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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of September 26, 2022

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northwest Missouri for the week of Sept. 26 – Oct. 2. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the […]

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Video: “Central Standard Barbershop Chorus” to perform at Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center

The “Central Standard” barbershop group will perform for the Chillicothe area arts council, Sunday, October 16, at 3 o’clock in the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center. Season ticket holders are admitted free with a season ticket. Others are adults $35, students K-college $20 children $15. The box office opens at 2 pm. Central Standard is […]

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Elderly woman dies in Highway 36 crash with Freightliner truck

A woman from Independence was killed Thursday when the sports utility vehicle she was driving crashed into the rear of a Freightliner tractor-trailer. Seventy-one-year-old Mary Kliethermes of Independence was pronounced dead at the scene, three miles east of Macon.  Her body was transported to Greening Egan-Hayes Funeral Home in Macon. The tractor-trailer was disabled on […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports two arrests on Thursday, September 22

The Highway Patrol in Putnam County arrested two people on Thursday for alleged drug violations. Thirty-four-year-old Kayla Bramhall of Worthington and 30-year-old Jerry Williams of Kirksville have been accused of felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of fewer than ten grams of marijuana, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Bramhall also is accused of failure to […]

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Trenton Police Department and Missouri Highway Patrol conduct child safety checks

The Trenton Police Department and Highway Patrol checked 14 vehicles during a child safety compliance operation near S. M. Rissler Elementary School on September 22nd. The police report numerous warnings were issued for occupant restraint-related violations. The operation was the product of communication and cooperation between local and state agencies. Residents with complaints about traffic-related […]

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500 attend annual meeting of Farmers’ Electric Cooperative

Five hundred Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Members attended the Cooperative’s 84th Annual Meeting in Chillicothe this week. The meeting was held as a drive-thru style event again this year. Larry Muck was re-elected to serve a three-year term on the seven-person board of directors. The four items listed in the September edition of the Rural Missouri […]

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Woman in custody after Cameron School District placed on lockdown

Cameron Police Chief Rick Bashor reports a woman was taken into custody without incident the morning of September 22nd after an incident that caused the Cameron School District to be placed on lockdown. The Cameron Police Department 911 Center received a call about a disturbance in the area of Fourth and Mead. The caller reportedly […]

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Results of Wednesday meeting of Newtown-Harris Board of Education

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved the 2022-2027 Comprehensive School Improvement Plan September 21st. Ed-Con Consultant Jim Judd helped guide the district during the CSIP process. He congratulated the CSIP Committee on its work and said the document is in compliance with the standards set forth by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education […]

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Peace officer training to take place in Chillicothe

The Missouri Sheriffs’ Association will hold a part-time 700-hour peace officer training academy in Chillicothe. The classes will run January 31st through December 2023. They will be Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 to 10 o’clock, Saturdays from 8 to 5 o’clock, and some Sundays. The course exceeds the state’s minimum basic training requirements for […]

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Patrol arrests man from hale on multiple allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Hale man in Carroll County the morning of September 22nd on multiple allegations. Thirty-six year old Ronald Hines was accused of driving while intoxicated involving drugs, felony delivery of a controlled substance involving methamphetamine, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also accused of not having […]

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Sporadic outages continue to cause headaches for AT&T wireless customers

A network issue affecting the AT&T Trenton tower is causing customers to not have cell phone service. Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs reports the problem started on Wednesday morning, September 21st, and it affects customers within several miles of Trenton. The company estimates service to be restored sometime on September 22nd. He says […]


All of Northern Missouri plagued by dry conditions as below normal rainfall continues to be an issue

This week’s U. S. Drought Monitor map shows abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions now cover all of North Missouri. The map was released Thursday morning, September 22nd, and is based on conditions as of Tuesday morning, September 20th. For the Green Hills area, there is moderate drought in most of Putnam and Caldwell counties, […]

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Maysville woman injured in rollover crash

A Maysville woman was injured Wednesday night in a rollover accident two miles south of Amity in DeKalb County. Thirty-four-year-old Monica Wormsley received moderate injuries and was taken by EMS to Cameron Regional Medical Center. Wormsley’s car was northbound on Fairview Road, crossed Ketchum Road, struck an embankment, became airborne, overturned, and came to rest […]