Editor's note: This is the fourth and final part of a series focusing on the top stories of 2012. This portion counts down the top 10 stories for the year. Statistics from DDDnews.com.
10. Local woman arrested on drug charges - Thursday, March 22, 2012 - A 32-year-old Kennett woman was arrested today, Thursday, March 22, on charges of possession of a controlled substance.
9. Three arrested following altercation at local package store - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - Three adult men were arrested and one juvenile was turned over to juvenile authorities following an altercation at a local package store.
8. Local educators attend tech conference - Sunday, March 4, 2012 - In keeping with their technological goals, a total of 10 educators representing the Senath-Hornersville School District recently attended the Midwest Educational Technology Conference (METC) hosted in St. Charles, Mo.
7. Man on a mission - Thursday, April 12, 2012 - If you were one of the people traveling Highway 412 between Senath and Kennett on Tuesday, you might have come upon a sight you don't see every day......a man carrying a hand-made 12-foot cross.
Man on a mission
6. Death notice for Donald Thacker - Friday, January 16, 2004 - Donald R. Thacker, 63, of Zephyrhills, Fla., formerly of Campbell, Mo., died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at Hernando Pasco Hospice Center in Zephyrhills.
5. Hayti boys move one step closer to state final four with triple OT win against Thayer - Thursday, March 8, 2012 - POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Hayti Indians varsity boys basketball coach Phillip Taylor used two words to describe his team's third straight dramatic playoff victory Wednesday evening.
4. Kennett loses respected doctor, 'Renaissance man' - Thursday, March 8, 2012 - The City of Kennett lost a well respected citizen on Wednesday morning when Dr. Maynard Lee Sisler, M.D. died peacefully in his sleep.
3. Hayti boys claim district championship with overtime win against Holcomb - Saturday, March 3, 2012 - HAYTI, Mo. -- For a second consecutive night overtime was required to determine a winner at the Class 2, District 1, boys basketball tournament.
2. Two charged with child molestation at Senath - Friday, March 9, 2012 - SENATH, Mo. -- Senath authorities have charged two men in connection with child molestation and other sexually-related charges following a three month investigation of two unrelated cases.
1. Two children killed in crash - Friday, August 3, 2012 - DUNKLIN COUNTY, Mo. -- Two children were killed, two individuals suffered serious injuries, and approximately four more people suffered minor injuries following a two-vehicle crash at Highways 153 and M on Friday morning.