U.S. Attorney Timothy Garrison (right) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Ami Harshad Miller (left) present the award to Detectives Larry Roller and Charles Root.

Two Joplin detectives honored for work on behalf of child victims

Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, presented the annual Crystal Kipper & Ali Kemp Memorial Award to two detectives in the Joplin, Mo., Police Department in recognition of their valued contributions to investigating and prosecuting those who prey upon children. Detective Charles Root, Jr., is also an FBI task […]

Farm Service Agency

Bethany man appointed as Administrator of the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency

United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced the appointment of a Bethany man to serve as Administrator of the U. S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency. Richard Fordyce will lead a network of more than 2,100 counties and 50 state FSA offices. He currently serves as the State Executive Director for FSA in […]

United States Presidential Scholars

Kirksville student semifinalist for United States Presidential Scholars program

A Kirksville High School student was selected as a semifinalist for the United States Presidential Scholars. Richard Ma was one of nine Missouri students selected as a semifinalist. U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s office announced two other Missouri students as members of the 54th class of the U. S. Presidential Scholars. Interim Commissioner […]

Laredo R-7 School

Six graduate from 8th grade at Laredo

Six students received a diploma at Laredo R-7 School District’s eighth-grade graduation Monday night. Superintendent Misty Foster says student Hannah Bowe was named Valedictorian, and Chandler Lynch was named Salutatorian. Rebecca Urich received the Citizenship Award. Fifth through eighth grade English Language Arts and Social Studies teacher Melissa Williams spoke to the graduates. Foster reports […]