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Madison County

MoDOT holds open house

Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public hearing about improvements to Route 72 in Bollinger and Madison Counties. The meeting will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 3 at the Meadow Heights High School cafeteria, Highway 72 East in Patton.

For more information contact Project Manager Tim Richmond at (573) 472-5290 or toll free at 1-888-275-6636.

City Council meets

Carole Magnus and Jason Brewington addressed the work session of the Fredericktown City Council regarding the Thomas Cook house on the corner of South Main and College.

Brewington said the Foundation for Historic Preservation is attempting to acquire the property and wants to see it preserved for its historical value. He said making the house into a museum was one possibility.

Brewington said the property is structurally strong but does need some improvements.

Ste. Genevieve

Child wanders away from home

An 8-year-old, who allegedly sleepwalks, wandered outside of his home on Oct. 5. The child was later found outside of a residence on Circle Drive by the City of Ste. Genevieve Police Department.

The child was reported missing once his absence was discovered. The child was found at approximately 11 p.m. The Ste. Genevieve Police Department responded to the call and requested assistance from the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Department and the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department, which has a search dog.

The boy was unharmed in the incident.

Two issues on ballot

Voters in Ste. Genevieve County will be deciding two issues in the Nov. 8 Special Election. Officials are asking voters to approve a half-cent sales tax that would provide additional funding to the Ste. Genevieve County Sheriff’s Department and the office of the county prosecutor.

The county is seeking the sales tax as a way to help compensate for an upward swing in law enforcement activity.

Iron County

Teen charged with selling drugs

A Des Arc teen is in trouble after stealing prescription drugs and selling them at South Iron School.

According to police reports, Jason Richard Dudley, 18, broke into a residence in Des Arc on Oct. 6 and stole several prescription drugs while the resident was sleeping.

On Oct. 7, Dudley reportedly took Alprazolam pills to school with him and sold them for $2 a piece. One of the students he sold the drugs to was later taken to the hospital by his parents for treatment.

Dudley has been charged with sale of a controlled substance near a school and first-degree burglary.

Arcadia Valley Pumpkin Fest

The Arcadia Valley Pumpkin Fest is being held in conjunction with the Arcadia Valley High School Fall Festival parade.

The pumpkin fest, which runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Iron County Courthouse square, will include arts, crafts, food booths, games, a pie auction, music and a car show.

The high school festival parade will be held at 10 a.m.

Washington County

City announces rate increase for gas

City officials say they have been notified of a large rate increase that takes effect from September to October, and another in November.

According to officials, Potosi’s rate increase for August to September was 34.7 percent and from September to October it was 27.5 percent.

Actual rates will depend on supply and demand, but federal officials have been predicting increases between 60 and 80 percent.

County plans crackdown on ATV drivers

The driving practices of area ATV riders are causing increased maintenance costs for county roads, officials say, and as a result the sheriff has been asked to strictly enforce ATV laws on all county roads.

This means ATVs will be stopped if they lack flags, the slow moving vehicle emblem, insurance, county permits or if the driver is under 18 and has no helmet, speeds or causes property damage.

ATVs may not legally be driven on state highways. In order to be driven on county or National Forest roads, they must be state registered, have a county sticker and be insured. They County stickers are available from the county clerk. Vehicles that are being driven illegally may be impounded.

Drivers must be 16 years of age and have a valid driver’s license or, if 14 or 15, they must be supervised by a parent. Anyone under 18 must wear a helmet.

The parents of underage children who are driving ATVs may be charged with endangering the welfare of a child.

ATVs may not carry passengers and must be equipped with an adequate muffler system and US Forest Service approved spark arrester if ridden on forest roads.

Anyone caught doing donuts or other activities that result in damage to roadways will be charged with the property damage and will be required to pay for regrading or repairs as needed.

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