Monday, July 24, 2017

West Junction Street to close west of Farm Road 123

(From the City of Springfield)

4400 West Junction Street will close west of Farm Road 123 beginning 6 a.m. Wednesday, July 26 through Friday, July 28 (weather permitting) for the replacement of the Railroad approach at the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF Railway) crossing.

Portion of Republic Road to close overnight

(From the City of Springfield)

Republic Road will close overnight between Parkcrest Avenue and Fairview Avenue beginning 7 p.m. Monday, July 24 through 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 25 for stormwater improvements associated with the Republic Road Phase 3 widening project.

Motorist are advised to use the marked detour. Closure times are approximate and weather permitting. Access to properties within this area will remain open, but an alternate path may be needed.

The Republic Road Phase 3 widening project will widen Republic Road to five lanes from just west of Parkcrest Avenue to Fairview Avenue. The project will include the addition of bike lanes, sidewalks, stormwater infrastructure, gas and water utility renewals, and a new traffic signal at Broadway Avenue and Republic Road. The project will be funded through the voter-approved 1/4-cent Capital Improvement Sales Tax.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Stone County Dissolution of Marriage Petition


The following petition for dissolution of marriage was filed this week in Stone County Circuit Court:

Candi Anne Lordo vs. Lee Charles Ray

Lawrence County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions

The following petitions for dissolution of marriage were filed this week in Lawrence County Circuit Court:

Jennifer L. Sanderson vs. Daniel J. Sanderson
Lindsay Trowbridge vs. Jerrad A. Trowbridge
Darian N. Garcia vs. Justin G. Garcia

Barry County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions

The following petitions for dissolution of marriage were filed this week in Barry County Circuit Court:

Callie Sjaarda vs. Brandon Sjaarda
Stevia J. Hooten vs. Sean Hooten
Mike W. Watkins vs. Barbara G. Watkins
Bailey Bradley vs. Andy Bradley


Taney County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions

The following petitions for dissolution of marriage were filed this week in Taney County Circuit Court:

Tiffany D. Jacobs vs. Alan T. Jacobs
Steven A. Burns vs. Harmony M. Broadway
Ashton D. Barnes vs. Nathaniel R. Reaves


Greene County Dissolution of Marriage Petitions

The following petitions for dissolution of marriage were filed this week in Greene County Circuit Court:

Machelle D. Wieckhorst vs. Charles T. Wieckhorst
Erich D. Higgins vs. Kristie S. Higgins
Jamie Marie Talamantez vs. Fradiol Dede
Cecil James Hayes II vs. Rae Ann Patricia Hayes
Alicia Danielle Mondragon vs. Michael Chanz Mondragon
Trisha Joann Turner vs. Bradley Allen Turner
Sarah E. Loertcher vs. Bradley B. Loertcher
Dustin Keith O'Neal vs. Brandii Leann O'Neal
Delbert Lennard Parker vs. Bonnie Jean Parker
Michael Jim Collins vs. Ann Delories Collins
Karri Ann Rache vs. Scott W. Rache
Sarah E. Kelly vs. Robert C. Kelly
John F. Farias vs. Rita G. Farias
Joanna Mae Ellis vs. Eric Duane Ellis
Jenna Marie Davis vs. Robert Scott Davis
Laura G. Garces vs. Luis A. Leon Sanchez
Lance W. Henry vs. Robyn L. Early
Bryan R. Rador vs. Melissa M. Rador
Petra D. Gonzales vs. Karl G. Gonzales
Anthony W. Frazier vs. Nola A. McCandless
Andrea Lauren Amburn vs. Matthew David Amburn
Chelsey Daleen Brown vs. Robert William Brown
Lisa D. Helms vs. Michael D. Helms
Laura Caroline Haselden vs. Jeremy Michael Haselden
Tiffany Dawn Smith vs. Robert Jason Smith
Brittany Marie Hicks vs. Cory Wayne Hicks
Jill L. Chainey vs. Charles D. Chainey


Greene County Sheriff seeking information on Monday shooting

(From the Greene County Sheriff's Office)

Early Monday morning, July 17, 2017, Greene County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a home in the 3700 block of West Roxbury Street in southwest Greene County where they located a 35-year old male with life-threatening gunshot wounds. During the course of the investigation, a male and female who had been detained for questioning were arrested for unrelated charges.

The investigation is still active and ongoing; the 35-year old gunshot victim is recovering in a local hospital and GCSO Deputies are still searching for the individual or individuals involved in this incident.

We are seeking assistance from the public for any information related to this case to please contact the GCSO by calling 9-1-1, the GCSO Tip Line at 417-829-6230 or reaching out to us on social media.

Springfield man charged with murdering girlfriend

(From the Greene County Sheriff's Office)

On Wednesday, July 19, 2017, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Greene County Sheriff's Deputies responded to a home in the 5200 block of East Calberts Lane in eastern Greene County where they located a deceased female with a visible gunshot wound.

The female was later identified as 54-year old Jennifer C. McDaris. Information provided by McDaris' boyfriend, 70-year old Ellman Long, led GCSO Deputies to the home.


The Greene County Prosecuting Attorney's Office has charged ELLMAN S. LONG with:
- 1- Felony count of 2nd Degree Murder
- 1- Felony count of Armed Criminal Action

Kansas woman injured in explosion on Table Rock Lake

A Kansas woman was injured in an explosion 5:20 p.m. Saturday in front of Campbell Point Marina in front of the no wake buoys on Table Rock Lake.

According to the Highway Patrol report, an explosion on a 1996 Bayliner driven by Joshua S. Bohannan, 36, Rosehill, Kansas, occurred after the engine backfired due to a leak on the fuel tank and gas cans accumulated in a compartment.

A passenger, Katie A. Little, 29, Douglas, Kansas, was treated for moderate injuries at Mercy Hospital, Springfield.