharing rural roads with farmers in the next few weeks. All of the heavy hauling on the road can be a safety risk. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said there were 173 traffic crashes on Missouri roads last year involving farm equipment. The crashes resulted in 14 injuries and two deaths. Greene County Farmer Keith ...

Week Ahead: Greene County Road Report for Monday, Sept. 22
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:08:09 -0700

GREENE COUNTY, Mo.-- Traffic delays can be expected in certain areas of the county. Check the latest road report from The Missouri Department of Transportation to see what roads are affected. MoDOT Road Report for the Week of Sept. 22: * I-44: One eastbound lane closed in Springfield. Mile Marker 80. Repairing guardrail. Work begins after 11 a.m. * I-44: One eastbound lane closed in Strafford ...

Sheriff: 2 dead in southwest Missouri homicide
Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:09:25 -0700

WILLARD, Mo. (AP) _ The Greene County Sheriff’s Office says a woman has been killed and that a person of interest in the case has been found dead. Sheriff Jim Arnott tells the Springfield News-Leader that the woman was likely shot to death on Monday at a home in Willard. They say the person of […]

Right to Farm Fails in Greene County Recount
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 14:08:08 -0700

GREENE COUNTY, Mo. – After a 10-hour recount Tuesday, Missouri Constitutional Amendment One, known as Right to Farm, failed in Greene County. According to Greene County Clerk Richard T. Struckhoff, 11 yes votes and 16 no votes were added to the official August Primary results. The results are as follows: Yes - 14,651 No - 24,638 The Missouri Secretary of State’s Office is working on compiling ...

DogFest Treats Local Families to a Day Just for Dogs
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:38:13 -0700

SPRINGFIELD, Mo.-- The Springfield-Greene County Park Board's 12th Annual DogFest returns Sept. 27 at Chesterfield Park. The 12th Annual DogFest and Dachshund Dash Saturday will take place from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Chesterfield Park at 2511 W. Republic Road. Everyone, especially the family dog, is invited to enjoy a day of free fun activities and doggy treats at the Canine Vendor Village ...

Greene County Employees to Receive Pay Raises for First Time in 6 Years
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:08:31 -0700

GREENE COUNTY, Mo. --  For the first time in six years, Greene County employees will receive pay raises. The three percent cost of living adjustments go into effect in October and will cost the county roughly $600,000 a year. County Commissioner Harold Bengsch says the money is available due to the economy improving and the decision by the Missouri Legislature to not override Governor vetoes ...

State Subcommittee Seeks Public Advice on Childhood Obesity
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:38:26 -0700

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The Springfield-Greene County Health Department is holding a public forum on childhood obesity prevention Friday from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Jordan Valley Community Health Center, 440 E. Tampa, in the WIC classroom. According to the health department, the State of Missouri's Children's Services Commission Subcommittee on Childhood Obesity is looking for advice from ...

Greene County Employees Getting Cost Of Living Increase
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:25:15 -0700

For the first time in six years, Greene County employees are getting a cost of living adjustment starting October 3, 2014. It will total 3%. Presiding Commissioner Jim Viebrock says getting rid of the burden of the failed Jamestown development in Rogersville and streamlining county business has put them in better shape, financially."We have the light at the end of tunnel with our 'Jamestown ...