Oats Bus

New procedures to be set in place for OATS transit

OATS Transit will soon begin new procedures that officials say are designed to make scheduling trips and dispatching buses more efficient. For more than four decades, local residents and drivers have devoted hundreds of hours to answering phones and taking reservations for trips. As of October 1st, anyone from 18 counties of northwest Missouri, including all of […]

Flower Foods Bread Products

Flower Foods recalling hamburger, hot dog buns due to plastic choking hazard

Flowers Foods, Inc. is voluntarily recalling hamburger and hot dog buns and other bakery products due to the potential presence of small pieces of hard plastic that may have been introduced during production. Consumption of product may cause a choking hazard. The products being recalled were distributed to retail customers under a variety of brand […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approves budget for 2019-2020 school year

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the 2019-2020 budget at a special meeting Wednesday morning. The budget projects revenues of $19,702,468 and expenditures of $17,921,878 leaving a projected surplus of $1,780,590. The district’s fund balance is 27.48%. The board approved the actualization of revenues and expenditures for 2018-2019. This involved transferring $902,156.25 from the […]

Crystal Narr

Crystal Narr completes first year at Institute for Organization Management

Institute for Organization Management, the professional development program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, has announced that Crystal Narr, Executive Director, of the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce, has recently completed her first year at Institute for OrganizationManagement, a four-year nonprofit leadership training program at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. “Institute graduates are […]

USS Missouri Forever Postage Stamp

United States Postal Service honors the USS Missouri, “Mighty Mo,” with stamp

The USS Missouri, affectionately nicknamed the “Mighty Mo” was the third U.S. Navy ship to be named after the Show Me state and the fourth American warship* to bear the name – there was a Confederate Missouri that was captured by Union forces during the Civil War but never commissioned as a United States Ship (USS). Today, a […]

Early March storm places northern Missouri under a Winter Weather Advisory

With Spring scheduled to start on March 20, 2019, Mother Nature is reminding us that its still Winter here in northern Missouri.  A band of quickly accumulating snow is expected to move from southern and central Kansas through central Missouri late this evening through Sunday morning. Road conditions will quickly deteriorate overnight and into Sunday […]

Princeton in Mercer County Missouri

Princeton Chamber of Commerce to hold ribbon cutting

The Princeton Chamber of Commerce will have a ribbon cutting and monthly meeting on Thursday, February 14th. The ribbon cutting will be held at 12 noon at Fernwood Retreat, the location of the former Sonrise Christian Home. Princeton Chamber President Kelly Bertrand reports the large building, erected in 1921, has been remodeled and available for bookings such […]

Hazmat Graphic

Diesel fuel spill reported at Trenton Municipal Utilities generator site

Sarah Hearne with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources reports a diesel fuel spill occurred at 921 Industrial Drive in Trenton last week. An incident report states Trenton City Administrator/Utility Director Ron Urton called the Environmental Emergency Response Spill Line November 5th to report the release of about 70 gallons of diesel fuel on a […]

General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site

General John J. Pershing State Historic Site of Laclede to host events this weekend

The General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site of Laclede will host two activities this weekend.  The first will be a military honors ceremony and program at the historic site Saturday afternoon, June 2, 2018, from 1 to 3 o’clock. Administrator Denzil Heaney says that the “Welcome Home” event will include soil gathered from […]