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Arrest in cold case homicide investigation

June 29, 2022

By Scott K. Lindsey, Texas Co. Sheriff On November 10, 2007, the body of Ricky Luebbert was discovered at a residence on Route H in Texas County near the community of Tyrone. An investigation and autopsy determined that Luebbert died as a result of a gunshot wound. The Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Texas…

IECA members meeting returns to the park

June 29, 2022

Intercounty Electric Cooperative Association (IECA) held their 2022 Annual Meeting of the Membership on Friday, June 24, at the Old City Park in Licking. More than 1,000 members, their guests, vendors and IECA employees were in attendance at the event, which included the business meeting, a health fair, a craft fair, entertainment by The Marks…

County has first heat-related death for 2022

June 29, 2022

Marie Lasater, F-ABMDI, Texas County Coroner Sadly, Texas County saw its first heat-related death on the first day of summer this year. In 2021, we lost three citizens due to high temperatures, all of which were preventable. Please be mindful of the temperature, and be sure to drink water throughout the day, taking water with…

Archives of 1949

June 29, 2022

By Christy Porter, Managing Editor As we have closed out the 2021-2022 school year at Licking R-VIII and we are enjoying the assistance and mentorship of our summer intern, Winter Murray, a timely call came into the office. Melvalee DeWeese Watson called regarding other business, and when resolved, she said, “I have a copy of…

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