Blake Hurst Ag Service Award 2021

Missouri Farm Bureau honors six individuals with Outstanding Service to Agriculture award

Six individuals were honored with the Missouri Farm Bureau Outstanding Service to Agriculture Award on December 6. The presentations were made by MOFB President Garrett Hawkins during the opening session of the organization’s annual meeting at the Lake of the Ozarks. The award is given annually to select individuals who have demonstrated their desire to […]

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Marceline woman injured when SUV strikes big rig west of Utica

A woman from Marceline sustained minor injuries when the sports utility vehicle she drove struck a tractor trailer two miles west of Utica the evening of December 10th. Emergency services took 23 year old Hannah Clibon to Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. No injuries were reported for truck driver 38 year old Melvin Interiano of […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson makes appointments to various boards; Cameron man appointed to Missouri State Fair Commission

 Governor Mike Parson announced five appointments to various boards and commissions and filled two-county office vacancies.  Robert Connell, of Troy, was appointed to the Amber Alert System Oversight Committee.  Mr. Connell has been with the City of St. John Police Department since 2002 and has continuously advanced through the ranks to his current position as Police Chief. […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 17 years in prison without parole for child pornography

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for soliciting images and videos of child pornography from several child victims and others online. Charles Ray Sheppard, 33, Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 17 years and six months in federal prison without parole. On July 8, 2021, Sheppard pleaded […]

Patrick McKenna Director of the Missouri Department of Transportation

Billions headed to Missouri transportation fund from gas tax hike, infrastructure bill

(Missouri Independent) – With $6.5 billion on the way from the federal infrastructure bill and a newly increased gas tax, Missouri is ready to take a big bite out of $4.5 billion in unfunded highway needs, Patrick McKenna, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation, said this week. But that doesn’t mean the state is ready to tackle […]

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Iowa man faces charges in Putnam County after giving meth to a 16-year-old

A Centerville, Iowa man has been charged in Putnam County with two counts of felony first degree endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs after he allegedly supplied methamphetamine to a 16 year old twice. Fifty five year old Steven Charles Peckham has also been charged with felony distribution of a controlled substance in […]

Motorcycle Crash

Residents of Kirksville and Macon ejected from trike motorcycle near Bevier

Residents of Kirksville and Macon sustained injuries when they were ejected from a trike motorcycle two and a half miles north of Bevier the evening of September 10th. The Highway Patrol reports passenger 62 year old Rhonda Hargadine of Kirksville had serious injuries and was taken by an air ambulance to the University Hospital of […]

Prison Sentence

New York man sentenced to 13 years in prison for sending child pornography to a man in Liberty, Missouri

A New York man was sentenced in federal court for sending images and videos of child pornography to a Liberty, Missouri man who in turn used them to harass the child victim. Joseph J. Balio, 36, of Utica, N.Y., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 13 years and nine months in federal […]

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Audio: Jackson County prosecutor files motion to free Kevin Strickland from prison

The Jackson County prosecutor in western Missouri, Jean Peters Baker, has filed a motion to free Kevin Strickland from a Missouri prison.     Prosecutors Jean Peters Baker says The Missouri General Assembly and Governor Parson deserve credit for creating a new legal avenue for a local prosecutor to seek relief. The passing of Senate […]

Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee pharmacies now offering flu shots with no appointment necessary

Hy-Vee, Inc. announces today that the flu vaccine is now available inside its more than 275 Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations, with no appointment or prescription necessary. Drive-thru flu clinics will also be offered at Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations throughout the company’s eight-state region on select days through October 30, 2021. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

Missouri State Fair 2021

Missouri State Fair opening day is Thursday

The 119th Missouri State Fair begins this Thursday, August 12, in Sedalia. Many are looking forward to the deals on gate admission and at participating concessions and vendors. The Fair’s Opening Day, sponsored by Visit Missouri, offers $4.00 gate admission for fairgoers 13 years and older, $2.00 admission for ages 6-12, and free admission for […]

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Four-vehicle crash north of Holt results in multiple injuries

Multiple individuals sustained injuries in a four-vehicle accident one mile north of Holt on Friday afternoon, July 30. The Highway Patrol reports the passenger of one vehicle, 40-year-old Natasha Repp of Centerville, Iowa received serious injuries and was taken to the Liberty Hospital. The driver of that vehicle, 41-year-old Stacey Traxler of Centerville, was taken […]

Tractor supply Company

Tractor Supply honors Brimson farmer and veteran with grant for small business

Tractor Supply Company, the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, donated $100,000 to Farmer Veteran Coalition, including awarding $1,000 gift cards to 50 military veterans nationwide to support their agriculture businesses and $50,000 from the Tractor Supply Company Foundation to support additional programming and grants.    Local farmer veteran Christine Chaney of Brimson, Missouri received the award for her business, C&P Farms. C&P Farms is […]

Green Hills Animal Shelter website

Audio: Green Hills Animal Shelter keeps a busy schedule with cats, dogs, fundraising and repairs

The Green Hills Animal Shelter houses dogs and cats to be adopted.  Manager Ronda Michael says the shelter tries to keep about 25 dogs at a time.     Ronda Michael notes anyone wanting to adopt a pet can come to the shelter at 3041 East 10th Street in Trenton.     Information about available […]

Livingston County Library

Livingston County Library gets new Director; Candy Warren to be Coordinator of Teen Services

The Livingston County Library of Chillicothe will have a new director. Sue Lightfoot-Horine has been appointed to the position by the library’s board of trustees and will replace current director Candy Warren, starting August 1st. Lightfoot-Horine was the Carrollton Public Library director for 13 years. She has a master’s degree in Business Administration and experience […]

Guilty Verdict

Jury convicts Missouri man of $1 million conspiracy to steal 1,400 cell phones in dozens of burglaries

A Missouri, man has been convicted in federal court for his role in a $1 million conspiracy to steal more than 1,400 cell phones in dozens of commercial burglaries across several states, as well as for obstruction of justice. Bryan C. Kirkendoll II, of Kansas City, also known as “B Boy” and “Blockboy,” 31, was […]