Interstate 35 or I-35

Interstate 35 ramp closures planned for next week at Route BB near Cameron

As part of a resurfacing project on Interstate 35, crews from Herzog Contracting Corp., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, began asphalt patching this week ahead of the planned resurfacing. On Monday, July 6, 2020, crews will resume patching on northbound I-35 in the Cameron area. In order to safely and successfully patch the […]

Man in jail behind bars (Prison)

Mexican national sentenced to federal prison for drunk driving after illegally entering U.S. for seventh time

A Mexican national who was arrested for drunk driving after illegally entering the United States for the seventh time was sentenced in federal court. Martin Triana-Perez, 38, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to three years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 9, 2019, Triana-Perez pleaded guilty to illegally reentering the […]

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Audio: 110 pedestrians were killed in Missouri during 2019

State transportation officials are conducting a public awareness campaign about the increasing number of pedestrian deaths in Missouri. State Department of Transportation (MoDOT) child passenger and bike-pedestrian safety coordinator Tara Van Loo says 110 pedestrians were killed in Missouri in 2019. Another 307 suffered serious injuries. She says the top contributing factors were failure to […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 27 years in prison for trafficking meth with children present in the home

A Monett, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for trafficking methamphetamine at a home with children present. Victor M. De Santiago, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 27 years and four months in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 21, 2019, De Santiago pleaded guilty to one count of […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Grundy County Health Department confirms new case of COVID-19 bringing total cases to 18

The Grundy County Health Department confirms another positive case of COVID-19. That brings Grundy County’s total number of cases to 18. Seven are active. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reports that, as of the afternoon of Tuesday, June 23rd, there were 15,577 COVID-19 cases in the state. Nine hundred 66 COVID-19-related deaths […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 25 years for meth trafficking, illegal firearms

 A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for methamphetamine trafficking and illegally possessing numerous firearms. Timothy Brian Schutten, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 25 years in federal prison without parole. On Aug. 8, 2019, Schutten pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and to […]

Sunnyview Nursing Home

Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors approve budget

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors has approved its budget. Sunnyview Nursing Home and Apartments Administrator Jerry Doerhoff reports income is anticipated to be $5,624,139, and expenses are anticipated to be $5,616,823. That leaves a surplus of $7,316. The board approved a project involving replacing some asphalt in the parking lot behind […]