Kenneth Wykert

Maysville man accused of murder granted application for change of judge

An application for a change of judge was sustained in Division One of DeKalb County Circuit Court on Tuesday for a Maysville man charged with the felonies of second-degree murder and abandonment of a corpse. Kenneth Wykert’s case was transferred to the Missouri Supreme Court for reassignment. A motion was made on October 15th for […]

FFDD afternoon outing with MDC

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled attend afternoon of fun and fishing

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled recently attended an afternoon of fun and fishing sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation, Green Hills National Wild Turkey Federation and North Central Missouri College (NCMC Barton Campus).  A total of 42 participants and volunteers were in attendance.  A cookout of hotdogs, chips, cookies and cold water […]

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 […]