The Trenton American Legion Blue Jays played their home opener on Tuesday night, suffering a pair of shutout losses against Kirksville. The Blue Jays are a Junior Division American Legion team coached by Steve Hudson of rural Trenton:
A northeast Missouri man died on Tuesday night after being thrown out of his pickup truck in rural Adair County. The Highway Patrol said 56 year old Kenneth Cunningham of Novinger was not wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred on Highway 11 just past 5:30 PM.
A summer food drive has been announced in Mercer County to fill "bare emergency food shelves". The Mercer County Food Pantry says that "Festive" boxes will be available at local merchants. Those making contributions also can do so through their church or drop off items between 9:00 and 12 noon at the Princeton United Methodist Church.
Nominations for people to serve on County Committees to advise the Farm Service Agency will be accepted beginning today (Friday, June 15th). Nomination forms must be postmarked or received by local USDA Service Centers by the close of business on Wednesday, August 1st.
An Eagleville girl was killed when the car she was driving traveled off Highway 69 north of Eagleville, hit an embankment, and overturned several times, throwing her from the vehicle. Sixteen year old Brittni Brenizer of Eagleville was pronounced dead at Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany on Saturday night, about 90 minutes after the accident.
Kicking off the annual Gooseberry Festival in Trenton later this month will be the Iowa-Missouri Sanctioned Truck and Tractor Pull. The event is scheduled at 7 o'clock the night of Friday, June 15th at the Fairgrounds in Trenton.
The old Leeper Hotel building in Chillicothe, which has been undergoing demolition in recent weeks, caught fire on Saturday evening while that demolition was continuing. The fire was contained to that structure, although there was smoke damage to a nearly chiropractor's office. No injuries were reported.
A Gentry County accident on Sunday night injured a King City resident. The Highway Patrol said 21 year old Donna Overton of King City received MODERATE injuries and was taken by ambulance to Northwest Medical center of Albany.
Today (Friday) is “Set-Up” today for the farm equipment and machinery show this weekend in Trenton. It is known as the Bud Cox Memorial Farm Equipment Show involving antique and classic tractors and other machinery.
Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports a 45 year old Chillicothe man, David Newsom, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison on charges accusing him with two counts of manufacturing methamphetamine.
The Stacy Center in Princeton will hold its annual triathlon on Saturday, June 30th. There are two age divisions ----- Under 15 and 15 and Older. The distances for youths under 15 are a 100 yard swim, a two mile bike ride, and a one mile run. The distances for adults are a 500 yard swim, a six mile bike ride, and a two mile run.
More entries are needed for Saturday's Five Points Chili Cook-off for charity in Trenton. The event, featuring the on-site cooking of chili and salsa, will be held around the Five Points flag pole location in downtown Trenton. It is a fund raiser for the Trenton Downtown Improvement Association and North Central Missouri Children's Advocacy Center.
The Highway Patrol reports a Cameron man died early Monday morning when he was thrown out of his overturning vehicle in rural Livingston County. The victim, identified as 68 year old Chris Vanderau, was pronounced dead at the scene some two and a half hours after the accident is believed to have occurred.
An Independence company will be laying underground fiber optics cable in southern Trenton for the next several days. It is part of work that covers a large area of northwest and north central Missouri.
The Highway Patrol reports a Kirksville boy was fatally injured in an all terrain vehicle accident early Sunday evening in rural Adair County. The operator of the A-T-V was subsequently arrested on suspicion of DWI.