Rex Ricketts

Rex Ricketts receives 2019 Ag Educators Lifetime Achievement Award

The organizers of the Missouri Livestock Symposium announced that longtime dairy educator and agriculture industry leader Rex Ricketts, of Hallsville, will receive the 2019 Agriculture Educators Lifetime Achievement Award. Ricketts, University of Missouri professor emeritus of animal sciences, will receive the award at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the 20th annual symposium at William […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

Gilman City woman injured after hitting Freightliner truck near Gallatin

The Highway Patrol reports a Gilman City woman sustained serious injuries when the car she drove hit a Freightliner tractor near Gallatin on Friday afternoon, and she was later arrested. An ambulance transported 41-year-old Angela Whitlock to Cameron Regional Medical Center. Truck driver 17-year-old Wyatt Brewer of Jamesport was reported as not injured. Both vehicles […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission receives grant to improve transportation

United States House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves of Missouri announced on Wednesday that the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission of Sullivan County will receive a nearly $13,500,000 Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development Transportation Discretionary Grant for the East Locust Creek Reservoir Project. Sullivan County will complete a variety of […]

Paul Chandler

Motorcyclist nearly hits sheriff’s vehicle, later arrested on several charges

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports an investigation into a motorcyclist driving in a careless manner without a helmet in the area of Polk and Miller streets in Chillicothe last weekend led to the arrest of a Kansas City man on several allegations. The motorcyclist allegedly nearly struck a sheriff’s vehicle head-on and refused to […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton students to participate in All-District Band

Several Trenton High School and Middle School students were selected for the All-District Bands following auditions in Saint Joseph Saturday. Trenton Director of Bands Ethan Stewart reports sophomore trumpet player Trager Leeper was named as 11th chair and freshman clarinet Connor Campbell 13th chair for the All-District Honor Band. Senior clarinet player Mackenzie Klinginsmith and […]

Gavel and old law books (court or trial)

Man involved in September manhunt pleads “Not Guilty” in Livingston County court

A man involved in what law enforcement described as a fugitive investigation and manhunt in September waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty on three felonies in Division One of Livingston County Circuit Court Tuesday morning. Online court information shows Brandon Michael Wood has been charged with stealing, $750 or more in […]

Planning and zoning

Trenton Board of Adjustments approves request, Planning and Zoning Commission tables request

The Trenton Board of Adjustments approved a request on Monday night for a variance to allow for the construction of a 50 by 80-foot storage building at 315 South Johnson Drive. Deputy City Clerk Tracy Maberry reports no further action is required on Jason and Wendy Shuler’s request for a 3,136 square foot variance on […]

Burglary

Trenton Police Department arrest four on alleged burglary and motor vehicle theft

The Trenton Police Department reports four people have been taken into custody on suspicion of theft and burglary following an investigation of suspicious activities on Monday. The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports 36-year-old Jonathan Leroy Davis of Trenton, 28-year-old Brandon Tyler May of Coffey, 25-year-old Connie Lyn McCollum of Laclede, and 42-year-old Christy Lynn Russell […]

Farmers Electric Cooperative Website

Farmer’s Electric Coop receives loan to upgrade infrastructure

Farmer’s Electric Cooperative, based in Chillicothe, has been selected as one rural co-op in 21 states to receive USDA financing to build and improve rural electric infrastructure. According to a recent announcement from the agriculture department, Farmer’s Electric is to receive a $14,000,000 loan allowing it to connect 726 customers while building and improving 114 […]

Farm News

Farmers urged to enroll early for popular Crop Management Conference, December 17 and 18th

Farmers ending an erratic crop year have help ahead. To get it, they should enroll for the MU Crop Management Conference in Columbia. Organizer Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri plant scientist, says the annual event fills quickly. He opened enrollment early for the December 17 and 18, 2019 event. There’s plenty to talk about. Bradley […]