Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Worth County Sheriff's Report

4-14 -- Officer in for bailiff duty.
4-14 -- Officer en route to Maryville to pick up person arrested on Worth County warrant for court.
4-14 -- Officer returns arrested person back to Maryville.
4-15 -- Resident calls wanting to talk to officer.
4-15 -- Officer serves papers on Grant City resident.
4-16 -- Person in with breakin report.
4-16 -- Sheridan resident reports suspicious person begging money in Sheridan.
4-16 -- Person in to see officer about harassment charge.
4-16 -- Report of cattle out on Route B; owner notified.
4-16 -- Person calls regarding child being harassed on school bus.
4-17 -- Person calls about lights being out.
4-17 -- Officer works traffic control for funeral.
4-17 -- Report of nine cows on on Route B; owner notified.
4-17 -- Person calls about dog theft.
4-18 -- Person in for job related fingerprinting.
4-18 -- Officer transports prisoner to Ringgold County Jail.
4-19 -- 911 hangup call; officer investigates; all OK.
4-21 -- Person reports finding a syringe in street at his residence.
4-21 -- Person turns in a book of checks found on Square in Grant City.
4-21 -- Officers in for bailiff duty for court.
4-22 -- Person reports horses out on 46 West of Grant City; officer en route; person calls back and horses are now penned up at his residence. Owners notified.
4-23 -- Person turns in a syringe found in street at his residence.
4-23 -- Person in to report lost or stolen trailer plate.
4-23 -- Person in to pick up statement forms.
4-24 -- Person calls about unusual gas can on South Lyon Street; officer investigating.
4-25 -- Officer attends meeting in Andrew County.
4-25 -- Grant City resident reports missing Basset dog.
4-25 - 911 hangup call; all OK at that location.
4-25 -- Report of calf out at Junction C and M; owner notified.
4-25 -- Report of person traveling on 46 Highway East riding a handicap scooter; almost hit by semi-truck.
4-25 -- Person in for fingerprinting.
4-25 -- Person calls about possible drunk drivers.
4-25 -- Report of cattle out on Route C; owner notified.
4-26 -- Report of prowler in Grant City; officer investigates.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Josh Warner Breaks 150 Foot Barrier in Discus

Josh Warner broke his school record and personal best in the Discus by half an inch at Worth County Tuesday, throwing for 149'10 1/2". Subsequently, he broke the 150 foot barrier in Albany Saturday, throwing for 154 feet and another first place finish.

At their home meet Tuesday, the girls were 4th with a team score of 44 points. Gallatin ran away with the meet with 82 points, followed by North Andrew with 49 and Rock Port with 46. On the boys side, Maysville won with 82 1/2 points, followed by South Harrison with 76. Rock Port had 62, Stanberry had 56, Gallatin 54, North Andrew 49, and Worth County 34 for a 7th place finish.

In Albany, the girls were 2nd with 87 points, behind Braymer with 91. The boys were 3rd; Hardin Central and South Harrison tied for first with 121. Worth County followed with 68.

At Worth County, Josh Warner was 3rd in the Shot Put with a throw of 44'4". On the girls side, Kaitlyn Davidson was 3rd with a throw of 36'9"; Taylor Causey was 6th with a throw of 31'8". Kaitlyn was also 5th in the Discus with a throw of 93'9".

Kenna LaFollette was 6th in the Long Jump with a leap of 14 feet.

Claire Andrews set a personal best in the Pole Vault with a vault of 10'6", barely clearing the bar. For the boys, Jared Simmons was 6th with a vault of 9'6".

Brevyn Ross was 3rd in the 110 Hurdles with a time of 16.95. For the girls, Sydney Thummel was 3rd in the 100 Hurdles with a time of 17.55. 

The girls 4x200 team of Ally Buffington, Payton Adwell, Claire Andrews, and Sydney Thummel was 2nd with a time of 1:56.36. The  4x100 team of Kenna LaFollette, Ally Buffington, Sydney Thummel, and Katie Mullock was also second; they finished with a time of 55.10, just .21 of a second behind Albany.

Brevyn Ross picked up the boys second win of the afternoon at Worth County, winning the 300 Hurdles with a time of 42.52.

The girls relay teams picked up their third medal of the afternoon as the 4x400 team of Sydney Thummel, Claire Andrews, Malorie Moellenberndt, and Payton Adwell was 5th with a time of 4:39. For the boys, the team of Brevyn Ross, Ben Badell, Chris Alarcon, and Lucas Caddenhead was 6th with a time of 3:51.

At Albany, the girls placed two in the 100. Sydney Thummel was 3rd with a time of 13.96. Kenna LaFollette placed for the first time of the year with a time of 15.06, good enough for 8th.

Payton Adwell was 6th in the 400 with a time of 1:11.84.

The girls placed two in the 1600. Victoria Moore was 6th with a time of 7:28.14 while Tess Andrews was right behind with a time of 7:37.81. Both of them placed in the 1600 for the first time this year.

Sydney Thummel won the 100 Hurdles with a time of 17.65. It was a close three-way race as she beat out Becky Gann (Mid-Buchanan) with a time of 17.73 and Mallory Hughson (Braymer), who clocked in at 17.83.

Kristen Ross was 7th in the 300 Hurdles with a time of 57.44.

The 4x100 team of Sydney Thummel, Katie Mullock, Kenna LaFollette, and Ally Buffington shaved some time off and finished second with a time of 54.98.

The 4x200 team of Sydney Thummel, Payton Adwell, Kenna LaFollette, and Katie Mullock won, beating out Albany with a time of 1:56.68.

The 4x400 team of Tess Andrews, Ally Buffington, Victoria Moore and Kristen Ross picked up Worth County's third medal of the day in relays by placing 5th with a time of 5:10.09.

Rachael Gardner was 7th in the High Jump with a height of 4 feet.

Kenna LaFollette continued to improve her time in the Long Jump with a 3rd place finish, getting 14'1". Kristen Ross also placed, getting 6th with a jump of 13'1".

Dylanie Abplanalp was 8th in the Triple Jump with a jump of 23'2 1/4".

The girls placed two in the Shot Put. Kaitlyn Davidson was 2nd with a throw of 34'9 1'2". Taylor Causey was 3rd with a throw of 30'1 1/2". Kaitlyn was also second in the Discus with a throw of 98'6". Aubrey Staton was 5th with a throw of 71'11".

For the boys, Brevyn Ross tried his hand in the 400 and was 3rd with a time of 53.63.

Brevyn had a close race in the 110 Hurdles, but won with a time of 17.44, beating out Tyler Preston (South Harrison) by .12 of a second.

The boys placed two in the 300 Hurdles. Brevyn Ross was 2nd with a time of 46.56; Ben Badell was 7th with a time of 48.68.

The 4x100 team of Chris Alarcon, Colton Straight, Lucas Caddenhead, and Ben Badell was 4th with a time of 50.07. The 4x400 team of Brevyn Ross, Ben Badell, Chris Alarcon, and Lucas Caddenhead was 4th with a time of 4:05.50. The boys picked up their third relay medals in the 4x800 as Jared Simmons, Dallas Monticue, Montana Lykins, and Harley Charles was 6th with a time of 10:22.30.

The boys placed two in the Pole Vault. Jared Simmons was 3rd with a height of 9'6", while Ben Badell was right behind him at 4th with a height of 9 feet.

In addition to winning the Discus, Josh Warner was 2nd in the Shot Put with a throw of 44'3".

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Obituary -- Priscilla June Cotter 1941-2014

Priscilla June Cotter was born June 8, 1941 in Blockton, Iowa. She passed away April 17, 2014 at her home in Sheridan, Missouri at the age of 72.      
On November 15, 1969 June married Gary L. Cotter. He survives of the home.
Also surviving are children: Richard Stone of Louisiana, Laura Spiees of Independence, Missouri, Tamela Murray of Oak Grove, Missouri, 5 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, and sister Charlotte Belokonny of Sheridan. 

Preceding her in death were parents; Guy and Ruby (Morris) Lantz; brothers: Bill and Dean Lantz and sisters Helen Henry, Virginia Walker, Kate Casteel and Yvonne Fletchall.
A visitation only will be Monday, April 21, 2014 from 12:00-2:00 P.M. at the Prugh-Dunfee Funeral Home in Grant City, Missouri. Cremation will follow the visitation with a private inurnment at a later date in the Sheridan Cemetery. Memorials may be made to SSM Hospice of Maryville, Missouri.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Obituary -- Rose Findley 1931-2014

Ellen Rose (Drake) Findley, 82, formerly of Grant City, MO, died April 5, 2014, in Savannah, MO. She was born on December 6, 1931, on a farm near Mount Ayr, Iowa to the late Vernon and May Drake. Rose married Robert Findley on April 5, 1952 in Winterset, Iowa. She later lived on a farm in Grant City and had recently moved to Savannah in 2003 to be closer to her grandchildren.

Rose graduated Valedictorian from Mount Ayr High School in 1950. She attended Northwest Missouri State University and received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1961. She later received her Masters in Education from NWMSU in 1968.

She began teaching in rural schools in Iowa in the early 1950’s, and began teaching in the Worth County School District in 1959. She taught nearly every grade in elementary (K-8), as well as remedial reading, and special education. She finished her teaching career as an elementary principal and retired in 1988.  She was passionate about teaching and loved to share stories of her time in school.

Rose was also very active in church. She was baptized at the Denver Christian Church in 1952. She later transferred to Grant City Church and was very involved in Christian Women’s Fellowship (CWF). She served as both a local and regional president of the CWF, taught Sunday School classes, and helped plan yearly Women’s Retreats at MWSU. When she moved to Savannah, she transferred to Woodson Chapel Christian Church, and continued to serve the church as an elder and board member.

Her greatest joys in life were her church and her family. Rose loved to help others and had a generous heart. She enjoyed spending time with her family and spoiling her grandkids. She had a contagious smile and a “grandma’s” hug that could brighten anyone’s day.

Rose was preceded in death by her parents and her two sons, Mark and Bobby Findley.

Survivors include her husband, Robert Findley; son, Bill (Merla) Findley; daughter, Diana (Rob) Beattie, seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Services were held last Tuesday at 2 at the Grant City Christian Church, Grant City, Missouri. Interment was at the Miller Cemetery, Denver, Missouri. Flowers are appreciated and for those wishing to make a contribution, the family requests they be made to Woodson Chapel Christian Church or a charity of donor’s choice. Arrangements were under the direction of the Meierhoffer Funeral Home and Crematory of St. Joseph.

Obituary -- Homer Rinehart 1917-2014

Homer Eldon Rinehart, 97, of Mount Ayr, passed away at the Mount Ayr Health Care Center under the care of HCI Hospice Care Services on April 9, 2014. He was also known as "Homer Ben" or "Ben" for many years. Homer was born on March 1, 1917 to Ira Rinehart and Pearl (Montgomery) Rinehart near Allendale in Worth County, Missouri. He attended the Butler rural school.

In 1941 Homer was united in marriage with Lela Smith. They purchased a farm south of Mount Ayr in 1942. Homer operated this farm up until the time that he passed away. Homer was an early adopter in southern Iowa of soil conservation farming methods. Homer and Lela had three children, Larry Rinehart of Ankeny, Iowa; Terry Rinehart of West Des Moines, Iowa; and Mark Rinehart of Amarillo, Texas. Homer and Lela were happy to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary in 2011. He was an active member of the Community of Christ church located in Mount Ayr, Iowa.

Homer was a life-long avid domino player and in the later years loved to play dominos almost every day with his many friends at the Worth County Senior Center in Grant City, Missouri. He was best known for being able to execute triple plays in dominos. He also was a regular customer of the Old Towne Café in Allendale and really enjoyed visiting with his friends there. Homer was always a positive person and preferred to look on the bright side of things.

Homer is survived by his three sons and two daughters-in-law, Larry and his wife Laura, Terry, and Mark and his wife Laura; three grandchildren, Brandon, Ashley, and Katarina; and five great-granddaughters, Emily, Elizabeth, Taylor, Lauren, and Kristen; and many nephews and nieces.

Homer was preceded in death by his parents; wife Lela; grandson Nicholas; brothers, Vern, Orval "Bob", Clyde, Lloyd "Pat", Claude, Leland "Red", and Calvin; and his sisters Myrtle Tschudin, Velma James, Dorcie Rinehart, and Anna Jeannette Miller.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Worth County Senior Center in Grant City, Missouri.