Cow and cattle herd

Five ways to help cows beat the summer heat

As summer temperatures rise, dairy animals benefit from heat abatement, says Joe Zulovich, a University of Missouri Extension specialist in livestock housing systems. Lactating cows face the most risk from heat, says Zulovich. Dry cows and pre-weaned calves also fare better with heat abatement systems in place. Heat abatement systems are economically beneficial for dairy […]

Gavel and Law book

Audio: North Missouri businessman to be sentenced in August for $142 million grain fraud scheme

A northwest Missouri businessman and former school board member faces a potentially lengthy prison sentence, for a 142-MILLION dollar grain fraud scheme.     Sixty-one-year-old Randy Constant is a prominent businessman in northwest Missouri and is also a former Chillicothe School Board member. Federal prosecutors in Iowa say Constant pleaded guilty in FEDERAL court in […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department

Authorities report the arrest of two Trenton residents on stalking, property damage and child abuse

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest on Monday of one Trenton resident on various charges, including stalking and property damage, and another on a child abuse-related charge. Thirty-seven-year-old Robert Andrew Brandon has been charged with the felonies of first degree stalking—first offense and first-degree property damage as well as the misdemeanors of fourth-degree […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Highway patrol reports arrest of area residents

A St. Joseph man faces several accusations in connection with his arrest Saturday night in Holt County. Forty-year-old Daniel Ajak was accused of first degree tampering with a motor vehicle; misdemeanor driving while intoxicated/prior offender; driving while revoked or suspended/first offense; exceeding the posted speed limit by 16 to 19 miles an hour; failure to […]