Paul Callicoat had plans to convert the former Sarcoxie Nursery into a medical marijuana cultivation facility (Joplin Globe file photo).

Missouri medical marijuana trial focuses on alleged role of insiders on license rules

(Missouri Independent) – A Missouri family that was denied a license to grow medical marijuana alleged in court this week that outside groups and individuals had undue access to top state officials — and that access led to an opaque process and contributed to the decision to cap the number of licenses granted. To buttress […]

NCMDA board member Jackie Soptic: “Technology and internet revolutionize economic development”

North Central Missouri Development Alliance Board Member Jackie Soptic says technology and the internet have revolutionized economic development. Site selectors and companies can visit a location from their home or office by reading statistics and demographic information.     The United States Census also provides data on demographics. Soptic says that data should be used […]

Coronavirus Update

Individuals who attended Brookfield Elks Lodge possibly exposed to COVID-19

As part of a COVID-19 contact investigation, the Linn County Health Department advises individuals who were at the Brookfield Elks Lodge on October 24th, 25th, or 27th to monitor for symptoms related to possible exposure. Individuals who think they may have been exposed should call the health department to discuss risk assessment, possible testing, and […]

Winter Weather

Audio: La Nina means a toss up when it comes to Missouri weather this Winter

A climatologist says all bets are off predicting the weather in Missouri this winter. Pat Guinan with the University of Missouri says Missouri is a transition state when it comes to La Nina weather patterns. “For generally about the northern two-thirds of Missouri they actually give equal chances for above, below and near-normal temperatures, you […]

Animal Abuse

Two from Chillicothe charged with felony animal abuse involving horses

Two Chillicothe residents have been charged in Livingston County with felony animal abuse—second or subsequent offense or by torture and/or mutilation while the animal was alive. An initial court appearance for 43-year-old Larry Coffman and 37-year-old Cailin Dixon is scheduled for December 9th. Probable cause statements from Bradley Aldrich with the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office […]

Auto Theft or Stolen Vehicle

Two arrested in Buchanan County for auto theft in Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of two individuals in Buchanan County Tuesday, October 27th on capias warrants. Forty-four year old Bevan James Bohm of Kansas City is accused of violating his probation on the felonies of stealing—motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft and stealing–$750 or more. His bond is $2,500, 10% cash approved. Forty-nine-year-old Kellie Holtman […]

NCMC Distinguished Alumni 2019 Pirates Ball

Nominations sought for NCMC/TJC Distinguished Alumni

Nominations for distinguished alumni from North Central Missouri College and Trenton Junior College are being accepted for 2020.  The North Central Missouri College Foundation, Inc. will honor the selected alumni who attended TJC/NCMC during the Pirates Ball being planned for March 2021.  To nominate an alum (either a graduate or someone who successfully completed one […]

Hy Vee Sterile Cart System

Hy-Vee becomes first retail grocery chain to implement sterile cart system

Hy-Vee, Inc. is introducing an automated cleaning system that fully cleans and sanitizes shopping carts after every use. By mid-November, more than 200 Hy-Vee stores across its eight-state region will have a Sterile Cart system in operation. Hy-Vee is the first grocery chain to implement a fully automated sanitization system across its company. This innovative […]

Theft Investigation

Livingston County Sheriff seeking tips from public with “significant theft” investigation south of Chillicothe

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office is seeking tips from the public regarding what Sheriff Steve Cox calls a “significant theft” south of Chillicothe on U. S. Highway 65 between Routes Z and JJ the morning of Saturday, October 24th between 6 o’clock and 7:30. Cox reports persons in a white Chevrolet Cruze with no license […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council approves recommendation of Josh Fosdick as Third Ward Councilman

The Chillicothe City Council on Monday evening, October 26th approved a recommendation for the appointment of a Third Ward Councilman. Josh Fosdick will be sworn into office on the evening of November 9th at 6:30. Chillicothe City Clerk Roze Frampton reports Fosdick will take the place of Michael Smith, who resigned as the Third Ward […]