Crawford County News
South-county road widths have many concerned
South county roads were the main topic of discussion at the Crawford County Commission meeting held on October 7, but two opposing points of view were represented in the requests that were made by three completely separate groups. One side talked about the need for wider roadways, while the other felt that smaller country roads should be sufficient.
Missing woman found dead near Berryman
A missing person search ended in tragedy in Steelville last week when Mary Ellen Zehnle was found deceased on Saturday morning. Her body was discovered at approximately 10:30 a.m. by a local landowner who was setting up deer stands in an area of thick brush about a mile or two from the area of her disappearance. The Crawford County Sheriff’s Department reported no foul play is suspected and autopsy results released Monday found no signs of trauma.
On Wednesday, October 8th, at approximately 8:00 p.m., deputies with the Crawford County Sheriff’s Department responded to the area of 155 Blunt Rd. for a report of a missing person. Upon arrival deputies were met by Barbara Jones. Mrs. Jones advised she was unable to locate her sister, Mary Ellen Zehnle.
The search continues for missing person Mary Ellen Zehnle, last seen on Blunt Road, near Berryman at 5 p.m. on Wednesday evening. She is 57 years old, is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. (See previous story for photo.)