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Osborn man facing murder charge in connection with crash that caused death of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark

An Osborn man faces a felony charge of murder—second degree in DeKalb County related to a motor vehicle accident in June that caused the death of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark. Online court information shows 34-year-old Gary Wayne Downs has also been charged with the felonies of resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing and […]

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Student leaders prepare for the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo

FFA members and supporters from across the country will log on to their smart devices next week to celebrate agricultural education and agriculture during the 93rd National FFA Convention & Expo. The event, which is traditionally the largest student convention in the country, will be held virtually this year, allowing even more people to participate […]

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Audio: Missouri reports 800 traffic-related deaths so far this year – an increase of nearly 100

Missouri has had 800 traffic-related deaths so far this year. During the same period last year, Missouri had 711. During a Missouri Chamber of Commerce Transportation Summit, MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna says the spike in traffic deaths have occurred despite fewer drivers on the roadways.     During a Missouri Chamber of Commerce Transportation Summit, […]

Missouri’s Governor announces $5 million in CARES Act funding for six food banks

Governor Mike Parson announced $5 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to be divided among Missouri’s six regional food banks to help citizens who continue to rely on food assistance. The food banks serve the needs of more than 1,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and […]

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Missouri Board of Education talks about ongoing challenges schools are facing during pandemic

The Missouri Board of Education discussed Tuesday the obstacles and additional workload that teachers and other school workers are dealing with this year. Member Don Claycomb said he expects a much greater number of teachers to leave the profession due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  “Apparently some feel pushed to the wall,” he said. Missouri already […]

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Grundy County Health Department reports 48 active COVID-19 cases as of Monday, October 19, 2020

Grundy County Health Department on Monday morning reported there are 48 active cases of the COVID-19. That’s out of a total number of 315 cases since testing began earlier this year with 232 tests confirmed as positive and 83 listed as probable. The health department reports there have been 13 deaths in Grundy County attributed […]

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Temple Grandin headlines women in ag online conference

Temple Grandin, renowned author on animal behavior and autism, will be one of four keynote speakers during the virtual 2020 Pixels of Production – Women in Agriculture conference. Pixels of Production offers women farmers and ranchers a four-night opportunity to learn practical tips and be inspired, says University of Missouri Extension swine nutritionist Marcia Shannon. […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approve school calendar update, policy involving law enforcement not approved

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education on Tuesday evening, October 13th approved, on a split vote of six to one, a school calendar update involving converting student days to all staff workdays. Board Member Corey Leeper was the only opposing vote. Students will not be in class on October 26th and December 7th, but staff […]

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Grundy County Commission approves COVID-19 relief funds for three organizations; commission participates in virtual meeting

The Grundy County Commission approved Coronavirus Relief Fund allocations for three entities the morning of Tuesday, October 13th. The Grundy County Senior Tax Board was approved for $1,152.62 for COVID-19-related expenses. A pre-approval was granted for $2,800 for HVAC air purifiers at the North 65 Center. Laredo R-7 was approved for $6,395.75 in funding. Presiding […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of October 12, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in the north Missouri area for the week of September Oct. 12 – 18. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in […]