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Missouri State Highway Patrol announces promotion of corporal Kyle Easley to sergeant

Captain Erik A. Gottman, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces Corporal Kyle E. Easley is being promoted to the rank of sergeant effective April 1, 2023. Easley will be the designated zone supervisor of Zone 10, Randolph, and Monroe counties. Easley was appointed to the Patrol on January 6, 2006. After graduating from the […]

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Gallatin FFA Chapter takes top honors at FFA competition hosted by North Shelby FFA Alumni

The Gallatin FFA Chapter had one team and three individuals take top honors in one of the judging contests hosted on Wednesday by the North Shelby FFA Alumni. Gallatin placed first in the nursery category. Team members Emma Christopher, Anasen Wayne, and Abigail Burns were ranked first through third as individual judges. Among other results […]

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Resurfacing projects to begin in Mercer, Grundy, Harrison and Worth counties

A resurfacing project on several routes in Mercer, Grundy, Harrison, and Worth counties is scheduled to begin soon. Herzog Contracting Corp., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, is scheduled to resurface 12 routes beginning Monday, April 3. The project is expected to be completed in late June 2023. The project will be split with […]

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Area projects awarded funding from Missouri Department of Economic Development

Area projects have been awarded funding from the Missouri Department of Economic Development through the Community Revitalization Grant Program. Recipients include the North Central Missouri Mental Health Center, which was awarded $250,000 for a behavioral health center project serving Linn County. Others are the City of Kirksville receiving $396,240 for an affordable housing project and […]

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Stephanie Muck named Wright Memorial Hospital’s Employee of the Quarter

Stephanie Muck, a registered nurse II in the Wright Memorial Hospital outpatient clinic, was honored as the hospital’s Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter of 2023. Steve Schieber, CEO, presented the award to Muck at a ceremony held in her honor. The Employee of the Quarter Award recognizes an employee who provides exemplary […]

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Chillicothe Police Department receives grants totaling more than $24,000

The Chillicothe Police Department has received two grants totaling more than $24,000. The first was through the State of Missouri Local Law Enforcement Block Grant. It was for $9,961 for equipment for a new police vehicle. The Chillicothe Police Department reports it worked to implement a patrol vehicle rotation plan to assure it provides the […]

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Livingston County Sheriff releases information on recent incidents and investigations

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department has released information on incidents since the beginning of March. Sheriff Steve Cox reports the sheriff’s office assisted the Chillicothe Police Department on March 7th regarding an incident that happened in rural Livingston County and later in Chillicothe. He says the alleged victim was required by the suspect to transfer […]

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Linn County Health Department to celebrate Public Health Week

The Linn County Health Department in Brookfield will hold events to celebrate Public Health Week from April 3rd through 7th. Free skin cancer screenings will be offered through Boone Community Health that Monday by appointment only. A link to register is available on the Linn County Health Department’s Facebook page. Car seat safety checks will […]

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Audio: Friends of the Library to host annual banquet on March 24, annual book sale begins March 27th in Trenton

The Friends of the Library for the Grundy County Jewett Norris Library in Trenton will hold its annual book sale next week to benefit the library. Books, puzzles, and games will be in the library theater from March 27th through April 1st. Friends of the Library members will have first choice on March 27th from […]

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Thousand Hills State Park presents several petroglyph programs

Thousand Hills State Park is home to a collection of rock carvings, known as petroglyphs, made by American Indians. Explore the petroglyphs with park team members to learn more about these unique and fascinating pieces of history. A petroglyph is an image created by removing part of a rock surface by incising, picking, carving, or abrading, as a form of rock […]

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Kirksville man sentenced to three life sentences in prison on murder charges

A Kirksville man was sentenced in Adair County on March 21st to life in prison on each of three counts of second-degree murder. Fifty-three-year-old Ray Rijos was also sentenced to seven years in the Department of Corrections on a charge of second-degree kidnapping, four years on unlawful use of a weapon, and 15 years on […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation to host free “Conservation Family Night” in Chillicothe

The Missouri Department of Conservation will host a free Conservation Family Night from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 6, at the Grand River Area Family YMCA in Chillicothe. This event will feature fun activities, nature exhibits, and a chance for visitors to talk with MDC biologists and conservation agents. Cpl. Caleb Pryor and […]

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Spickard R-2 Board of Education announces results of meeting on March 21st

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education March 21st voted to renew all certified staff contracts for next school year. The resignation was accepted for Music Teacher Diann Barnes. Certified and non-certified salary schedules were tabled until the April meeting. Grow Your Own Scholarships were awarded to Shelly Porter for $900 and Jasmine Allen for $2,500. […]

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Results announced in FFA ag competition in Savannah

Agriculture contests were held in 16 categories Monday, March 20 in Savannah. Several of the area FFA Chapters scored in the top five in the team results. Ag mechanics: Chillicothe 2nd, Gilman City 4th Ag sales: Chillicothe 1st, Trenton 3rd, Meadville 4th Agronomy: Gilman City 2nd, Gallatin 3rd, Meadville 4th Dairy cattle: North Harrison 1st, […]