Eldon News


Suspect identified in Eldon meth arrest

Christopher P. Whittle of Russellville was arrested Monday after police located 43 grams of methamphetamine in his possession.

Eldon police make meth arrest, possible federal charges after foot chase

The Eldon Police Department arrested a suspect for possession of 43 grams of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia April 14.

Rainwater sparks electrical fire in Eldon press box

Heavy rain sparked a small electrical fire at the press box in Mustang Memorial Park this morning, according to Eldon school district officials.

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Tuscumbia employee charged with stealing from the village

Village secretary allegedly stole $21,000-plus over about six years

The secretary for Tuscumbia has been arrested and charged with stealing money from the general revenue fund for the village.

Eldon man sentenced to 20 years in federal prison in meth case

And for trying to escape from jail

An Eldon man has been sentenced in federal court for his role in a large-scale conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in the Cole and Callaway County area, as well as his attempted jail escape.

Osage Beach man killed in Miller Co. crash

An Osage Beach man was killed in a one vehicle crash in Miller County, Tuesday night.

Bagnell Dam closure delayed

Contractors working for Ameren UE have announced they will delay the temporary closure of Bagnell Dam on Business 54 in Miller County.

Around the Lake: Eldon Chamber encourages visitors, residents to attend community events this holiday season

“Around the Lake” allows the Lake Area’s five chambers of commerce directors, Convention and Visitors Bureau director and Tri-County Lodging Association administrator to share upcoming event information, local issues and fun topics with The Lake Today’s readers. Make sure to check out the “Around the Lake” column to find out all about what’s happening at the Lake from the area’s top people “in the know.”

Man caught red-handed burglarizing Eldon Drug

At approximately 4:22 a.m., Friday, officers with the Eldon Police Department caught a 23-year-old hiding in the basement of Eldon Drug, Maple Street, Eldon.

Eldon man convicted of 2012 rape in Elgin, Ill.

A 37-year-old Eldon man has been convicted of raping a woman at an Elgin, Ill., motel last year.

Eldon eyeing new projects in 2014 budget

Eldon’s 2014 budget, approved by the city’s board of aldermen at its Nov. 12 meeting, includes a 3 percent pay increase for most city employees – the first in several years – as well as allotments for several upcoming projects.

Eldon FFA fares well at nationals

The Eldon FFA chapter earned a three-star rating, the highest possible, at the National FFA Convention, which was held Oct. 30 through Nov. 2 in Louisville, Ky.

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Mustangs trample Salem to reach district finals

Eldon will play Ava

After a rainy Tuesday, the surface of Eldon’s football field contained as much mud as it did grass. When play got underway, both teams’ propensity to run the ball made the game and their uniforms sloppy and brown.

Missing Eldon teen found

The Eldon Police Department has cancelled an endangered person advisory issued Nov. 5 for 16-year-old Ethel M. Parker, who had been missing since an event that occurred the evening of Oct. 28 at Grand Avenue in Eldon.

Stover man found guilty in 2010 murder

A Stover man accused of killing another man in Morgan County in July 2010 will be sentenced later this month after a jury found him guilty of involuntary manslaughter.