Maysville High School guard Skyler Zimmerman banked in a three point shot at the fourth quarter buzzer on Friday night, giving the visiting Wolverines a 60-59 victory over the Princeton Tigers, in the back-end of a Grand River Conference doubleheader broadcast on KTTN FM 92.3.
The Missouri Highway Patrol's zone comprised of Putnam and Sullivan Counties has a new commander as of January 1st. Corporal Eldon Grissom has been promoted to sergeant, after spending the last 23 years with the patrol.
Just 24 hours after a decisive victory over Hardin-Central at NCMC Holiday Hoops, the North Mercer boy's basketball team returned to the floor, this time playing at Newtown-Harris in an HDC Conference contest on Thursday night.
The Chillicothe Mudcats have announced the return of Eric Peterson to the head coaching position for the college-level, wood-bat MINK League squad, that plays its home games at W.L. "June" Shaffer Memorial Park in Chillicothe.
Weather-wise, 2012 will be most remembered for droughtâ€”a lack of rain and some very hot summer temperatures. Trenton statistics demonstrate the year was uniqueâ€”the least amount of precipitation in the last 25 years at Trenton. Twenty-two different dates saw daytime high temperatures climbing above 100 degrees.
The Trenton Bulldogs celebrate "Courtwarming" on Thursday night, January 3rd, hosting Brookfield in games to be heard on KTTN FM 92.3 and www.kttn.com. Courtwarming king and queen candidates were recently announced by THS, with royalty to be crowned BETWEEN Thursday night's girls and boys varsity games.
The Mercer County Health Department has a ten week wellness program that begins on Monday, January 7th. Participants are asked to choose at least one of four designated items to monitor. They are: Exercising at least 30 minutes for a minimum of five days a week, Eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables a day, Drinking at least five to eight ounce glasses of water day, and eating foods from each of the five food groups daily.
Even with the majority of the detainees having been moved from the Livingston County Jail in Chillicothe, facility problems continue. Sheriff Steve Cox reports that "what appeared to be smoke" seen on jail cameras was actually "steam from a ruptured hot water pipe". This incident happened in an area of the jail that remained in use as a holding area when arrests are made and the detainees are waiting transport to the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail in Pattonsburg.
In a women's basketball game that saw North Central Missouri College trail for the first 39 minutes plus of regulation, the Lady Pirates got a game-winning jump shot from freshman Samone Redditt with 45.6 seconds remaining and were able to hold on for a 65-63 victory against the visiting Moberly Greyhounds.
Multiple news agencies, including ESPN, are now reporting that former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid has reached an agreement to become the next head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, with contract terms being finalized and reviewed by attorneys for each side.
The Trenton Lady Bulldogs won for the 10th time this season, riding a 26 point, 19 rebound effort from senior Avery Whitaker to a 60-46 victory against the visiting Brookfield Lady Dogs. Whitaker's play boosted a THS squad that had its depth challenged by foul trouble from double-double machine Mikaila Capeder, who was held to four points and fouled out with three minutes to play.
The first baby of the year born at Wright Memorial Hospital is a BOY, and thanks to the good fortune brought by his timely arrival, the baby and his parents have won various prizes from businesses in a contest sponsored by KTTN and the PAR Broadcast Group.
As legislators are gearing up for a new season in Jefferson City, so to are the citizens of Northwest Missouri. Over the past few months, the Great Northwest Day at the Capitol Steering Committee gathered and prioritized legislative issues for the regionâ€™s annual visit to the state capitol city on February 5-6, 2013.
One of eight traffic fatalities across Missouri over the New Year's Holiday counting period was a truck driver from Tennessee who died in a Harrison County accident. The crash early Monday evening occurred in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35, nine miles south of Bethany.
The Meadville boys, Mercer girls, Maysville girls, Gallatin boys, and Trenton girls are all entering 2013 ranked in the TOP FIVE of their respective class in the first Missouri Basketball Coaches Association poll of the new year. To see the poll in its entirety, click on "read more":
Playing their second CLAA Conference opponent at NCMC Holiday Hoops in Trenton, the North Mercer Cardinals pulled away from a tight game at halftime with a 28-8 third quarter surge, that proved key in a 69-56 win over Hardin-Central, improving the Cardinals record to 7-2 on the season.
November's unemployment rate for Grundy County has remained steady with the month before AND nearly the same as November 2011, but there are fewer people out of work when compared to the jobless report from twelve months earlier. The latest statistics from the state of Missouri show 296 unemployed in Grundy County out of a civilian labor force of more than 4,800.