Caroll County Community Hospital Celebrates Nursing Week

Carroll County Memorial Hospital celebrates Nursing Week

To celebrate and recognize their employees, Carroll County Memorial Hospital holds departmental appreciation weeks throughout the year. Employees are categorized into five groups and are recognized during one of these five special weeks. The second group celebrated was CCMH nursing staff. Departments included were Acute Care, Emergency Department, Home Health, Jefferson Medical Group, and specialty […]

Livingston County youth begin work at Litton Agri-Science Learning Center

Livingston County youth begin work at Litton Agri-Science Learning Center

Livingston County youth have begun work at the Litton Agri-Science Learning Center near Chillicothe. Youth are learning more about agriculture as well as housing their 4-H and FFA projects. In exchange for housing their projects, the youth assist in the care and maintenance of the Litton Ag Campus. Local youth sign a contract that states […]

William Coyle

Brookfield man arrested on alleged animal abuse; eleven animals seized

Brookfield police report the arrest of 41-year-old William Coyle of Brookfield Friday night following an investigation into a report of alleged animal abuse. Officers recovered eleven animals from a residence in the 100 block of South Pennsylvania Avenue in Brookfield. The animals’ welfare was being evaluated and information was to be forwarded to the Linn […]

Life Flight Helicopter

One life-flighted after crash south of Chillicothe

The Highway Patrol reports a man sustained serious injuries when his car struck a tractor-trailer four miles south of Chillicothe Friday afternoon. Twenty-six-year-old Ryan Schuermann traveled south on Highway 65 when his car crossed the center line and struck the driver side and rear duals of the northbound tractor-trailer driven by 66-year-old Edgar Hoyt of […]

Traffic accident

Tractor mowing MoDOT right of way hit by pickup south of Maysville

The Highway Patrol reports a Cameron woman sustained moderate injuries when the pickup truck in which she rode was struck by a tractor five miles south of Maysville Thursday morning. Thirty-six-year-old Robert Slawson of Saint Joseph drove south on Highway 33 when he began to pass a Missouri Department of Transportation tractor cutting the grass […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer R-3 Board of Education adopts budget for 2018-2019 school year

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education adopted the 2018-2019 budget at a meeting Thursday morning. Revenues are projected at $3,029,827, with expenditures projected at $3,056,898. There is a projected net loss of $27,071. The board also approved 2017-2018 budget amendments which included revenues increasing by $55,292 and expenses decreasing by $8,882. The end of […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Mercer and Grundy Counties assigned new graduates of Missouri Highway Patrol Academy

Colonel Sandra K. Karsten, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces that 26 troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy on June 29, 2018. The ceremony is scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. in the Academy gymnasium. The public is invited. The 105th Recruit Class reported to the Academy on January […]

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Department of Natural Resources to offer free workshop on water and wastewater infrastructure financing

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources and two other agencies are offering a free workshop June 21 in Macon about funding opportunities for drinking water systems and wastewater treatment plants. “Nothing beats a face-to-face discussion,” said Hannah Humphrey, director of MoDNR’s Financial Assistance Center. “We know that state and federal assistance programs have a reputation for being […]

Prison Sentence

St. Joseph woman sentenced to 5-years in prison for selling stolen firearms

A St. Joseph woman was sentenced in federal court for selling stolen firearms. O’Ceonna S. Thomas-Weston, 23, of St. Joseph, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to five years in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 28, 2017, Thomas-Weston pleaded guilty to selling a stolen firearm. Co-defendant Ronnie Lee Martin III, 22, […]

Health News

University of Missouri: Patients prefer to have cancer screenings despite risks and warnings

A large proportion of the American public opts to receive cancer screenings with the hope that testing will reduce their chance of cancer death. Now, a team led by University of Missouri psychological science researchers has determined that patients may want cancer screenings even if the potential harms outweigh the benefits. Researchers believe that clinicians […]

Drug Bust

Investigation spanning months in Chillicothe results in two arrests

Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples reports a multi-month investigation resulted in the arrest of two individuals Tuesday on alleged endangering the welfare of a child and possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute. Maples says the Chillicothe Police Department and the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office served a search warrant for drugs in […]

Rissler Elementary School

Former THS instructor named SM Rissler Elementary School Principal

A former math instructor at Trenton High School will become the Principal at the SM Rissler Elementary School. The Trenton R-9 Board of Education met last night in executive session, afterward, several personnel decisions were approved. The school district this morning announced Tiffany Otto will be the Rissler school principal beginning her contract on August 1st. She […]

Life Flight Helicopter

2 hurt,1 life-flighted when driver strikes deer in roadway near Milan

Milan and Unionville residents were injured Tuesday night when according to the Highway Patrol, a car swerved to avoid a deer, traveled off Highway 5 and overturned in an accident was two miles north of Milan. Twenty-three-year-old Jakeob Stark of Unionville received minor injuries and was transported by ambulance to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in […]