Body Identified

Drowning victim in Missouri River identifed

A drowning occurred Sunday afternoon in the Missouri River near Wellington. The name of the victim has been withheld until identification was made and next of kin was notified. The Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department reported the victim is 54-year-old Andrew Fischer of Independence. Authorities say their investigation has determined that no foul play is suspected.

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Patrol reports arrest of four over the weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a 17-year old O’Fallon resident, Gavin Crowe, was arrested Saturday night in Putnam County and accused of delivery of 35 grams or less of marijuana and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Crowe was taken to the Putnam County Jail. Alexander Davis of Kansas City and Allison Murray of Independence, […]

Take Back Drugs

Drug Take Back Day set for Saturday, October 27, 2018

Multiple law enforcement agencies in the area will collect unused and unwanted prescription drugs as part of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Take Back Day. Prescription drugs will be collected at various locations Saturday from 10 o’clock in the morning to 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Missouri locations include the Grundy County […]

2018 4-H Hall of Fame Inductees

Fifty inducted into 2018 Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame

“Making the best better” for generations of Missouri 4-H club members, 50 volunteers joined the Missouri 4-H Hall of Fame on Aug. 18 at State Fair Community College in Sedalia. Inductees from 38 counties established a legacy totaling 1,318 years of service to 4-H. More than 250 family members and friends attended the 12th annual […]

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4-H members named as regional representatives

Several 4-H members from Northwest Missouri have been named as regional representatives and State 4-H Council executive members for 2018-2019. Regional representatives include Seth Hansen and Meredith Oesch of Livingston County, Katy Grant of Carroll County, and Hunter Todd of Lafayette County. State Council executive members include Kyle Hansen of Livingston County as treasurer, Hannah […]

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FCS Financial awards 40 community improvement grants

FCS Financial is recognizing 40 different 4-H clubs and FFA chapters with $500 grants for submitting outstanding Shaping Rural Missouri grant applications. In the seven years of its existence, more than $100,000 has been awarded to Missouri 4-H clubs and FFA chapters. Grants are awarded to organizations with plans to complete a community improvement project […]

Roads closed in Buchanan, Caldwell and Livingston Counties due to flooding

Several roads remain closed due to flooding in Carroll, Daviess and Livingston Counties

Drier conditions allowed several Northwest Missouri routes to reopen after closing yesterday due to high water. Routes in Carroll, Daviess, and Livingston counties remain closed, however. Situations can change quickly, especially during flooding. Motorists are reminded to stay alert and to not drive through any water over the roadway. It only takes six inches of […]