Police arrest Park Hills man
A Park Hills man was arrested in Ste. Genevieve County in connection with the alleged theft of anhydrous ammonia. The arrest was made on Feb. 17 after a report of tampering and theft of anhydrous ammonia from tanks located at the MFA facility in the City of Ste. Genevieve was filed on Feb. 14.
Early on the morning of Feb. 17 police officers observed two people wearing dark-colored clothing and wearing ski masks tampering with the same tanks. Both subjects ran from the scene and one was apprehended.
Public hearing on termination
The City of Ste. Genevieve held a public hearing on Feb. 21 concerning the recent termination of Ste. Genevieve City Administrator Joe Dearing. The hearing came at the request of Dearing who asked aldermen to rescind the termination. The motion was turned down by the board. Dearing waived an additional offer of additional severance compensation for attempt plead his case.
Howser files for 156th district
John Howser, D-Fredericktown, filed Tuesday for the upcoming Missouri State Representative seat for 156th district. Howser was in Jefferson City Tuesday to officially file for the position. Filing for the Aug. 3 election will continue until March 30.
Howser was the Fredericktown High School band director before he retired after teaching 30 years in the public schools of Missouri.
Law enforcement receives new equipment
The Fredericktown Police Department and the Madison County Sheriff’s Department have received new equipment from grant money from the Department of Homeland Security.
The department has provided grant money for states to use in building up Homeland Security. The equipment is designed to help officers deal with chemical or biological attacks and included Tyvek suits, respirators, filters, gloves and carrying bags.
Program seeks mentors to expand services
The Make a Difference Mentoring Program is seeking additional mentors to expand its program to include the Kingston and Valley school systems.
The program was started by the Washington County Community Partnership to help make a difference in children’s lives. To volunteer, contact Kelly in the partnership’s office at 438-8555.
Volunteers would meet about one hour weekly in a group setting at the school to mentor children in need of extra support.
The partnership’s mentoring program started at the Potosi Trojan Intermediate School in November 2003.
The Potosi Trojan Intermediate School mentors meet 3-4 p.m. Thursdays to help with homework, play games and talk to the children.
Kingston soprano going on tour in Europe
The Sound Of America Honor Band and Chorus selects a handful of students from across the United States to participate in a 25-day concert tour in Europe.
Chasity Crail, who is the daughter of Ken and Ginia Robinson was among the students chosen to go on the tour. Crail is a student at Kingston High School. She is a soprano in the choir and earned East Central All-District Choir honors.
Crail will be rehearsing with her colleagues in the honor band this summer on the campus of Dickinson College in Carlisle, Penn.
After that, the band departs for Frankfurt, Germany, for the start of a 25-day concert tour in some of Europe’s finest concert halls.
On the tour are Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France and Luxembourg.
Crail is raising money for her trip, which will cost $5,000. Donations may be sent to Chasity Crail, Sound of America, HCR 32, Blackwell, MO 63626.
The Sound of America, Inc. is registered with the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the United States Internal Revenue Service as a non-profit tax exempt corporation.
Republicans hold caucus
The Iron County Republican Caucus will be held March 13 at the Ozark Regional Library in Ironton.
The purpose of the caucus is to elect Republican delegates and alternates to the Republican 8th Congressional District Convention and the Republican Missouri State Convention. All Republicans are invited to attend.
Active participants must be current registered voters in Iron County and must certify they are Republicans. Voter registration cards are needed to expedite registration.
Man offers reward for stolen picture
A $50 reward is being offered to a person who provides information leading to the recovery of a picture that was stolen Feb. 18.
A box containing a framed picture of a 1950s drive-in restaurant with classic cars was stolen from a dark green Ford Windstar parked at a business on Main Street in Ironton or from Darrin Strange Auto Network.
Strange is offering the reward. If you have information, contact him at (573) 546-2657 or the Ironton Police Department at (573) 546-7132.