Social Security Fraud

Missouri woman pleads guilty to Social Security fraud

A Missouri, woman who used a stolen identity to enroll in college pleaded guilty in federal court to Social Security fraud. Laura A. Oglesby, 48, of Mountain View, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of intentionally furnishing false information to the Social Security Administration. By pleading guilty, Oglesby […]

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Public hearing to amend Grundy County budget set for December 14

A public hearing is scheduled next week at the Courthouse in Trenton to amend the Grundy County budget. County Clerk and Budget Officer Betty Spickard will hold the hearing at 9 am on December 14, 2021. County commissioners are to be present. The hearing is to include general revenue funds for the Thompson River Bank […]

Summit Natural Gas

Customers of Summit Natural Gas to see increase in natural gas rate beginning December 8th

To reflect estimated changes in the wholesale cost of natural gas as well as a change in the company’s Actual Cost Adjustment (ACA) factor, Summit Natural Gas of Missouri, Inc. (Summit Natural Gas) customers will see natural gas rates change under a filing that takes effect on December 8, 2021. The ACA factor is a […]

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Audio: Proud Boys member sentenced to 7 years in prison on firearms charges

After admitting to illegally having several thousands of rounds of ammunition in Missouri, among other crimes, a member of the Proud Boys extremist group is set to serve 87 months (7.25 years) in prison.     Jonathan Cuney of New York state said he bought the ammunition at a Columbia, Missouri firearms store through a […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol arrests woman from Iowa in Sullivan County

An Iowa woman was arrested Wednesday night during a traffic stop in Sullivan County. Twenty-eight-year-old Sarita Gettings of Ottumwa, Iowa has been accused of driving while intoxicated as well as failure to maintain to the right half of the road, no driver’s license, no insurance, and no seat belt. Gettings was transported to the Sullivan […]

Winterfest

“Winterfest” in Unionville kicks off on Saturday

Unionville’s Winterfest will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021, around the town square. The festival kicks off at 2 p.m. with a Local Author Reception in the Putnam County Library. The two-hour reception features authors Doris Bland, Carl Schnelle, Melissa Hedrick, Linda Couchman, Enfys McMurry, Julie Brundage, and the Varner family. They will be answering […]

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Three health departments report on new cases of COVID-19; new COVID-related death also reported

Another COVID-19-related death has been added for Caldwell County. The health department reports 25 deaths total. The number of cases has increased by 75 since November 16th, which raises the total to 1,406. There are 40 active cases. The Sullivan County Health Department confirms three additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 1,305. Sixteen cases […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to nine years in prison for illegal firearm following high-speed police chase

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm after leading police officers on a high-speed chase through oncoming traffic and crashing into several police vehicles. Kyle K. Kessler, 35, Kansas City, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to nine years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 15, […]

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U.S. Supreme Court considers new limits on abortions in Mississippi case

(Missouri Independent) – The Supreme Court is weighing potentially sweeping changes to the right to an abortion, after two hours of arguments Wednesday morning on a Mississippi law that bans most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy. The court’s conservatives, who hold a 6-3 majority, appeared through their questions to be sympathetic to Mississippi’s arguments […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson makes appointments to various boards; Cameron man appointed to Missouri State Fair Commission

 Governor Mike Parson announced five appointments to various boards and commissions and filled two-county office vacancies.  Robert Connell, of Troy, was appointed to the Amber Alert System Oversight Committee.  Mr. Connell has been with the City of St. John Police Department since 2002 and has continuously advanced through the ranks to his current position as Police Chief. […]

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Advocates say Build Back Better Act could improve health outcomes for Missouri children

Health advocates are pressing the U.S. Senate to pass the Build Back Better Act after it passed the House last month. The bill would improve Medicaid and CHIP, the federal Children’s Health Insurance Program, by offering 12 months of continuous coverage to children who qualify and making federal CHIP funding permanent. Casey Hanson, director of outreach and […]

Jeanie Griffin

Jeanie Griffin receives Missouri Community College Association Senior Service Award

Jeanie Griffin, WDB Fiscal Manager of Trenton, Missouri, was recently recognized by the Missouri Community College Association (MCCA) for her service to North Central Missouri College and community colleges. Jeanie received the 2021 Senior Service award at the statewide MCCA convention held in Branson, MO. This award is given annually to outstanding community college employees […]

12 year old Addison Gibbs harvested his buck in Howard County

Young hunters harvested 3,477 deer during late youth portion

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 3,477 deer during Missouri’s late youth portion of the 2021 deer hunting season, Nov. 26-28. Of the 3,477 deer harvested, 1,470 were antlered bucks, 383 were button bucks, and 1,624 were does. The top counties for the late […]

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Hawley, Blunt press VA for plan to protect veterans in long-term care facilities from impact of vaccine mandate

Missouri Senators Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley today sent a letter to the Veterans Administration demanding answers on how veterans in long-term care facilities will be impacted by the COVID-19 federal vaccination mandate and what is being done to protect them. “We are concerned that implementation of these federal vaccine mandates will cause Missouri’s long-term […]

Coon Creek Baptist Church

Audio: Over 700 meals delivered on Thanksgiving day at Coon Creek Baptist Church

More than 600 meals were expected to be delivered or picked up for the Thanksgiving day dinner provided by Union Coon Creek Baptist Church west of Trenton. According to the pastor’s wife, Dianna Crawford, she says that number is a little lower than usual as approximately 1,000 meals were delivered or picked up in 2020. […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of 10 individuals on Wednesday

Numerous arrests were reported on Wednesday in area counties by troopers of the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Wednesday, November 24, 2021. Chillicothe resident, 25-year-old David Gamble, was arrested Wednesday morning in Grundy County. He’s been accused of driving while intoxicated for drugs, misdemeanor possession of drugs, and drug paraphernalia. Gamble was taken on a […]