Input continues to be sought regarding how to provide more funding for roads and bridges across Missouri. The "Blue Ribbon Citizens Committee on Missouri Transportation Needs" is holding public meetings around the state this spring and summer to receive input from citizens and stakeholders.
A coalition comprised mostly of numerous agriculture-related organizations will be holding a "town hall" meeting on Wednesday night in Kirksville regaring the Humane Society of the United States and "threats to Missouri agriculture".
The Missouri Highway Patrol says three Richmond residents have been charged in connection with the death of 40-year old Michelle Rheuport of Richmond. She was found dead in her residence by a family member on Wednesday morning, May 23rd.
U.S. Rural Development says it has grants available to repair home of qualifying individuals. The repairs include (but are not limited to) repairing and replacing roofs, heating, air conditioning, electrical, and plumbing systems; water and waste disposal; windows; and insulation. Grants may also be used to make the dwelling accessible to a family member with disabilities.
FCS Financial is recognizing 17 different 4-H Clubs and FFA Chapters, including two from northern Missouri, with $250 grants for submitting outstanding Shaping Rural Missouri applications and plans to complete a "Community Improvement Project" in the next couple of months.
The American Red Cross is announcing the chance for young people to receive a $5,000 scholarship for attempting to donate blood. The offer to students between the ages of 16 and 21 is from now until September 3rd at Red Cross blood drivers and donor centers.
A Trenton boy is hospitalized after what Sheriff Rodney Herring describes as an accidental shooting. The incident happened Monday afternoon while four teenage boys from Grundy County were hunting along Muddy Creek, south of the waste water treatment plant in Trenton.
Plans have been announced for a medical expense benefit this Saturday evening in Wheeling. According to the publicity, Brandi Albertson Rodenberg was recently diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in her lungs. She is facing a second surgery.
North Central Missouri College Director of Development Steve Maxey says just one week remains for the purchase of personalized bricks for the "Welcome Sign" at the Elizabeth and Arthur Barton Farm Campus.
Eight additional swimming beaches open today (Friday) at Missouri State Parks, including Thousand Hills State Park near Kirksville. Crowder State Park west of Trenton is considered a "swim at your own risk" lake, and already is available for swimming.
The Green Hills Animal Shelter in Trenton will host an "Amateur Dog Show" on Saturday, June 9th as a fundraiser for the animal shelter. The entry fee is $10.00, which allows dogs to be entered in as many categories as their owners wish.
An informational program on Medicare is scheduled in Trenton on Friday, June 8th. You can learn more about Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D by attending the program to be held in the conference room of Serve Link Home Care. Organizers say those attending can also learn about resources available to help with Medicare costs. The presentation is scheduled from 9:00 to 12:30.
Grundy County Commissioners are looking into the costs of additional equipment to improve the system that allows emergency communications for the Galt area. It is in response to what commissioners are calling a federal mandate to go with a narrow band radio frequency for 911.
The Adams Park Apartments building in Trenton was dedicated on Saturday with a ceremony that included past memories of the former school building, a review of efforts to seek funding for the apartment renovation, work on the building, and thank you's to several people in attendance.
A Cameron man was hurt when the motorcycle he was operating overturned on a road west of Altamont. Thirty-five year old William Roe of Cameron was taken by private vehicle to Cameron Regional Medical Center. He received what the Highway Patrol called MODERATE injuries.
The top academic students at South Harrison High School in Bethany are Valedictorian Sarah Keck and Salutatorian Cole Osborne. Graduation ceremonies were held on Sunday afternoon at Bethany and Gilman City. Top academic students in the senior class at Gilman City are Mason Ward as Valedictorian and Brennon Carey as Salutatorian.