KC Renfest Festival on Parade

Kansas City Renaissance Festival to hold “Festival on Parade”

The first-ever Kansas City Renaissance Festival on Parade is a drive-through experience featuring over 20 of your favorite Festival foods. There will be entertainment, featured artisans, and a chance to support Kansas City’s great Renaissance Tradition from the comfort and safety of your vehicle. Join the Parade weekends of September 26th & 27th and October […]

Drug Trafficking

Missouri teenager charged in federal court with drug trafficking, illegal firearm

A Missouri, teenager has been charged in federal court with drug trafficking and illegally possessing a firearm after selling a stolen handgun to an undercover federal agent. Antonio Johnson, 18, of Raytown, Missouri, was charged in a two-count complaint filed under seal in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo., on Sept. 3, 2020. […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 15 years without parole for attempting to entice a minor for illicit sex

A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for attempting to entice a minor, who was actually an undercover law enforcement officer, to engage in criminal sexual activity. Jeffrey Charles Johnson, 52, of Columbia, Missouri was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 15 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced […]

Cattle Grazing

Audio: Rally at 9 o’clock this morning to feature rural Trenton Farmer with presentation on “Disparity”

A rural Trenton farmer, Ben Thomas, is encouraging others to join him at what’s promoted as a “cattleman’s rally” scheduled this Friday, September 4, 2020, in Marshall. The event, which is open to the public, begins at 9 o’clock on September 4, 2020, and will be held at the Martin Center, located at 1985 O’Dell […]

Missouri Senate Room

Missouri Senator slams state’s no-bid contract paying firm $829,000 so far

Missouri has paid a consulting firm more than $829,000 so far in federal funding for pandemic response coordination, despite Gov. Mike Parson saying a foundation was paying the tab. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports payroll records show the McChrystal Group has received the federal CARES Act funding from the state, instead of Parson saying earlier […]

Guilty Plea

Former Missouri fire department captain pleads guilty to illegally selling firearms to felons

A former captain in the Kansas City, Missouri, Fire Department pleaded guilty in federal court to charges related to illegally selling 77 firearms over a five-year period, and to selling firearms to convicted felons. “Our gun laws exist to make it hard for violent criminals to obtain the tools of their trade,” Garrison said.  “Felons, […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen notified of fiber optic cable installation by Grundy Electric

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance Monday, August 24th regarding an update to an interfund transfer ordinance. City Administrator Lance Rains reported the update was needed because the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development wanted some of the wording changed. The update involved a few minor changes, including adding that the city […]

Education and Teachers

Missouri panel to request temporary removal of districts serving as MOCAP gatekeeper

The Missouri Legislature’s Joint Committee on Education is drafting a letter to send to Gov. Mike Parson to request temporary removal of school districts serving as the gatekeeper of Missouri Course Access and Virtual School Program, or MOCAP. Due to COVID-19, more families are choosing to move their kids to virtual learning. During a committee […]

Sam Graves

Audio: Congressman Sam Graves visits Trenton, discusses deficit and stimulus legislation

Sixth District Congressman Sam Graves came to Trenton on Monday afternoon to visit with representatives of the regional planning commissions and councils of government. Five areas of northern Missouri were represented at the meeting held at 1104 Main. Graves, a Republican, discussed various issues of a national and regional level including the federal CARES Act […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves re-opening procedures; meal prices increased

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education the evening of Monday, August 10th approved reopening procedures for staff and students. A Grundy County CARES Act agreement was also approved. Meal prices were increased by 10 cents. The increase applies to all student and adult breakfasts and lunches. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis was approved as the Migratory and […]