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Leadership Northwest Missouri Receives Two Charitable Gifts

Leadership Northwest Missouri Receives Two Charitable Gifts

Leadership Northwest Missouri is grateful to have recently received two charitable gifts. One from The Harry and Helena Messick Charitable Trust, US Bank, N.A.

Nodaway County U.S. Route 71 Intersection Improvements Complete

Nodaway County U.S. Route 71 Intersection Improvements Complete

St. Joseph, Mo. – Intersection improvements on Nodaway County U.S. Route 71 are now complete. The improvements began in the summer of 2020 as

Iowa Law Enforcement Officers Return From Border Security Mission

Iowa Law Enforcement Officers Return From Border Security Mission

DES MOINES – Today Governor Kim Reynolds announced that Iowa Department of Public Safety (DPS) officers have successfully concluded their deployment to the U.S.

August Final Month For Missouri Pandemic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (P-SNAP) Benefits

August Final Month For Missouri Pandemic Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (P-SNAP) Benefits

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – For the 18th and final month, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service approved Missouri’s waiver request

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 7/28

KNIM News Flash Briefing (Audio) 7/28

Accident In Atchison County Seriously Injures Tarkio Man

Accident In Atchison County Seriously Injures Tarkio Man

Two from Tarkio were injured, one seriously, in a crash involving a semi Tuesday night in Atchison County.  39 year old Bryce J Stuchlik

Missouri Notifying Individuals of Possible Waiver of Recovery From Federal Unemployment Overpayments

Missouri Notifying Individuals of Possible Waiver of Recovery From Federal Unemployment Overpayments

Jefferson City, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has implemented a process for claimants to apply to the Division of

Attorney General: Couple From Reform School Should Be Jailed

Attorney General: Couple From Reform School Should Be Jailed

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office says a southwest Missouri couple charged with multiple counts of abuse at a

Three Jail Escapees In McDonald County Back In Custody

Three Jail Escapees In McDonald County Back In Custody

PINEVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The McDonald County Sheriff’s Office says three inmates who escaped from a jail during the weekend have been recaptured. The

Iowa Governor Reynolds Rejects Call For Vaccinated To Wear Masks

Iowa Governor Reynolds Rejects Call For Vaccinated To Wear Masks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds is rejecting new recommendations about wearing masks in response to a  spread of a coronavirus

Judge Hears Request For New Trial In Mollie Tibbetts Case

Judge Hears Request For New Trial In Mollie Tibbetts Case

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The lead investigator in the death of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts says he’s confident the right man

Slipknot Founding Drummer Joey Jordison Dies At 46

Slipknot Founding Drummer Joey Jordison Dies At 46

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Joey Jordison, the founding drummer of the band Slipknot, has died at age 46. Jordison’s family says he died

Missouri Congressional Delegation Members Introduce Resolution Celebrating State’s Bicentennial

WASHINGTON – Today, Missouri Senators Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley, along with Missouri Representatives Sam Graves, Jason Smith, Vicky Hartzler, Billy Long, Ann Wagner, and Blaine

Red Oak, Iowa Man Arrested On Child Molestation Charges In Nodaway County

Red Oak, Iowa Man Arrested On Child Molestation Charges In Nodaway County

The Nodaway County Sherriff’s Office reports the arrest of 53 year old Richard Eugene Darrell of Red Oak, Iowa.  Darrell is being held on

Maryville City Council Notes

Maryville City Council Notes

–Approved an Ordinance to Execute a Contract with R/S Electric Motors for the Purchase & Installation of a new motor for a blower at

Crash In Gentry County Injures Three

Crash In Gentry County Injures Three

A two vehicle crash in Gentry County Monday night injured three from Albany.  21 year old Jared J Moffat and 64 year old Russell

Andrew County Sheriff’s Office Notes

Andrew County Sheriff’s Office Notes

Bradford Wermelskirchen of Bolckow has been charged with 2 counts of Felony Kidnapping, 2 counts of Felony Assault, Felony Armed Criminal Action, and Felony

Gov. Reynolds Appoints Marine Corps Veteran Matthew Peterson As Commandant of Iowa Veterans Home 

Gov. Reynolds Appoints Marine Corps Veteran Matthew Peterson As Commandant of Iowa Veterans Home 

DES MOINES – Gov. Kim Reynolds Monday announced her appointment of Major Matthew Peterson as Commandant of the Iowa Veterans Home. Peterson’s appointment is effective July 27, 2021 and is subject to

Civil Rights Groups Seek US Probe of Kansas City Police

Civil Rights Groups Seek US Probe of Kansas City Police

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Civil rights groups want a federal investigation of Kansas City, Missouri, police.  The Urban Council on Monday asked the

Patrol: 2 Killed In Wrong-Way Interstate Crash In Kansas

Patrol: 2 Killed In Wrong-Way Interstate Crash In Kansas

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Highway Patrol says a wrong-way driver on Interstate 35 caused a head-on collision that killed him and the

Police Chase Crosses Iowa Bike Race Path

Police Chase Crosses Iowa Bike Race Path

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Police say a car chase briefly crossed an Iowa bike race’s path.  A state trooper tried to pull over

P-EBT Application Deadline Extended To August 20

P-EBT Application Deadline Extended To August 20

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Department of Social Services has extended the deadline for families to apply for Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfer (P-EBT) benefits to

To Improve Services, State Task Force Invites Missourians To Complete Survey On Rights Of Sexual Assault Victims and survivors

To Improve Services, State Task Force Invites Missourians To Complete Survey On Rights Of Sexual Assault Victims and survivors

Newly formed state task force requests public comment and provide suggestions in order to strengthen protections and services for Missouri sexual assault victims JEFFERSON

The Time Has Come – State Senator Dan Hegeman

The Time Has Come – State Senator Dan Hegeman

COVID-19 is still here. For nearly a year and a half, all of us have made sacrifices to one degree or another. We have

Northwest Missouri State Student Found Dead At Residence

Northwest Missouri State Student Found Dead At Residence

19 year old Northwest Missouri State student Ezra Mohn was found dead in his off campus residence Saturday.  Police say foul play is not

Maryville Teen Sent To Hosptial In Nodaway County Accident

Maryville Teen Sent To Hosptial In Nodaway County Accident

A two vehicle crash Saturday morning in Nodaway County sent a Maryville teen to the hospital.  36 year old Frederick A Creamer of Maryville

Hopkins Man Arrested For DUI Friday

Hopkins Man Arrested For DUI Friday

Friday evening 38 year old Chad D King of Hopkins was arrested by Missouri State Patrol in Nodaway County for driving while intoxicated with

3 Men Escape From SW Missouri Jail After Assaulting Officer

3 Men Escape From SW Missouri Jail After Assaulting Officer

PINEVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities are searching for three men who escaped from a jail in southwest Missouri after allegedly attacking an officer. The

Teen Critically Hurt In ‘Hill Jumping’ Crash In Kansas City

Teen Critically Hurt In ‘Hill Jumping’ Crash In Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police said a teen girl was critically injured after the car she was riding in flipped and crashed while

Iowa’s State Board of Health Too Short Of Members To Meet

Iowa’s State Board of Health Too Short Of Members To Meet

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state board charged with helping oversee Iowa’s response to the coronavirus pandemic can’t meet because it doesn’t have

People Protest Vaccine Mandates at Iowa Capitol

People Protest Vaccine Mandates at Iowa Capitol

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered outside the Iowa State Capitol Saturday to rally against mandates requiring people to get vaccinated

MODOT Construction Week of July 26th

MODOT Construction Week of July 26th

Nodaway County U.S. Route 71 – Northwest Missouri State University’s intersection improvement project at Icon Road through July. A 12-foot width restriction is in

83-Year-Old And 79-Year-Old Strike Ditch, Both Transported To Mosaic Life Care

83-Year-Old And 79-Year-Old Strike Ditch, Both Transported To Mosaic Life Care

Late Thursday evening, an accident occurred as 83-year-old Paul E Jackson and 79-year-old Joyce E Jackson of St. Joseph were northbound on I-29 when

Police Say 3 Bodies Found In Suburban Kansas City Home

Police Say 3 Bodies Found In Suburban Kansas City Home

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Sheriff’s officials are investigating the cause of death of three adults found dead inside a suburban Kansas City home.

Police ID Man Killed In Crash While Walking On KC Interstate

Police ID Man Killed In Crash While Walking On KC Interstate

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police have identified a man killed in a crash as he walked in a northbound lane of Interstate 435

Missouri Would Get $500M Under Opioid Settlement

Missouri Would Get $500M Under Opioid Settlement

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri could get as much as $500 million to help victims of the opioid epidemic as part of a

Missouri Supreme Court Reverses Medicaid Expansion Decision

Missouri Supreme Court Reverses Medicaid Expansion Decision

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court has vacated a lower court’s decision in the state’s Medicaid expansion case, agreeing that the voter-approved

Judge OKs Subpoenas For Iowa Murder Suspect’s Medical Files

Judge OKs Subpoenas For Iowa Murder Suspect’s Medical Files

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A judge says a hospital that treated a Cedar Rapids man for a gunshot wound after he allegedly killed

Eliminating Family Farms IS NOT Infrastructure – Congressman Sam Graves

Eliminating Family Farms IS NOT Infrastructure – Congressman Sam Graves

Dear Friend, Just a few months ago, I wrote about how eliminating the stepped-up basis would devastate family farms. Long story short, it would

Statement From Senator Dan Hegeman On Medicaid Expansion Ruling

Statement From Senator Dan Hegeman On Medicaid Expansion Ruling

JEFFERSON CITY — State Sen. Dan Hegeman, R-Cosby, issued the following statement regarding the Missouri Supreme Court’s decision on Medicaid expansion: “Today’s decision by

Missouri Farm Bureau Commentary – Missouri’s Agritourism Venues Provide Lasting Family Memories

Missouri Farm Bureau Commentary – Missouri’s Agritourism Venues Provide Lasting Family Memories

By Garrett Hawkins My family looks forward to this all season. We pile in the car and drive half an hour. The kids get

Assault Occurs Outside Tarkio Athletic Center

Assault Occurs Outside Tarkio Athletic Center

On Monday July 19, 2021 at approximately 7:30 pm at the Tarkio Athletic Center, near the end of a volleyball tournament, an assault occurred.

Nodaway County Man Charged With Distribution Of Methamphetamine

Nodaway County Man Charged With Distribution Of Methamphetamine

The Nodaway County Sheriffs Office received information that a Nodaway County man was selling methamphetamine throughout the county. 45-year-old Edward Wayne Baker of Maryville

Leadership Northwest Missouri Class of 2021 Graduates 19 from the Region

Leadership Northwest Missouri Class of 2021 Graduates 19 from the Region

Leadership Northwest Missouri recently held their 2021 graduation ceremony in Cameron at the Cameron Community Center. The celebration began with a welcome by Master

Mosaic Receives $250K Gift To Support Cancer Center 

Mosaic Receives $250K Gift To Support Cancer Center 

JOSEPH, MO – Mosaic Life Care was recently awarded a $250K gift from the Louetta M. Cowden Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee. The

Governor Parson Announces Donald G. Kauerauf to Lead Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services 

Governor Parson Announces Donald G. Kauerauf to Lead Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services 

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Today during a press conference at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson announced that he has selected Donald G. Kauerauf

Missouri Governor Receives Federal Pandemic Loan For Farm

Missouri Governor Receives Federal Pandemic Loan For Farm

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican Gov. Mike Parson has received roughly $6,300 for his beef cattle ranch through a federal program designed

Kansas City Police Say Man Killed In Overnight Shooting

Kansas City Police Say Man Killed In Overnight Shooting

KANSAS CITY, Mo (AP) — Police say a man has died in an overnight shooting in a southeastern Kansas City neighborhood. Police say in

22 In Omaha Home Treated For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

22 In Omaha Home Treated For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say nearly two dozen people, including several young children, living in a northwest Omaha home were treated for carbon

Senator Blunt’s New Bipartisan Bill Will Galvanize Wildlife Conservation, Help Prevent Extinctions Nationwide

Senator Blunt’s New Bipartisan Bill Will Galvanize Wildlife Conservation, Help Prevent Extinctions Nationwide

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (July 20, 2021) — Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO.) and Senator Martin Henrich (D-NM) are working together on a new bill, the

Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County dedicates home to 12th partner family

Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County dedicates home to 12th partner family

MARYVILLE, Mo. — Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County and community members gathered July 18 to celebrate their partnership with the McCoy family and

Governor Parson Announces $4 million in New Grant Programs to Combat Crimes Against Children and Provide Additional Support to Crime Victim Service Agencies

Governor Parson Announces $4 million in New Grant Programs to Combat Crimes Against Children and Provide Additional Support to Crime Victim Service Agencies

(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Governor Mike Parson today announced $4 million in new grant opportunities to combat crimes against children and to provide additional

83 Year Old Savannah Man Transported To Mosaic St. Joseph By Andrew County EMS

83 Year Old Savannah Man Transported To Mosaic St. Joseph By Andrew County EMS

Early Tuesday morning 83-year-old James W Edwards of Savannah  was Southbound on US 71 just south of country road 58 when Edwards was struck

Man Sentenced For Woman’s Death At Kansas City Arts Event

Man Sentenced For Woman’s Death At Kansas City Arts Event

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 20-year-old man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison for the death of a woman struck by

Full Federal Appeals Court To Consider Missouri Abortion Law

Full Federal Appeals Court To Consider Missouri Abortion Law

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to rehear a case over Missouri abortion restrictions. The court last week

Police Say Iowa Teen Girl Found Dead In Car Had Been Shot

Police Say Iowa Teen Girl Found Dead In Car Had Been Shot

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Police say a 15-year-old girl found dead early Tuesday behind the wheel of a vehicle that had crashed in

54-Year-Old Shenandoah Man Arrested On Page County Warrant

54-Year-Old Shenandoah Man Arrested On Page County Warrant

On July 16th, 2021 the Page County Sheriff’s Office arrested Thayne Alvin Kinnison, age 54 of Shenandoah, IA at his residence in Shenandoah. Kinnison

3rd Child Dies After House Fire That Killed 2 Others

3rd Child Dies After House Fire That Killed 2 Others

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police say a third child has died following a house fire in Kansas City last week that killed two

24-Year-Old Clearmont Man Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

24-Year-Old Clearmont Man Charged With Possession Of Child Pornography

24 Year Old Matthew Vollentine of Clearmont was arrested by the Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office and has been charged with possession of child pornography.

38-Year-Old Trenton Man Charged With Two Counts Of Child Molestation

38-Year-Old Trenton Man Charged With Two Counts Of Child Molestation

38 Year Old Steven W Leivan of Trenton has been charged with two counts of Child Molestation. He is being held at the Nodaway

Family Mourns Boy Who Died After Iowa Water Ride Accident

Family Mourns Boy Who Died After Iowa Water Ride Accident

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Family and friends are remembering the joy an 11-year-old boy brought to others before he was critically injured on

Improving Foster Care & Adoption Rules – State Senator Dan Hegeman

Improving Foster Care & Adoption Rules – State Senator Dan Hegeman

The role of state government, in my opinion, is to provide for those in our state who cannot provide for themselves, such as the

49-year-old Ridgeway Woman Hits Deer, Trasnported to Harrison County Community Hospital

49-year-old Ridgeway Woman Hits Deer, Trasnported to Harrison County Community Hospital

Early Monday morning 49-year-old, Leann M Wright of Ridgeway, Missouri was Northbound on I-35 when a deer ran into her path, Wright struck the

Kansas City Man Sentenced For Shooting Bus Passenger

Kansas City Man Sentenced For Shooting Bus Passenger

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for shooting a passenger on a bus

Ceremony In Kansas City Honors Victims Of Skywalk Tragedy

Ceremony In Kansas City Honors Victims Of Skywalk Tragedy

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of one of its greatest tragedies with a release of

KCK Police Investigate Deaths Of 2 Men Found In Car

KCK Police Investigate Deaths Of 2 Men Found In Car

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas City, Kansas, say two men found near a crashed vehicle were homicide victims. Police were called

Pella Windows Adding 120 Jobs At Southwest Iowa Plant

Pella Windows Adding 120 Jobs At Southwest Iowa Plant

SHENANDOAH, Iowa (AP) — The Pella Windows & Doors company plans to shift more window production to its southwest Iowa factory and hire 120

MO HealthNet Launches Project Hep Cure To Eliminate Hepatitis C In Missouri’s Medicaid Population

MO HealthNet Launches Project Hep Cure To Eliminate Hepatitis C In Missouri’s Medicaid Population

JEFFERSON CITY, MO –Today, the Department of Social Services MO HealthNet Division announced the launch of a new partnership, called Project Hep Cure, to eliminate

Area Students, Educators Participate In Annual Precision Agriculture Summer Academy

Area Students, Educators Participate In Annual Precision Agriculture Summer Academy

MARYVILLE, Mo. – Northwest Missouri State University and Agrivision Equipment partnered again this summer to offer a three-day academy that introduced high school students and

MODOT Construction Week of July 19th

MODOT Construction Week of July 19th

Nodaway County U.S. Route 71 – Northwest Missouri State University’s intersection improvement project at Icon Road through mid-July. A 12-foot width restriction is in

Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation For Agriculture Eighth-Annual Keep Missouri Farming Tractor Cruise

Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation For Agriculture Eighth-Annual Keep Missouri Farming Tractor Cruise

Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture is holding its eighth-annual Keep Missouri Farming Tractor Cruise Tomorrow. Tractors will travel through Atchison County on a

Nodaway County Fair Parade

Nodaway County Fair Parade

The Nodaway County Fair Parade is Tomorrow. The parade begins at 9:30 with registration starting at 7:30 in front of the Ron Houston Performing

Survey Shows: Growth Continues In Rural Parts Of 10 States

Survey Shows: Growth Continues In Rural Parts Of 10 States

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A new monthly survey of bankers in rural parts of 10 Plains and Western states suggests continued economic growth in

Sheriff: 2 Missourians Die In Small Plane Crash In Iowa

Sheriff: 2 Missourians Die In Small Plane Crash In Iowa

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — Authorities in eastern Iowa say two people from Missouri died in the crash of a small plane in a cornfield

Iowa Abortions Continue To Increase, Reversing Long Decline

Iowa Abortions Continue To Increase, Reversing Long Decline

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Data released Monday shows the number of abortions performed in Iowa rose significantly in 2020, continuing a big jump

We Won… This Time – Congressman Sam Graves

We Won… This Time – Congressman Sam Graves

Dear Friend, Earlier this week the Office of Management and Budget finally withdrew their disastrous proposal that would have redefined “Metropolitan Statistical Area” to

Child Tax Credit Payments Start Today – Congresswoman Cindy Axne

Child Tax Credit Payments Start Today – Congresswoman Cindy Axne

Friends, This is an exciting week for Iowa’s working families — because payments from the expanded and improved Child Tax Credit will begin to

Habitat For Humanity of Nodaway County To Sedicate Its Newest Home Sunday In Maryville

Habitat For Humanity of Nodaway County To Sedicate Its Newest Home Sunday In Maryville

Habitat for Humanity of Nodaway County will celebrate the completion of a new home for its 12th partner family during a dedication ceremony at

Tarkio Man Overturns Vehicle Early Thursday

Tarkio Man Overturns Vehicle Early Thursday

27 year old Caleb Z Vandevere of Tarkio crashed just after midnight this Thursday morning.  Vandevere was westbound on Highway 136, 2.5 miles east

Clarinda School Board Approves Raise For Superintendent

Clarinda School Board Approves Raise For Superintendent

Clarinda Schools Superintendent Chris Bergman was approved for a 1.55% salary increase for 21-22.  She is under contract through next year for $170,000 annually. 

Clarinda Mayor Will Not Seek Reelection

Clarinda Mayor Will Not Seek Reelection

During a meeting of the Clarinda City Council Wednesday, Mayor Lisa Hull indicated she would not be seeking reelection in November. Hull was elected

Man Who Died In Motorcycle Crash In St Joe Sunday Named

Man Who Died In Motorcycle Crash In St Joe Sunday Named

The victim of a fatal motorcycle crash on the Belt Highway in St Joseph Sunday has been identified. Police says 30 year Hayden Muck

Man Arrested After Standoff In St Joseph Wednesday Morning

Man Arrested After Standoff In St Joseph Wednesday Morning

An 8 hour standoff in St Joseph ended peacefully Wednesday. The incident began in the early morning hours when 32 year old Antoine Anderson

Missouri’s Unemployment Rate Ticks Slightly Higher For June

Missouri’s Unemployment Rate Ticks Slightly Higher For June

June 2021 Monthly Jobs Report Missouri labor market sees 130,000 jobs in the last year With the initial wave of COVID-19-related layoffs now more

Missouri Governor OKs Police Chokehold, Accountability Bills

Missouri Governor OKs Police Chokehold, Accountability Bills

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson has signed bills that would increase police accountability, limit the use of officer chokeholds and, critics

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