Eldon News


Miller County prosecutor seeks injunction to close Eldon smoke shop

Miller County Prosecuting Attorney Matt Howard has filed a civil nuisance suit against Eldon retail store Puff N Snuff seeking to shut down the shop for at least one year.

SFCC to offer Registered Nursing program in Eldon

State Fair Community College — Eldon will begin offering a Registered Nursing (RN) program in January 2015, pending a site survey by the Missouri State Board of Nursing (MSBN).

Eldon R-1 approves $23.9 million budget for 2014-15

The Eldon R-1 Board of Education approved a $23.9 million administrative budget for the 2014-15 fiscal year.

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Eldon to combat vandalism with surveillance cameras at parks

The City of Eldon has pressed play on a long-considered initiative to install surveillance cameras at two parks to combat persistent vandalism.

Sites in 3 Lake Area school districts offer free summer meals

With summer school underway, area students can continue getting the education and the food they need.

Lake Area sales tax revenues level after May surge

Sales tax receipts in Lake Area cities have evened out after huge increases last month, with year-to-date totals on pace with last year’s.

High percentage of school buses pass MSHP inspection

The Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F’s annual inspection of Mid-Missouri school buses scores most Lake Area buses as safe.

Driver abandons stolen vehicle after chase

Law enforcement officers chased a stolen car from Jefferson City to rural Moniteau County late Friday night before the driver abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.

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Eldon R-1 safe room building set for spring 2015 completion

The Eldon R-1 School District just dug itself a few shovelfuls closer to a major safety upgrade.

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Eldon extends euthanasia waiting period for animal control

A new ordinance approved by the Eldon Board of Aldermen on June 10, extends the length of time dogs and cats must be at the Eldon Animal Control Center before euthanasia is an option.

Eldon man dies in motorcycle wreck

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports Charles M. Holder, 46, of Eldon, died in a motorcycle crash at 10:35 p.m. Friday on Route W less than a half mile north of Greer Road in Miller County.

Eldon awards street improvement bid

The Eldon Board of Aldermen approved a bid of $118,822 from Vance Brothers to perform micro-surfacing of four streets during its May 13 meeting.

Miller County considering NID at Pin Oak Road

Residents of Pin Oak Road and Country Breeze Circle in northern Miller County have started the process of forming a Neighborhood Improvement District (NID) to fund chip-and-seal pavement for the roads.

Elderly Springfield man found safe after being reported missing

Alva S. Wray has been found and is safe. The Springfield Police Department has canceled the Endangered SILVER Advisory issued earlier for him.

Lawsuit over Eldon water rates set for trial in August

A lawsuit brought against the City of Eldon in 2010 regarding water and sewer billing policies was set to go to the Miller County Circuit Court on May 1-2, but the jury trial has been postponed until Aug. 28-29.