Communicating News About Science and Agriculture

Career awareness day to be held at Litton Agri-Science Center in Chillicothe

A career awareness day for high school students will be held at the Litton Agri-Science Learning Center of Chillicothe focusing on the importance of storytelling in sharing news and information. The Missouri School of Journalism and the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri will hold “Communicating News About Science […]

Smithville Fire Protection District Website

Missouri State Auditor issues follow-up report on Smithville Area Fire Protection District

A follow-up report by State Auditor Nicole Galloway shows the Smithville Area Fire Protection District has made progress to implement many of the recommendations of a 2018 audit. The citizen-requested audit highlighted improper incentive payments to employees, questionable credit card and travel expenditures, and poor planning for the construction of a fire station by the […]

Child Molestation

Former Trenton man charged with child molestation arrested in Kansas

A former Trenton man charged in August with felony third-degree child molestation—child less than 14 years of age—forcible compulsion has been arrested. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 70-year-old Scott Dames Keith, whose address is unknown, was arrested in Sedgwick County, Kansas September 11th with the assistance of the United States Marshal’s Office. Keith waived […]

Livingston County Sheriff Car

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department completes investigation

Among recent reports from the Livingston County Sheriff, officers learned on September 12th that a chainsaw stolen in 2018 was located in Grundy County. Livingston County officials are working with Grundy County authorities in collecting additional information about this case. The sheriff reported Grundy County authorities have arrested 23-year-old Tristan Marie Greer on a Livingston […]

Applying Oil on Road

MoDOT responds to issues with contract sealing projects

Sealing roads has been used as a preventative maintenance treatment for many years on roadways across the state. A sealing treatment uses oil to fill small cracks in road surfaces which helps prevent water from seeping into the pavement and reduces the damage done by the freeze/thaw/heat cycle that roads throughout Northwest Missouri are subject […]

Drug Trafficking

Missouri man sentenced to 15-years for drug trafficking, illegal firearm

A Purdy, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for possessing methamphetamine to distribute and illegally possessing a firearm. Guadalupe Urbina-Rodriguez, 71, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 15 years in federal prison without parole. Urbina-Rodriguez was found guilty at trial on March 26, 2019, of possessing methamphetamine to distribute, possessing […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education to hold community meeting on 4-day week

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved after-school program contracts, the Local Program Compliance Statement, and the substitute list Monday. Policy updates were also passed. There was a discussion on how to move forward with the elementary school boiler. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis thanked the staff for its “excellent” handling of a lockdown last week. He […]

Jamesport Missouri Website

Jamesport City Council promotes city employee to Superintendent

The Jamesport City Council approved promoting a city employee Superintendent at a meeting Monday. Trent Brewer was named for the position, which City Clerk Shelley Page says oversees street, water, sewer, utilities, and maintenance. He and Ray Bontrager were given a $1.00 per hour raise for sewer and water licensing. Brewer was given an additional […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education addresses issues with electronic cigarettes and vaping

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved early graduation requests for Kaitlyn Owen and Emma Rorebeck on Tuesday evening. Bus routes were approved with Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels reporting there are 10 regular bus routes and three special education/preschool routes, which is the same as last year. He said there are enough drivers […]

Dustin Lee Ritchie

Livingston County authorities arrest man found hiding in clothes dryer

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department officers were dispatched to Utica on Tuesday afternoon conducting a fugitive investigation that ended with the arrest of a man that the sheriff says was found, attempting to hide, inside a clothes dryer. Thirty-five-year-old Dustin Lee Ritchie was arrested on a Livingston County warrant for alleged trespassing in the first degree. Sheriff […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA registration deadline has ended but help remains

The deadline for registering with FEMA for disaster assistance has passed, but that does not mean FEMA is leaving. The agency continues working with the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency on the recovery process for this year’s spring and summer severe storms and flooding.   Recovery officials encourage Missouri residents who registered for disaster assistance […]

Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Parson officially announces run for Missouri Governor

Missouri’s 57th governor wants to stay put in his office. During a large campaign gathering Sunday in southwest Missouri’s Bolivar, Governor Parson officially entered the 2020 governor’s race.     During Parson’s address, protesters held Medicaid posters shouting “Shame on Parson”.  Sunday’s announcement was made in southwest Missouri’s Bolivar – the town showcasing his humble […]