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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2012 PAPER NUMBER 39 WEEK 39 YEAR 130 $1.50 PER COPY USPS 673-600 Weiser grad charged with murder count by William Anderson A Weiser High School gradu- ate has been charged with sec- ond degree murder in the death of a Missouri man. Weiser graduate Kevin Mooney, 31, currently of Beth- any, Mo., was arraigned in a Missouri courtroom Sept. 18 on charges of second degree murder and assault in the first degree, in connection with the death of Tomarken Smith, 21, who was a col- lege student in Maryville, Mo. Tony Over- lin, 23, also of Bethany, has been charged with the same charges in the Mooney case. According to reports, the incident began shortly be- fore 1 a.m., on Sept. 14, when Smith and the two men charged got into a shoving match in- side of a nightclub. The match was reportedly started when Smith tried to stop Mooney and Overlin from bothering some of Smith's female friends. Mooney and Overlin were asked to leave the club by two police officers already inside the club. Reports say when Smith left the club, Mooney and Overlin had been waiting for him, the two men attacked Smith and knocked him to the sidewalk. When Smith fell, he hit his head on the pavement, and was knocked unconscious. One of the officers who helped break up the fight inside see murder page 13 She's a ||tile hit coufltry, She'S a little hit rOCk 8fld tO|| Britynn and Halle Seward entertained the Weiser Signal American staff last week. Weiser nabs a maj-or business A modular construction company plans to hire more than 75 employees by William Anderson An Arizona-based modular builder has recently purchased a vacant 67,000 square-foot building near Weiser, with plans to begin operations in the next few weeks. The company, Greenstar Building Systems, has said work is scheduled to begin this week on the factory, and hiring for line workers will start in mid- October. The company said they will hire more than 75 production workers for the Weiser plant, including carpen- ters, assemblers, painters, plumbers and electricians. "They were here last fall," SREDA Executive Director Kit Kamo said. "They came out with their consultant for the sight visit." Kamo said a lot of companies will do a lot of research online about a commu- nity, and even come visit, unofficially, before making an official visit, in order to get a feel for the community. "Weiser has done a really good job, the downtown looks great," Kamo said. "There have been a lot of efforts to make everything look good and inviting to the community. Those actions help encourage new business." The building purchased will be used see business page 13 Emmy winner's family calls Weiser home [act]." Both his parents, Robert and Darla Stur- tevant, attended high school right here in Weiser. His father is a retired Baptist min- ister and they currently reside in Meridian. They're extremely proud of their son, who's the youngest of five. They say he works very hard and he's a very wonderful, caring and kind person who's not into Hollywood life. Paul will be finishing up the last season of Breaking Bad coming out this upcom- ing summer and then will move onto other things. Currently he's working on a movie in London. by Bonnie Davidson There are local ties to an Emmy winner. Aaron Paul,' from the show Breaking Bad, has just won his second Emmy for Out- standing Supporting Actor in a Drama Se- ries. He also won that same award in 2010 and was nominated in 2009. Aaron Paul's grandparents are Bob and Jerry Sturtevant and Erchel Haynes who all live in Weiser. Paul's mother, Darla Stur- tevant, says he comes to visit his grandpar- ents and family whenever he gets a chance. "He is just really excited," Sturtevant said. "Honestly I thought he'd go until he succeeded, he's always wanted to do this TV's Breaking Bad star and Emmy award winner Aaron Paul poses with his fiance Lauren Parsekian and his grandmother, Weiser resident Erchel Haynes. Photo submitted by Darla