Wolfner Library

Wolfner Library upgrades system, improves material access for patrons

The Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library recently adopted a new system that greatly enhances its ability to provide audiobooks to patrons. Wolfner Library, a part of the Missouri State Library, is now using a duplication on-demand system, which allows for customized digital cartridges with multiple audiobooks based on a patron’s preferences and requests. The […]

Heroin and Needle

Kansas woman indicted for smuggling heroin into Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron

A federal grand jury has indicted a Shawnee, Kansas, woman for smuggling heroin to an inmate at the Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri. Juliane L. Colby, 43, was charged in a four-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on March 16, 2021. That indictment was unsealed […]

Jury Duty

Livingston County Circuit Court to implement new system for more convenient communication with prospective jurors

Beginning in April 2021, prospective jurors in Livingston County can choose to communicate with the court by text or e-mail, as the Livingston County circuit court implements the new Show-Me Jury system. The Livingston County circuit court will mail new Show-Me Jury questionnaires starting April 1, 2021, for jury service beginning June 8, 2021. “A […]

Missouri Postage Stamp

U.S. Postal Service to roll out stamp celebrating Missouri’s upcoming birthday

On August 10, 2021, Missouri turns the ripe age of 200 years old. The U.S. Postal Service plans to release several new stamps in 2021, including one to showcase Missouri’s bicentennial birthday. The stamp art is an existing photograph by prominent landscape photographer Charles Gurche. It features the Bollinger Mill State Historic Site in southeast […]

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Audio: United States Postal Services urges you to mail your packages early

The U. S. Postal Service is urging you to mail your holiday packages early this year. Brian Hauswirth has our report.     The Postal Service describes 2020 as an extraordinary year of unprecedented challenges, with the COVID pandemic. The Postal Service is expecting significant volume increases. They have 644-thousand employees dedicated to ensuring gifts […]

jamesport post office collaps

Postal service installs temporary boxes for mail service in Jamesport

The Jamesport Post Office building is not salvageable after its collapse on the morning of Wednesday, August 19th. That is according to Daviess County Emergency Management Director David Roll, who says contractors will further demolish and remove the structure at the intersection of Broadway Street and Auberry Grove, also known as Highway 190 and Route […]

Post office Collapse Jamesport

Inspectors checking scene in Jamesport unsure why building collapsed

Officials on Wednesday evening, August 19, were at the scene of the building collapse in downtown Jamesport that included much of the post office. This included Postal Service inspectors and deputies of the Daviess County Sheriff’s Department. It’s still unknown what caused most of the brick building to collapse at the intersection of Broadway Street […]

United States Postal Service (USPS)

Are postal service delays hampering small business?

Operational changes intended to help the financially troubled U.S. Postal Service save money aren’t going over well with some small-business owners in Missouri and other states. Recent modifications, including the end of overtime for workers, have led to numerous reports of delays, both in personal and commercial mail and package delivery. John McHugh, chairman of […]

Gavel and Law book

Grundy County to implement new “Show-Me-Jury” system”

Prospective Grundy County jurors can choose to communicate with the court by text or email beginning this month as the Grundy County Circuit Court implements a new Show-Me-Jury system. The circuit court will mail new Show-Me-Jury questionnaires in August for jury service beginning September 1st. The circuit court system will still send the questionnaire for […]

Prison Sentence

Former Missouri postal carrier sentenced for stealing mail, drug trafficking

A former postal carrier was sentenced in federal court for stealing mail from dozens of residents and for possessing methamphetamine to distribute. Brandy Manning, 40, of Liberty, Missouri, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to six years in federal prison without parole. The court also ordered Manning to pay $3,993 in restitution. Manning, […]

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive

Trenton postal service collects over 4000 pounds of food during “Stamp Out Hunger” drive

The Trenton Post Office reports it collected about 4,400 pounds of non-perishable items during the National Association of Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Saturday. A spokesperson says the items the Trenton Post Office collected were from the Trenton, Jamesport, and Gilman City area. The food was to be donated to the Community Food […]

USS Missouri Forever Postage Stamp

United States Postal Service honors the USS Missouri, “Mighty Mo,” with stamp

The USS Missouri, affectionately nicknamed the “Mighty Mo” was the third U.S. Navy ship to be named after the Show Me state and the fourth American warship* to bear the name – there was a Confederate Missouri that was captured by Union forces during the Civil War but never commissioned as a United States Ship (USS). Today, a […]