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Two from Bethany injured in rollover crash west of Gilman City

The Highway Patrol reports two Bethany residents sustained minor injuries as the result of a sports utility vehicle overturning two miles west of Gilman City on Friday morning. The driver, 31-year-old Ethan Mann, and passenger, 25-year-old Ashley Tucker, were taken by ambulance to Harrison County Community Hospital. The SUV traveled west on Route H before […]

Princeton in Mercer County Missouri

Princeton City Council accepts bids, approve of hiring individual for Housing Authority

The Princeton City Council accepted multiple bids at a special meeting on June 23rd for the city’s ball field project. City Clerk Cory Willett reports Mallinson Quarry’s bid for rock was accepted upon Department of Natural Resources approval and verification of business license and proper insurance. The bid was for $10.50 for a one-inch base […]

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Governor Parson signs proclamation to end elective abortions in Missouri

In response to the United States Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade, Governor Mike Parson signed a proclamation giving legal effect to Section 188.017 RSMo and activating the “Right to Life of the Unborn Child Act.” “Nothing in the text, history, or tradition of the United States Constitution gave un-elected federal judges authority to […]

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Trenton City Council meeting to include ordinances, sewer and water rates

The Trenton City Council will consider ordinances regarding an agreement and a contract. The council will meet at the Trenton City Hall on June 27th at 7 p.m. The meeting will be available on Zoom. One of the ordinances would approve an agreement with Irvinbilt Constructors for reservoir pump station improvements. Another ordinance would approve […]

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Missouri cattle operations have an opportunity to host cattle producers from Mexico

Join the Missouri Department of Agriculture and the Illinois Department of Agriculture for the opportunity to host a group of cattle producers from Mexico. You will be able to connect with buyers, build relationships with livestock producers from Mexico and have the chance to show them the quality livestock genetics your farm has to offer. […]

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Practice good biosecurity at the Missouri State Fair

Protect the health of your animals by practicing good biosecurity at the fair! Biosecurity is a set of management practices used to prevent the introduction and spread of diseases. Keeping your animals healthy increases the potential for success and profit. Follow these tips at the fair to practice biosecurity: Monitor your animals closely for signs […]

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that established abortion as a constitutional right. Shortly after the court’s decision was announced, Attorney General Eric Schmitt enacted Missouri’s trigger law that effectively outlaws abortion in the state. The opinion by six of the Court’s nine justices will allow each state to set its own abortion laws, leading to a patchwork of access throughout the country. The result is expected to lead to an uptick in the number of women traveling for abortions or unsafe abortions in states where the medical procedure will now be banned or heavily restricted. “The Constitution does not confer a right to abortion; Roe and Casey are overruled; and the authority to regulate abortion is returned to the people and their elected representatives,” the justices wrote. Justices Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor wrote the dissent in the case. “With sorrow — for this Court, but more, for the many millions of American women who have today lost a fundamental constitutional protection — we dissent,” it began Twenty-two states have laws that would restrict when and how a patient can terminate a pregnancy, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a reproductive health and rights organization. Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina and Wisconsin are among the 10 states that have pre-Roe abortion bans that will now take effect. Thirteen states — including Idaho, Louisiana, Missouri and Tennessee — have laws enacted since Roe that will be “triggered” by the court’s decision. A dozen states, including Maine, Maryland, Nevada and Washington, have laws that would protect abortion access up to the point of viability, usually 22 to 24 weeks into a pregnancy. Colorado, the District of Columbia, New Jersey, Oregon and Vermont have laws that protect abortion access throughout a pregnancy, according to the Guttmacher Institute.

U.S. Supreme Court overturns right to abortion in landmark decision

(Missouri Independent) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday overturned the 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that established abortion as a constitutional right. Shortly after the court’s decision was announced, Attorney General Eric Schmitt enacted Missouri’s trigger law that effectively outlaws abortion in the state. The opinion by six of the Court’s nine justices will allow each […]

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Drought conditions expand to cover 29% of the state of Missouri

While year-to-date precipitation in Trenton is nearly one inch below normal, other areas of Missouri are beginning to show some drought-like conditions. The drought monitor map, released on Thursday for conditions as of Tuesday, indicates that 29% of the state is experiencing abnormally dry conditions. That figure is up from just 3.66% of the state […]

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U.S. Supreme Court expands gun rights in striking down New York concealed carry law

(Missouri Independent) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a New York law that made it illegal to carry a firearm in public without showing a special need for protection. The court ruled that the state’s concealed carry law violates the 14th Amendment of the Constitution — a major decision that expands the […]