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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, ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Savannah tops Benton after seven run fourth inning  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. — The two teams atop the MEC standings took the field on Wednesday as the Benton Cardinals visited the Savannah Savages.

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

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

Oak Grove takes down Savannah in comeback quarter final round for state softball

SAVANNAH, Mo. - Big showdown for the Missouri class 3 quarter finals in the state tournament Saturday as Savannah High school took on Oak Grove.

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 ...

Area's best compete in MEC Wrestling Championships | High School  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. — In a back-and-forth team battle for first place between Cameron and the Chillicothe Hornets, it was the Dragons who went into the final ...

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 ...

Savannah beat St. Pius to advance to district title game  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. — Savannah struck early in the contest with a 65-yard touchdown run by Jadon Brady on the third play from scrimmage.

Powell, Everett D. 1921-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. -Everett Dean Powell, 97, of Savannah, passed away on Jan. 27, 2019, at a local healthcare facility. He was born April 12, 1921, in Dearborn, ...

Savannah's Jayce Cox signs to MNU

Former All-State and All-Conference defensive lineman for Savannah High School, Jayce Cox, signed his letter of intent to play college football at MidAmerica ...

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 ...

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.

Savannah man remembers Halloween crossbow attack  News-Press Now

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

Welter, Danny 1944-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. -Danny Welter, 74, of Savannah, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at his residence. Danny was born on May 23, 1944, in St. Joseph, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ferbert, George H. 1936-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

George Harold Ferbert, 82, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, at Living Community. George was born in Whitesville, Missouri, on Dec.

Thompson, James H. 1952-2019 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -James H. Thompson, 67, Kansas City, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019, at his home following a lengthy battle with multiple illnesses.

Schrader rejoins title chase with Savannah  News-Press Now

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

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Savannah Student Killed in Double Fatality Accident

The accident occurred Wednesday morning three miles west of Savannah.

Fighting Irish fall to Tigers | Lafayette Fighting Irish  News-Press Now

Lafayette boys basketball lost to Raymore-Peculiar on Friday in a non-conference game 59-45.

Holt, William C. 1948-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. William C. Holt, "Bill", passed away at his residence on Monday, April 2, 2018, in Savannah. Mr. Holt was born on March 29, 1948, in St.

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

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

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

SJSD hires directors of finance, student services | Local News |  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.

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 ...

Benton grabs 1st win of season in Savannah  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. — Two teams were in desperate need of a win Tuesday evening.

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.

Savannah freshman Malayna Briner perseveres through tough times  News-Press Now

When tragedy struck, Savannah freshman Malayna Briner didn't give in.

Two killed in Andrew County accident | Local News |  News-Press Now

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

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 ...

Kempa, James L. 1943-2018 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

AMAZONIA, Mo. James Loddy Kempa Sonny or Jim, Amazonia, passed from this world on Friday, January 12, 2018. He was born May 5, 1943, to William and ...

LeBlond soars past Savannah behind Harvey | Sports  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. — What felt like a barrage of first-quarter 3-pointers from seniors Sean Davis and Jack Harvey propelled Bishop LeBlond to a 66-40 road ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Headlines for Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Here are the AP headlines for our area, as compiled by KPR news staffers.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

The Good Guys open firm in St. Joseph  News-Press Now

A Wichita, Kansas-based law firm with ties to Northwest Missouri has opened a satellite office in St. Joseph.

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

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

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 ...

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.

Benton, Savannah look for first win  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 ...

Vaughn, Samantha I. 1994-2015 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

HELENA, Mo. Samantha Irene Vaughn, 21, Helena, passed from this life on December 11, 2015, at her home in Helena. She was born in Independence, Mo. on ...

Savannah smack down Smithville  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. — The moment he intercepted the pass, one thought ran through.

Pearce, Lisa A. 1960-2017 | Obituaries  News-Press Now

Lisa A. Pearce, 57, of St. Joseph, passed away on Friday, December 22, 2017 at her home, in St. Joseph. She was born March 23, 1960, in St. Joseph, to Ross ...

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, ...

Woolard named Central's assistant principal  News-Press Now

Paul Woolard has joined the Central High School staff as assistant principal, in an announcement made Thursday.

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 ...

Weightlifters break records at St. Joseph competition | Local News |  News-Press Now

Weightlifters of all ages and levels put their training to the test Saturday at the 37th annual Pony Express Weight Lifting Competition.

Holiday party at Andrew County Museum  News-Press Now

SAVANNAH, Mo. — The Andrew County Museum and area residents have decked out 17 Christmas trees for their annual holiday party Saturday, Dec. 2.

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ayla Wade and Cameron Vulgamott | Couples  News-Press Now

Ayla Rae Wade and Cameron Wade Vulgamott, both of Columbia, Mo., are engaged to be married.

Partridge honored by IFL with bigger goals in sight  News-Press Now

Decades have come and gone since Jerry Partridge taught his son to toss around the pigskin.

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.

The last Ride for Ryan  News-Press Now

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

Man sentenced for robbery  News-Press Now

Man sentenced for robbery. Family and employees at Stevenson's Family Pharmacy won't be forgetting the morning of Sept. 9 last year. Buchanan County ...

Top students honored at cotillion  News-Press Now

There was no brain drain whatsoever on Saturday night at the St. Joseph Country Club.

Cotillion honors young achievers  News-Press Now

Despite numerous steps taken toward future achievement, 20 students in Andrew and Buchanan counties received recognition and encouragement Sunday.

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 ...

Naval careers put two locals onboard carrier | Local News |  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 ...

Lafayette seniors win in home finale | Lafayette Fighting Irish  News-Press Now

The quartet of Lafayette seniors exited the gym like they had many times over the past few years — as winners.

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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