Motorcycle Crash

Stewartsville man injured in motorcycle crash

A Stewartsville resident was hurt when the motorcycle he was operating overturned on private property in DeKalb County. Fifty-four-year-old Clifford Stone was taken to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph with serious injuries. The crash happened Saturday afternoon on private property at 9550 Southwest Thornton Road as the motorcycle traveled up a hill, left the […]

Terry Campbell

Obituary & Services: Terry Campbell

Terry Campbell, 58, of Unionville, Missouri, passed away unexpectedly at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Missouri, on Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Terry had battled cancer in the past but succumbed to a recent recurrence. Terry Gerald Campbell was born in Davenport, Iowa, on February 13, 1964, the son of Gary Lee and Margaret Ann (Pitsenbarger) […]

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Obituary and Services: Sandra Kingsolver

Sandra June Kingsolver, age 77, a resident of Chillicothe, Missouri, passed away on Monday, April 11, 2022, at her residence. Sandra was born the daughter of Leroy and Lois Virginia (Hannah) Scott on June 27, 1944, in Los Angeles, California. She was united in marriage to James Everett Kingsolver on May 22, 1960, in Brookfield, […]

Prison Sentence

Judge sentences Missouri woman to 9-1/2 years in federal prison on drug and gun charges

Kietra R. Studdard, age 44, of Fenton, Missouri appeared before United States District Court Judge Sarah E. Pitlyk and pleaded guilty. Studdard was sentenced to 115 months in federal prison for possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine; possession of pseudoephedrine with intent to manufacture methamphetamine, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.  […]

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Missouri Attorney General files suit against Missouri School Boards Association for alleged Sunshine Law violations

To kick off Sunshine Week, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed suit against the Missouri School Boards Association for alleged violations of the Sunshine Law. The Missouri Attorney General’s Office previously requested records from the Missouri School Boards Association (MSBA) related to their role in the October 4, 2021 memo from the Biden Administration and […]

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Two dead, one injured in head-on crash on Highway 116

Two drivers were killed and one passenger injured in a Highway 116 crash Wednesday afternoon in Clinton County. The highway patrol identified the fatalities as 36-year-old Christopher McCubbin of Polo and 73 year old Lance Romig of Kansas City. A passenger in the Romig pickup, 74-year-old Cory Day of Gladstone, received moderate injuries and was […]

MDC is offering Free Hunter Education Classes during August

Missouri Department of Conservation to offer free hunter education skills classes in March and April

The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering free upcoming hunter education skills sessions in northwest Missouri. Participants will earn the safety certificate needed to obtain hunting permits. These sessions will teach and test participants for safe firearms handling and basic hunting skills.    The sessions offered and links to register include: Chillicothe from 5:30 to 9:30 […]

American Farm Bureau Federation president Zippy Duvall spoke at the organization’s 2022 annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia (photo provided by American Farm Bureau Federation)

American Farm Bureau Federation claims it’s the ‘voice of agriculture,’ Others beg to differ

(Missouri Independent) – This story was originally published as a collaboration between Investigate Midwest and Watchdog Writers Group. The American Farm Bureau Federation calls itself the “voice of agriculture,” a slogan it trademarked in 2007. But as the divide between agribusiness and small farmers has grown in recent decades, a unified voice of agriculture has become harder to […]

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USDA announces Conservation Reserve Program signups for 2022

Agricultural producers and landowners can sign up soon for the Conservation Reserve Program,  a cornerstone conservation program offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and a key tool in the Biden-Harris Administration effort to address climate change and achieve other natural resource benefits. The General CRP signup will run from Jan. 31 to March 11, and the […]