Chautauqua In The Park

36th Annual Chautauqua in the Park kicks off Saturday in Chillicothe

The 36th Annual Chautauqua in the Park will be held September 11 and 12, 2021, at Simpson Park in Chillicothe. This annual event, sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chillicothe Area Arts Council, and presented by Hedrick Medical Center, has various entertainment, activities, artists, crafts, and food. “We have well over […]

COVID-19 Delta Variant

COVID cases among children rising as Missouri Delta variant wave enters fifth month

(Missouri Independent) – Clay LaRue, superintendent of the Van Buren R-1 School District, made a tough decision Sunday. With COVID-19 cases spiking in Carter County in southeast Missouri, and many of those infections among very young children, LaRue shut down the district’s pre-kindergarten program for two weeks. He had previously directed faculty, staff, and students […]

Missouri Department of Conservation reminds deer hunters to get harvested deer sampled for Chronic Wasting Disease

With deer hunting in Missouri opening for archery season on September 15 and firearms portions in the coming months, the Missouri Department of Conservation wants hunters to know key information about chronic wasting disease.  MDC will be holding mandatory CWD sampling during the opening weekend of firearms season and voluntary CWD sampling all season for […]

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Kansas man arrested in Daviess County on drug and weapon allegations

The highway patrol reports a Paola, Kansas resident was arrested Saturday evening in Daviess County. Thirty-eight-year-old Patrick Vanlerberg was accused of possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of a firearm, speeding, failure to display valid plates on a motor vehicle, no proof of insurance, and no motorcycle endorsement. There also was a Buchanan County warrant relating […]

Hospital Bed (Photo by Frederic Köberl on Unsplash)

Missouri ICUs filling as Delta variant wave moves into northeast, southeast regions

(Missouri Independent) – New cases from the Delta variant wave that has killed more than 1,150 Missourians since June 1 have plateaued, but hospital ICUs continue to fill — and small, rural hospitals are among the hardest hit. There were 690 patients in ICU beds across the state on Tuesday, the most recent day reported by the state Department of Health […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of three on Saturday

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports a Montezuma, Iowa resident was arrested Saturday night in Clinton County. Thirty-nine-year-old Ryan Major was accused of felony unlawful possession of a firearm, resisting arrest for a felony and misdemeanor counts of unlawful use of a weapon, fourth-degree assault, driving while intoxicated, and operating a vehicle without a valid […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of two on Saturday evening

The highway patrol reports a Mercer resident was arrested Saturday evening in Mercer County. Thirty-nine-year-old Michael Penrod was accused of felony first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle, misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, failure to drive on the right half of the road resulting in an accident, and no valid driver’s license. Penrod was being held by […]

Stephanie Miller and Kelsey McCaughey Booking Photos via Trenton Police Department

Trenton Police Department reports the arrest of two women

A Trenton resident, 46-year-old Stephanie Miller, has been arrested on a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance, synthetic cannabinoid. Court information accused her of possessing methamphetamines on Thursday. Bond is $5,000 cash with a July 27 appearance in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Trenton resident, 31-year-old Kelsey Lea McCaughey, has […]

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Highway patrol reports multiple arrests over the weekend

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Montreal, Missouri man in Grundy County on Friday, July 9 on several allegations. Twenty-eight-year-old Bradley Lybarger was accused of felony possession of a controlled substance except 35 grams of marijuana with the substance being heroin, misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, driving while revoked, and failing to display valid […]