FFDD Steamboat Tour Photo

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled tour Arabia Steamboat Museum

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled of Grundy County participants and volunteers toured the Arabia Steamboat Museum of Kansas City as an educational learning experience. Attendees learned about artifacts salvaged from Arabia, which sank in the Missouri River in 1856. Attendees also ate lunch at Fritz’s at Crown Center and shopped.

Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]

FFDD Steamboat tour

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled tour steamboat museum

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled of Grundy Co traveled to Kansas City for a tour at Arabia Steamboat Museum. FFDD participants and volunteers were able learn about artifacts salvaged from the Arabia, a steamboat that sank in the Missouri River in 1856.  After attending the museum, everyone enjoyed lunch at Fritz in Crown […]

Branson Duck Boat

Audio: Missouri’s Senator-elect Hawley to reintroduce opponent McCaskill’s duck boat bill

Missouri Republican Senator-elect Josh Hawley plans to reintroduce Senator Claire McCaskill’s duck boat legislation in the new Congress.     Hawley released a statement Wednesday announcing his intention. McCaskill, a two-term Democrat who was defeated by Hawley in November’s election, filed her bill in August after 17 people died in July when a duck boat […]

Duck Boat being raised from bottom of lake

Attorney General Hawley fires back in Duck Boat case

Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley fired back in court filings arguing the court should not dismiss the lawsuit filed against Ripley Entertainment, Inc. and Branson Duck Vehicles, LLC alleging violations of the Missouri Merchandising Practices Act, Missouri’s principal consumer protection statute. The filings also argue that the Circuit Court of Taney County is the proper […]

Duck Boat being raised from bottom of lake

Audio: Families in Duck Boat tragedy object to federal prosecutors’ efforts to delay lawsuits

(Missourinet) – Families of individuals killed when a duck boat sank in southwest Missouri July 19th are objecting to efforts of federal prosecutors to freeze their lawsuits.      The Kansas City Star reports attorneys for some of the victims filed documents in federal court last week, saying the suits were brought to get answers to […]

Branson Duck Boat

Audio: Lawyers for Duck Boat owners say Attorney General Hawley’s lawsuit riddled with inaccuracies

(Missourinet) – Lawyers for the owners of the Branson duck boat that sank in July have fired back against a consumer-fraud lawsuit from Attorney General Josh Hawley.     The Springfield News-Leader reports three attorneys based in Springfield and Kansas City, who represent Ripley and the Branson Duck Vehicles, strongly deny those claims and say […]