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.
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.
A former superintendent at Callao and an acquaintance, have each been sentenced to life in prison with the connection with the murder of the former school official's husband. Fifty-seven year old Elain Kay Young of Novinger and 58-year old Katherine Mock of Cassville were convicted, in March, of the murder of Young's husband, Melvin Griesbauer of Novinger in March 2006.
Retiring Director of Development at North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Steve Maxey, said his 11 years of employment were what he called “a dream job” thanks to a support system that “makes things happen.”
The Chillicothe Police Department says that four teenage boys have been arrested following a weekend "crime spree" that saw numerous motor vehicles being entered illegally. On Sunday morning, Chillicothe Police began to receive calls from citizens reporting vehicle break-in's on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan has announced that the Daviess County Library in Gallatin has received a Website Makeover Grant worth $4,707. The library will use grant money to completely overhaul its website, including the addition of a mobile site, to improve presence on the Web.
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.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is reminding the public that state-owned right of way must be clear of objects, including political and other yard signs. Placement of yard signs can, according to MoDOT, create safety hazards by blocking visibility needed by motorists to drive through an area or enter or exit area driveways and streets.
Unemployment rates last month rose in 11 area counties, remained steady in two, and declined slightly in two others. The latest statistics are from the Missouri Division of Employment Security for the month of May.
Plans have been made for the Tractor Cruise scheduled as part of the activities for the Independence Day celebration next month in Princeton. Rhonda Watkins reported to the Princeton Chamber of Commerce that the group will leave Princeton at 1 o‘clock on Wednesday, July 4th and go to Lineville, before returning to eat at the Mercer County Courthouse.
Farmers Electric Cooperative General Manager Mike Sanders has told members of the cooperative it looks like a rate increase will be needed next year. Sanders indicated it would be later this year before the cooperative knows how much of a rate increase it will experience.
At Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge near Sumner, the JULY FIRST Friday event (on July 6th) has activities that begin at 5:00 PM and continue through the evening. The feature program will be "Mad Science" from Kansas City at 7:00 PM, which will feature explosions, bubbles, and other chemical reactions.
The Sullivan County Fair in Milan will include a horse show on Sunday, July 1st, held in conjunction with the Fifth Annual Green Hills Horse Show Circuit All-Youth Show at the Green City Saddle Club Arena. Admission is $1.00 for spectators ages 12 and older.