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Annual essay contest sponsored by Farmers’ Electric Cooperative now open for submissions

The 58th annual essay contest sponsored by Farmers’ Electric Cooperative in Chillicothe will look different this year. The Youth Tour trip to Washington, D. C. has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, however, area high school sophomores and juniors will still have an opportunity to win an all-expense paid experience this summer. Juniors will compete […]

Winter Weather

Winter weather returns to northern Missouri with a Blizzard Warning and Winter Weather Advisory

Just when most of the snow has melted in Northern Missouri, Mother Nature throws a curveball at us. Beginning Friday morning, portions of northwestern Missouri will fall under a Blizzard Warning with portions of north-central Missouri falling under a Winter Weather Advisory. A Blizzard Warning will take effect beginning at Midnight Friday morning through 6 […]

Little Otter Creek Reservoir graphic

Construction begins soon on Caldwell County’s Little Otter Creek Reservoir

After approximately 30 years of hard work and persistence, Little Otter Creek Reservoir is becoming a reality. The final permits to begin construction were issued in late October 2020. Bud Motsinger, Presiding Commissioner of Caldwell County credits the success of this endeavor to the patience and support of the Citizens of Caldwell County and the […]

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Wheeling man injured in crash south of Breckenridge; arrested on multiple offenses

A man from Wheeling was arrested after being involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash early Tuesday evening, three miles south of Breckenridge. Fifty-seven-year-old William Gardner received moderate injuries in the accident and was taken by an ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center. The northbound van went off the east side of Caldwell County Route A, […]

Domestic Violence

Wheeling man charged with domestic assault after threatening to kill woman, children and family

A Wheeling man accused of holding a woman against her will and threatening to kill her, her children, and her family has been charged in Caldwell County with the felonies of domestic assault—first degree and kidnapping—second degree. Thirty-two-year-old Tye Joseph Evans’s bond is $25,000 cash only with special conditions for bond supervision by Supervision Services […]

Explosive Device

Brookfield residents charged with possessing explosive devices as well as auto theft

Two Brookfield residents have been charged in Linn County after law enforcement found what was determined to be homemade explosive devices in a residence on Caldwell Street. Twenty-nine-year-old Creed David Paul Jones faces the felonies of unlawful possession, transport, manufacture, repair, or sale of an illegal weapon; stealing—motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft; and possession of a controlled substance […]

Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 numbers continue to climb in northwest Missouri

The COVID-19 count continues to climb in northwest Missouri. Regional information provided this morning by the Grundy County Health Department shows since testing began, 15 counties have collectively, 22,000 thousand positive COVID-19 probable cases come in at 21,966 along with 395 COVID-19-related deaths. The Grundy County update shows an increase by ten in the positive […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Patrol reports arrest of two in Caldwell County

Two Kansas City women were arrested Sunday morning when driving in Caldwell County. Thirty-nine-year-old Kisha Moore has been accused of driving while revoked, failure to drive on the right half of the road, speeding, and misdemeanor marijuana possession. Moore was taken on a 24-hour hold to the Caldwell County Detention Center. Thirty-one-year-old Shawnteese Jackson was […]

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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 […]

Community Resource Center of Chillicothe

Community Resource Center in Chillicothe receives grant to reduce homelessness in 6 north Missouri counties

The Community Resource Center in Chillicothe has received a grant for up to $500,000 to reduce homelessness in six counties, including Livingston, Linn, Caldwell, Daviess, Grundy Carroll. The grant will enable the resource center to provide help to eligible persons or families in those counties. Funding is through the CARES Act Coronavirus Emergency Solutions Grant […]