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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of December 6, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of December 6 – December 12 All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the […]

Coronavirus Update

Three area health departments report on new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday afternoon

Twelve COVID-19 cases have been added for Grundy County since the health department’s update on the morning of December 1st. Health Department Administrator Elizabeth Gibson reports a total of 1,859 cases through December 1st. There have been 30 new cases this week. The number of active cases increased by nine to 36. Grundy County’s positivity […]

Winterfest

“Winterfest” in Unionville kicks off on Saturday

Unionville’s Winterfest will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021, around the town square. The festival kicks off at 2 p.m. with a Local Author Reception in the Putnam County Library. The two-hour reception features authors Doris Bland, Carl Schnelle, Melissa Hedrick, Linda Couchman, Enfys McMurry, Julie Brundage, and the Varner family. They will be answering […]

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Man from Washington state injured in crash east of Chillicothe

The Highway Patrol reports a resident from the state of Washington sustained moderate injuries in a single-car accident one half of a mile east of Chillicothe on Tuesday evening, November 30. Chillicothe Emergency Medical Services transported 20-year-old Carson Updike of Green Bank, Washington to Hedrick Medical Center. The car traveled east on Highway 36 before […]

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Kansas resident injured in crash east of Chillicothe

A Kansas resident was injured Tuesday night in a traffic accident one-half mile east of Chillicothe. Forty-five-year-old  Quinnton Nicholas of Welda, Kansas received moderate injuries and was taken by emergency medical services to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. Nicholas was eastbound on Highway 36 when his vehicle, a Ford E450, struck debris in the road […]

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Meadville man injured after dump truck overturns near Chillicothe

The Highway Patrol reports a Meadville man sustained serious injuries when the dump truck he drove overturned three miles east of Chillicothe on Tuesday afternoon, November 30th. Emergency services transported 57-year-old Darrell Kraus to Hedrick Medical Center. The truck traveled east on Highway 36 before running off the north side of the road, striking a […]

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Five area health departments report on COVID-19 cases

The Livingston County Health Center reports an additional COVID-19-related death, bringing the deaths to 79 total. Eighteen cases were also added since November 29th’s update, making that total 2,435. There are 36 active cases. The Sullivan County Health Department confirms five additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 1,302. There are 13 active cases.As of […]

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Chillicothe police arrest two for trespassing and two on property damage allegations

The Chillicothe Police Department responded to reports of individuals trespassing and property damage on November 26th. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports a 37-year-old man from Tennessee and a 27-year-old woman from Iowa were taken into custody after officers responded to a business in the 1000 block of Graves Street in reference to the two […]

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Cameron man injured when car struck by Kenworth truck

The Highway Patrol reports a Cameron man sustained moderate injuries when the car he drove was struck by a Kenworth truck seven miles east of Saint Joseph the morning of November 26th. Emergency medical services transported 74-year old David Marmet to Mosaic Life Care. No injuries were reported for truck driver 74-year-old John Chase of […]

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Planned road work in North Missouri for the week of November 29, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of Nov. 29 – Dec. 5, 2021. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

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Audio: Thanksgiving day meal orders decline by approximately 400 at Coon Creek Baptist Church

More than 600 meals are expected to be delivered or picked up for the Thanksgiving Dinner provided by Union Coon Creek Baptist Church west of Trenton. According to the pastor’s wife, Dianna Crawford, she says that number is a little lower than usual as approximately 1,000 meals were delivered or picked up last year. Volunteers […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of November 22, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of Nov. 22 – 28 All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map.  Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned […]

Immigration

Immigrants make last-ditch plea for deportation protections, work permits in “Build Back Better”

(Missouri Independent) – Undocumented workers and immigration advocates are pushing for Democrats to keep work permits and protections from deportations in the final version of the $1.85 trillion social spending and climate package that the U.S. House is set to vote on as soon as Thursday night. Those immigration provisions face elimination when the bill […]

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USDA invests $222 million in rural community infrastructure

 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small announced that USDA is investing $222 million to build and improve critical community facilities (PDF, 729 KB) in 44 states, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico. This community infrastructure funding will benefit nearly 2.5 million people in rural communities. It also […]

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Empire gas customers in north Missouri to see price of natural gas double

To reflect estimated changes in the wholesale cost of natural gas as well as a change in the company’s Actual Cost Adjustment (ACA) factor, natural gas customers of The Empire District Gas Company d/b/a Liberty (Empire) will see natural gas rates change under a filing that takes effect on December 1, 2021. The ACA factor […]

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt speaks to a gathering of Missouri Highway Patrol officers in April 2021 (photo courtesy of the attorney general’s office)

Missouri Attorney General sues Springfield schools in quest to find critical race theory documents

(Missouri Independent) – Attorney General Eric Schmitt alleges in a newly filed lawsuit that Springfield Public Schools wants to avoid scrutiny of its curriculum and training materials — and is violating the Missouri Sunshine law to do it. The district improperly demanded a deposit of more than $37,000 to search its records for instances where it incorporated elements […]