For the first time in program history, the Trenton Bulldogs have won girl's and boy's district track titles in the same year, pulling off the feat on Saturday at Eagle Stadium in St. Joseph. The Trenton girls had 116 1/2 points, with Lathrop in second place at 91 1/2, while the Trenton boys had 108 points, with runner-up Lathrop at 94. Top FOUR finishers in each event advanced to this Saturday's Class 2, Section 4 meet at St. Joseph Christian High School.
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.
A Chillicothe resident was injured when the car he was driving went off Highway 36, hit an embankment, and overturned in Macon County. Eighteen year old Kelton Diggs was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Macon with what the Highway Patrol called minor injuries.
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.
Eighty-one standout student athletes will converge on North Central Missouri College in Trenton for the 2012 Lions All-Star Basketball Classic on Friday and Saturday, June 1st and 2nd. Four girls teams and four boys teams representing Lions Clubs from across northern Missouri will meet for a day of practice, an awards banquet and a total of eight games where an eventual champion will be crowned.
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.
Caldwell County Route W over EAST SHEEP Creek is to be closed beginning Monday, May 7th for a bridge replacement. That is in northwestern Caldwell County. The closure is expected to be four to five weeks.
A Princeton man received what the Highway Patrol called SERIOUS injuries when the sport utility vehicle he was driving traveled off a road north of Princeton, hit a fence and trees, and overturned several times.
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.
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.
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.
The Trenton High School boy's golf team has advanced to the Class 2 state tournament in Springfield, courtesy of a runner-up finish to Barstow High School in Wednesday's Class 2, Sectional 4 tournament in St. Joseph.