Matthew Ryan Rouner

Adopted son of Jameson couple charged after fire destroys home on May 31

A man described as homeless has been charged in Daviess County with multiple felonies after a house fire at the home of his adopted parents in Jameson. Matthew Rouner faces charges of stealing, motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft and prior stealing offender, burglary, second degree, and three counts of stealing, firearm/explosive weapon/ammonium nitrate. He also faces misdemeanor stealing. […]

2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest winners announced

An astonishing photo featuring a rural Missouri barn standing strong following a storm is the Best in Show for the 2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest, hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The photograph, submitted by Christine Peper of Jefferson City, Mo., was chosen from nearly 1,000 photos submitted by amateur photographers from […]

Donald Peckham

Audio: Missouri jury finds 86-year-old former minister to be violent sexual predator

The attorney general’s office has convinced a Jasper County jury in southwest Missouri that an 86-year-old former minister is still at risk of sexually abusing teenage boys.     That’s even after he completed a 15-year prison sentence for the abuse. The unanimous verdict determined that Donald D. Peckham is a sexually violent predator who […]

Offenders filling sand bags

Department of Corrections contributes labor and funds to help flood and storm victims

When storms and floods struck the state in the spring and summer of 2019, the Missouri Department of Corrections staff and offenders invested long workdays and hard-earned dollars to help fellow Missourians. Supervised by staff working extra hours outside their usual shifts, more than 350 offenders from Missouri prisons contributed 1,548 workdays to flood relief, filling and placing […]

Gage Baker winds Grand Champion Market Steer Missouri State Fair

Missouri State Fair announces Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer

Gage Baker, son of Rhad and Leah Baker, is the exhibitor of the 2019 Grand Champion Market Steer at the Missouri State Fair. Gage is from Fulton and is a member of the Rising Sun 4-H Club. Gage’s prize-winning Crossbred market steer weighed 1325 pounds. The Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer honor went to Mikaela […]

Naomi and Hope Participate in CYCLE Program

Area students participate in Missouri Electric Cooperative CYCLE program

Hope Ellsworth of Cainsville and Naomi Thomsen of Eagleville, were among the 103 high school students from across Missouri who participated in the Missouri Electric Cooperative CYCLE (Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience) program. The conference was held on July 17-19, 2019, in Jefferson City. They were sponsored by the Grundy Electric Cooperative, Trenton. Each […]

Evelyn Goodrich Trickel

Evelyn Goodrich Trickel to be recognized as NCMC/TJC Distinguished Alumni

Mrs. Evelyn Goodrich Trickel along with two other 2018 Distinguished Alumni, Allan Seidel and Arthur Lawrence (Arnie) Arneson will be honored at the North Central Missouri College Foundation’s 1st Annual Pirates Ball on Saturday, February 23rd at the Red Barn in Trenton.  Evelyn Goodrich Trickel was born and raised on a farm in southern Grundy […]

Kit Bond

Audio: Former Missouri Senator Kit Bond reflects on President George H.W. Bush’s legacy

A former Missouri senator who spent 24 years on Capitol Hill praises former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at the age of 94. Former Missouri Senator Kit Bond describes President Bush as a “special person.”     Bond describes former President George Herbert Walker Bush as a “true statesman” and an outstanding president […]

Michael James Collins

Sex offender pleads guilty to transporting 13-year-old victim to Missouri for sex

A prior sex offender in Fulton, Mo., pleaded guilty in federal court after his mother and grandmother transported a 13-year-old child victim from Alabama to engage in illegal sexual activity with him. Michael James Collins, 21, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr. Collins, who was a resident at the Community Supervision […]