Ayers Family on Horses

Three generations of family build a beef business at Ayers Stock Farm in Green City

Ayers Stock Farm in Green City, Mo., has spent three generations in the rolling hills of northern Missouri building a beef business driven on horseback. Rick Ayers has been involved in his family’s livestock farm since 1967 and his wife, Jonna Ayers, joined the family farm while both were teaching agriculture education at the local […]

Community Emergency Response Team CERT

Free Community Emergency Response Team training to be held in Newtown

Free Community Emergency Response Team training will begin in Newtown during the month of December. The CERT program will educate about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact the area. The program will begin at the Newtown-Harris School on the evening of December 4th from 5 o’clock to 8:30. There will be three subsequent training […]

Drug Trafficking

Additional charges filed against former Kansas City Chiefs player, more defendants in drug-trafficking conspiracy

Additional charges have been filed against a former Kansas City Chiefs football player and eight co-defendants for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that operated primarily in Eastern Jackson County. Saousoalii P. Siavii Jr., also known as “Junior,” 41, of Independence, Missouri, was charged in a nine-count superseding indictment returned under seal by a federal […]

Bank Robbery

Former Missouri police officer sentenced to 8-year prison term for bank robbery

A former Lee’s Summit, Missouri, police officer who led officers on a 100-miles-per-hour vehicle pursuit has been sentenced in federal court for armed bank robbery. Richard W. Hagerty, 36, of Independence, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Wednesday, Nov. 13, to eight years in federal prison without parole. On March 12, […]

Paul Chandler

Motorcyclist nearly hits sheriff’s vehicle, later arrested on several charges

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports an investigation into a motorcyclist driving in a careless manner without a helmet in the area of Polk and Miller streets in Chillicothe last weekend led to the arrest of a Kansas City man on several allegations. The motorcyclist allegedly nearly struck a sheriff’s vehicle head-on and refused to […]

Chillicothe FFA Greenhand Initiation 2019

Chillicothe FFA chapter holds Greenhand Initiation Ceremony

Earlier in the month of October, sixty-six Greenhands of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter attended the Area II Greenhand Initiation ceremony in Gallatin. The Area II officer team, which was led by President, Rachel Holt of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter, conducted the initiation. During the initiation, the Greenhands listened to the 2019 Area Creed speaker, Rebecca […]

Kindergarten Classes from Chillicothe Visit Papa Charlies

Students from Chillicothe visit Papa Charlie’s Pumpkin Patch

Students from all the Kindergarten classes and Preschool at Chillicothe Elementary School recently experienced a hands-on learning experience at Papa Charlie’s Pumpkin Patch. The students learned about agriculture in the classroom through their regular curriculum and assistance from the Litton Crusaders program. During the school year, students learn about animals on the farm, crops are […]

Court News

Judge Thomas Alley hands down suspended prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County court

Several defendants pleaded guilty and had judgments rendered Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Rural Trenton resident Mac Lewis Rakes pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance or synthetic cannabinoid. Rakes was sentenced by Judge Thomas Alley to 10 years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was […]

4-H Website

Governor Parson proclaims Missouri will observe National 4-H Week

Youths, parents, volunteers, and alumni across the country are celebrating everything 4-H during National 4-H Week, October 6-12. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson signed a proclamation calling for Missouri to observe National 4-H Week this year. Missouri 4-H is celebrating by showcasing the incredible experiences that 4-H offers young people, and will highlight the remarkable 4-H […]