As the month of June comes to a close, the city of Trenton has received just 4.67 inches of rain over the months of May and June, a number that is less than half of what is normal for those two months (normally the wettest two months of the year). Normal rainfall is normally in the area of TEN inches.
Members of a Missouri National Guard Agri-Business Development Team have received medals and awards for repealing an attack by Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan on Sunday, April 15th. Among the soldiers recognized were Senior Airman Ryan Derickson of Chillicothe, Staff Sergeant Troy Green of Cameron, Sergeant Derek Logsdon of Bevier, and Specialist Bobby Smith of Linneus. All four men were awarded a "Combat Action Badge".
An Iowa woman was hurt north of Grant City when the car she was driving traveled off Highway 169, hit a field entrance, went airborne, and overturned. Forty-six year old Sonia Lambson of Blockton, Iowa was taken to Northwest Medical Center in Albany. The Highway Patrol said she had SERIOUS injuries.
Harrison County Route AA in the extreme southern part of the county (between Interstate 35 and Highway 69) will receive "overlay" work on Wednesday and Thursday of this week (June 27th and 28th), weather permitting.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced that the Chariton County Highway 11 bridge over the Burlington Northern - Santa Fe railroad north of Mendon will close to traffic on Monday, July 9th.
The third annual "Life Light Missouri" festival will be held this Friday and Saturday just south of Bethany. The Miracle Hills Ranch will host the free Christian Music festival that includes music and speakers on three different stages.
The Missouri National Guard's "Partners in Care" initiative, and Second Harvest's Community Food Bank of St. Joseph, have announced a new partnership in an effort to assist citizen-soldiers and airmen with another layer of support. The State Chaplain's office uses Partners in Care to coordinate support for guardsmen and their families by teaming up with local faith-based entities.
A King City man has been arrested on multiple charges twenty-four hours after his motorcycle struck a deer two miles west of Stanberry. The accident resulted in injuries for the operator an an 11-year old passenger.
Separate injury accidents occurred in and near Braymer about one hour apart yesterday (Thursday) afternoon. The Highway Patrol said two vehicles collided at 6th and Main streets in Braymer, sending one of the drivers, Courtney Cox of Braymer to Liberty Hospital. The patrol described her injuries as MODERATE.
The Highway Patrol said a Gladstone man had a medical issue, which contributed to the car he was driving going off Interstate 35 south of Bethany and hitting two road signs and several trees. Seventy-four year old William Durham was taken to Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany, with what the Patrol called MODERATE injuries.
The University of Missouri and Texas A&M University will join the Southeastern Conference, officially, when the calendar flips to July on Sunday morning. The addition of the two former Big 12 schools will increase the SEC to 14 teams.
North Central Missouri College administrators have announced the hiring of Megan Cairns as the new women's softball coach at the Trenton two-year school, replacing Kristin Boyes, who resigned this spring after only one season at NCMC.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has announced that Route V in Carroll County has been scheduled to close on Wednesday and Thursday of THIS week (June 27th and 28th). This location is just southwest of the community of DeWitt and just northwest of the Missouri River.
Governor Jay Nixon has asked the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm Service Agency (FSA) to conduct damage assessment reports for all of Missouri's 114 counties and the city of St. Louis. Those reports will determine the extent of damage to crops and livestock brought on by the excessive heat and severe drought conditions persisting throughout the state.
Eighty-eight high school juniors, last week, participated in Missouri's 49th Annual Electric Youth Tour to Washington, DC. Delegates sponsored by Farmers Electric Cooperative were Devanne McCoy of Norborne and Mason Kiehl of Meadville.
The Unionville Police Department, on Monday, arrested three men after discovering an active meth lab at 905 South 22nd Street in Unionville. The men are facing multiple drug charges related to the discovery.
With high temperatures again expected to threaten, or surpass, the century mark on Wednesday through Friday, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has some advice on dealing with the "extreme heat".
The Department of Natural Resources is holding regional collections of unwanted pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, rodenticides, de-wormers, fly tags, and fertilizers containing herbicides and pesticides. They are available to all Missouri residents. The pesticides and related chemicals can be from residences and farmers.