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by Mary Moloney, KSPR News Reporter and mmoloney@kspr.com | December 19, 2012
MARIONVILLE, Mo. -- More officers on patrol.  That's the purpose of a merge for the Marionville and Aurora Police Departments. The towns are less than six miles apart.  Under the new agreement, the police departments will become one. The departments already share resources: 911 dispatch center and jail space. Under a new agreement, the forces will combine to work and solve cases. "Basically, I think it will enable us to focus our resources on more of a proactive approach to policing, rather than just reacting to the calls," said Marionville Police Chief Mark Webb.
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Doug Magditch | July 15, 2010
(Marionville, MO) -- They don't know where they came from, just that they're there. Marionville (MO) claims to have the largest and oldest population of white, albino squirrels in the country. "They are our big attraction to the city," says former Marionville mayor, Doris Rapp. "Visitors come from all over. " It's not often you find a town whose 'big attraction' is a rodent, but in Marionville, people go nuts over albino squirrels. "That's our claim to fame," says Rapp.
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Mike Scott and mscott@schurz.com | August 10, 2012
MARIONVILLE, MO - The once rich Marionville football tradition is back on the upswing after half a decade of lean years.  Bill Voorhis enters his 3rd season as head coach of the Comets and is ready to take another step forward in the Mid Lakes Conference. HEAD COACH - Bill Voorhis, 3rd season (9-11) 2011 RECORD - 5-5 RETURNING STARTERS - 9 offense, 9 defense PLAYERS TO WATCH - Nate Hill (Sr. OL/DL), Tommy Geisendorfer (Sr. OL/DL), Jacob Miller (Jr. DT)
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by Lauren Matter, KSPR News and Anchor/Reporter | June 30, 2012
MARIONVILLE, Mo. -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol say a man died after he was shot by a  Marionville police officer on Saturday evening.  The officer was not injured in the altercation. Highway Patrol Sgt. Mike Watson says police were called to an apartment on Yorke Street around 6:30 p.m. Saturday after a report that a man was holding a woman against her will.  A police officer said he was talking to the man when the man picked up a pair of scissors and threatened him.  The officer then drew a weapon and shot the suspect.
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February 11, 2013
AURORA, Mo. -- It is a tale of two cities operating as one to keep the public safe. One week ago Monday, the Marionville and Aurora Police Departments merged.  However, it is only a trial. The cities have a year to determine if this merger is a positive for both communities.  If you ask Aurora Police Chief Richard Witthuhn, the departmental combination is a good thing. "I think it's going well. I mean, last Monday was our first day. You know, obviously there will be a few issues we have to deal with, but at least from what we can tell, it's been going pretty smoothly," said Chief Witthuhn.
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | October 24, 2012
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. -- The Lawrence County prosecutor says a Marionville police officer was justified when he shot and killed a man from Springfield last summer.   Prosecuting Attorney Don Trotter's ruling agrees with an investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Marionville Reserve Officer Danny Hughes went to the Applelane Apartments on Saturday, June 30, after dispatchers got a report a man was holding a woman hostage.  The man was Adam Bergseth, 37, of Springfield. Bergseth had a large pair of scissors and threatened the officer with them.  Trotter says the Highway Patrol found that Hughes gave Bergseth repeated warnings to drop the scissors.  The officer kept backing up, the 200-page report says, as Bergseth kept approaching him. Hughes finally could back up no farther, Trotter says, because he was up against a wall.  The prosecutor says Bergseth said, in effect, "I'm not going to drop the scissors, so what are you going to do about it?"
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Mike Scott and mscott@kspr.com | August 16, 2011
High school football teams around the state will get their first on-field tests Friday night August 19th at the annual jamboree scrimmages. 2011 Ozarks Jamboree Schedule: (Friday August 19th) Host Site: Central High School - Central, Hillcrest, Bolivar, Glendale Kickapoo High School - Kickapoo, Aurora, Branson, McDonald County Parkview High School - Parkview, Cassville, Willard, Neosho Lebanon High School - Lebanon, Ava (these teams have joined Camdenton Jamboree)
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KSPR Sports | January 19, 2010
Hannah Wilkerson led her Miller Lady Cardinals against Billings Tuesday night in the Marionville tournament. Wilkerson poured in 38 against Billings and now sits just 184 points shy of the all-time scoring record in Missouri.
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Mike Scott and mscott@kspr.com | October 22, 2011
MILLER, MO - The Miller Cardinals continued their dominance in the Spring River Valley Conference with a convincing 40-21 victory over visiting Skyline.  The Cardinals will look to wrap up another undefeated conference season and district title next week when they host Marionville on Thursday night.
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by Mary Moloney and Chris Brewer, KSPR News and news@kspr.com | February 19, 2013
MARIONVILLE, Mo. -- Four members of the Board of Aldermen have resigned, citing problems with Mayor Bob Duda Jr., and other aspects of city government.  Daniel Clevenger, Kay Leffingwell and Philip Harter submitted resignation letters on Tuesday morning, following Scott Brown, who resigned after a meeting last Thursday. Harter's letter accused Duda of violating the public trust and oath of office, and said Harter "cannot continue to constantly witness those who would trample the public trust.
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February 11, 2013
AURORA, Mo. -- It is a tale of two cities operating as one to keep the public safe. One week ago Monday, the Marionville and Aurora Police Departments merged.  However, it is only a trial. The cities have a year to determine if this merger is a positive for both communities.  If you ask Aurora Police Chief Richard Witthuhn, the departmental combination is a good thing. "I think it's going well. I mean, last Monday was our first day. You know, obviously there will be a few issues we have to deal with, but at least from what we can tell, it's been going pretty smoothly," said Chief Witthuhn.
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by Mary Moloney, KSPR News Reporter and mmoloney@kspr.com | December 19, 2012
MARIONVILLE, Mo. -- More officers on patrol.  That's the purpose of a merge for the Marionville and Aurora Police Departments. The towns are less than six miles apart.  Under the new agreement, the police departments will become one. The departments already share resources: 911 dispatch center and jail space. Under a new agreement, the forces will combine to work and solve cases. "Basically, I think it will enable us to focus our resources on more of a proactive approach to policing, rather than just reacting to the calls," said Marionville Police Chief Mark Webb.
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | October 24, 2012
MOUNT VERNON, Mo. -- The Lawrence County prosecutor says a Marionville police officer was justified when he shot and killed a man from Springfield last summer.   Prosecuting Attorney Don Trotter's ruling agrees with an investigation by the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Marionville Reserve Officer Danny Hughes went to the Applelane Apartments on Saturday, June 30, after dispatchers got a report a man was holding a woman hostage.  The man was Adam Bergseth, 37, of Springfield. Bergseth had a large pair of scissors and threatened the officer with them.  Trotter says the Highway Patrol found that Hughes gave Bergseth repeated warnings to drop the scissors.  The officer kept backing up, the 200-page report says, as Bergseth kept approaching him. Hughes finally could back up no farther, Trotter says, because he was up against a wall.  The prosecutor says Bergseth said, in effect, "I'm not going to drop the scissors, so what are you going to do about it?"
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by Jonah Kaplan, KSPR News and jkaplan@kspr.com | September 24, 2012
VERONA, Mo. -- A big change this month to exactly who handles 911 calls in Lawrence County. Monett dispatchers now answer the calls - not the Lawrence County Sheriff's Office. Many times, 911 dispatchers work exclusively on getting police fire and EMS teams to where they're needed. In Lawrence County, dispatchers pull double duty - they man the 911 nerve center and Lawrence County jail. They split their time - and attention - something Verona officials find unacceptable.
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Mike Scott and mscott@schurz.com | August 10, 2012
MARIONVILLE, MO - The once rich Marionville football tradition is back on the upswing after half a decade of lean years.  Bill Voorhis enters his 3rd season as head coach of the Comets and is ready to take another step forward in the Mid Lakes Conference. HEAD COACH - Bill Voorhis, 3rd season (9-11) 2011 RECORD - 5-5 RETURNING STARTERS - 9 offense, 9 defense PLAYERS TO WATCH - Nate Hill (Sr. OL/DL), Tommy Geisendorfer (Sr. OL/DL), Jacob Miller (Jr. DT)
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by Gene Hartley and ghartley@schurz.com | July 6, 2012
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The city police department finally admitted to reporters on Friday that a decomposed human body was found on Tuesday in a trash can in the backyard of a rental home at 1231 W. Edgewood St.  Police also said the body likely belonged to a woman who was murdered, although the Greene County Medical Examiner's Office in Columbia is continuing its forensic testing. Detectives suspected the remains were from a woman's body since Marionville police gave them a tip that led Springfield officers to the home.  The Marionville Police Department is involved because one of its officers shot and killed Adam Bergseth last Saturday night.  Bergseth and another man rented the home on Edgewood since last April.
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Leigh Moody and Anchor | July 5, 2012
We'll have to wait to find out if remains found at a Springfield home are human. Springfield police say the medical examiner's office is performing tests to see what was found inside a trash can at a west Edgewood home earlier this week. That's where Adam Bergseth used to live. He was shot and killed by Marionville police last Saturday. The officer involved in that shooting says Bergseth tried to attack him with a pair of scissors.     Springfield police say tests on the contents found at the Springfield home may not be complete anytime soon and they don't know when new information will be available.
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by Mary Moloney, KSPR News and Greg Leuthen, KSPR News Producer and mmoloney@kspr.com | July 1, 2012
UPDATE: The man killed has been identified as Adam R. Bergseth, 37, of Springfield.  The officer's name has not been released. ORIGINAL STORY: MARIONVILLE, Mo. -- A Marionville Police Officer is on paid administrative leave after he shot and killed a 37-year-old man.  The shooting happened around 6:40 Saturday night at the Applelane Townhomes apartment complex. The Missouri State Highway Patrol is leading the investigation. Jordan Foster, 21, lives in the neighborhood.
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by Lauren Matter, KSPR News and Anchor/Reporter | June 30, 2012
MARIONVILLE, Mo. -- The Missouri State Highway Patrol say a man died after he was shot by a  Marionville police officer on Saturday evening.  The officer was not injured in the altercation. Highway Patrol Sgt. Mike Watson says police were called to an apartment on Yorke Street around 6:30 p.m. Saturday after a report that a man was holding a woman against her will.  A police officer said he was talking to the man when the man picked up a pair of scissors and threatened him.  The officer then drew a weapon and shot the suspect.
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