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Made in Missouri: Batteries that power Mars rover, Perseverance, made in Joplin

The new Mars rover is powered by batteries manufactured by EaglePicher Technologies in Joplin, Missouri. There were 14 EaglePicher silver-zinc batteries on the Atlas V launch rocket. Two of the company’s thermal batteries powered the spacecraft during entry, descent, and landing stages, including igniting the pyrotechnics that opened parachutes. The rover’s main power system consists […]

Dorothy Parker

Authorities release details of where 84-year-old Dorothy Parker was found

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office reports a woman identified as a missing person from the Gladstone area was found deceased in northwestern Caldwell County on Tuesday afternoon, February 16th, by the Highway Patrol and deputies from the sheriff’s department. Major Tony Kirkendoll with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office reports a farmer found 84-year-old Dorothy Parker’s […]

Dorothy Parker

84-year-old woman missing since February 12th found deceased

An endangered silver alert has been canceled for an adult reported as missing from the Gladstone area on February 12th. The advisory involved 84-year-old Dorothy Parker, who the Highway Patrol reports was located deceased.  No other information is available at this time from the Gladstone Police Department. Authorities expressed appreciation to all those who assisted […]

Dorothy Parker

Gladstone Police Department issue Endangered Silver Alert for 84-year-old woman in early stages of Dementia

Gladstone Police Department has issued an Endangered Silver Advisory for a missing adult from 2641 NE 74th Street at Gladstone, Missouri. The endangered Silver Advisory missing adult is 84 year old Dorothy Parker who is five feet two inches, 118 pounds, brown hair, and blue eyes. She reportedly was last seen on Friday morning at […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 14-years without parole for meth trafficking following high-speed police chase

A Cuba, Missouri, man has been sentenced in federal court for methamphetamine trafficking following a high-speed police chase. Shannon L. Brim, 33, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark on Monday, Jan. 25, to 14 years in federal prison without parole. On Sept. 20, 2020, Brim pleaded guilty to one count of possessing methamphetamine […]

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Grundy County Commission adopts deficit budget for 2021

The Grundy County Commission unanimously adopted a deficit budget for 2021 the morning of January 26th. The budget estimates total revenues of $5,736,634 and expenditures of $6,928,813. A balance deficit of $1,192,179 is expected for 2021. The county begins the year with carryover funds of $3,910,220.81. The projected ending balance is $2,718,041.81. Grundy County Clerk […]

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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 […]

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Video: Livingston County Library to sponsor Tracy Silverman mini concert

The Livingston County Library in Chillicothe will present a man that BBC Radio called the “greatest living exponent of the electric violin” in a New Year’s Eve virtual concert. Tracy Silverman can be seen on the library’s YouTube channel, LCLReads, on the evening of December 31st at 6 o’clock to view the pre-recorded mini-concert. A […]

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University of Missouri Research looks at technology to kill weeds

If it’s a weed, spray it. That’s the mindset that most in the agriculture industry held for years, however, that thinking no longer works as more weeds become resistant to herbicides, says Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri Extension weed scientist. Bradley uses waterhemp as an example. Waterhemp is one of 14 herbicide-resistant weed species in […]

Main Street Chillicothe

Main Street Chillicothe to host Memory Tree Lighting and Dedication Service

Main Street Chillicothe will host the annual Memory Tree Lighting and Dedication Service on the evening of November 19th. Ornaments with cards inside to memorialize individuals will be placed on the tree in Silver Moon Plaza at 6 o’clock and remain there throughout the Holiday season. Attendees can park on Webster Street, in the courthouse […]