Bridge Work

Grand River bridge south of Chillicothe to be narrowed to one lane

A rehabilitation project on the Grand River Bridge on Highway 65 south of Chillicothe is scheduled to begin a new phase next week. Contractors from Radmacher Brothers Excavating Company, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will narrow the bridge to one lane beginning Monday morning, April 13, 2020, at 7 o’clock. The first portion […]

Farm equipment cultivator

Farmers face unique safety risks during COVID-19

Farmers and ranchers face unique safety risks as COVID-19 continues to spread. The predicted peak of the COVID-19 outbreak likely will hit as spring planting season shifts into high gear, says Rusty Lee, University of Missouri Extension field specialist in agronomy. Physical distancing becomes difficult as farmers receive seed and chemical deliveries, Lee says. Shipments […]

MoDOT Road Work

Construction crews to begin placing new deck on Grand River Bridge South of Chillicothe

The Grand River Bridge on Highway 65 south of Chillicothe will be under construction beginning Monday, March 2, 2020. A rehabilitation project to place a new bridge deck will be led by contractors from Radmacher Brothers Excavating Co., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation. The first portion of the project, which will take approximately […]

Child Sex Crimes

Yoder brothers sentenced to prison on sex-related charges in Daviess County

Two brothers were sentenced in Division One of Daviess County Circuit Court on Wednesday on sex-related felony charges. Online court information shows Enos Ray Yoder of Bloomfield, Iowa was sentenced to the Missouri Department of Corrections for seven years on incest, four years on sexual misconduct involving a child under 15—first offense, 12 years on […]

Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Garland Nelson makes court appearance in Diemel brothers case

The Braymer farmer charged with two felony counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of two Wisconsin brothers appeared via Polycom in the Associate Division of Caldwell County Circuit Court on Thursday morning. Online court information indicates that upon motion of Garland Joseph Nelson, his case was continued to February 6th for a preliminary hearing […]

Ayers Family on Horses

Three generations of family build a beef business at Ayers Stock Farm in Green City

Ayers Stock Farm in Green City, Mo., has spent three generations in the rolling hills of northern Missouri building a beef business driven on horseback. Rick Ayers has been involved in his family’s livestock farm since 1967 and his wife, Jonna Ayers, joined the family farm while both were teaching agriculture education at the local […]

Diemel Brothers and Garland Joey Nelson

Dental records confirm remains of Diemel brothers

Caldwell County Sheriff Jerry Galloway reports investigators recovered the remains of Justin and Nicholas Diemel of Wisconsin on Thursday. Nicholas’s remains were recovered on a farm in rural Caldwell County and Justin’s in a livestock trailer in Lincoln County, Nebraska. An examination of dental records confirmed the identifications. A report from the Lincoln County, Nebraska […]

Nicholas and Justin Diemel

Human remains discovered in Nebraska livestock trailer may be Diemel brothers

Media reports from Nebraska sources indicate a livestock trailer that a rancher reported purchased in Missouri may be connected to the deaths of the Diemel brothers from Wisconsin. A report from the Lincoln County, Nebraska Sheriff’s Department said human remains were found in the trailer. The rancher had contacted law enforcement after he opened a […]