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69-cent levy for Savannah schools fails at the polls

Andrew County voters voted against a 69-cent tax increase for capital improvements in the Savannah School District.

Voters to decide tax levy increase for Savannah School District

The Savannah School Board is asking voters to approve a 69-cent tax increase in August.

Spencer, Mary F. 1937-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. - Mary Francis Spencer, Savannah, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at Shady Lawn Nursing Home, in Savannah. She was born Sept.

Lundy, Karen 1938-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. --Karen K. "Bugs" (Degase) Lundy, Savannah, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2019 at Living Community in St. Joseph, Missouri. Karen was ...

Freudenthal, L. Scott 1961-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

JACKSONVILLE BEACH, Fla. - L. Scott Freudenthal, died suddenly at the age of 58, on Aug. 1, 2019, and went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

17-year-old charged with making threat that locked down seven schools

Court documents allege that the student made a threat on Snapchat that he was going to commit a mass shooting at either Savannah High School, Lafayette ...

Benton routs Savannah 62-42 behind Ater's 19 | High School  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. — Benton left little doubt in Friday night's matchup between two Class 4 District 16 rivals, defeating Savannah by double digits, 62-42 at ...

UPDATE: Lockdown lifted for multiple SJSD schools, subject in custody

Police took a student into custody for threatening area schools on Snapchat, according to Sgt. James Langston.

Savannah district pushes 69-cent tax levy  News-Press Now

The Savannah R-III School District will have a 69-cent tax levy — dubbed Proposition Gold — on the Aug. 6 ballot to assist with maintenance as well as produce ...

High School Soccer | Savannah 9, Lafayette 0 | High School  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. — Savannah continues into conference play in style, led by a five-goal game by senior Kyle Johnson, breezing to a 9-0 shutout of MEC rival ...

Ex-Savannah High School assistant principal indicted in sexual assault on student  Savannah Morning News

A former assistant principal at Savannah High School on Wednesday was indicted for sexually assaulting a student.Marvin Todd Johnson, 44, engaged in ...

Smith, Keaton C. 2000-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. - Keaton Christopher Smith, 18, Savannah, passed away on Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Maryville, Missouri. He was born July 29, 2000, ...

Student arrested in threat to northwest Missouri schools  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) _ A student is in custody after a threat posted on social media threatened some schools in northwest Missouri. St. Joseph police Sgt.

Lemon, Paul S. 1951-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. - Paul Stuart Lemon, 68, Savannah passed away Friday Jan. 11, 2019, at his residence. Paul was born on Jan. 9, 1951, to the late Frank and ...

Savannah takes out LeBlond behind 1st-quarter blast  News-Press Now

Friday's annual contest between Savannah and Bishop LeBlond was no neat affair.

Homes flood as Missouri River overtops, breaches levees  Savannah Morning News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Hundreds of homes flooded in several Midwestern states after rivers breached at least a dozen levees following heavy rain and snowmelt ...

No. 4 Savannah storms past Bishop LeBlond | Bishop LeBlond Golden Eagles  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. — In the first matchup of the season between the two MEC schools Thursday, the Bishop LeBlond Golden Eagles visited the No. 4-ranked ...

Jones, David | Obituaries  News-Press Now

David Jones. David Jones went to be with his Lord and Savior and reunite with his mother and father on March 14, 2019. Graduated from Savannah High School ...

Clizer, Herbert E. 1928-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. - Herbert E. Clizer, 90, passed away at his home near Savannah, on May 19, 2019. He was born Oct. 27, 1928, to Kenneth and Iva (Sheppard) ...

Westcott, Joshua D. 1979-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Joshua D. Westcott, 40, passed away Sunday, June 23, 2019. He was born June 13, 1979, in St. Joseph, He attended Savannah High School. Josh had the ...

Lowdon, Lawrence R. 1955-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Lawrence R. Lowdon, 64, St. Joseph, passed away on May 18, 2019, at his home in St. Joseph. He was born Jan. 20, 1955, in Fairfax, Missouri, to Walter and ...

17-year-old pleads guilty to terrorist charge that locked down seven schools

A 17-year-old boy pleaded guilty to a first-degree terrorist threat charge that led to the lock down of seven schools in April.

Savannah names Schrader next football coach  News-Press Now

Savannah High School has named Randy Schrader as the head football coach for the 2017 season, principal Dr. Robert Sigrist announced via press release ...

Jones, Nina G. 1971-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. - Nina Gail Jones, 47, of Savannah, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Dec 8, 2018, at a local hospital, in St. Joseph. Nina was born in St.

Evans, Paul E. 1919-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Paul Emery Evans, 99, St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, April16, 2019. He was born in rural Gentry County, near Stanberry, Missouri on July 4, 1919.

Savannah man remembers Halloween crossbow attack  News-Press Now

Halloween has brought back unpleasant memories for one Savannah, Missouri, man for nearly two decades.

Cotillion for Achievement announces class of 2019 | Life  News-Press Now

The Cotillion for Achievement Board held a reception Dec. 16 at the Remington Nature Center to recognize the finalists and their parents of the Cotillion for ...

Schrader rejoins title chase with Savannah  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. — Randy Schrader knows he has one stone left unturned.

Nold, Curtis | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SEDALIA, Mo. - Curtis Eugene Nold of Sedalia, died Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at NHC, West Plains, Missori, after battling the last stages of Parkinson's disease.

Moore, Dorothy J. 1923-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Dorothy J. Moore, 96, St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, June 11, 2019. She was born May 27, 1923, in St. Joseph. Dorothy married Robert Curtis Moore Aug.

Benton's Rush captures district title, several local wrestlers heading to state

For the first time ever, MSHSAA hosted girls district wrestling tournaments.

Hubbard, Randall L. 1959-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

AMAZONIA, Mo. - Randall "Randy" Lee Hubbard 59, of Amazonia, passed away Monday, May 6, 2019, in a St. Joseph, hospital. He was born Aug. 18, 1959, in ...

Stenning, Coy D. 1949-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Coy Delyn Stenning 69, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday April 28, 2019, in St. Joseph. She was born May 6, 1949, in Maryville, Missouri, daughter of the late ...

Graff, Linda K. 1945-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Linda K. (Nold) Graff, 73, of St. Joseph, passed away March 8, 2019. Linda was born on Nov. 27, 1945, in Savannah, Missouri, to the late Louis Sr. and ...

Savannah Student Killed in Double Fatality Accident

The accident occurred Wednesday morning three miles west of Savannah.

Nelson, Dorothy A. 1924-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

GUILFORD, Mo. - Dorothy Alice Nelson, 94, of Guilford, passed away Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at a St. Joseph healthcare facility. She was born Sept. 11, 1924, in ...

Bunny In The City: Hearts for Heroes gala helps 200 Club  Savannah Morning News

The Pooler Chamber of Commerce presented its fifth annual Hearts for Heroes Gala to benefit the Two Hundred Club of the Coastal Empire on Feb. 16 at the ...

Georgia football team makes annual trip to visit kids battling cancer  Savannah Morning News

Usually, the Georgia football team elicits smiles through long touchdown passes and sacks that electrify the crowd.But on Tuesday, footballs were traded for ...

Thornton, Connie D. 1955-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Connie Diana Thornton, 63, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, in St. Joseph. She was born November 28, 1955, in St. Joseph, daughter of the ...

Savannah remembers teens who died in crash  News-Press Now

Savannah was quiet Thursday while the community mourned the loss of two of its own. Kendell Delp, senior at Savannah High School, and Landon Smith, who ...

Bottorff, Kenneth C. 1977-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. Born Jan. 16, 1977, in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, passed away on Aug. 23, 2018, in Swink, Colorado. He is preceded in death by: his ...

Missouri State Highway Patrol: Sergeant Scott M. Lance promoted to lieutenant

Lieutenant Colonel Eric T. Olson, acting superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces a promotion effective Jan. 1, 2019.

Lake, Billie J. 1963-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Billie Jo Lake, 55, of St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018.

McCourt, Dennie R. III 1990-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

OREGON, Mo. Dennie Roscoe McCourt III, passed away in Oregon, on Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the age of 27. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska, to Ann ...

Trooper promoted to lieutenant  Fulton Sun

Sergeant Scott M. Lance, Troop F, Jefferson City, is to be promoted to lieutenant and designated assistant director of the Missouri Information Analysis Center's ...

SJSD hires directors of finance, student services  News-Press Now

The St. Joseph School District has hired two long-time Missouri educators to fill the open director of finance and director of student services positions.

Two killed in Andrew County accident  News-Press Now

Two people were killed and a boy was seriously injured in a head-on accident Wednesday near Savannah, Missouri.

Jones, Ted 1954-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Fillmore, Mo. Ted Jones, 63, Fillmore, formerly of Savannah, Missouri, passed away Friday, July 13, 2018, at Mosaic Life Care. Teddy was born on August 25, ...

Delp, Kendell R. 1999-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

AMAZONIA, Mo. Kendell R. Delp, 18, of Amazonia, passed away January 10, in an automobile accident near Savannah, Missouri. He was born in St. Joseph on ...

Bill and Sharon Luce | Couples  News-Press Now

Bill and Sharon Luce are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Aug. 26, 2017.

Cotillion honors area's top students  News-Press Now

Making the world a better place is one of the central ideas behind the Cotillion for Achievement Ball.

Smith, Landon K. 1999-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. Landon Keith Smith, 18, of Savannah, entered heavens gates on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. He was born March 12, 1999, to Steve and ...

Andre D. Lance | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. - Andre Dean "Dre" Lance, 17, Savannah, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014, near Savannah. Andre was born in Russia on February ...

Steeby, Jason L. 1972-2016 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. Jason L. Steeby, 44, Savannah, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, November 23, 2016, at a local hospital. Jason was born on ...

Dr. Nicholas Crowley to join US Dermatology Partners in Liberty, Missouri  Markets Insider

KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Dr. Nicholas Crowley will begin treating patients of U.S. Dermatology Partners Shoal Creek on ...

Savannah teen gets second shot at life | Health  News-Press Now

Mykal Duncan doesn't remember much about the day she almost died.

Etzler, Jerry R. 1979-2017 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

AMAZONIA, Mo. Jerry lost his courageous battle with cancer on March 10, 2017, in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 37. He was a 1997 Savannah High School ...

Smither, Haylee D. 1995-2017 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

AMAZONIA, Mo. Haylee Danielle Smither, 21, of Amazonia, passed away on Saturday, February 18, 2017, at Mosaic Life Care, in St. Joseph. She was born on ...

Cotillion finalists introduced at Remington Nature Center  News-Press Now

The 2017-18 Cotillion finalists met each other for the first time Sunday afternoon at Remington Nature Center.

District ready to counsel students after deadly crash  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. — Small automotive-related parts seem to be all that's left behind from the scene of a fatal wreck late Wednesday night in rural Andrew County.

Public high schools hold graduation ceremonies  News-Press Now

As Lafayette High School read the names of graduates and handed out diplomas Sunday, school officials included student Nicholas G. Hubbard.

Ranking 10,010 Girls By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10010 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

Benton, Savannah look for first win | Benton Cardinals  News-Press Now

Benton and Savannah have traveled similar courses through the first month of the 2017 football season.

Northwest District student councils collaborate to design workshops for next fall  Kansas City Star

Councils collaborate: Student councils are planning now for the annual Northwest District Meeting in October. Students from the 2018 officer schools met this ...

You can be unapologetically black: How the Miss Black America pageant has endured 50 years  Savannah Morning News

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -At the 50th anniversary Miss Black America pageant, the crowds are not what they could be, the preliminary competition is running more ...

Brushwood, Mark A. 1962-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

PARK RAPIDS, Minn. Mark Anthony Brushwood, 55, passed away February 24, 2018, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Mark was born April 23, 1962, ...

Savannah wins 2nd straight volleyball district crown  News-Press Now

CAMERON, Mo. — Four different times, Savannah found a way to stave off elimination.

Savannah maintains calm in face of westside police shooting  Savannah Morning News

As riots erupted in Harlem and other cities in the aftermath of the 1968 assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., an alliance of black and white leaders ...

Judah, Weldon C. 1949-2017 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Judge Weldon Don C. Judah, 68, St. Joseph, passed away unexpectedly following recent heart issues on Thursday, July 13, 2017, at his home. He was born ...

Beeler, Marion P 1927-2017 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SMITHVILLE, Mo. Marion P. Beeler, 90, Smithville, retired Chief of Police passed away Thursday, December 14, 2017, at St. Lukes Hospital. Chief Beeler was ...

King, Scott W. 1982-2016 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Scott W. King, 33, St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, May 15, 2016. He was born July 10, 1982 in St. Joseph. Scott was a graduate of Savannah High School, ...

Savannah woman finds success in fishing | Life  News-Press Now

Hillary Hughes almost never found fishing. The Savannah, Mo., woman didn't grow up with family who fished. And even today, she doesn't like fish — at least not ...

Former Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson looks back on a lifetime of pushing for change  Savannah Morning News

As summer rain clouds move in on Savannah State University on a recent afternoon, Otis Johnson shuffles through papers in his office inside the Asa H. Gordon ...

Kline, Thelma K. 1934-2017 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Themla M. Kline, 82, St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at her home. She was born August 3, 1934, in Ravenwood, Missouri, to Jesse D. and ...

Nold, L. Paul 1942-2016 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

L. Paul Nold, 74, St. Joseph, passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016, at his home. He was born April 6, 1942, in Andrew County, Missouri. He married Deanna ...

Veraguth, Jackie D. 1941-2016 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

COSBY, Mo. Jackie D. "Jack" Veraguth, 75, of Cosby, Missouri, passed away on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at Mosaic Life Care. Jack was born on May 15, 1941, ...

Kearney wrestler with Down syndrome wins first career match

KEARNEY, Mo. -- Some sports fans consider it the toughest game of them all. The wrestlers at Kearney High School certainly think so. After all, the Bulldogs ...

LeBlond mourning death of coach, teacher  News-Press Now

More than four decades in the teaching and coaching ranks made for a wide-ranging contact book built up by Steve Vertin.

High school sports results, scores, schedules  Kansas City Star

Daily scores and results from Kansas and Missouri high school sports, including football, volleyball, soccer and basketball, for the 2018-19 school year.

The last Ride for Ryan  News-Press Now

Rick and Janis Consolver are planning a final motorcycle ride to remember their late son.

Who's giving big money this election cycle?  News-Press Now

Although candidates can't officially file for Missouri state elections yet, a handful have been busy raising money for three local open state representative seats ...

Spotted®: SCAD artists bring sand alive with sculptures  Savannah Morning News

The sky might have been dreary over Tybee Island on Friday, but some inspired students managed to all but bring the sand on north beach to life.Sea creatures ...

Pastor urges Savannah blacks to remain vigilant, avoid complacency  Savannah Morning News

A Los Angeles-based pastor on Friday challenged blacks to remain vigilant and not succumb to minor success that masks larger problems."Let hunger happen ...

GOOD SPORTS: Savannah Swim Team's Roberts continuing to make waves  Savannah Morning News

When it comes to swimming, Liz Roberts certainly knows how to win.The 23-year-old standout from the Savannah Swim Team won the 2011 Short and Long ...

Naval careers put two locals onboard carrier  News-Press Now

Every day, men and women from Northwest Missouri can be found serving their country, working to preserve America's freedom and way of life. Two of those ...

FBI: Man robbed 5 banks  Savannah Morning News

On Monday, a Savannah man will face charges in five of 10 bank robberies in Chatham County since Sept. 4, according to the FBI bureau in Atlanta.

Recruiting class highlighted by lineman's past mistake  Griffon News

Kevin Hart always wanted to play Division I football. Coach Partridge speaks about his 16 new recruits including the well known Kevin Hart. Photo by Jason ...

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