Road Closed Due to Flooding Sign

Missouri River likely to enter minor flood stage this week

Levels on the Missouri River could move into minor flood stage from Nebraska City to northwest Missouri’s St. Joseph this week. Chairman Tom Waters with the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association says the area isn’t prepared for a high-than-normal runoff predicted. “The big issue for us is soil moisture,” Waters tells Missourinet affiliate KFEQ […]

Flooded Farm Grain Bins

Audio: Northern Missouri Congressman Sam Graves focusing on flooding and levees

A congressman who represents north Missouri on Capitol Hill warns that northwest Missouri is still suffering from flooding and that there’s a lot of damage to infrastructure. U.S. Rep. Sam Graves traveled from his Atchison County farm to Jefferson City this week to file for re-election to his 11th term. Graves is the longest-serving Republican […]

Pigs or Swine

Audio: Chief Vet National Pork Producers says ” Good progress on African Swine Fever plans, more to be done”

The chief veterinarian for the National Pork Producers Council, Dr. Liz Wagstrom, says the U.S. has made good progress in preparing for a potential outbreak of African swine fever.  “We are a lot better off than we were two years ago,” Wagstrom says. “I believe because of our high biosecurity herds that, even if we […]

Extradited

Iowa man extradited to Grundy County on stealing charge

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the extradition of a Council Bluffs, Iowa man on Tuesday, February 4, 2020, from the Clarinda, Iowa Correctional Facility. Forty-five-year-old Lonnie Downs has been charged in Grundy County with felony stealing—fourth or subsequent offense. Bond was $1,500 corporate surety or 10%, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division […]

Great Plains Growers Conference

Great Plains Growers Conference set to begin January 9, 2020 in Saint Joseph

The Annual Great Plains Growers Conference in Saint Joseph will offer updates on technology, production, and safety in commercial fruit and vegetable production. The event will be held at the Fulkerson Center on the Missouri Western State University campus on January 9th through 11th. Workshop topics will include food safety grower training, honeybees, drip irrigation, […]

Diemel Brothers and Garland Joey Nelson

Dental records confirm remains of Diemel brothers

Caldwell County Sheriff Jerry Galloway reports investigators recovered the remains of Justin and Nicholas Diemel of Wisconsin on Thursday. Nicholas’s remains were recovered on a farm in rural Caldwell County and Justin’s in a livestock trailer in Lincoln County, Nebraska. An examination of dental records confirmed the identifications. A report from the Lincoln County, Nebraska […]

Nicholas and Justin Diemel

Human remains discovered in Nebraska livestock trailer may be Diemel brothers

Media reports from Nebraska sources indicate a livestock trailer that a rancher reported purchased in Missouri may be connected to the deaths of the Diemel brothers from Wisconsin. A report from the Lincoln County, Nebraska Sheriff’s Department said human remains were found in the trailer. The rancher had contacted law enforcement after he opened a […]

Prison Sentence

Audio: Northwest Missouri farmer sentenced to prison in “Field of Schemes” grain fraud case

A northwest Missouri farmer is heading to federal prison after being sentenced for his role in the largest organic fraud scheme in American history.     Federal prosecutors in Iowa have announced that 52-year-old John Burton of Clarksdale has been sentenced to 22 months in federal prison, for his role in the 142-million dollar scheme, […]

Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee Pharmacy installing drug take-back receptacles

To further assist in combatting the national opioid epidemic, Hy-Vee, Inc. announces it has purchased and will install drug take-back receptacles by Nov. 7, 2019, in all 276 Hy-Vee pharmacy locations throughout its eight-state region to provide customers a secure place to dispose of unused medications, including controlled substances. The availability of drug take-back receptacles […]

Flood Recovery

Congressional hearing focuses on flood recovery efforts in north Missouri

The House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management hosted a hearing on federal recovery efforts from recent disasters.  During the hearing, House Transportation Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (MO-06) focused on flood recovery efforts across North Missouri, specifically the difficulties facing some Northwest Missouri residents due to an issue with the dates […]