The dominant football teams across northern Missouri remain that way through eight weeks of the high school football season, with the latest state football poll keeping Hamilton ranked #1 in Class 1, with South Harrison at #6, and Milan and Lathrop seeking entry into the top ten in their respective classes, despite a combined record of 14-1 between the two teams. Click on "read more" to see the latest rankings from the Missouri Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association:
Governor Jay Nixon announced today that Missouri Community Colleges will invest $15,000,000 through MOManufacturingWINs, a statewide training network that will create opportunities for Missourians to obtain the specialized training they need to begin a career in modern manufacturing.
Two people were hurt on Thursday morning, October 11th, just east of Green Castle, when a car went off Highway 6 and into a ditch. The Highway Patrol said a passenger, 71-year old Shirley Speiser of Green Castle, was flown by medical helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia, with injuries described as MODERATE.
The Livingston County Sheriff's Department is investigating the theft of five bronze vases taken from graves at the Utica Cemetery. It is noted that the Chillicothe Police Department has recently begun a similar investigation at a Chillicothe cemetery. People with information on these cases are asked to contact the Livingston County Sheriff's Department or Chillicothe Police Department.
A precautionary boil water advisory is in effect for Gilman City until further notice. Utilities Superintendent Larry Hyre says that a lightning strike on Saturday damaged a Gilman City water main midway between Gilman City and Coffey, leading to the water tower being drained and a water outage for Gilman City.
Two Illinois residents were hurt near Cameron when a southbound car went into the median of Interstate 35, crossed both northbound lanes, went off the east side of the interstate, hit an embankment, and overturned, coming to rest on its top.
Coming off of their recent District 15 championship game victory over Princeton, the North Harrison Shamrocks enjoyed the "fruits of their labor", with six girls from Eagleville named all-district in 2012.
The Trenton Lady Bulldogs came into their Class 1 state quarterfinal tennis match confident of their play and hopeful of an upset, having defeated St. Pius the Tenth of Kansas City 5-0 on Friday, in the state sectionals. However, the all-around strength of a Barstow team considered by many to be the favorite for the state title was too much for the Lady Bulldogs, who went down 5 matches to zero, ending their 'team' portion of the 2011 season.
Dates and times have been announced at Gallatin and Bethany for a Medicare enrollment seminar and sign-up for the Parts C and D plans. The first opportunity is today (Monday, October 15th) at the Access Two Independent Living Center in Gallatin. There will be another opportunity at the same location on December 7th.
Missouri State Fair Queen Emily Wood of Palmyra is to ride in the Missouri Day Festival Parade through the streets of Trenton on Saturday morning. The 19-year old is a sophomore at Moberly Area Community College, majoring in nursing. She hopes to eventually earn a Nurse Practitioner's license and a Doctorate in Obstetrics and Gynecology.
The Missouri Department of Transportation will be replacing sections of Highway 6 between Novinger and Kirksville today (Tuesday) and tomorrow. It will result in one-lane traffic. Flagmen will direct motorists. There will be a 15 foot width restriction in the work zones from 7:30 to 3 o'clock both days.
A car ran off a road in northeastern Chariton County on Saturday night, resulting in injuries for a young Higbee woman. Twenty-two year old Courtney Hayes was taken by private vehicle to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield, with injuries described as MODERATE by the Highway Patrol.
The Grain Valley Lady Eagles and Trenton Lady Bulldogs locked horns in a nail-biting thriller on Monday night, with the visitors from Grain Valley holding on for a 2-1 win in the Class 3 state softball quarterfinals, broadcast on Hot Country Z 101.7 and www.kgozfm.com.
You can listen back to the audio broadcast of the game by clicking on this link:
New hours of operation have been announced for the Stacy Multi-Purpose Center in Princeton. It will be open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning from 5 to 9 o'clock. Evening hours at the Stacy Center are from 3:30 to 8 o'clock.