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Missouri River likely to enter minor flood stage this week

Levels on the Missouri River could move into minor flood stage from Nebraska City to northwest Missouri’s St. Joseph this week. Chairman Tom Waters with the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association says the area isn’t prepared for a high-than-normal runoff predicted. “The big issue for us is soil moisture,” Waters tells Missourinet affiliate KFEQ […]

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Several area schools extending closure to April 27th due to COVID-19

Several area school districts have extended their closures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. School districts extending their closures through April 24th include Chillicothe, Jamesport Tri-County, Gallatin, Braymer, Polo, and Southwest Livingston County of Ludlow. Those districts tentatively plan to resume classes on April 27th. Chillicothe R-2 reports its meal program will continue through April […]

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Missouri receives nearly 30% of total unemployment claims filed in 2019 in just one week

The number of Missourians filing for unemployment has escalated this month. During a Capitol press briefing, Gov. Mike Parson says COVID-19 is taking its toll on the state’s workforce. In just the past week, the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, has received nearly 30% of the total number of unemployment claims filed in […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Authorities called to Walmart when shoppers disrupt store operations

Chillicothe Police were called to Walmart at 8 o’clock Sunday night on a report of peace disturbance and trespassing. Police report two people had entered the business and attempted to obtain a larger amount of limited product than the business allowed. When advised of the store limits, the two individuals allegedly became loud and vulgar […]

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Red Cross faces severe blood shortage as Coronavirus outbreak threatens availability of nation’s supply

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. Individuals can schedule an appointment to give blood with the Red Cross by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, using […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation forecasts challenging spring turkey hunting

Missouri turkey hunters can expect a challenging spring season according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The spring turkey hunting season starts with a youth-only weekend April 4 and 5 followed by the regular spring season April 20 through May 10. MDC Turkey Biologist Reina Tyl expects spring turkey hunting to be challenging. “A […]

North Mercer Board of Education accepts four resignations, adds baseball for 2017

North Mercer Board of Education accepts resignation

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education Monday evening added $1,000 to the base salary and approved each teacher to receive steps on the salary schedule. Other staff personnel will receive a three-point three percent salary increase. A resignation was accepted from Science Teacher David Fuller for retirement. Other resignations were accepted from Rebecca Bickel […]

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Coordinating Board for Higher Education votes to expand Fast Track eligible programs

Missouri’s Coordinating Board for Higher Education voted to expand the number of eligible programs for the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant during its March 4 meeting. Fifteen new eligible program areas will be added to the Fast Track list for students enrolled beginning fall 2020. Fast Track addresses workforce needs by providing grants to adult […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department

Chief Rex Ross accepts resignations from three police officers

The Trenton Police Department is looking to hire officers following the resignation of one employee and the upcoming departure of two others. Police Chief Rex Ross told KTTN Officer Jennifer Plummer submitted her resignation two weeks ago and her last shift in Trenton was today (Tuesday). He indicated that she was going to Livingston County […]