Jewett Norris Library

Friends of Grundy County Jewett Norris Library to host events during October

The Friends of the Library will sponsor several activities in October 2019 at the Grundy County Jewett Norris Library in Trenton. Witten says the Friends of the Library will provide cookies for library patrons October 20th through 26th during regular hours to celebrate National Friends of the Library Week. Patrons can visit with library staff […]

Kenneth Wykert

Maysville man appears in court on charges of murder and corpse abandonment

A Maysville man appeared in the Associate Division of DeKalb County Circuit Court this week on felony charges of second-degree murder and abandonment of a corpse. Kenneth Wykert’s case was bound over to Division One with an arraignment scheduled for October 22, 2019. Wykert was previously identified as the boyfriend of 23-year-old Leah Dawson of […]

Phone Scam

Scam calls claiming to be from U.S. District Court targeting elderly citizens

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt is issuing a consumer alert to warn Missouri citizens about a potential scam targeting elderly and vulnerable citizens. Recently, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri has reported hundreds of calls from citizens across Missouri and the country who claim to have received calls from the court’s […]

Russell Bucklew

Audio: Missouri convicted killer shows no signs of suffering during execution

A convicted killer serving a death sentence since 1997 took his final breath on Tuesday. A group of witnesses watched at the state prison in southeast Missouri’s Bonne Terre as 51-year-old Russell Bucklew was executed by lethal injection. Former Cape Girardeau County Prosecutor Morley Swingle witnessed the execution.     “This was the final chapter […]

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled with Bus

FFDD celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Grundy County Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled Executive Director Kayla Graham explains the designation is to raise awareness of disability employment and celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities. Graham says FFDD is “very fortunate” to have several employers in the community that employs individuals […]

Kenneth Friend

Missouri man sentenced to 27-years in prison for role in meth conspiracy

A Springfield, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy that distributed 45 kilograms of methamphetamine in southwest Missouri. Kenneth R. Friend, 48, of Springfield, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 27 years in federal prison without parole. Friend pleaded guilty on April 5, 2019, to […]

Cindy Gilman Chief Nursing Officer at Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Cindy Gilman, Chief Nursing Officer at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, selected as national mentor

Stratis Health announced eight critical access hospital (CAH) staff who will serve as national Virtual Quality Improvement Mentors through a new initiative that aims to broadly transfer knowledge from leading CAH quality improvement staff to others across the country. The initiative is organized through Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance (RQITA), a program of Stratis Health […]

Healthcare

Missouri improves in America’s Health Rankings for women, infants and children

Among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Missouri’s rank advanced to 37th overall in America’s Health Rankings – Health of Women and Children Report 2019, up from 41st in 2018. Within women’s health specifically, Missouri jumped eight spots on the ranking list. The report uses over 60 metrics to compare and rank the health […]