Grundy R-5 announces pre-school, kindergarten screening/enrollment plans

The Grundy R-5 School District will be conducting pre-school age and kindergarten screenings, and kindergarten enrollment, by appointment, on Friday, April 1st.  The hours are from 8 until 11 and noon to 3 o’clock at the Galt Christian Church. The screenings are for children ages 3 to 5.  Children must be five years old by […]

Hy-Vee Warns Customers of Giveaway Scam Circulating on Social Media

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Today, Hy-Vee, Inc. issued a warning to customers about a fraudulent grocery giveaway post circulating on Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms. The giveaway is not affiliated with or supported by Hy-Vee, and customers are urged to not engage with the scam website or provide their personal information. In […]

Trenton Park Department announces summer job opportunities

The Trenton Park Department and Trenton Park Board are accepting applications for jobs.  They include seasonal park maintenance, lifeguarding, and an Assistant Manager opening at the Trenton Family Aquatics Center. The notice list the lifeguard and Assistant Manager jobs for this summer. Application forms for all of these positions are available at Trenton City Hall, […]

Grundy R-5 hosts fundraiser for PTO tonight

The Grundy R-5 Parent Teacher Organization holds a fundraiser tonight at Humphreys. Money raised will go towards field trips, fencing, and various items needed by students and teachers throughout the school year.  There will be eat and pay what you want food items, a silent auction, and games. The fundraiser is called “Family Fun Night”. […]

North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission

North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission near end of land acquisition for East Locust Creek Project

The North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission says it’s approaching the end of land acquisition for the East Locust Creek reservoir project. There are still ten individual property owners, the Boynton Church, and Missouri Department of Transportation properties to be addressed. The commission reports it remains in active negotiations on all parcels, with several properties […]

Former Savannah, Mo. police officer sentenced to jail, probation

(St. Joseph News Press) – SAVANNAH, Mo. — Before sentencing Anthony Williams on Thursday, Circuit Judge Patrick Robb told the courtroom he relied a lot on the testimony of the man’s wife, Wanda Williams, a Savannah Police Department officer. “He’s a good man who can’t drink,” the wife said. “It’s like a poison and he’s not […]

Former Albany, Mo. band director accused of sex crimes goes to court

(St. Joseph News Press) – The former band director for Albany High School and the Albany R-III School District returned to court Wednesday for a preliminary hearing. Defense attorney Richard Jacoby waived Christopher Hensley’s right to a preliminary hearing Wednesday and the court transferred the case to Circuit Court for a possible trial. Circuit Judge Roger […]

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department keeps busy: Incidents, arrests, investigations and transports

February 18 Deputy Sheriff/School Resource Officer Mike Lewis filed a report with this office regarding an alleged assault between two juvenile students at the Chillicothe High School. School officials, parents, and juvenile authorities are aware of the incident. Investigation continues. February 21 the LCSO began an investigation of reported Trespassing and Peace Disturbance from a […]

Livingston County Sheriff responds to unattended death

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department responded to a location in northwest Livingston county on Wednesday, March 2 at approximately 10 pm. The response was in reference to a possible suicide. Preliminary investigation shows an adult male was deceased at the scene. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox indicated that the investigation and cause of death is […]

NCMC Student Loan Default Rates Continue to Drop

The student loan default rate at North Central Missouri College has again dropped nearly 3 ½ percentage points in one year to 15.4%, according to draft figures recently released by the U.S. Department of Education. Although NCMC had more borrowers entering repayment (due to record-high graduation rates in recent years), NCMC also experienced an actual […]

Trenton Park Board meets, discusses summer ball program

The Trenton Park Board has voted to not charge the Green Hills Recreation Association rent for use of the ball fields at Moberly and Ray Van Meter Parks this year.  Park Board President Duane Helmandollar noted the newly-formed Recreation Association is “strapped for funds” this year.  He added that he appreciates what the association is […]

Storm spotter training to be held at Chillicothe

Storm spotter training is scheduled Thursday, March 3rd at Chillicothe with Andy Bailey of the National Weather Service at Pleasant Hill to conduct the program at 7 o’clock, at the Calvary Baptist Church Family Life Center. Fire Chief Darrell Wright, reports the city of Chillicothe will participate in the annual statewide tornado drill the afternoon of March […]

Extended hours set for absentee voting in Presidential Primary in Grundy, Livingston counties

County clerks offices in Grundy and Livingston Counties are among those who’ll be open extended hours Saturday March 12th for persons wishing to vote absentee in the Presidential Primary election in Missouri. The hours march 12th at the Grundy County Clerk’s office are from 8 until noon, with hours at the Livingston County Clerks office […]

Prescribed Fire Workshop Burning

Prescribed fire workshops to be held in Mercer and Livingston counties

Chillicothe, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation is offering prescribed fire workshops at locations in Mercer County March 26th and in Livingston County one week later, on April 2nd. Prescribed fire is described as a useful tool for managing vegetation in grasslands and woodlands. Careful use of fire can also benefit wildlife habitat. There […]