TAYLOR MAN ARRESTED FOR CLASS D FELONY DOMESTIC ASSAULT

                    TODD A. FRIEDEN On May 6, 2020, members of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Officer were called to a domestic disturbance in Taylor, Missouri. A female victim alleged she had been assaulted by a co-occupant of the home.  After an investigation, Todd A. Frieden, age 58,…

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Canton Man Arrested For Driving Without A License

  JAMES ALLEN  On May 2, 2020, a Lewis County Sheriff’s Office deputy stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation in which the driver was identified as James O. Allen, age 35, of Canton, Missouri,  who does not have a valid driver’s license.  Allen was arrested on one count of driving without a valid license,…

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Burglary Suspects Arrested In Taylor Thefts

              Quintez J. Cissna              Joshua E Kramer  On April 29, 2020, members of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Office went to a residence in Canton, Missouri to investigate the vehicle break-ins that occurred in the Taylor area.  Upon further investigation, several stolen items were…

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IVY DAVIDSON WHITAKER

  Ivy Madilyn “Madi” Davidson Whitaker age 23, of Monticello, MO passed away Sunday afternoon, May 3, 2020 while hiking near Mark Twain Lake. Madi was born November 26, 1996 at Quincy, IL to Thomas and Mary Davidson. Due to the covid pandemic, she didn’t get to have the wedding she had planned for April…

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KIP WOOD

  C. M. “Kip” Wood, 86, of Edina, Missouri, passed away Thursday, April 30, 2020, at the Scotland County Care Center in Memphis, Missouri. Kip was born on November 6, 1933, in Camden, Illinois, the son of Clifford Houston “Kip” and Elva Wilhelmina Kiefer Wood. He grew up and attended school at Augusta High and…

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J.C. JONES

  John Charles “J.C.” Jones age 86, of Novelty, Missouri, passed away Friday, May 1, 2020, in the Knox County Nursing Home in Edina, Missouri.  He was born October 23, 1933, in Novelty, Missouri, the son of John Rimer and Mildred Marie Killinger Jones. He was united in marriage to Gwendolyn Hazel Browning on October…

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JAMES HOLTKAMP

James David Holtkamp, age 66, of Kirksville, MO formerly of Knox County, passed away Sunday, April 26, 2020 in North East Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, MO. He was born May 25, 1953, in Kirksville, MO, the son of Wilbur and Veronica Elizabeth Hinker Holtkamp.  He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are…

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BYRAM SHANNON

It is with deep and profound sorrow the family of Byram Rule Shannon announces his passing at the Holyoke Soldier’s Home. Byram was born Aug. 31, 1932 in Columbia, Missouri, the son of Byram Rule Shannon Sr. and Jeanette Smith. He was predeceased by his parents and two siblings, Patricia Hatfield and Peggy Fisher. He married…

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JOANN SCHNELLBACHER LEESER

  Mrs. Joann Leeser, age 86 of La Grange MO passed away Sunday, April 19, 2020. She was born June 27, 1933 in La Grange, Mo a daughter of Chester and Virginia Williams Schnellbacher. She married Bill Leeser on July 12, 1953 in La Grange.  He passed away June 9, 2016. Joann was a 1951…

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Missouri State Highway Patrol Resumes All Written Driver Examinations Effective May 4, 2020

  Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, informs the public effective May 4, 2020, driver testing services will expand to include: · written testing for all classes of licenses · commercial driver license skills testing (pre-trip, basic, and road) However, non-CDL road testing is not included in this phase of service reinstatement. Those requiring the…

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