Kidnapping

Princeton man facing four felonies including assault and kidnapping

A Princeton man faces four felonies after an incident Friday. Online court information shows 32 year old Jackie Duane Beaman has been charged with first degree endangering the welfare of a child—first offense—no sexual contact, second degree domestic assault, second degree kidnapping, and unlawful use of a weapon. Bond has been set at $10,000 cash […]

Brandon Young

Maysville man arrested on multiple accusations including failure to register as a sex offender

The highway patrol reports a Maysville man was arrested early Saturday in DeKalb County. Forty-year-old Brandon Young and accused of failure to register as a sex offender, displaying plates of another person, no proof of insurance, not wearing a seat belt, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Young was taken to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail.

Missouri Chamber of Commerce

Missouri Chamber calls on governor to deal with ‘opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits’

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants Gov. Mike Parson to call a special session to put an end to “opportunistic COVID-19 lawsuits”. In a press release, the Chamber says coronavirus liability is an emerging problem in Missouri involving those who believe they might have contracted the virus at a business and wants to […]

Milan Time Capsule

Audio: Time capsule discovered under cornerstone at Milan High School gives up its secrets

A time capsule was discovered under the cornerstone of the Milan C-2 High School building last week. Superintendent Ben Yocom says part of the construction process at the school involved the contractor removing the cornerstone from 1925, so it would not be covered when the existing and new buildings are connected.     The time […]

Finance

Trenton Finance Committee trims proposed budget; deficit reduced to $115,693

Using a combination of adding some revenue and reducing some spending has resulted in an adjustment of over $42,000 on the proposed city of Trenton budget for the one year period beginning the 1st of May. Revisions are recommended in several line item categories as Trenton Finance Committee members and department heads agreed upon reductions. […]

Rhonda Vincent

North Missouri’s own Rhonda Vincent to be inducted into Grand Ole Opry

Bluegrass music star Rhonda Vincent of Greentop will be inducted into the Grand Ole Opry later this month. Vincent was born and raised in Greentop, Missouri. She has come a long way. She started her professional music career at age 5. The so-called “Queen of Bluegrass” started by playing drums for her family’s band, the […]

Drag Queen Maxi Glamour

Drag queens and supporters rally against proposed drag queen story hour ban

State Representative Ben Baker, R-Neosho, wants to ban drag queen storytime at public libraries. About 300 people, including queens dressed in full drag and LGBT supporters, rallied Saturday at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City against Baker’s bill. Missouri Capitol Police provided security and crowd control. The event included many holding signs like “Knowledge is […]

Crowder State Park

“Toddler Tuesdays” set to run through April 7, 2020 at Crowder State Park

Join Crowder State Park staff in showcasing nature to toddlers and preschool-age children while they experience time outdoors playing, learning and exploring our precious natural resources. Toddler Tuesdays will be held at 10 a.m., on Tuesday, March 3, March 10, March 17, March 24, March 31 and April 7. Each week, park staff will read […]

School Bus

Missouri House passes bill that could allow private and religious schools to cut wages of hourly workers

In 2018, Missouri voters gave their blessing to incrementally raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023. The state House has passed a bill that would exempt private and religious school workers from the state’s minimum wage law. The proposal would open the door for these schools to reduce the pay of hourly […]

Runners competing in sports

Audio: Missouri House committee could vote this week on measure targeting trans athletes

A Missouri House committee could vote this week on a proposed public vote targeting transgender high school athletes. If approved by voters, transgender athletes would have to participate in sports based on their biological sex and females could no longer play football with their male teammates, for instance. During a public hearing, Yukon State Representative […]

Gene Cowherd is one of three Barry County producers working with MU Extension agronomist Tim Schnakenberg to establish warm-season grasses through the NRCS + MU Grasslands Project.

Southwest Missouri producer sees success in first-year warm-season crop

The sea of native warm-season grass on Gene Cowherd’s Barry County farm is a reminder of a time when buffalo grazed tall prairie grasses. Cowherd’s first-year grasses stand more than 6 feet high with thick, green undergrowth. The grasses are part of a diverse grazing system that also includes alfalfa, Bermuda grass, orchardgrass, red clover, […]