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Missouri’s groundwater threatened from corporate factory farm expansion

Webmasters note: This article is a commentary by Tim Gibbons of the Missouri Independent. Tim Gibbons is communications director for the Missouri Rural Crisis Center, a statewide farm and rural organization dedicated to preserving family farms and promoting stewardship of the land and environmental integrity.  The comments in the article are those of the author, […]

Coronavirus or COVID-19 Mask Order Rescinded

Grundy County Health Department rescinds public order requiring masks

At a meeting on Thursday, March 11, the Grundy County Health Department Board of Directors voted to rescind the public health order requiring masks, which takes effect on Monday, March 15, 2021.  The health department is still encouraging the wearing of masks in all public places, and in situations where social distancing cannot be maintained.  […]

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Owners of Christian reform school in Missouri charged with more than 100 counts of abusing girls

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced in a press conference that his office has filed a total of 102 criminal charges against Boyd and Stephanie Householder, who were the owners and operators of the now-defunct Circle of Hope Girls Ranch and Boarding School. Boyd and Stephanie Householder have been arrested and are in custody.   […]

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Audio: Missouri Supreme Court to hear key “Gross vs. Parson” Sunshine Law case on Wednesday

The Missouri Supreme Court will hear remote oral arguments tomorrow (Wednesday) in Jefferson City in a key Sunshine law dispute between GOP Governor Mike Parson’s office and a former Democratic candidate for attorney general.     The biggest issue, in this case, is whether public governmental bodies such as the governor’s office can charge costs […]

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Garland Nelson has stealing case transferred to Johnson County

A motion for change of venue was sustained in Caldwell County this week on a felony charge of stealing—motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft for a Braymer man charged in Johnson County with two counts of first-degree murder. Garland Joseph Nelson’s case involving the stealing charge was transferred to Johnson County. A probable cause statement accuses Nelson of convincing […]

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Confidential contact visits denied, request for increased security levels for filings granted at hearing for Garland Joseph Nelson

A motion hearing was held in Johnson County on December 22nd for the Braymer man charged with two counts of second-degree murder in the deaths of two Wisconsin men. Twenty-six-year-old Garland Joseph Nelson’s motion for confidential contact visits was denied at this time. The state’s request for increased security levels for filings was granted, with […]

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Census survey reveals COVID-19’s devastating impact in Missouri

(Missouri Independent) – Hundreds of thousands of Missourians are struggling to get by during our coronavirus public health emergency, including children, according to the recently released U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey. While 40.8 percent of Missouri households report losing income since March, families with children under 18 have been especially impacted, with 51.4 percent reporting […]

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Braymer man charged in Diemel brothers case bound over in Caldwell County for theft

A Braymer man charged with two counts of murder, first degree in Johnson County, in connection with the deaths of two brothers from Wisconsin had a charge of stealing involving a motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft bound over to the circuit court in Caldwell County November 23rd. A formal arraignment for 26-year-old Garland Joseph Nelson is scheduled for […]

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Braymer man facing murder charges in death of Diemel brothers now faces charges of stealing a motor vehicle

A Braymer man charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two brothers from Wisconsin now faces a charge of stealing a motor vehicle after a semi-tractor was allegedly stolen from a residence in Braymer in September. Twenty-six-year-old Garland Joseph Nelson is being held on no bond on the recent charge, and […]