Paul Callicoat had plans to convert the former Sarcoxie Nursery into a medical marijuana cultivation facility (Joplin Globe file photo).

Missouri medical marijuana trial focuses on alleged role of insiders on license rules

(Missouri Independent) – A Missouri family that was denied a license to grow medical marijuana alleged in court this week that outside groups and individuals had undue access to top state officials — and that access led to an opaque process and contributed to the decision to cap the number of licenses granted. To buttress […]

Animal Abuse

Two from Chillicothe charged with felony animal abuse involving horses

Two Chillicothe residents have been charged in Livingston County with felony animal abuse—second or subsequent offense or by torture and/or mutilation while the animal was alive. An initial court appearance for 43-year-old Larry Coffman and 37-year-old Cailin Dixon is scheduled for December 9th. Probable cause statements from Bradley Aldrich with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office […]

Guilty Plea

Waterslide owner in Missouri faces a possible three-year prison term for making a false tax return

The owner of a Cassville, Missouri waterslide attraction has pleaded guilty in federal court to making a false tax return. Jerry Don Beebe, 67, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush on Monday, Oct. 26, to one count of making a false tax return. Beebe owned and operated Beebe’s Roaring River Waterslide in […]

Young Deer Hunter

Young hunters reminded that early youth deer firearms season begins October 31

The Missouri Department of Conservation encourages young hunters to get outdoors and discover nature this weekend for the early portion of youth firearms deer season Oct. 31 – Nov. 1. Shooting hours run one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. To participate, hunters must be at least 6-years-old and no older than 15 […]

NCMC Distinguished Alumni 2019 Pirates Ball

Nominations sought for NCMC/TJC Distinguished Alumni

Nominations for distinguished alumni from North Central Missouri College and Trenton Junior College are being accepted for 2020.  The North Central Missouri College Foundation, Inc. will honor the selected alumni who attended TJC/NCMC during the Pirates Ball being planned for March 2021.  To nominate an alum (either a graduate or someone who successfully completed one […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council approves recommendation of Josh Fosdick as Third Ward Councilman

The Chillicothe City Council on Monday evening, October 26th approved a recommendation for the appointment of a Third Ward Councilman. Josh Fosdick will be sworn into office on the evening of November 9th at 6:30. Chillicothe City Clerk Roze Frampton reports Fosdick will take the place of Michael Smith, who resigned as the Third Ward […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission approves snow removal bid; participates in conference call regarding design of 911 system

The Grundy County Commission on Tuesday, October 27th approved a bid for snow removal and Coronavirus Relief Fund allocations. Chris and Danny Gott will provide snow removal services at the courthouse, prosecuting attorney’s office, and law enforcement center. The bid included $500 per occasion of snow removal and $125 when the ice melt application is solely […]

Grand River Mutual

Grand River Networks donates to fire departments within coverage area

GRM Networks is donating $500 to each of the fire departments located in its coverage area. The donations represent the 2019 fourth quarter Community Improvement Grants the cooperative awards. Presentations were delayed due to the restrictions implemented from COVID-19. Fire departments are a vital part of every community’s well-being. GRM Networks appreciates their dedication and […]

CCMH STEM Mural Dedication

Carroll County Memorial Hospital continues STEM partnership with Brunswick School

Carroll County Memorial Hospital and Brunswick R-II School District are continuing their partnership of providing educational opportunities for students through a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) lab. In 2019, CCMH donated funds to sponsor the Brunswick R-II’s STEM lab initiative. “CCMH is dedicated to supporting our local communities as they strive to provide high-level […]

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt

Missouri Attorney General’s office denies allegations it broke law in medical marijuana lawsuit

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office dismissed accusations that his office and the state department of health illegally concealed records and violated the Sunshine Law during the course of a medical marijuana lawsuit, calling the charges “frivolous” and “baseless.” The accusation arose last week in a motion seeking sanctions against Schmitt’s office and […]