COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Daviess County reports COVID-related death; four area health departments report on new cases of COVID-19

A COVID-19-related death has been added for Daviess County since January 6th. The health department reports the total as 23. COVID-19 cases increased by 110 from January 6th to 18th, raising that total to 1,411. Seventy-six of the cases were active and 22 active cases were fully vaccinated. One of the eight current COVID-19-related hospitalizations […]

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History of flags placed around Grundy County Courthouse presented to Trenton Rotary Club

When U.S. flags line the sidewalks of the Grundy County Courthouse on select holidays, it takes the work of several volunteers. That was part of the message from Jeb Walker who presented information on the flags to a Veteran’s Day meeting of the Trenton Rotary Club. Walker, a sergeant with the Trenton Police Department, said […]

Moberly Park Trenton Missouri

Trenton Park Board approves of Trenton VFW fundraiser, repair of parking lot at upper Moberly

The Trenton Park Board on October 6, 2021, approved allowing Trenton VFW Post 919 to put memorial bricks at the war memorial in Moberly Park. VFW Commander Tony Ralston spoke before the vote was taken and said the VFW Post is getting ready to renovate its building. The building was built in the 1930s. He noted […]

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Northwest Missouri State University reports student death; Boone County Sheriff conducting homicide investigation

Northwest Missouri State University reports a student pursuing her educational specialist degree through Northwest Online was found dead at her home in Boone County on August 22. The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is conducting a homicide investigation and has identified the victims as 43-year-old Allison Abitz and her daughter, 11-year-old Jozee Abitz. The sheriff’s office […]

Heroin and Needle

Kansas City, Kansas man pleads guilty in Missouri to heroin trafficking

A man pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a conspiracy to distribute more than three kilograms of heroin intercepted by law enforcement officers when it was shipped from California to Kansas City, Missouri. Solomon B. Hawthorne, 31, of Kansas City, Kansas, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips to participating […]

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Grand River Historical Society Museum to present free program honoring Missouri Bicentennial

The Grand River Historical Society Museum in Chillicothe will present a free program for the state’s Bicentennial about 200 years of Missouri music. Area artists will be featured at the Bethel Black History Museum on August 10 at 1 o’clock. Linda Steward will perform spirituals and gospel music and talk about the Underground Railroad as displayed […]

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Hy-Vee stores to Host Rahal Letterman Lanigan IndyCar Show Car throughout July

Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL), will display a No. 45 Hy-Vee-sponsored Indy show car at select store locations across Hy-Vee’s eight-state region throughout the month of July. The partnership with the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team began in 2020 when Hy-Vee became the primary sponsor of Graham Rahal’s entry for […]

Farm Scene

Land values in Missouri continue to grow, according to annual survey of farmers, appraisers and ag lenders

All classes of Missouri land values grew steadily in the past year, according to the University of Missouri Extension’s annual survey of farmers, rural appraisers, and agricultural lenders. Ray Massey, MU Extension agricultural economics professor, heads the survey efforts. No governmental or public agencies in Missouri require the reporting of land values, said Massey. Despite […]

Deer

Missouri Department of Conservation reports final deer harvest numbers for the season at 296,500

Missouri’s 2020-2021 deer-hunting season ended Jan. 15 with the Missouri Department of Conservation reporting a preliminary total deer harvest for the season of 296,516. Of the deer harvested, 140,468 were antlered bucks, 28,587 were button bucks, and 127,461 were does. Top harvest counties for the overall deer season were Franklin with 5,786 deer harvested, Howell […]

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Missouri man who trafficked ‘Half the Town’ sentenced to 12-years for meth conspiracy

 A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy that distributed more than 20 pounds of methamphetamine in southern Missouri. Eric Eugene Akins, 54, of Monett, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to 12 years in federal prison without parole. On Jan. 21, 2020, Akins pleaded guilty […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Livingston, Harrison and Putnam County see increases in COVID-19 cases

The Livingston County Health Center announces it received an additional 19 notifications for positive COVID-19 Thursday, October 1st, bringing the cumulative total to 230. Fifty-five of the cases are active, and 175 have been removed from isolation. Two COVID-19-related deaths have been reported for Livingston County. The Harrison County Health Department’s COVID-19 Dashboard shows 134 […]

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31 additional cases of COVID-19 in Grundy County confirmed over weekend; 56 cases active

The Grundy County Health Department Monday morning reported another 15 positive COVID-19 cases from Sunday making the weekend total of 31 cases. Grundy County’s cumulative total since testing began is up to 158, and of that total, 134 are confirmed and 24 are described as probable. The health department today reported 56 cases of COVID-19 […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District and Pleasant View R-6 report uptick in student enrollments

Classes began Wednesday, August 26th for more area school districts. Trenton R-9 reports an opening day enrollment of 1,093 in kindergarten through 12th grade, which is up by 24 from last year’s first day. One thousand thirty-two students are attending in person. Sixty-one are attending classes virtually, which is about five and a half percent […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson highlights “Show-Me-Strong” Recovery Pillars as Missouri prepares to reopen today

“I want to assure Missourians that we are prepared,” Governor Parson said. “The overall trends in the data show that we have met the four pillars, and we are ready to safely reopen Missouri.” The “Show Me Strong Recovery” Pillars are designed to give Missouri a benchmark for moving forward: Expand the testing capacity and volume in […]