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News : Six Spickard students named as royalty for this weekend's festival
Posted by Tom on 2012/9/6 5:50:00 (291 reads)

Six pupils at Spickard Elementary School have been named as candidates to serve as royalty at this weekend's Spickard Fall Festival.

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News : Gilman City plans "Tractor Pull" for mid-September
Posted by Tom on 2012/9/6 5:50:00 (344 reads)

The Gilman City Lions Club is making plans to host a "Garden Tractor Pull" later this month. The event is scheduled on Saturday, September 15th across from the Uptown Park. It will begin at 10:30 that morning.

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News : Hunters can help against CWD spreading amongst deer
Posted by John on 2012/9/5 17:10:00 (341 reads)

Hunters play an important role in preventing the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD), according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). Agency officials urge hunters to take simple, common-sense precautions when processing deer.

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News : NCMC plans trip to Italy in May 2013
Posted by Tom on 2012/9/5 12:46:52 (296 reads)

Members of the North Central Missouri College Psychology and Sociology Club are organizing a trip to Italy, which is set for May 17th to May 28th, 2013. All members of the public are invited, meaning travelers DO NOT have to be college students.

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News : Thompson Farm field day planned west of Spickard
Posted by John on 2012/9/4 17:40:00 (317 reads)

Beef herd management during the drought and beyond will be discussed at the University of Missouri Thompson Farm field day, in northwestern Grundy County on September 18th.

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News : Techniques discussed at local farm could help bring more quality beef to the dinner table
Posted by John on 2012/9/4 17:20:00 (452 reads)

Beef cow-herd owners can follow the numbers to produce higher-quality calves worth more money at market time.

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News : Livingston County woman sentenced on real estate fraud charges
Posted by John on 2012/9/3 11:10:00 (576 reads)

A woman has been sentenced in federal court for real estate fraud in the Kansas City area. Thirty-three year old Angela Allen of Mooresville was sentenced to 10 months in federal prison without parole. On October 18, 2011, Mrs. Allen pleaded guilty to wire fraud in the attempted purchase of a home, as charged in a Sept. 30, 2010, indictment.

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News : Traveling tomb of the Unkown Soldier to visit Pershing Home
Posted by John on 2012/9/3 8:36:56 (587 reads)

A replica of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is coming to the Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site in Laclede Sept. 13-15.

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News : Livingston County deputies to give away "Project Gun Safe" merchandise
Posted by Tom on 2012/8/29 18:36:23 (368 reads)

The Livingston County Sheriff's Department says it is giving away an additional 100 gun locks and related informational pamphlets. Sheriff Steve Cox said the program, called "Project Gun Safe", is hoped to increase awareness of firearms safety and home safety.

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News : NCMC Foundation announces 2012 Class of "Distinguished" Alumni
Posted by Tom on 2012/8/29 14:20:00 (367 reads)

The North Central Missouri College Foundation has announced its newest class of distinguished alumni. Cathy Bailey and Steve Maxy, both of Trenton; Patricia Mertens of Ironton; and Dennis Walker from Fulton are to be inducted at the foundation's ninth annual Gala on Saturday, October 13th at the Ketcham Community Center.

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News : Area Republicans reorganize 7th House District
Posted by Tom on 2012/8/24 9:00:00 (444 reads)

During a reorganization of officers for the Seventh House District in the Republican Party, John Quinn of Chillicothe was chosen chairman, Nikki Norman of Wheeling as vice-chair, Becky McDonald of Galt as secretary, and Adam Warren of Chillicothe the treasurer.

News : U.S. 36 roadwork east of St. Joseph means smoother surface
Posted by Tom on 2012/8/24 8:21:57 (502 reads)

Traffic on U.S. Highway 36 is no longer going head-to-head in Buchanan and DeKalb Counties, as of mid-afternoon Thursday. The Missouri Department of Transportation reports that this project is near completion. Westbound motorists will now experience a smoother five-mile section of Highway 36 in these two counties.

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News : New security door in place at the Livingston County jail
Posted by Tom on 2012/8/23 8:30:00 (432 reads)

A new sally-port security door has been installed at the Livingston County Jail in Chillicothe. The previous door was broken on the night of July 4th in the escape of two inmates. Inspection indicated the old door was not repairable and, according to Sheriff Steve Cox, would not consistently "lock down".

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News : Unionville search warrant results in two arrests
Posted by Tom on 2012/8/22 9:52:45 (787 reads)

Two Unionville residents have been arrested after a search of a home, near the Putnam County R-1 School buildings, led to the discovery of two methamphetamine labs, in addition to a handful of drugs, including meth, marijuana, and narcotic paraphernalia. Firearms and prescription pills were also found at the scene.

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News : Cameron fire victims identified
Posted by Tom on 2012/8/21 11:00:00 (517 reads)

Authorities in Cameron are waiting for autopsy results to learn the cause of death of a Cameron man and two of his children found Friday at the man's residence. Although an investigation is continuing, the deaths are believed to be accidental. A fire around a cook stove in the kitchen of the residence also was believed to be accidental, according to Cameron Police Public Affairs Officer Heath Henry.

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News : Brookfield man faces "fleeing" charges in Grundy County
Posted by Tom on 2012/9/6 5:50:00 (347 reads)

A Brookfield man faces charges in Grundy County after allegedly running from police officers on Monday. A warrant accuses 19 year old Forrest Lee Shoemaker of Brookfield with resisting arrest by fleeing.

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News : Local efforts raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Association
Posted by Tom on 2012/9/6 5:35:36 (289 reads)

Volunteer efforts by three fire departments raised money locally for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Members of the Trenton Fire Department, Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District, and the Galt Fire Department conducted the annual “Boot Drive” this past weekend in Trenton.

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News : Area hospitals to receive "Broadband Grants"
Posted by John on 2012/9/5 15:40:00 (393 reads)

Eleven rural hospitals throughout Missouri will soon be able to provide improved tele-medicine care for their patients, thanks to $262,000 in grants from the Mo-Broadband-Now initiative announced today by Governor Jay Nixon.

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News : Governor Nixon warns lawmakers of "after the fact" taxes on motor vehicle sales
Posted by John on 2012/9/4 17:50:00 (362 reads)

Of more than 122,702 Missourians who would owe retroactive tax, 89 percent purchased vehicles from private individuals. According to the Missouri Governor's office, a retroactive car tax would overwhelmingly target Missourians who purchased vehicles from private individuals.

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News : Linn County meeting to discuss "after drought" strategies for area farmers
Posted by John on 2012/9/4 17:30:00 (294 reads)

There is grass and there will be grazing at the Management-intensive Grazing School, October 2nd through the 4th, at the University of Missouri's Forage Systems Research Center (FSRC) in Linn County.

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News : City of Trenton burn ban has been lifted
Posted by John on 2012/9/4 15:20:00 (304 reads)

Announcement was made this afternoon that the city of Trenton has lifted its ban on outdoor burning. This ban had been in effect for the past two months due to extremely dry ground conditions. The Trenton Fire Department reported the burn ban was lifted as of this afternoon.

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News : Legal battles over odor / nuisance comes to an end with settlement between plaintiffs and Premium Standard Farms
Posted by John on 2012/9/3 11:00:18 (351 reads)

Premium Standard Farms LLC, along with legal counsel for plaintiffs in longstanding Missouri nuisance litigation, have announced an agreement has been reached to settle nearly 300 individual claims regarding PSF hog operations in Missouri.

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News : Representative Guernsey receives challenger in November's election
Posted by Tom on 2012/8/29 18:40:42 (406 reads)

A King City man will be challenging incumbent State Representative Casey Guernsey for his second district Missouri house seat. The Secretary of State has certified enough valid signatures on a citizen's petition to allow Jim Nash of rural King City to be an INDEPENDENT candidate in the November 6th election.

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News : Chillicothe arts organization announces early September luncheon
Posted by Tom on 2012/8/29 14:37:26 (306 reads)

The Chillicothe Area Arts Council presents its first "cultural" luncheon on the season with a Scottish-themed event on Thursday, September 6th. It is in celebration of the Highland Games, held in the country of Scotland. Reader Judith Shoot, Flutist Nancy Mitchell, and Bagpiper Roger Heard will be featured as part of the program.

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News : NCMC personnel holds regular monthly meeting
Posted by John on 2012/8/29 9:00:00 (585 reads)

Numerous employments or transfers were approved last (Tuesday) evening by Trustees of North Central Missouri College. Two staff resignations were accepted. The board adopted the tax levy, accepted bids for construction of the Barton campus entrance sign, and adopted a policy on random drug-testing of student athletes. The director for the office of development presented reports on a golf tournament and the holiday hoops basketball event,

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News : Princeton hosts 2012 GRM stockholders meeting
Posted by Tom on 2012/8/24 8:30:00 (458 reads)

The 2012 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Grand River Mutual Telephone Corporation was held on Wednesday morning at the Hal England Center in Princeton.

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News : Youth livestock judging contest scheduled September 1st in Chillicothe
Posted by John on 2012/8/23 8:40:00 (392 reads)

North Missouri 4-H and FFA youth have the opportunity to test their livestock knowledge at the NW 4-H and FFA Regional Livestock Contest.

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News : More school districts began classes on Wednesday
Posted by Tom on 2012/8/22 11:06:28 (462 reads)

Opening day of school enrollments continue to be reported today (Wednesday) by several districts. Princeton reports 384 students, a drop by four when compared to 2011 Opening Day. Class size at Princeton ranges from 20 in third grade up to 41 in the sophomore class. There are 20 students in Princeton pre-school.

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News : First day school enrollments down at Trenton R-9, up at Grundy R5
Posted by John on 2012/8/21 11:20:00 (481 reads)

First day enrollment in the Trenton school district is down by 41 students when compared to last year. Grundy R-5's opening day enrollment is UP by 21 students when compared to a year ago.

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News : NWS meteorologist talks drought, hope for rain
Posted by Tom on 2012/8/21 10:20:00 (468 reads)

A meteorologist with the National Weather Service, in October 2011, told us that dry weather was expected to continue into 2012. In a recent interview with the PAR Broadcast Group, Evan Bookbinder admitted to not seeing conditions become this bad.

Click here to listen to Evan Bookbinder

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