On Monday, the Sun contacted Cedar County Sheriff Leon Dwerlkotte about another matter and learned that a Greene County Circuit Judge had overruled the murder conviction of Joshua Jay Brown in the death of Cedar County Deputy Sheriff Matt Chism. The Sun called Cedar County Prosecutor Ty Gaither who confirmed that had happened but needed
GIRL SCOUTS PICK UP PICNIC TRASH – Members of Girl Scout Service Unit 712 and their families have performed a quiet service for their community for the past four years while earning some funds for their troops. This year the City paid them $500 for picking up trash on Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the
On July 20 at approximately 9:30 a.m., Sheriff Dwerlkotte along with deputies from the Cedar County Sheriff’s Office, C.N.E.T. Drug Task Force, Vernon and Bates County Sheriff Office, served a search warrant at the Robert Winger residence located on County Road 752 approximately 1 1⁄2 mile off Hwy. AA within Cedar County. In search of
The Opera House Arts Council along with the El Dorado Springs Optimist Club will sponsor a free kids swim from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, at the El Dorado Springs City pool. The free event includes free ice cream.
The “big news” out of the July 14 R-II school board meeting was what Supt. Mark Koca learned from the school’s financial experts. He said he asked for the tax increase for $3 million and $5 million and he asked how much the school could bond with no tax increase. He said he expected the
NEON SIGN SHINES AGAIN. – El Dorado Springs historic neon sign brightened the sky once again when repairs were competed just in time for the 2016 El Dorado Springs Picnic. The light shone against the gathering darkness on Tuesday evening, July 19, for the first time since August of 2014 when a devastating hailstorm took
It was an interesting and pleasant discussion for a little over an hour Monday night in the High School Library about what the R-II School needs and how much patrons will be willing to spend. A couple of school board members were in the audience but basically didn’t speak. Supt. Mark Koca pulled up a
The council chamber was full of interested members of the public, at the Monday, July 18, El Dorado Springs City Council meeting, most of whom were there to support Chad Friar who was making his second appearance at council to complain about the speeders on West Broadway and the tall grass that is in his
On Monday night, the Cedar County Ambulance Board met in the El Dorado Springs Ambulance Barn. Board members present were Kenny Turner, Katie White, Sue Rice and John Wilson – presiding. The board accepted the resignation of Lisa Ringler as District 6 director for health reasons. The board installed Byron Hamilton for District 2 and
NEW AMBULANCE BOARD MEMBERS – CCAD Secretary Sue Rice administers the oath of office to Byron Hamilton (center) for Ambulance District 2 and Keith Kasco (right) for Ambulance District 6 at the CCAD meeting Monday evening.