Trenton Downtown Improvement Association (TDIA)

Trenton Downtown Improvement Association hopes to begin efforts of improving downtown properties

The Trenton Downtown Improvement Association requested, and members of the Trenton building board indicated their support, to begin efforts aimed at an equitable way of improving various properties in the downtown area of Trenton. TDIA President Jackie Soptic said she’d like to get certain buildings into what she called “friendly hands.” The TDIA board and […]

Missouri Attorney General files lawsuit against Chinese government

The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, alleges, “During the critical weeks of the initial outbreak, Chinese authorities deceived the public, suppressed crucial information, arrested whistleblowers, denied human-to-human transmission in the face of mounting evidence, destroyed critical medical research, permitted millions of people to be exposed to the […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital offers tips to cope with anxiety and isolation during COVID-19 pandemic

Americans of all ages are experiencing increased social isolation and loneliness in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the National Institute on Aging, nearly 14 million older adults in the U.S. live alone and are especially vulnerable during this time. Their research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of […]

Child Neglect

Spickard woman charged with endangering the welfare of a child

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Spickard woman regarding alleged neglect of a young child. Twenty-eight-year-old Avery Elizabeth Mock has been charged with a misdemeanor of endangering the welfare of a child, second degree. Bond is $4,000 cash pending her appearance on May 12th in the Associate Division of the Grundy […]

Automated Flagger

Drivers urged to slow down and pay attention as MoDOT ramps up construction

“I don’t remember taking the hit…” Retired MoDOT employee Mark Fresen only recalls the moments before a truck side-swiped the truck-mounted attenuator—or TMA—he was driving in a St. Louis work zone, crushing in the cab and pinning him inside. But it was an experience he’ll likely never forget. “When I woke up, I know someone […]

Coronavirus Notices

Community of Marceline announces restrictions, closures and cancellations due to Coronavirus concerns

The Country Nights Father / Daughter Dance scheduled for Saturday, March 21st is canceled. Bristol Manor is temporarily closed to all visitors and volunteers. Pioneer Skilled Nursing has modified their visitor status as follows: Family member visitors over 12 years of age visiting a resident at end of life or in hospice (limited to one […]

Americs Farmers website

Farmers can nominate schools for the America’s Farmers grant program

Less than a month remains to apply for America’s Farmers programs, sponsored by the Bayer Fund. Grow Rural Education is partnering with farmers across the country to help strengthen rural public school districts through $15,000 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) grants. Since 2010, America’s Farmers have awarded more than $53 million for students and […]

Pothole

Audio: MODOT is changing its focus from snow to potholes

Now that the snow has been cleared from much of the roadways, the Missouri Department of Transportation is changing its focus.     Over thirty tons of patching material were used on Wednesday (1/29/2020) in the central district alone, around Jefferson City and Columbia, to repair potholes created over the last few weeks. As temperatures […]

Gloria KU

Gloria Ku selected as NCMC’s Outstanding Student

Gloria Elizabeth Ku from Princeton, MO, has been selected as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Student for December. Gloria, originally from Patchakan, Corozal, Belize Central America, is pursuing her nursing degree at the Bethany site where she can take classes at night and in the evening to work with her busy schedule.  Gloria will graduate […]