Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Hearing waived in case tied to Diemel brother’s disappearance

A Braymer man has waived a preliminary hearing in connection with charges that he drove a truck belonging to two missing Wisconsin brothers who are believed dead. Garland Joey Nelson appeared via Polycom video on Monday in the Associate Division of Caldwell County Circuit Court. The case involves first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle in […]

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcyclist crashes on Highway 116 striking car west of Cowgill; driver accused of driving while intoxicated

The highway patrol reports a Richmond man received serious injuries when the motorcycle he was operating struck a car, then went off Highway 116 and overturned in southern Caldwell County. Forty-six-year-old Michael Milligan of Richmond was flown by medical helicopter to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. The driver of the car, 54-year old Manley […]

Murder

Trial for Maysville man accused of murder to be held in Caldwell County

A Maysville man charged with the felonies of second-degree murder and abandonment of a corpse in DeKalb County will have a jury trial in Caldwell County on another felony charge. Kenneth Wykert was previously identified as the boyfriend of 23-year-old Leah Dawson of Maysville who went missing June 5th and whose remains were found June […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of September 16, 2019

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in north Missouri region for the week of September 16 – 22. Continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole […]

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle crash near Polo sends two to hospital

The Highway Patrol reports two Excelsior Springs residents sustained serious injuries when they were ejected from a motorcycle one mile south of Polo early Saturday morning. Emergency medical services transported driver 35-year-old Dustin Cope and passenger 32-year-old Andrea Demboski to the Liberty Hospital. The motorcycle traveled north on Fawn Lake Drive at Hideaway Lake before […]

MoDOT Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of September 2, 2019

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of September 2 – 8. MoDOT will halt temporary lanes closures throughout the state to accommodate an increase in traffic due to the Labor Day holiday. Most temporary lane closures […]

Flood of 2019

NRCS offering more than $9 million to restore flood-prone lands in 69 Missouri counties

In response to flooding in Missouri and across the country this year, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing the availability of $9 million to fund conservation easements in 69 Missouri counties damaged by flooding and other natural disasters. Funds are available through the floodplain easement component of the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP-FPE). […]

Sobriety Check Point

Missouri Highway Patrol announces results of DWI saturation in northwest Missouri

Missouri State Highway Patrol Commander, Captain James E. McDonald of Troop H, St. Joseph, has announced the results of a DWI saturation conducted in Troop H of northwest Missouri. The saturation was held from 7 p.m. on August 17, 2019, to 3 a.m. on August 18, 2019. During the enforcement operation, 10 officers patrolled every […]

Farmers Electric Cooperative Website

Fundraising nets $59,000 for Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Area Youth Benefit Fund

The twenty-seventh annual dinner-auction and golf tournament for the Farmers’ Electric Area Youth Benefit Fund (AYBF) resulted in $41,500 raised this year with an additional $7,500 in matching funds from CoBank’s Sharing Success program and $10,000 more donated from area foundations. Monies raised included $5,300 from nearly 900 Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Members who participate in […]