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 […]

Stars and Stripes Museum Website

Stars and Stripes Museum kicks off fund-raising campaign with Spirit of Democracy event

Not many Missourians know that the U.S. military’s daily newspaper, Stars and Stripes, was founded here on Nov. 9, 1861. Union soldiers occupying the town commandeered the printing press of the Bloomfield Herald and issued a four-page newspaper with that title. The newspaper proved to be a morale booster for troops away from their families, […]

Bryan Savage

Bryan Savage to perform at Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center in Chillicothe

Bryan Savage, saxophonist, and flutist will be performing in Chillicothe, Saturday, September 28th, 2019, 3:00 p.m., at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center, 2800 Hornet Drive.  The show is sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Arts Council and is part of their Season Shows.   Bryan was born and grew up in Chillicothe, Missouri, the son […]

Traffic Alert

Temporary traffic impacts expected for routes in Adair County

Weather permitting, MoDOT will be doing work on the following routes in Adair County. Please see the dates and locations below. Adair County Route D – Sept. 18, the road will be closed Missouri Route 149 to Missouri Route 6 for sealing operations.  Work will be completed between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. that day. Adair County Route AA – Sept. 19, the […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer Board of Education approves co-op baseball with Princeton

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved 21st Century grant employee contracts Wednesday evening. The extra-duty contracts will be paid through a federal grant. A one-year cooperative was approved for baseball with the Princeton School District. It was decided to continue cheerleading and dance and to have dance performances at the halftime of basketball […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education to hold community meeting on 4-day week

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved after-school program contracts, the Local Program Compliance Statement, and the substitute list Monday. Policy updates were also passed. There was a discussion on how to move forward with the elementary school boiler. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis thanked the staff for its “excellent” handling of a lockdown last week. He […]

Princeton in Mercer County Missouri

Princeton City Council approves service contracts

The Princeton City Council approved several service contracts Monday night regarding Calamity Jane Days. Deputy City Clerk Corey Willett reports service contracts approved for Kelly Bertrand included $150 for an intermission performance during the Miss Calamity Jane Pageant this Saturday night, $500 for a performance by the Ambassadors Band September 21st, $700 for a performance […]

Indictment

Over 24 indicted in connection with Crossroads Correctional Center riot

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Tuesday that over two dozen individuals were indicted by a DeKalb County grand jury for their involvement in a May 2018 riot at the Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri. A grand jury was convened in DeKalb County, Missouri, at the request of DeKalb County Prosecuting Attorney Erik Tate […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA registration deadline has ended but help remains

The deadline for registering with FEMA for disaster assistance has passed, but that does not mean FEMA is leaving. The agency continues working with the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency on the recovery process for this year’s spring and summer severe storms and flooding.   Recovery officials encourage Missouri residents who registered for disaster assistance […]