Chautauqua In The Park

Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce announces 36th Annual Chautauqua in the Park

The 36th Annual Chautauqua in the Park will be held September 11-12, 2021, at Simpson Park in Chillicothe, Missouri. This annual event, sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chillicothe Area Arts Council, and presented by Hedrick Medical Center, has a wide variety of entertainment, activities, artists, crafts, and food. Vendor registration […]

Meth with police banner

Missouri man pleads guilty to meth trafficking on the day of his trial

A Union, Missouri, man who was scheduled to begin his criminal jury trial instead pleaded guilty in federal court to possessing six pounds of methamphetamine to distribute. Felix Franz Forjan, 71, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. According to the plea […]

Illegal Firearms and firearm theft

Missouri man pleads guilty to multiple counts of possessing illegal firearms, drug trafficking; faces at least 20 years in prison

A Missouri man has pleaded guilty in federal court to multiple charges of illegally possessing firearms, including stolen firearms, and drug trafficking. Brandon L. Hill, 33, of Independence, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays on Thursday, April 29, to three counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, two counts […]

Janssen Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: “Missouri vaccinators to resume use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine”

Missouri COVID-19 vaccinators will resume use of the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen COVID-19 vaccine. This decision was made following the announcement by the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that it has studied and confirmed that the pause on its use can be lifted. It was concluded that the known […]

Life Flight Helicopter

One adult life flighted, two 12-year-old boys transported to Kansas City after crash on Highway 69

Three Cameron residents received serious injuries when a car traveled off Highway 69 and overturned several times south of Pattonsburg. The driver, 31-year old Evan Hummel, was flown by medical helicopter to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City after being ejected from the car through a sunroof. Two juvenile boys, both 12 years old and […]

Janssen Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

Pause for Johnson & Johnson vaccine extended at least a week as federal health panel wrestles with next steps

(Missouri Independent) – Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot will remain paused for at least a week after a federal vaccine advisory panel said Wednesday that it had too little data on a rare but serious blood-clotting condition reported in at least six women. That means states and federally run vaccine sites will […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol Website New 2021 (MSHP)

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of two from Trenton

The Highway Patrol Wednesday night arrested two Trenton residents in Grundy County. Thirty-six-year-old Edwin Gordy of Trenton has been accused of driving while revoked, possession of a controlled substance listed as methamphetamine, marijuana possession, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Gordy also was accused of failure to display license plates and no proof of insurance […]

Bridge Closed Sign

Emergency bridge repairs will keep Shoal Creek Bridge closed through Wednesday in Livingston County

A section of Livingston County Route C is now closed for emergency repairs to the Shoal Creek Bridge, northwest of Dawn. On Tuesday, April 6, local maintenance crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation discovered an issue on the bridge’s driving surface that prompted the immediate closure of the bridge. A steel plate will be […]

Auto Theft or Stolen Vehicle

Vehicle eludes police pursuit in Chillicothe; authorities asking public for assistance in locating stolen vehicle

Law enforcement reports a pursuit took place on the morning of April 1.  A minivan was reported stolen from the 300 block of Madison Street in Chillicothe; however, the vehicle eluded law enforcement. The Chillicothe Police Department notes the driver attempted to assault law enforcement with the vehicle. The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office was involved […]

Authorities continue search for missing Livingston County man

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department continues to seek the public’s assistance regarding a missing elderly, rural Livingston County man’s whereabouts. Eighty-two-year-old Gerald Avery has been missing since Thursday afternoon around 12:15 when Avery was seen at the food pantry at 403 Locust Street in Chillicothe. He’s described as a white male, five feet seven, 230 […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Man who drove pickup that struck Harvest Moon building arrested; Milan man arrested on multiple allegations

The driver of a pickup truck that the Trenton Police Department reported hit the Harvest Moon building on Ninth Street on February 13th was arrested on March 10th and posted bond. The Grundy County Sheriff reports 36-year-old Braden Mark Spicher of Trenton has been charged with felony leaving the scene of an accident–property damage exceeded […]

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) (License Bureau)

Audio: Missouri House gives final approval to legislation giving all motor vehicles a two-year registration option

Bipartisan legislation that gives Missourians a two-year vehicle registration option is now heading to the Missouri Senate. The House voted 156-1 on Monday to approve Carl Junction State Representative Bob Bromley’s bill, which modifies the vehicle biennial registration option so that all motor vehicles have a two-year registration option.     Bromley’s bill also says […]

Grundy Electric Youth Leadership Program (GEC)

Four chosen for Grundy Electric Cooperative Youth Leadership Program

Four delegates have been selected for Grundy Electric Cooperative’s Youth Leadership Contest. They are high school juniors Kate Rogers of South Harrison R-2, Colton Roy of Trenton R-9, Kinslee Stokely of Princeton R-5, and Marissa Meek of Ridgeway R-5. The leadership conference in Washington, D. C. Was canceled due to COVID-19. Each delegate will receive […]