The PAR Broadcast Group has been notified of an upcoming name change for Premium Standard Farms LLC of Princeton. A letter from General Manager Michael Rainwater reports the company will be changing its name to "Murphy Brown of Missouri LLC" by the end of this calendar year. The name change is described as "recognizing greater alignment with Murphy Brown LLC and Smithfield Foods Incorporated".
In the Novinger Tournament in late November, both the Milan girl's and boy's basketball teams tasted defeat against their in-county rivals from Green City. On Thursday night from Milan High School, the Wildcats got payback against the Gophers in a double-dip broadcast on KTTN FM 92.3 and 'Internet TV' on www.kttn.com.
The North Mercer Cardinal basketball teams steamrolled their competition on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the HDC Conference Basketball Tournament being played in Mercer. The Lady Cardinals, in the first semifinal game of the night, beat Pattonsburg 76-29, with Sierra Michaelis scoring 33 points, Courtney Owens 17, and Hayley Sample 12 (on four three-point makes). Pattonsburg was led by Rheanna Gardner's 10 points, in falling into the third place game on Friday night.
The Missouri Highway Patrol says that a 16-year old boy, Allen Neighbors of Unionville, received MODERATE injuries when his westbound car swerved to miss a deer on Wednesday night, and ran off U.S. Highway 136.
The Director of the Missouri Division of Drug and Crime Control, Captain Sarah Eberhard, has announced the arrest of Glenn Head for the murder of William Bacon. On Tuesday, Missouri Highway Patrol troopers arrested the 59-year old Head for SECOND degree murder and armed criminal action in connection with the death of 67-year old William Bacon of Novelty.
A Tina resident received what the Highway Patrol called SERIOUS injuries on Wednesday morning when the car she was driving overturned off U.S. Highway 65. Sixty-year old Barbara Mattox of Tina was flown by medical helicopter to Liberty Hospital.
The play-by-play sports schedule has been announced for the next 2 1/2 weeks for the PAR Broadcast Group, going through the majority of North Central Missouri College's Holiday Hoops event. Tonight (Thursday night), Green City plays at Milan on KTTN FM 92.3 and www.kttn.com, with pregame at 5:50, girl's tip at 6:00, and boy's tip at 7:30. On Friday night, the unbeaten Trenton girls host the Gallatin Lady Bulldogs at 6 o'clock, followed by the Gallatin/Trenton boy's game at 7:30. Both games will be on Hot Country Z 101.7 and www.kgozfm.com, and all four games (Thursday and Friday) will feature video live-web streaming from our website's 'Internet TV' link. Click on "read more" to see the rest of the play-by-play schedule, along with games that VIDEO service will be offered.
The Trenton Lady Bulldogs moved to 7-0 on the basketball season, with the Trenton boys improving to 5-2, with a pair of road wins on Tuesday night at Carrollton High School. Trenton put things in "cruise control" early and breezed to a 64-12 victory over the Lady Trojans, while the Trenton boys strong first quarter led the way to the Bulldogs 59-43 victory.
The Milan girls and boys basketball teams traveled to Edina on Tuesday night to battle the Knox County Eagles in a Tri-Rivers Conference doubleheader, with the Wildcats coming home with a pair of losses, 62-43 in the girls contest, and 58-17 in the boys game, to drop to 1-2 in conference play. Tuesday's games were broadcast LIVE on KTTN FM 92.3 and www.kttn.com, and seen on 'Internet TV' from www.kttn.com.
Congressman Sam Graves, on Monday morning, announced he has nominated a Brookfield High School student, Micah Blakely, to the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Blakely is an Eagle Scout and active in Brookfield's Student Council. His parents are David and Cindy Blakely of Brookfield.
Governor Jay Nixon, speaking early on Friday afternoon at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton, said the Federal Affordable Health Care Act allows for an expansion of Medicaid to cover millions of Americans who can not afford health insurance. Nixon said, now that it is law, the choice is how to implement it to provide the greatest benefits for Missourians:
Here is Governor Nixon's press conference, in its entirety:
The Grundy R-5 boys won the consolation championship of the HDC Conference Basketball Tournament on Thursday night, defeating Pattonsburg by a final score of 67-47. Brody Hatcher led Grundy with 21 points, with Clayton Radcliff adding 20, and Mason Larson 15. Pattonsburg's Tyler Fore scored 18 points.
On Interstate 35 north of Eagleville on Wednesday night, 21-year old Jayson Newlin of Kansas City suffered 'minor' injuries and was taken by ambulance to Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany, after crashing his SUV in the northbound lanes.
Authorities in Livingston County are looking for at least one suspect stemming down an investigation into two recent home burglaries that allegedly occurred during the early morning hours while occupants were sleeping. One was northwest of Chillicothe and the other was inside Chillicothe's city limits.
A Bucklin resident was hurt, when according to the Highway Patrol, she swerved her car to miss an animal in the road, and the vehicle went into a ditch. Sixty-three year old Joyce Herriman of Bucklin was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield, with injuries described as minor.
Very little information (as of Thursday morning) has been released by authorities concerning a fatal shooting that happened on Tuesday evening near Powersville, in Putnam County. The Putnam County Sheriff's Department is quoted as reporting the shooting claimed the life of eight-year old Rowdee Valentine.
Fire on Tuesday afternoon extensively damaged the John and Lacy Limkeman residence at 1427 Merrill in Trenton. Firefighter Jeremy Summers said most of the fire damage was on the first floor at the rear of the house. However, there was also damage on the second floor, and in the basement. In addition, there was smoke and heat damage throughout the structure.
The Grundy County Panther basketball teams each found the winners circle on Tuesday night, earning victories in the consolation semifinals of the HDC Conference's basketball tournament at North Mercer High School. The Grundy R-5 girls beat Cainsville, 53-48, with the Panther boys downing Gilman City by a final score of 53-36.
Tuesday marks the opening day to file for April's general election at Chillicothe City Hall. Eight incumbents who currently hold positions in the City of Chillicothe's government have filed for re-election.