NASA SpaceX photo of Michael Hopkins

Audio: Missouri astronaut Mike Hopkins talks about recent space mission

Missouri astronaut Mike Hopkins says looking out the window at the International Space Station took his breath away. Hopkins, a native of southern Missouri’s Richland, was the commander of a crew who spent six months at the International Space Station. During a press conference, Hopkins recalls one night he looked out the window.     […]

Chautauqua In The Park

Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce announces 36th Annual Chautauqua in the Park

The 36th Annual Chautauqua in the Park will be held September 11-12, 2021, at Simpson Park in Chillicothe, Missouri. This annual event, sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chillicothe Area Arts Council, and presented by Hedrick Medical Center, has a wide variety of entertainment, activities, artists, crafts, and food. Vendor registration […]

Chautauqua In The Park

Registrations now open for annual Chautauqua in the Park in Chillicothe

The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce has announced registration is open for Chautauqua in the Park. The event is scheduled to be at Simpson Park in Chillicothe on September 11th and 12th. Vendors can register at THIS LINK. Once online registration is complete, artisans and crafters will need to submit vendor photos to [email protected] or […]

Tori Guffey Putnam County Tech SOTM

Tori Guffey is Putnam County Career and Technical Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Tori Guffey as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for April 2021. Student winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on a set of criteria that includes: attendance, grades, cooperation with fellow students and teachers, enthusiasm for subject(s), attitude both in the classroom […]

Theft

Polo man facing multiple theft charges

A Polo man accused of stealing a pickup truck and guns from a Polo residence faces three felony charges in Caldwell County. Sixty-year-old Mark Felt Anderson has been charged with stealing—motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft and two counts of stealing—firearm/explosive weapon/ammonium nitrate. Bond was set at $30,000 cash only with a special condition for bond supervision by Supervision […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves employee health insurance plans and senior trip to Branson

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education on March 15th approved paying $575.08 toward employee health insurance plans. Insurance will continue through the Ozark Schools Benefits Association.  Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reported that the district offers seven plans, and insurance costs are less than last year. Employees can upgrade to a PPO plan, but they may have […]

Auto Theft or Stolen Vehicle

Two charged with stealing pickup in Gallatin

Two Kansas City residents face stealing charges in Daviess County after a Ram truck was reported as stolen from Gallatin last week. Thirty-one-year-old Mallory June Shomaker and 27-year-old Clint Edward Vinzant have been charged with felony stealing—motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft and misdemeanor stealing. Their bonds have been denied. Probable cause statements from Riley Christensen with the Daviess […]

Maggie Fernandez

Maggie Fernandez is Putnam County Career and Technical Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Maggie Fernandez as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for February 2021. Student winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on a set of criteria that includes: attendance, grades, cooperation with fellow students and teachers, enthusiasm for subject(s), attitude both in the classroom […]

Eaglepicher Technologies website (built mars rover batteries)

Made in Missouri: Batteries that power Mars rover, Perseverance, made in Joplin

The new Mars rover is powered by batteries manufactured by EaglePicher Technologies in Joplin, Missouri. There were 14 EaglePicher silver-zinc batteries on the Atlas V launch rocket. Two of the company’s thermal batteries powered the spacecraft during entry, descent, and landing stages, including igniting the pyrotechnics that opened parachutes. The rover’s main power system consists […]

President Joe Biden Photo Courtesy of the White House

Biden backs reparations study, as House Democrats push for commission

(Missouri Independent) – The White House on Wednesday indicated that President Joe Biden would support studying reparations for slavery, the same day that House Democrats held a hearing on legislation that would set up a reparations commission. But White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stopped short of saying Biden would sign the bill under consideration […]

Deadly Plane Crash

Grundy County Coroner identifies father and son who died in plane crash on Monday night

Grundy County Coroner Dewayne Slater confirms the identities of the father and son who died due to the crash of an aircraft near Galt. They have been identified as 85-year-old Philip LeFevre, Senior of Saint Louis, and 47-year-old Philip LeFevre, Junior of Sunset Hills. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office previously reported wreckage was found Tuesday […]

Street View Jefferson City Missouri State Capitol Building

Audio: Robot deliveries could be coming to a Missouri neighborhood near you

Missouri could allow robots to deliver goods to your home. A bill sponsored by state Senator Lincoln Hough, R-Springfield, aims to let robots cruise mainly along sidewalks and crosswalks to deliver items around the state. During a state Senate Transportation, Infrastructure, and Public Safety Committee hearing today, Hough says the effort is a work in […]

Downed aircraft found near the intersection of Highway 6 and 139 North

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports a missing Cessna aircraft has been found in eastern Grundy County near the intersection of Highways 6 and 139 North. Federal Aviation Administration Public Affairs Specialist Elizabeth Cory reports that preliminary information shows a single-engine Cessna 177 with two people aboard crashed shortly after 7:30 on Monday evening, February […]

Authorities searching for possible small aircraft that crashed in eastern Grundy County

Law enforcement reports an aircraft possibly went down in eastern Grundy County on February 8th. Highway Patrol Public Information Officer Corporal Justin Dunn reports preliminary information from the Federal Aviation Administration indicates a Cessna 177 left Randolph County and was headed to Kirksville. However, there is no indication the aircraft landed in Kirksville. GPS coordinates […]