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First Show-Me-Select fall sale better than farmers thought with $1,672 average

Show-Me-Select replacement heifers sold for $1,672 average on 190 head. The sale at Joplin Regional Stockyards was the first of six sales across Missouri this fall. This year’s price topped a $1,586 average from one year ago, says Eldon Cole. The University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist, Mount Vernon, manages the sale. The heifers come […]

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Texas manager pleads guilty in Missouri to pet food fraud, company pays $4.5 million restitution

The manager of a Wilbur-Ellis Company processing facility in Texas pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a multi-million dollar conspiracy to sell adulterated ingredients to pet food manufacturers, for which the company has already paid more than $4.5 million in restitution. William Douglas Haning, 48, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge […]

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Salisbury woman hospitalized after crashing near Marceline

A Salisbury woman was hospitalized following a single-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon five miles southeast of Marceline. Thirty-one-year-old Ann Burks sustained serious injuries and was taken to University Hospital in Columbia. An investigator reported Ms. Burks was driving south when she apparently experienced a medical issue causing her pickup to run off Route ZZ and strike […]

Fatal Crash

Crash near Edinburg kills Trenton man, another life-flighted to Kansas City

A single-vehicle accident on Thursday afternoon on Highway 146 near Edinburg has claimed the life of a Trenton resident and hospitalized another resident. Sixty-nine-year-old Lindell J. Willey was pronounced dead at the scene by the Grundy County Coroner. A passenger, 58-year-old Pamela K. Holsted received moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Wright Memorial […]

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Carrollton woman injured in single-vehicle crash

A Carrollton resident, 21-year-old Makayla Bowlen, received what the highway patrol called moderate injuries in a single-vehicle, rollover, accident in Chariton County. The highway patrol report noted she was taken by ambulance to the Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall. Ms. Bowlen was westbound when the sports utility vehicle (Chevy Trail Blazer) she was driving went off […]

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 […]

Fatal Fire

47-year-old Livingston County man dies in Friday night fire

Chillicothe Fire Department Chief Eric Reeter reports human remains were found in the debris of a single-wide trailer that burned Friday night in rural Livingston County. Firefighters were dispatched shortly after 9 o’clock to 9803 Livingston County Road 228 and discovered a single wide trailer fully involved in fire. Reeter said the blaze was extinguished, and […]