Seven U.S. Senate Democrats call for ethics probe of Josh Hawley

(Missouri Independent) – Seven U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday urged the chamber’s ethics panel to look into Sen. Josh Hawley’s unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in connection with the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. The Democrats also want a similar probe of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s actions and the Jan. […]

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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 […]

Josh Hawley stands his ground despite Missouri officials calling for his resignation and donors pulling support

Calls for the resignation of Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley continue to trickle in, along with some Republican allies and corporate donors pulling their support for him. The political backfire follows his efforts to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory and the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol that followed last week. “I will never […]

U.S.Senator Josh Hawley

Audio: Parson does not say whether Hawley should resign

Calls for the resignation of Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley continue, along with some Republican allies and corporate donors pulling their support for him. The political backfire follows his efforts to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory and the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol that followed. During an Inauguration Day press conference Monday at […]

Main Street Chillicothe

Main Street Chillicothe to host Memory Tree Lighting and Dedication Service

Main Street Chillicothe will host the annual Memory Tree Lighting and Dedication Service on the evening of November 19th. Ornaments with cards inside to memorialize individuals will be placed on the tree in Silver Moon Plaza at 6 o’clock and remain there throughout the Holiday season. Attendees can park on Webster Street, in the courthouse […]

Guilty Plea

Former Coffey City Clerk pleads guilty to stealing and forgery charges in Daviess County

A former Coffey City Clerk has pled guilty in Daviess County to stealing and forgery charges. A sentence assessment report was ordered for Mary Lou Browning. The case was continued to February 10th for sentencing and the trial scheduled to start next week has been canceled. Browning was charged with the felonies of stealing $750 […]

THS Alumni Class of 1975 Presentation

Plans developing for 2021 Trenton High School Alumni Reunion

“Plans for the 2021 Trenton High School Alumni Reunion Week-end are off and running,” said Alumni Association Secretary Steve Maxey following a planning meeting held on Sunday, November 8, 2020, in Trenton. “Despite the cancellation of many of the 2020 reunions, lots of graduating classes are planning to host reunions in 2021 to coincide with […]

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 […]