Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging Team includes, from left, Ted Probert, coach; Blake Wright; Hala Edquist; Bailey Groves; Nicolas Dotson; and Karla Deaver, coach

Missouri 4-H Dairy Judging team competes at national contest

At the recent National 4-H Dairy Cattle Judging Contest, the Missouri 4-H team placed fourth in Ayrshires, seventh in Brown Swiss and eighth in oral reasons. The team finished 12th overall. “The team didn’t have its best day judging but finished with some outstanding individual honors,” said Karla Deaver, team coach and University of Missouri […]

Harold Piatt poaching items

Call to Missouri Department of Conservation’s Operation Game Thief leads to arrest

The Missouri Department of Conservation credits public cooperation, investigative work, and an anonymous tip for a major poaching arrest near the Lake of the Ozarks. Throughout the month of October, conservation agents who work the area near the Lake of the Ozarks responded to multiple complaints of dead deer with only the heads, tenderloins, and […]

Twenty defendants charged with distributing heroin/fentanyl in Missouri

Twenty defendants have been charged in federal court for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and fentanyl in the Springfield, Missouri, area. Many of the defendants were arrested in a coordinated law enforcement sweep that began Thursday, November 14 and continued into the weekend, after five criminal complaints were filed under seal on […]

Grand River Technical School

Grand River Technical School recognizes Trenton junior as Student of the Month

A Trenton High School junior has been recognized as a Student of the Quarter at Grand River Technical School of Chillicothe. Ellie Boman was one of 20 students selected by Grand River instructors based on outstanding work ethic, excellent attendance, good manners, superior grades, and/or significant improvement of grades and attendance. Boman will receive a […]

Rex Ricketts

Rex Ricketts receives 2019 Ag Educators Lifetime Achievement Award

The organizers of the Missouri Livestock Symposium announced that longtime dairy educator and agriculture industry leader Rex Ricketts, of Hallsville, will receive the 2019 Agriculture Educators Lifetime Achievement Award. Ricketts, University of Missouri professor emeritus of animal sciences, will receive the award at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the 20th annual symposium at William […]

Trenton High School

Awards presented to Trenton marching band students at award banquet

Several awards were presented to students at the Trenton Golden Marching Band Awards Banquet Monday evening. Director of Bands Ethan Stewart reports the outstanding student awards went to senior Madi Cutsinger, junior Brice Gibler, sophomore Trager Leeper, freshman Maurissa Bonta, and Colorguard Halley Windsor. Serenity Marsh received best marcher, Ann Airey received most spirited, and […]

Jurden D'Arnault

Jurden D’Arnault from Curacao selected as NCMC Outstanding Student

Jurden d’Arnault from the country of Curacao has been selected as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Student for November. Jurden is an international student pursuing his Associate in Arts degree. After graduation, Jurden plans to transfer to continue his baseball career at a four-year school and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business. Jurden is […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Vehicle stop in Livingston County results in arrest; driver had outstanding warrant

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a vehicle stop near Utica Saturday evening led to the arrest of a Saint Joseph woman on a Macon County warrant for an alleged probation violation on driving while revoked or suspended and driving while intoxicated. Forty-six-year-old Jill Brown’s bond was set at $20,000, and she was transferred to […]

Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]