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GRM Networks begins fiber-to-the-premise construction in rural exchanges of Princeton, Bethany and Spickard

During the month of April, GRM Networks kicked off fiber-to-the-premise construction in three rural exchanges. Contractors working on behalf of GRM Networks began fiber construction in the rural exchanges of Bethany and Princeton, while GRM Networks’ own construction department began work in the rural Spickard exchange. “Our employees and board of directors have worked hard […]

Illegal Firearms and firearm theft

Missouri woman pleads guilty to illegal firearm after being arrested following high-speed chase in stolen car

A Missouri woman who led police officers on a high-speed chase in a stolen car pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing a firearm. Erin D. Bisby, 29, of Kansas City, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to being a felon in possession of a firearm. According to court documents, Bisby was […]

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USDA invests $35 million in rural water, energy, and biofuel infrastructure in Missouri

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Missouri Acting State Director D Clark Thomas announced the agency is investing $35,046,000 in critical infrastructure that will help rural Missouri communities build back better and stronger while prioritizing climate-smart solutions and environmental stewardship. USDA is making the investments under the Water and Environmental Program, the Rural Energy for […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

Clinton County selected to test new broadband internet technology

A small town in northwestern Missouri is one of seven communities in the nation testing experimental technology that could expand rural access to high-speed internet and the opportunities that can bring. Missouri University of Science and Technology is leading a team that has been awarded a one-year, $300,000 grant through the technology nonprofit US Ignite’s […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

Audio: Missouri Representatives want reporting requirement about student access to broadband

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) could be required to report annually about the number of K-12 students with limited or no access to high-speed internet at home. During a House committee hearing, Representative Louis Riggs, R-Hannibal, said he is proposing to require the department to include the total number of students […]

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USDA invests $15 million to improve and modernize electric infrastructure in rural Missouri

U.S.Department of Agriculture Rural Development Missouri Acting State Director D Clark Thomas announced the agency is investing $15 million to build and improve electric infrastructure in Missouri through its Electric Loan Program. “For nearly 85 years—since the inception of the Rural Electrification Act of 1936—USDA has played a role in bringing electricity to rural areas,” […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 14-years without parole for meth trafficking following high-speed police chase

A Cuba, Missouri, man has been sentenced in federal court for methamphetamine trafficking following a high-speed police chase. Shannon L. Brim, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Monday, Jan. 25, to 14 years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 20, 2020, Brim pleaded guilty to one count of possessing methamphetamine […]

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Great Northwest Day at the Capitol to be held as virtual event in 2021

The Great Northwest Day at the Capitol will go virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Great Northwest Live Event will advocate regional priorities with state legislators from February 1st through 3rd. Participants are encouraged to ask questions on the Great Northwest Day at the Capitol Facebook page. The schedule includes a legislative […]

High speed chase ends in arrest of Illinois man in Linn County

Charges filed against two men involved in high-speed pursuit that ended near Hamilton

Two men have been charged in Ray County with multiple felonies following a multi-county vehicle pursuit on January 13th. Law enforcement reported started in Ray County and ended north of Hamilton. Online court information shows 28-year-old Sergey Bocharov and 35-year-old Thomas Ainsworth have both been charged with assault—second degree—special victim, armed criminal action, property damage—first degree—damage […]

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Two suspects in custody after high-speed pursuit ends north of Hamilton; officer crashes during pursuit

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports two suspects were taken into custody north of Hamilton Wednesday morning, January 13th after a multi-county vehicle pursuit. The pursuit of burglary suspects started in Ray County and continued through Carroll County on Route D through Ludlow where a Ray County deputy lost control on railroad tracks.  The Highway Patrol […]

High speed chase ends in arrest of Illinois man in Linn County

Suspects involved in high-speed chase formally charged with multiple offenses

Two suspects have been charged in DeKalb County following a pursuit on U. S. Highway 36 the night of November 5th that law enforcement reports began in Livingston County and ended west of Cameron. Online court information shows 36-year-old Susan Ayala of Gladstone has been charged with the felonies of tampering with a motor vehicle—first […]

High Speed Chase

Stolen vehicle from Brookfield involved in high-speed pursuit on Highway 36

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office was dispatched on Monday night, October 19th to a stolen vehicle from Brookfield traveling at a high rate of speed on westbound Highway 36 into Livingston County. Cox says a Livingston County deputy was on Highway 36 near Utica where one lane is open in a construction […]

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Trump administration invests more than $250,000 to support rural Missouri communities

The Trump Administration, along with the Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case, today announced that the USDA is investing $254,621 in Rural Community Development Initiative grant funds to bolster rural housing, community programs, and economic development. “The USDA Rural Development RCDI program capitalizes on public/private partnerships to provide training and […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

Audio: Survey says 200,000 Missouri students lack broadband internet access

The state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education says about 200,000 Missouri students do not have broadband internet access. Many Missouri students are learning remotely during the ongoing pandemic. During a ceremony Thursday evening, Misty Grandel, a high school English teacher in southwest Missouri’s Fordland, says only 35 percent of students in her school have […]

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Green Hills Telephone Company receives funds to extend fiber-to-the-home in Daviess County

Governor Mike Parson announced Wednesday, October 14th the Green Hills Telephone Company will receive $6,900 to extend fiber-to-the-home service in Daviess County. The project will include connecting up to five households near Gallatin and will allow users to access one gigabit per second symmetrical service. The funding was announced as part of round two of […]

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Trump Administration invests more than $5.5 million to support economic development in rural Missouri

The Trump Administration, along with the Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case, announced eight rural electric cooperatives will receive a total of $5,552,000 to create jobs and increase economic opportunities throughout the state. Rural electric cooperative partnerships are critical in working with rural communities to increase economic development and providing […]