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Grundy County Health Department confirms two additional cases of COVID-19

The Grundy County Health Department confirms two additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the county, which brings the county’s total number of cases to 10. The health department has identified and communicated with close contacts, and the individuals are isolating in their homes. Governor Mike Parson’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan Phase 1 will expire […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 14 years in prison for role in methamphetamine conspiracy

An Independence, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Daniel W. Pendergrass, 42, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 14 years and one month in federal prison without parole. On June 12, 2019, Pendergrass pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of June 8, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of June 8 – 14, 2020. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some […]

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Evergy customers to see slight increase in billing

Evergy Metro, Incorporated has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to adjust the demand side investment mechanism charge on customer bills. Evergy Metro does business as Evergy Missouri Metro. The demand side investment mechanism charge allows the company to recover demand side management program costs and incentives under the Missouri Energy […]

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Spickard R-2 Board of Education relieves Superintendent of contract; applications now being accepted

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education this week approved relieving Superintendent/Principal Jonnie Beavers of her contract for the 2020-2021 school year. That leaves the superintendent/principal position open. Beavers says applicants must have a certificate or be working on a certification as a principal or specialist. The district asks for references, a cover letter, and a […]

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Soldier at Fort Riley charged with distributing instructions for bombs

A soldier stationed at Fort Riley was charged in federal court with sending over social media instructions for making bombs, U.S. Attorney Stephen McAllister said. Jarrett William Smith, 24, Fort Riley, Kan., was charged with one count of distributing information related to explosives and weapons of mass destruction. Smith, a private first class infantry soldier, […]

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14 southern Missouri residents indicted for meth conspiracy and illegal firearms

Fourteen southern Missouri residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in Greene County, Missouri, and elsewhere. Five of the defendants were also charged with illegally possessing firearms. Cheyenne W. Conn, 43, and Johnathon W. Arnold, also known as Jonathan, 38, both of Everton, Missouri; […]