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USDA Risk Management Agency to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop insurance premiums

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency announced Thursday that it will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help farmers and ranchers affected by this year’s “extreme weather.” The USDA will defer the accrual of interest on crop insurance premiums to the earlier of the applicable […]

Court News

Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court has busy docket on Tuesday

Among cases Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, Kyley Culbertson of Trenton pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution stemming from October 26th. On a plea agreement, Culbertson was sentenced to 60 days in the detention center with the execution of the sentence suspended by the court in favor of two years probation. […]

Kenneth Wykert

Maysville man charged with murder pleads guilty to sex offender charge

A Maysville man charged with the felonies of second-degree murder and abandonment of a corpse waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of guilty on another charge on Friday. Kenneth Wykert pleaded guilty in Caldwell County to misdemeanor attempted failure to register as a sex offender. A sentencing assessment report was waived, he was afforded […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Man accused of threatening people outside of Chula residence granted bond amendment

A man accused of threatening others and being armed outside of a Chula residence as well as fleeing from law enforcement in August was granted his own recognizance bond per stipulation in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Thirty-two-year-old Todd Grigsby was placed in the custody of his mother and is not […]

Prison Sentence

Audio: Northwest Missouri farmer sentenced to prison in “Field of Schemes” grain fraud case

A northwest Missouri farmer is heading to federal prison after being sentenced for his role in the largest organic fraud scheme in American history.     Federal prosecutors in Iowa have announced that 52-year-old John Burton of Clarksdale has been sentenced to 22 months in federal prison, for his role in the 142-million dollar scheme, […]

Medical Marijuana

Fourteen businesses in the Green Hills submit 22 applications for medical marijuana licenses

Fourteen businesses in the Green Hills area submitted 22 applications for medical marijuana facility licenses with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services as of September 30th. Information on the department’s website indicates that in the Green Hills counties, Grundy had one business from Trenton apply for two cultivator licenses and one manufacturer license, […]

Police shooting

Audio: Jackson County deputy facing assault and armed criminal action charges after shooting fleeing suspect

A Jackson County sheriff’s deputy is facing assault and armed criminal action charges after shooting a fleeing suspect.     The charges stem from an incident in August of this year when deputy Lauren Michael of Lee’s Summit attempted to pull over a scooter, and one of the riders took off on foot. During a […]

Crime and Courts

A busy day for Tuesday session of the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court

Preliminary hearings were waived by five defendants during Tuesday’s session in the Associate Division of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Tonya Arlene Baumgartner of rural Spickard is charged with felony driving while intoxicated involving serious physical injury as well as failure to drive on the right half of the road and no proof of insurance […]