Missouri State Fair 2020

Area students to receive scholarships from Missouri State Fair

Several area youths will be awarded scholarships by the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Committee. The students are seeking higher education at a Missouri college or university and were selected from 4-H and FFA State Fair exhibitors. Anderson Rogers of Bethany was selected to receive the $5,000 platinum scholarship, offered by Youth in Agriculture […]

Democrat and Republican Parties

Missourians going to vote will need to declare party affiliation for Tuesday’s presidential primary

Missouri’s local election officials are projecting about a 40 percent voter turnout for Tuesday’s presidential preference primary. Polls will open Tuesday morning at 6 and will close at 7 p.m. statewide. Under Missouri law, you can only choose one political party ballot at the primary: Republican, Democratic, Libertarian, Green or Constitution.  Poll workers will ask […]

Captain Clark Stratton Commander Troop H MSHP

Bethany native promoted to commanding officer of Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop H, in St. Joseph

Lieutenant Clark N. Stratton, Troop A, is being promoted to the rank of Captain and designated commanding officer of Troop H, St. Joseph, MO. Stratton was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1992, as a member of the 64th Recruit Class. Upon graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City, he was […]

Captain James McDonald MSHP St. Joseph

Commanding Officer of Missouri Highway Patrol, Troop H in St. Joseph, to retire after 28-years of service

Captain James E. McDonald, commanding officer of Troop H, St. Joseph, Missouri, will retire March 1, 2020, after 28 years of service to the citizens of Missouri. McDonald was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1992, as a member of the 64th Recruit Class. Upon completing his training at the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, […]

Share The Harvest

Deer hunters reminded that they can “Share the Harvest”

Deer hunters across Missouri are reminded they can donate deer free of charge for inclusion in the “Share the Harvest” program of the Conservation Department. Donations of deer to approved facilities is free thanks to corporate sponsors that pay the deer processing fee. The program allows deer hunters to donate their extra venison to participating […]

Kenneth Friend

Missouri man sentenced to 27-years in prison for role in meth conspiracy

A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy that distributed 45 kilograms of methamphetamine in southwest Missouri. Kenneth R. Friend, 48, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 27 years in federal prison without parole. Friend pleaded guilty on April 5, 2019, to […]

Gage Baker winds Grand Champion Market Steer Missouri State Fair

Missouri State Fair announces Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer

Gage Baker, son of Rhad and Leah Baker, is the exhibitor of the 2019 Grand Champion Market Steer at the Missouri State Fair. Gage is from Fulton and is a member of the Rising Sun 4-H Club. Gage’s prize-winning Crossbred market steer weighed 1325 pounds. The Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer honor went to Mikaela […]

Missouri State Fair 2019

Missouri State Fair officials announce Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion market poultry

Stephen Thomson, son of Leanna Thomson, is the exhibitor of the 2019 Grand Champion Market Pen of Chickens at the Missouri State Fair. Thomson is from Salisbury and is a member of the Chariton Shining Stars 4-H Club. Thomson’s prize-winning Pen of Chickens weighed an average of 8.1 lbs. The Reserve Grand Champion Market Pen […]