Carl Lutz

Lawmakers introduce resolution honoring holocaust hero Carl Lutz

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Bob Casey (Pa.) introduced a resolution honoring Carl Lutz, a Swiss diplomat who saved more than 50,000 people – half of the surviving Jewish population of Budapest – from deportation to concentration camps during the Holocaust. While working in Nazi-occupied Hungary, Lutz obtained permission from Nazi leadership to issue […]

President Joe Biden Photo Courtesy of the White House

Biden backs reparations study, as House Democrats push for commission

(Missouri Independent) – The White House on Wednesday indicated that President Joe Biden would support studying reparations for slavery, the same day that House Democrats held a hearing on legislation that would set up a reparations commission. But White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki stopped short of saying Biden would sign the bill under consideration […]

Indictment

Eleven Missouri residents indicted for $1.7 million meth, heroin conspiracy and numerous firearms

Eleven defendants have been indicted for their roles in a $1.7 million conspiracy to distribute 150 kilograms of methamphetamine and 10 kilograms of heroin, as well as illegally possessing numerous firearms. Kamel Mahgub Elburki, 31, Ashley Brooke Clevenger, 37, Edward Jason Alberty Jr., 23, Rachel Gale Simpson, 36, Daniel Jessie Ruiz, 35, and Matthew John […]

Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson

Dorinda Nicholson “The Pearl Harbor Child” to speak at Grand River Historical Museum Society

Grand River Historical Museum Society will present a fascinating program on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at the Elk’s Lodge. You can register for dinner at 6:30 or attend only the program at 7:00 p.m. Dorinda Nicholson “The Pearl Harbor Child” will be the speaker. Dorinda Makanaonalani Nicholson, known as “The Pearl Harbor Child” is an […]

Stars and Stripes Museum Website

Stars and Stripes Museum kicks off fund-raising campaign with Spirit of Democracy event

Not many Missourians know that the U.S. military’s daily newspaper, Stars and Stripes, was founded here on Nov. 9, 1861. Union soldiers occupying the town commandeered the printing press of the Bloomfield Herald and issued a four-page newspaper with that title. The newspaper proved to be a morale booster for troops away from their families, […]

USS Missouri Forever Postage Stamp

United States Postal Service honors the USS Missouri, “Mighty Mo,” with stamp

The USS Missouri, affectionately nicknamed the “Mighty Mo” was the third U.S. Navy ship to be named after the Show Me state and the fourth American warship* to bear the name – there was a Confederate Missouri that was captured by Union forces during the Civil War but never commissioned as a United States Ship (USS). Today, a […]

Holocaust

Audio: World War II Veteran Starting a Holocaust Library in Northwest Missouri’s Cameron

A World War II veteran who helped liberate a concentration camp has started a Holocaust library in northwest Missouri’s Cameron.      96-year-old Bill Pollard served as an Army medic during World War II and also the Korean War. Pollard says he is doing everything he can to honor the millions murdered during the Holocaust, […]

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day December 7

Audio: Missouri sailor could have been one of the first to sacrifice life at Pearl Harbor

Events are taking place across Missouri to pay respect during Pearl Harbor Day. One in southeast Missouri’s Cape Girardeau is honoring the town’s first World War II casualty. Matt Hampton with the local VFW says 19-year-old Lloyd Dale Clippard was likely one of the first to die at Pearl Harbor.     Ceremonies are taking […]

Delta Queen Riverboat

Senators Blunt and McCaskill announce legislation to bring historic riverboat back to the Mississippi River

Missouri Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill announced that their legislation to bring the historic 1920’s riverboat Delta Queen back to the Mississippi River was signed into law. The bill reinstates a decades-long exemption to allow the boat to operate from its new homeport of Kimmswick, in Jefferson County – creating jobs and strengthening economic […]

Kit Bond

Audio: Former Missouri Senator Kit Bond reflects on President George H.W. Bush’s legacy

A former Missouri senator who spent 24 years on Capitol Hill praises former President George H.W. Bush, who died Friday at the age of 94. Former Missouri Senator Kit Bond describes President Bush as a “special person.”     Bond describes former President George Herbert Walker Bush as a “true statesman” and an outstanding president […]

Military Veterans

Audio: Highway 5 to narrow for motorcade returning Navy Seaman 2nd Class Harold Lloyd’s remains to Laclede

Highway 5 will be narrowed on Wednesday, October 10th for the motorcade to return the remains of World War II Navy Seaman 2nd Class Harold Lloyd to his final resting place in Laclede. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation will close the southbound lane of Route 5 from U.S. Route 36 to just north […]

Aviation Unit Receives Combat Patch

Aviation unit from Sedalia, Missouri receives combat patch

More than 40 U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers received their shoulder sleeve insignia for former wartime service, or combat patch, during a ceremony held in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter hangar at Camp Taji Military Complex, Iraq, Sept. 11, 2018. The Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 35th Combat Aviation Brigade, from Sedalia, Missouri, arrived […]

Branson Duck Boat

Audio: Announcement from attorneys representing Missouri Duck Boat victims coming today

Lawyers representing victims of the Duck Boat tragedy on Table Rock Lake near Branson are holding a news conference today in Kansas City. Seventeen people were killed when the vehicle sank while taking on four waves during a storm. Attorney Andrew Duffy says the Duck Boat industry has irresponsibly portrayed their excursions as fun and […]