Tag Archives: Downing

Downing Man Arrested on Murder Charge Following Shooting

An alleged series of confrontational conversations via social media turned fatal Friday afternoon in Downing where a 26-year-old man was murdered and his girlfriend injured during a shooting. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Kolton W. Baker, 26, of Downing died as the result of a gunshot wound sustained in a shooting incident at […]

Engineer Offers Downing Board Ideas to Improve Water Pressure

The Board of the City of Downing convened at 6:00 p.m. on September 9, 2019 with Mayor Alan Garrett presiding. Present were Aldermen Ray Bange, Bill Anderson, Gene Bruner and Dena Petary. City Clerk Carol Dryden, Water/Waste Water Operator John Petary and Contract Operator Eric Bowens. Copies of the Agenda, Minutes of the last meeting, […]

Four Minors Hurt in Crash In Downing

Four minors were injured in a two-vehicle accident in Downing at 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 7th. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Shelby D. Bennett, 19 of Downing, was northbound on Route A in a 2000 Mercury Sable when she failed to stop at the stop sign and struck a 2005 Ford Explorer […]

Kahoka Man Hurt in Crash Near Downing

A Kahoka man suffered minor injuries in a one-vehicle crash in Scotland County at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, April 5th.  According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Galen N. McKee, 77,  was westbound on Highway 136, three miles east of Downing when the 2012 Ford Taurus he was driving travelled off the right side of […]

Downing Boy Hurt in Crash

A Downing boy was injured in a one-vehicle crash in Schuyler County at 12:30 a.m. Saturday, November 17th. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Cash L. Cunningham, age eight, suffered minor injuries when the vehicle he was  a passenger in, ran off the road and overturned. Caleb L. Cunningham, 33, of Downing was eastbound […]

Downing Woman Hurt in Crash Near Adair

A Downing woman was injured in a one-vehicle accident in Adair County at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 16th. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Peggy S. Goodin, 60, sustained moderate injuries in the accident. Goodin was southbound on Route J, four miles northwest of Adair, in a 1998 Chevrolet Metro when she swerved […]

Downing Vietnam Veterans Take Honor Flight to Nation’s Capital

A number of Vietnam War veterans from the Downing area recently took part in the Great River Honor Flight #48 to Washington D.C. in June. Jim Brewer, Mike Jackson, and Jerry Duncan accompanied by guardians Matthew and Aaron Brewer and Kevin Harrolson attended the flight along with former Downing resident Donnie Middleton, and his guardian, […]

New Owners Looking to Take Fancy Kitty Fiber Processing Tools to New Heights

Fred and Yvonne Brown are hoping to finally let the cat out of the bag about a local textile manufacturing business. The new owners of Fancy Kitty, the manufacturer of hand-crafted fiber tumblers, carders and pickers, are excited about the opportunity to expand and grow the Downing business. The couple recently purchased Fancy Kitty Products […]

Descendants of Original Pioneers Pay Visits to Scotland, Schuyler Counties

by Barbara Blessing On August 14 and 15, 2017, descendants of pioneer settlers converged on northeast Missouri to view the origins of their predecessors. Henry Hawkins Downing I and his wife Airy Hitch Downing were joined by five of their seven children to make the 1,000 mile trek to Missouri in 1834. Included with the […]

Show-Me Speedway to Host 60th Anniversary of  IKF 4-Cycle Grand Nationals Kart Races

International Kart Federation has awarded Show Me Speedway – Downing the honors of hosting the  60th Anniversary installment of the IKF 4-Cycle Grand Nationals. This is the second year in a row that the Grand Nationals have been held at Show Me Speedway just north of Downing. Karters from  throughout the Unites States will be […]