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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Updated Obituary - Brandon Dean Lukenbill

Brandon Dean Lukenbill
Brandon Dean Lukenbill, 33, Nevada, MO, passed from this life on Wednesday, June 21, 2017.
Brandon was born on May 19, 1984 in Nevada. Brandon attended Nevada schools as a child. 

He was an energetic young boy who loved to fish and play Nintendo. Brandon lived an extremely tough childhood that provided him with no direction when he left home at age 17. His adult years consisted of complete instability and continuous struggles. He was a lost soul looking to belong and be loved. 

He tried many times to change his life around but he was always drawn back down the wrong path. Brandon’s struggles with this hard life have ended, but he will not be forgotten.

Survivors include his daughter, Breanna Lukenbill, Nevada.

A memorial service will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada.

Update: 14 year old boy drowns in Stockton Lake

STOCKTON, Mo. -- The Missouri Highway Patrol confirms officers recovered the body of a teenager who drowned in Stockton Lake.

The drowning occurred at Ruark Public Swimming Beach.

The boy has been identified as 14 year old Colton J. Tyler of Greenfield, Missouri.

Missouri State Highway Patrol say the teen went under the water around 6:30 p.m. Friday evening and never resurfaced. His body was found shortly before 10 p.m. 

Mr. Tyler was transported to Greenfield Funeral Chapel.

Animal abuse investigation in Henry County

The Henry County Sheriff's Office has an animal abuse investigation currently in progress and is requesting the public's assistance in locating the owner(s) of the small dog pictured below.

He is a senior (over 10 years old), altered, mixed-breed, (male) terrier, between 20-30 pounds, and was found abandoned on SW 700, near the Deepwater area, on Friday, June 23, 2017.

Anyone who has knowledge of the dog's owner(s) or has information concerning this active investigation is requested to contact Henry County Central Communications at (660) 885-5587. 

Information may also be submitted by contacting the TIPS Hotline at 1-800-825-8477 or electronically by accessing our website at, then selecting TIPS Hotline.