Scholarship

Missouri State Fair awards scholarships to 4-H and FFA youth

Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced today that 46 youth, selected from Missouri 4-H and FFA State Fair exhibitors, will be awarded scholarships by the Missouri State Fair and the Youth in Agriculture Committee. These students are seeking higher education at a university/college of their choice and will be recognized on April 22, 2022, […]

Preferred Family Healthcare

Preferred Family Healthcare to pay more than $8 million in fines related to embezzlement, bribery investigation

Springfield, Missouri-based nonprofit Preferred Family Healthcare will pay more than $8 million in forfeiture and restitution to the federal government and the state of Arkansas under the terms of a non-prosecution agreement announced, which acknowledges the criminal conduct of its former officers and employees. “Preferred Family Healthcare must relinquish the illegal profits it garnered from […]

(Photo of Zachary Wayne Douglas courtesy Braymer School District website)

Teacher and coach at Braymer school facing additional charges of sexual abuse, sodomy, and sexual contact with a student

Additional charges have been filed against a teacher and coach for the Braymer C-4 School District who was originally charged last week after allegedly sending nude photos and videos to students. Additional charges for 29-year-old Zachary Wayman Douglas of Utica include four felony counts of first-degree sexual abuse, two felony counts of second-degree statutory sodomy, […]

(Photo of Zachary Wayne Douglas courtesy Braymer School District website)

Teacher and coach at Braymer School District facing charges after allegedly sending nude photos and videos to students

A teacher and coach for the Braymer C-4 School District is facing charges after allegedly sending nude photos and videos to students. Twenty-nine-year-old Zachary Wayne Douglas of Utica has been charged with one count of felony sexual misconduct involving a child under 15, one count of felony first-degree sexual misconduct, and four counts of misdemeanor […]

Grundy Electric Foundation

GEC Community Foundation grant application deadline is April 1, 2022

The GEC Community Foundation is currently accepting grant applications. The application deadline is April 1, 2022. Qualified applicants may apply for a grant by completing a grant application with supporting information. The grant application is available by logging online at www.grundyec.com or calling the Cooperative at 1-800-279-2249, extension 23. Applications will be reviewed by the […]

Court News

Court news for Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court on Thursday, March 10, 2022

Among cases Thursday, March 10, 2022, in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court: Trenton resident Kyle Ray Graves pleaded guilty to felony possession of a controlled substance/synthetic cannabinoid. Two other counts were dismissed. Graves was sentenced to seven years with the Department of Corrections with the term to be consecutive to any other […]

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National Weather Service releases information on strength of tornados that rolled through Iowa

The National Weather Service office in Des Moines has released information on the strength of tornadoes Saturday that impacted portions of Iowa. The most devastation and loss of life was in the Winterset area southwest of Des Moines. At about 4:30 pm an EF 4 tornado, with speeds up to 170 miles an hour, followed […]

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Milan man facing weapons charge after allegedly threatening to kill a woman

Milan Police Chief Gail Hayes reports the arrest of a Milan resident on February 23, 2022. The arrest was on a warrant that stemmed from a domestic disturbance investigation by the Milan Police earlier this month. Twenty-two-year-old Cameron Wayne Bozman has been charged with the felonies of unlawful use of a weapon involving exhibiting and […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of five individuals on Monday and Tuesday

The Highway Patrol in Adair County reports the arrest of two individuals from Kirksville on warrants issued by other counties. Thirty-eight-year-old Yvonne Hampton was arrested Tuesday on a felony warrant for alleged theft of a motor vehicle in Jackson County. She also was arrested on a warrant at Kirksville for alleged driving while revoked. Hampton […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 16 years in federal prison without parole for sexual exploitation of two children

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for the sexual exploitation of two victims, an 8-year old and a 16-year old. Harley Wayne Schrader, 27, of Webb City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 16 years and eight months in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Schrader to […]

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Missouri feral hog elimination partnership removes more than 9,800 feral hogs

The Missouri Feral Hog Elimination Partnership (the Partnership) removed 9,857 feral hogs from the landscape in 2021, making the total number of feral hogs eliminated more than 54,000 since 2016. The Partnership is made up of 13 federal and state agencies along with numerous agriculture and conservations organizations. “I’m really proud of the progress that […]

Medicaid Fraud

Missouri Attorney General obtains $500,000 settlement in Medicaid fraud case

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced today that on December 21, 2021, Piney Ridge Center, a residential treatment facility for children suffering from sexual behavior disorders and mental health illnesses, entered into a civil settlement agreement with his office for billing MO HealthNet, the Missouri Medicaid program, for therapy services that it did not provide […]

Grundy Electric Foundation

GEC Community Foundation awards over $2,900 in grants

The Trustees of the GEC Community Foundation, Inc. met on January 26, 2022, and awarded four grants totaling $2,971.00. All grants are funded by member donations called Operation Round Up where members voluntarily round up their utility bills each month to fund grants to eligible entities. Education grants were awarded to Trenton-IX Middle School, Trenton, […]

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Missouri Attorney General sues nine additional schools to halt mask mandate policies

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Monday filed suit against nine more school districts to halt their illegal mask mandate policies. Districts that were sued include Bayless, Jennings, Lexington, Kirkwood, Ritenour, Hancock Place, Special School District of St. Louis, Meramec Valley, and University City. “As we’ve made clear from the beginning, the power to make […]