Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to nine years in prison for illegal firearm following high-speed police chase

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm after leading police officers on a high-speed chase through oncoming traffic and crashing into several police vehicles. Kyle K. Kessler, 35, Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to nine years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 15, […]

Accident-Crash graphic

Man from Washington state injured in crash east of Chillicothe

The Highway Patrol reports a resident from the state of Washington sustained moderate injuries in a single-car accident one half of a mile east of Chillicothe on Tuesday evening, November 30. Chillicothe Emergency Medical Services transported 20-year-old Carson Updike of Green Bank, Washington to Hedrick Medical Center. The car traveled east on Highway 36 before […]

Natural Gas

After cold snap upended markets, natural gas could be pricey this winter

(Missouri Independent) – After a historic cold snap depleted natural gas reserves in February, prices for heating could be as much as 30% higher this winter, prompting concerns about increasing bills for Kansas and Missouri customers. Kansas is already grappling with the $1 billion fallout from this winter’s cold snap when natural gas prices rose by […]

Annual Poosey Tour

More than 1700 attend the Poosey Fall Driving Tour in Livingston County

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s 35th annual Poosey Fall Driving Tour on Oct. 17 drew visitors in cars, trucks, wagons, carriages, and on horseback. A sunny day attracted more than 1,700 visitors to travel on service roads not normally open to the public. Besides fall color and autumn woods, the tour at MDC’s Poosey Conservation […]

Poosey Tour

Missouri Department of Conservation to host 35th annual Poosey Conservation Area fall driving tour

The Missouri Department of Conservation will welcome visitors to the 35th annual fall driving tour at the Poosey Conservation Area from noon until 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 17, 2021. Visitors can enjoy the annual driving tour uphill and down on winding gravel roads through forest and woodlands. MDC will provide a tour brochure at […]

Head-On Collision or crash

Head-on crash east of Marceline sends one person to hospital

Two individuals sustained injuries when two cars struck head-on one mile east of Marceline on Friday evening, September 24, 2021. Sixty-five-year-old Shirley Holt of Marceline received moderate injuries, and an ambulance took her to Pershing Memorial Hospital. The other driver, 37-year-old Paul Bixenman of Salisbury, sustained minor injuries and refused treatment at the scene. Holt’s […]

Class of 1965- 2021

Attendance down for a second year as COVID takes it toll on the THS Alumni Reunion

Although numbers were down in attendance, many individuals and classes celebrated THS Alumni Reunion weekend and, as always, had a great time.” Speaking on behalf of the THS Alumni Association, Secretary Steve Maxey reported COVID took its toll for the second straight year with many classes canceling while others shared “good participation.” A Friday night […]

Driver Falls Asleep At The Wheel

Woman from Hamilton falls asleep on I-435 and crashes in Clay County

Vehicles driven by Residents of Hamilton and Kansas City were involved in an accident on Interstate 435 in Clay County after the Hamilton resident fell asleep. Neither driver was reported hurt, but a passenger was injured. Fifty-three-year-old Renee Lawson of Kansas City was taken to North Kansas City Hospital with minor injuries. She was a […]

Missouri State Fair 2021

Missouri State Fair opening day is Thursday

The 119th Missouri State Fair begins this Thursday, August 12, in Sedalia. Many are looking forward to the deals on gate admission and at participating concessions and vendors. The Fair’s Opening Day, sponsored by Visit Missouri, offers $4.00 gate admission for fairgoers 13 years and older, $2.00 admission for ages 6-12, and free admission for […]

Sheep and Goat Show

North Central Missouri Fair officials announce results of sheep and goat shows

Officials at the North Central Missouri Fair in Trenton announce results of the sheep and goat shows. Savannah Seals of Purdin exhibited the Champion ewe, and Harlee Beck of Chillicothe had the Reserve Champion ewe and received Showmanship honors among entrants ages 11 to 14. Dillon Jones of Lucerne exhibited the Champion ram, and Bo […]

County Fair

North Central Missouri Fair announces results of exhibit judging at Rock Barn

The North Central Missouri Fair accepted a variety of exhibits in the Rock Barn on Tuesday, August 3 in the areas of youth, as well as adult household arts and science. Also on display were a variety of crafts from the Grundy County Opportunity Center. In the adult household/science section, the Bessie Chambers Memorial awards […]

Swine Hog Show Fair

North Central Missouri Fair officials announce results of Swine Show

Results have been announced from the North Central Missouri Fair Swine Show on August 4. The champion boar was shown by Carson Rhodes of Chillicothe, and the reserve champion was shown by Graydee Rains of Gallatin. Emily Oswalt of Princeton showed the champion gilt, and Carlie Kleeman of Braymer had the reserve champion. Cass Kleeman […]

Beach Boys and John Stamos

John Stamos to perform with The Beach Boys at Missouri State Fair

John Stamos will be performing with The Beach Boys during our show at the Missouri State Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 18. Stamos is a two-time Emmy Award-nominated television, film, and theater actor and producer with a career spanning many decades. A gifted drummer, singer, and musician, Stamos has toured, recorded, and collaborated with The Beach […]

Notice of Eviction

Advocates say Missouri’s eviction crisis could be a ‘humanitarian tragedy’

(Missouri Independent) – Melissa Pashia is hoping for any kind of good news today. The federal eviction moratorium ended Saturday, and she’s got her fingers crossed one of her clients will finally get approved for the rental assistance that they applied for in April through the State Assistance for Housing Relief Program (SAFHR).  The aid approval […]

Missouri Marching Festival Graphic 2021

Bands to have opportunity to win $500 cash prize at Missouri Days Marching Festival

The sounds of high school marching bands will return to Trenton for the Missouri Days Marching Festival after a year’s absence. Following a virtual competition in 2020 due to COVID, the big Missouri Day Marching Festival returns live on October 16th to Trenton, and officials expect a tremendous showing. Sharing the celebration of Missouri’s Bicentennial […]

Hy-Vee Indy Show Car

Hy-Vee stores to Host Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Show Car throughout July

Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL), will display a No. 45 Hy-Vee-sponsored Indy show car at select store locations across Hy-Vee’s eight-state region throughout the month of July. The partnership with the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team began in 2020 when Hy-Vee became the primary sponsor of Graham Rahal’s entry for […]