A St. Paul based communications consulting company is assisting in efforts to determine additional broadband internet needs in Missouri. Senior Engineer Dick Nielsen of CBG Communications was in Trenton last week regarding findings in the 11 county area served by the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission.
North Central Missouri College students have selected agriculture teacher David Nowland for the Brown-Pushkarsky Award. The recognition is given annually to a North Central instructor who best exemplifies dedication to teaching. The award is named after two long-time instructors at the college.
North Central Missouri College sophomores Lauren Crawford of Chillicothe and Chelsea McCollum of Trenton have sold artwork to the college library. The library annually purchases artwork from North Central students. It is framed and hung in the library, along with a plaque with the artist's name and date of graduation, and title of the artwork.
Water lines are scheduled for flushing on Thursday and Friday in Gilman City. The city says water customers are advised NOT to wash laundry those two days because of possible discolored water. However, the city of Gilman City said the water WILL NOT be harmful.
At Wright Memorial Hospital Friday evening, the Hospital Foundation's Donor Recognition Wall was unveiled. It is nine feet, six inches wide by four feet, six inches tall. The base is laminate with engraved copy and graphics filled black and tan, with smoke laminate trim.
The Mercer County Relay For Life raised over $25,000 for the American Cancer Society. The main activities were held between 12 noon and midnight on Saturday on the Princeton Square. Five teams participated in the annual event.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has released proposed road improvement projects for the next five years. At the same time, MoDOT continues to alert the public that decreased funding that MoDOT is experiencing will affect its ability to make transportation improvements.
Nominations are being sought for distinguished alumni at Trenton Junior College and North Central Missouri College. Sunday, July 1st is the deadline to nominate people who have excelled in service to their profession, family, community, and support of the college. North Central says financial support is not a factor in the recognition program.
Governor Jay Nixon, on Tuesday, made stops at three northern Missouri high schools to congratulate the schools on achieving the state's A+ Schools designation. The Governor also encouraged students at Albany, Cainsville, and Northeast Nodaway to take advantage of the A+ Schools program, which offers two years of free tuition and academic fees at Missouri's community colleges.
A Missouri judge ruled on Tuesday that a Chillicothe man, twice convicted in the 1990 slaying of a farm wife, was the victim of a "manifest injustice" and that no jury would have convicted him had "investigators done their job". Boone County Circuit Court Judge Gary Oxenhandler, who was appointed by the Missouri Supreme Court to review the case, said prosecutors failed to turn over key evidence to Mark Woodworth's lawyers and overlooked numerous conflicts of interest among prosecutors, a judge, and law enforcement.
Winners have been announced in the 49th annual essay contest sponsored by Farmer's Electric Cooperative of Chillicothe. Two juniors have won ALL-EXPENSE PAID trips to Washington, DC. Three sophomores won all-expense paid trips to the Cooperative Youth Conference and Leadership Experience (CYCLE) conference in Jefferson City.
A model train show is coming to Marceline on Saturday May 5th. The show, which also includes railroad art and memorabilia, is scheduled from 9 o'clock until 3 o'clock Saturday in Walsworth Community Center, 124 East Ritchie at Marceline.
The recycling trailer that Grundy County personnel hauls to Galt, Spickard, and Laredo will be in GALT for the next two weeks. The location is near the fire station in Galt. Only items listed on the trailer are to be placed in the recycling bins.