Saturday, September 07, 2019
Tragic deaths of young people 42 years apart most visited posts this week on Turner Report/Inside Joplin blogs
Thirteen-year-old Carl Junction Junior High School student John Wheeler (pictured) drowned in a flash flooding incident in Joplin. His obituary was the most visited post on Inside Joplin Obituaries.
The five most visited posts on the Turner Report all involved the deaths of young people.
Four of the posts involve the death of Joplin High School sophomore football player Kadin-Roberts Day this week during practice.
The most visited post this week actually comes from September 7, 2017, when I wrote a personal post about the death 40 years earlier of 20-year-old Missouri Southern student and East Newton High School graduate Barbara McNeely.
The post began circulating Friday and I reposted it on Facebook earlier this evening.
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The Turner Report
1. Forty years have passed since the murder of Barbara McNeely
2. Go Fund Me account established to cover funeral expenses for Joplin High School football player
3. Joplin High School football player dies from cardiac arrest suffered during practice, counseling services available today for students
4. Joplin R-8 officials struggling with whether to postpone Friday game following death of sophomore football player
5. Joplin, Webb City officials postpone football game following death of Kadin Roberts-Day
6. CEO: Wal-Mart will stop selling handgun ammunition, won't allow open-carry in stores
7. Missouri Supreme Court will not hear appeal of lawsuit alleging Ozark Christian College recommending hiring of child-molesting minister
8. Diamond man pleads guilty to receiving, distributing child pornography
9. Lanagan bank employee who embezzled $94,000 and went on gambling spreee sentenced to one year, one day in prison
10. Trial date set for Joplin man charged with murdering woman in 2015, shooting his wife
1. Lamar man crashes into tree while running from the law at 104 miles per hour, passenger seriously injured
2. Manhunt underway in Granby for armed, dangerous man
3. Three killed, two others in critical condition following crash on I-44 in Joplin
4. Names of victims in triple-fatality crash released, all three from same family
5. Extra security provided for East Newton schools as search for armed, dangerous suspect continues
6. Neosho teen run over by towed unit of tractor-trailer following motorcycle accident, seriously injured
7. Granby pedestrian hit with truck, taken to Freeman with serious injuries
8. Three-year-old, one-year-old injured in three-vehicle chain reaction accident involving Joplin, Aurora, Ozark drivers
9. Jasper County Marriage Licenses August 10-31
10. Lanagan man killed, Webb City, Anderson residents seriously injured in collision on 76
Inside Joplin Obituaries
1. John Wheeler
2. Shannon Burleson
3. Brad McClintock
4. Jeff Howard
5. Michelle Wittenmyer
6. Tonya Bailey
7. Ron Nichols
8. Janet Stouffer
9. Timothy Cox
10. Terry Davis