Calamity Jane Days

Audio: A multitude of activities take place this weekend in Princeton during Calamity Jane Days

Multiple activities will be held at Calamity Jane Days in Princeton on September 18, 2021. Some of the activities will be geared toward children. Princeton Chamber of Commerce President Amy Cool says one of those activities will be pony rides and There will be a petting zoo.     Cool notes other activities for children […]

Coronavirus or COVID-19 Death

Grundy County Health Department reports a COVID death, report 42 new cases of COVID-19

The Grundy County Health Department reports it received confirmation of another COVID-19-related death, bringing the total to 48. There have also been 42 cases added since September 8th, which makes that total 1,619. Health Department Administrator Elizabeth Gibson says the office was busy September 9th through 11th working on cases. There have been 68 cases […]

Fraud

Missouri man pleads guilty to $335 million fraud scheme and $615,000 tax violations

A Missouri, man who was charged in two federal cases pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a $335 million scheme to defraud federal programs that award contracts to firms owned by minorities, veterans, and service-disabled veterans, and in a separate case to filing false tax returns that cheated the government out of […]

COVID-19 Delta Variant

COVID cases among children rising as Missouri Delta variant wave enters fifth month

(Missouri Independent) – Clay LaRue, superintendent of the Van Buren R-1 School District, made a tough decision Sunday. With COVID-19 cases spiking in Carter County in southeast Missouri, and many of those infections among very young children, LaRue shut down the district’s pre-kindergarten program for two weeks. He had previously directed faculty, staff, and students […]

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Trenton currently experiencing it’s four-lowest August precipitation since 1970

Although rain is possible before the end of this month, Trenton is currently experiencing its fourth-lowest amount of August precipitation since 1970. Just eight-tenths of an inch has been measured thus far in August at the water plant at the western edge of Trenton, where precipitation and temperature readings are taken for the National Weather […]

Allison Abitz and her daughter, Jozee Abitz

Charges filed in homicide investigation of Northwest Missouri State University student and her daughter

Charges have been filed regarding a homicide investigation involving the death of a Northwest Missouri State University graduate student and her daughter. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office reports 45-year old J. T. McLean, the long-term boyfriend of 43-year-old Allison Abitz, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the murder of Allison and […]

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Northwest Missouri State University reports student death; Boone County Sheriff conducting homicide investigation

Northwest Missouri State University reports a student pursuing her educational specialist degree through Northwest Online was found dead at her home in Boone County on August 22. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a homicide investigation and has identified the victims as 43-year-old Allison Abitz and her daughter, 11-year-old Jozee Abitz. The sheriff’s office […]

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Audio: Missouri legislative committee to hold hearing today about ‘Critical Race Theory’

The Missouri Legislature’s Joint Committee on Education is holding another hearing today (Monday) about critical race theory. Critical Race Theory refers to a 40-year body of academic study that says racism and inequity are embedded in American institutions and legal systems. It is taught largely in higher education, but some opponents of the teaching, especially […]

Coronavirus Update

Grundy County Health Department reports 28 new cases of COVID-19, Sullivan County two new cases

The Grundy County Health Department on Friday reported 28 new cases of COVID-19 since Wednesday’s update. There were 61 active cases in Grundy County as of Friday. There have been 1.499 cases of COVID-19 in Grundy County since testing began, with 43 deaths attributed to COVID-19. The Grundy County Health Department asks people to stay […]

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USDA invests more than $5 million in infrastructure to expand availability of renewable fuels in rural Missouri

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Missouri Acting State Director D Clark Thomas announced the agency is investing $5,178,191 to build infrastructure to expand the availability of higher-blend renewable biofuels by 235,810,915 million gallons annually in Missouri. “USDA Rural Development is committed to expanding the availability of higher-blend biofuels to all of rural Missouri,” Thomas […]