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Shelby County Herald

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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MDC approves expansion of furbearer hunting, trapping seasons

New regulations will provide additional opportunity for harvest of coyote, raccoon, skunk, and other furbearers. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Conservation Commission gave final approval to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at its March 25 open meeting on regulation changes that will extend current furbearer hunting and trapping seasons for abundant furbearer species.…

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Sergeant Christopher L. Cerroni Retires

SergeantChristopher L. Cerroni Captain Erik A. Gottman, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces that effective April 1, 2022, Sergeant Christopher L. Cerroni will retire with over 29 years of dedicated service. Cerroni was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1993, as a member of the 65th Recruit Class. After graduating from the Patrol…

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Meth Traffickers Apprehended in Monroe County

Christopher Tullous Emily Gibson By Marlana Smith Over two pounds of methamphetamine was recovered following a short vehicle pursuit into Monroe County on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, according to the North Missouri Drug Task Force. A multi-month-long narcotics investigation involving the North Missouri Drug Task Force, Drug Enforcement Agency and the Moberly Police Department, which…

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Sharpe Pleads Guilty to Embezzlement, Ordered to Pay Over $76,000

By Marlana Smith   David M. Sharpe, 36, of Bethel, has pleaded guilty to two counts of stealing – $25,000 or more (Felony C) in case number 21SB-CR00126, before Shelby County Circuit Judge Fredrick Tucker on Thursday, August 26, 2021.   Sharpe was arrested July 27, 2021, for stealing a large amount of money from…

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MDC promotes Conservation Agent Matt Markley to Protection Regional Supervisor

MDC’s Protection Branch has promoted Conservation Agent Matt Markley to the rank of Captain and the position of Northeast Regional Supervisor. Capt. Markley will oversee conservation law enforcement operations in northeast Missouri. KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) has promoted Conservation Agent Matt Markley to the Protection Regional Supervisor position in northeast…

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Wildlife & Outdoor Expo to Be Held in Bethel

Calling all outdoor enthusiasts! There will be a Wildlife & Outdoor Expo in Bethel, Missouri on Saturday, September 4, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring lots of activities, contests, and educational opportunities for sportsmen of all ages. The event is sponsored by the Bethel German Colony, and is made possible by the many instructors,…

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Limestone Producers Association Announce Environmental Award

August 10, 2021, Lake Ozark – The Missouri Limestone Producers Association (MLPA) announced that Central Stone has won 18 environmental awards from the MLPA Environmental Committee. Central Stone quarries have been in operation in the eastern Missouri area since 1925 and have over 150 employees in Missouri. “Members have embraced the Environmental Awards program and…

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Sharpe Arrested, Accused of Embezzlement from Heartland Ministries

David M. Sharpe By Marlana Smith Shelby County, MO – Thursday, July 29, 2021 –  David M. Sharpe, 36, of Bethel, is being accused of stealing a large amount of money from multiple businesses in the Heartland community and buying illegal drugs online. Sharpe allegedly gave investigators a written confession, according to court documents. Sharpe…

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