Kenneth Wykert

Maysville man facing felony murder charge appears in court on drug-related charges

A Maysville man facing felony charges in Nodaway County of second degree murder and abandonment of a corpse appeared via Zoom in Division One of Clinton County Circuit Court yesterday (Monday) on drug-related charges. Online court information shows Kenneth Wykert has been charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor unlawful possession of […]

Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Supreme Court assigns new judge in Diemel brothers case; prosecutor to seek death penalty

The Missouri Supreme Court has assigned a new judge to hear the court cases involving Garland Joseph Nelson of Braymer who faces ten felony counts from last July – among them the deaths of two Wisconsin brothers. Kevin Walden, the presiding judge of the 8th Circuit Court which is in Carroll and Ray Counties, was […]

Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Nelson pleads “Not Guilty” to all charges in Diemel brothers case; change of judge sustained

A Braymer farmer entered a plea of not guilty in Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court on Monday to 10 felony charges stemming from July ultimately resulting from the discovery of the bodies of two missing brothers from Wisconsin. Online court information shows Garland Joseph Nelson waived formal arraignment. An application for change of […]

Sales Tax

Missouri’s lack of e-commerce use tax means missing out on revenue from items sold online

As Missouri moves to reopen the state’s economy while still respecting social distancing measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, city and county government leaders warn of dire financial problems due to Missouri’s lack of an e-commerce use tax. Callaway County Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann said the failure of the Missouri legislature to pass an e-commerce […]

Garland Joseph Joey Nelson

Man charged in death of Diemel brothers has case bound over to Division One

The Braymer farmer charged with two felony counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Nick and Justin Diemel from Wisconsin had his case bound over to Division One of Caldwell County Circuit Court on Thursday. Garland Joseph Nelson appeared in court via Polycom in custody and filed a waiver of preliminary hearing, with the […]

Road Closed

Linn County Route WW to remain closed; motorist drives around barricades, damaging roadway

Route WW will remain closed today, Thursday, April 9, through 3 p.m. for a culvert replacement. Local maintenance crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation replaced the culvert today, April 8, but their barricades blocking the roadway between Route ZZ and the Macon County line were moved, and a motorist drove through the freshly laid […]