Child Exploitation

Missouri man sentenced for child pornography, sexual exploitation

A Grain Valley, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for traveling to North Dakota for illicit sex with a 14-year-old child, who was actually an undercover law enforcement officer, while he was under investigation for distributing child pornography over the internet. Andy Earl Crook, 63, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs […]

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Briggs & Stratton to expand in Poplar Bluff, create 130 new jobs

Briggs & Stratton, a gasoline engine manufacturer, today announced the expansion of its current facility in Poplar Bluff, creating 130 new jobs over the next 12 months with an average salary of $36,531 and additional hiring in 2021. The project represents a capital investment of $15 million to help streamline production and increase the utilization […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of August 12, 2019

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in north Missouri for the week of August 12 – 18. Continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole patching, […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of August 5, 2019

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in north Missouri for the week of August 5 – 11. Continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole patching, […]

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Northwest Missouri State University foundation awards record number of scholarships

Northwest Foundation Inc., the fundraising arm of Northwest Missouri State University, awarded its second-highest level of scholarship distributions and secured $5.3 million in donor funding during Fiscal Year 2019, a 15 percent increase over last year’s total and adding to a record $21.5 million during the last three years. As scholarship support remains a central […]

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Varsity Spirit acquires Stanbury Uniforms in Brookfield

Varsity Spirit, the leader in cheer and dance camps, competitions and apparel and a division of Varsity Brands, announced that it has acquired Stanbury Uniforms, one of the leading providers in-band apparel nationwide, and SA Feather Company, a specialty supplier of costume, millinery and special events products. Varsity Spirit has grown the activity of cheerleading […]

Road Work

Road and bridge work scheduled in the MoDOT long-range plan in area counties

Besides the resurfacing of Highway 6 through most of Trenton next year, the Missouri Department of Transportation’s long-range plan also shows other roadwork can be expected in Grundy County. As reported earlier, bids are sought this fall for resurfacing 4th street to 65. What’s called preventive maintenance treatment is listed for Highway 69 and Highway […]