Extradited

Sedalia man extradited to Grundy County on forgery charges

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the extradition of a Sedalia man to Grundy County on Friday on two felony counts of forgery. Thirty-seven-year-old Christopher Raymond Smither was arrested in Wyandotte County, Kansas November 7th and waived extradition November 8th. His bond is $5,000 cash only, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division of […]

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Applications for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program open November 1, 2019

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri offers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to help low-income households pay their utility bills. Executive Director Chris Small calls LIHEAP one of Community Action’s “hallmark programs,” and describes it as “not a handout, but a hand up to help people with energy assistance needs and free […]

Arrest

Four arrested, one extradited to Grundy County in report from authorities

Four arrests are in today’s report from the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. Two arrests are for alleged failure to appear in circuit court at Trenton. Nineteen-year-old Desmond Alexander Calton of Excelsior Springs has been charged in Grundy County with third-degree assault on October 13th for using a closed fist to allegedly strike the face of […]

Marcia Moreland

Missouri woman grows farming operation with the help of University of Missouri Extension

Like many girls raised on farms in the 1970s, Marcia Moreland learned to cook, clean and iron. Men and boys in the family tended to farm duties. It was no different at school. FFA was for boys. FHA and home economics classes were for girls. Today, Moreland owns and manages Moreland Farms in Barry County. […]

Kaycee West WMH Employee of the Quarter 2019

Kaycee West named Wright Memorial Hospital’s Employee of the Quarter

Kaycee West, a patient access representative at Wright Memorial Hospital, was honored as the hospital’s Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2019. Steve Schieber, Chief Executive Officer, presented the award to West at a ceremony held in her honor on September 30. The Employee of the Quarter Award recognizes an employee who […]

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Brookfield and Princeton residents arrested in Grundy County

Two arrests, in separate cases, were released this morning by the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. A forty-two-year-old resident of Brookfield, Kelli Sethman, has been charged in Grundy County with receiving stolen property September 1, 2019. Sethman is accused of receiving, retaining, and/or disposing of two items, a John Deere Model 20 pedal car and a […]

Cindy Gilman Chief Nursing Officer at Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Cindy Gilman, Chief Nursing Officer at Carroll County Memorial Hospital, selected as national mentor

Stratis Health announced eight critical access hospital (CAH) staff who will serve as national Virtual Quality Improvement Mentors through a new initiative that aims to broadly transfer knowledge from leading CAH quality improvement staff to others across the country. The initiative is organized through Rural Quality Improvement Technical Assistance (RQITA), a program of Stratis Health […]

Healthcare

Missouri improves in America’s Health Rankings for women, infants and children

Among all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Missouri’s rank advanced to 37th overall in America’s Health Rankings – Health of Women and Children Report 2019, up from 41st in 2018. Within women’s health specifically, Missouri jumped eight spots on the ranking list. The report uses over 60 metrics to compare and rank the health […]

Kirksville Police Department promotes Juan Chairez to Sergeant

Kirksville Police Department promotes Master Officer Juan Chairez to Sergeant

The Kirksville Police Department is pleased to announce the promotion of Master Police Officer Juan Chairez to Sergeant. Chairez will begin his duties as Sergeant on September 22, 2019. Chairez attended Moberly Area Community College’s Law Enforcement Training Center Academy, graduating in 2008. Chairez began his career with the Kirksville Police Department in 2009 and […]

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National FFA organization announces record student membership of more than 700,000

The National FFA Organization today announced a record-high student membership of 700,170, up from 669,989 in 2018. The top six student membership states are Texas, California, Georgia, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Missouri. Interest in FFA and agricultural education continues to grow as membership continues to increase. This year, the organization has more than 100,000 Latino members, […]