10 Years Ago - As published in the March 10, 2011 Leader
Manhunt in downtown Plattsburg
(Left) Gower Police Chief Joe Wellington and (right) Lathrop Police Sergeant Jerry Ramos search a creek bottom east of downtown Plattsburg on Wednesday morning.
Local law enforcement apprehended a man last Wednesday afternoon after he led them on a chase over the river and, yes, through the woods.
According to Clinton County Sergeant Dave Speiser, the man was first seen standing in the parking lot of the Clinton County Sheriff's Department in downtown Plattsburg a little after 11:30 a.m. The office received information that he may have been wanted.
The man fled after Sgt. Speiser approached him, leading authorities on a chase through the woods and creek bottoms just east of downtown Plattsburg. Gower Police Chief Joe Wellington was the one to apprehend the man, later confirmed to be Arthur Lee Hampton, who was wanted on warrants out of Buchanan County. He was apprehended near Osage Street northeast of downtown.
Officers from the Clinton County Sheriff's Department, Plattsburg Police Department, Lathrop Police Department, Trimble Police Department, Gower Police Department, Holt Police Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol were in on the search. An airplane was also called in to help locate the man from the air.
Hampton has been charged with resisting arrest / interfering with arrest - a Class D felony, possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana - a Class A misdemeanor and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.
30 Years Ago - As published in the March 7, 1991 Leader
Support Flag Flies at Courthouse
This beautiful white flag with gold and red letters proudly flies above the Clinton County Courthouse, just below the American Flag. The flag is furnished by Clinton County Collector Francis Hales, shown at the right. Carolyn DeFreece, of the Clinton County Assessor's office assists Hales.
Now that the War in the Gulf has ended, it is extremely important that all Americans show their support and pride with regard to our service personnel while stationed there and upon their victorious return home.
50 Years Ago - As published in the March 19, 1971 Leader
Santa Fe makes use of spring weather for rail crossing improvement
Santa Fe Railroad has taken advantage of spring-like weather repair six railroad crossings and close five crossing. The railroad's request to make this improvement was accepted by the City Council at last month's meeting.
Winners of the music contest at Maryville are left to right: Lesa Allison, Karen George, and Marsha Hack.
Winners of the music contest at Maryville are left to right: Richard Hackett, Laurie Dedman, Scott Lagle, Scott Lagle, Gene Gengelbach, Dave Sweiger, and Kevin Ellenberger.
Music Department Wins five one ratings
On Friday, March 12, the music students from Plattsburg High School, who were involved in solos and ensembles in the two divisions for vocal and instrumental performances, traveled to Maryville to attend the District Music Festival.
The students who received a I rating, and who are eligible to attend the State Music Contest at Columbia, Missouri, on April 30, are: Lea Allison, vocal; Flute. Jim Barnett, sousaphone solo. Flute trio: Lesa Allison, Marsha Hack, Karen George. Brass Sextet: David Sweiger, Kevin Ellenberger, Laurie Dedman, Richard Hackett, Scott Lagle, Gene Gengelbach.
Those receiving II ratings were: Clinton Harris, Doug Enderle, Laurie Dedman, Susan Lagle, Scott Lagle, Richard Hackett, Rosemary Stipe, Betty Burks, Jean Conrad, Randy Gregory, Girls' Trio, Clarinet Trio, Cornet Trio 2, Clarinet Quartet Mixed, Flute Quartet 2, and Trombone Trio 2.
Those receiving III ratings were : Cindy Pearson, Harold Welsh, Woodwind Quartet, Cornet Trio, French Horn Quartet, Flute Quartet, Cornet Quartet, Trombone Trio, and Brass Sextet 2. Girls' Trio 2 received a III plus rating.
On Saturday, March 13, the Plattsburg High School band and mixed chorus traveled back to Maryville for ratings on their performances as a group. The mixed chorus received a III rating, the band received a II, and Lesa Allison received a II rating on her piano solo.
Congratulations and good luck to those who will attend the state contest!
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