Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Feds tell states to give COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 65 and older in bid to speed rollout

(Missouri Independent) – The Trump administration on Tuesday directed state officials to expand who is getting vaccinated for COVID-19, and announced that all available doses will be distributed to states instead of holding back a reserve of follow-up doses. Under the policy changes outlined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, states should begin […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 12-years in federal prison for meth trafficking, illegal firearm

A Missouri, a man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and for illegally possessing a firearm. Ladd E. Callen, 50, Rolla, Missouri was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 12 years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 25, 2020, Callen pleaded guilty to […]

Mike Parson Sworn in as Missouri's 57th Governor

Michael Parson sworn in to full term as 57th Governor of the State of Missouri

Governor Michael L. Parson was sworn in to a full term as 57th Governor of the State of Missouri at the 2021 Bicentennial Inauguration.  Governor Parson’s career in public service began with six years in the United States Army and over 22 years in law enforcement, including serving as Sheriff of Polk County from 1993-2005. […]

Dan Hegeman

Audio: 12th District State Senator Dan Hegeman discusses Missouri’s economy and Senate Bill 282

With the Missouri legislative session underway, State Senator Dan Hegeman believes COVID-19 will continue to be among priorities, and Senator Hegeman also discusses the economy of Missouri, as well as talks about Senate Bill 282.     Republican State Senator Dan Hegeman of Cosby who represents the 12th district which includes several counties in northwest […]

Police Chase or Pursuit

Missouri man pleads guilty to illegal firearm following police chase in stolen truck

An Independence, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing a firearm following a police chase in a stolen pickup truck. John D. Seger, 28, of Independence, Missouri, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to being a felon in possession of a firearm. By pleading guilty, Seger admitted that he was […]

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Three-vehicle crash totals highway patrol vehicle on Interstate 35 near Eagleville

A Patrol trooper and another man sustained minor injuries in a three-vehicle accident two miles south of Eagleville on Thursday night, January 7th that involved a patrol emergency vehicle en route to a priority call and a tractor-trailer truck. Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper, 29-year-old Dylan Wilburn of Saint Joseph, and the driver of another […]

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Grundy County Clerk to hold public hearing prior to preparation of 2021 budget document

Grundy County Clerk and Budget Officer Betty Spickard will hold a public hearing with the Grundy County Commission before preparation of the 2021 budget document. The hearing will be at the courthouse in Trenton on the morning of January 19th at 9 o’clock. It will include general revenue, road and bridge, assessment, ambulance, and law […]

Cattle Grazing

Audio: Missouri Director of Agriculture says supporting small processors a priority in 2021

Missouri’s Director of Agriculture says funding for small meat processors will continue to be a priority in 2021. Chris Chinn tells Brownfield roughly $20 million of Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funding for the state went towards improving existing small and medium processors and building new ones. “We could also see, approximately, maybe […]

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Missouri Farm Bureau Chief Administrative Officer retires after 24-years of service

Chief Administrative Officer Dan Cassidy has retired after serving the organization for 24 years. Cassidy made the announcement after the organization’s annual meeting on December 6. Cassidy has served as CAO since April 2003. From 1996 to 2002 he was the organization’s director of National Legislative Programs. Prior to his career at Missouri Farm Bureau, […]