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Two vehicles sideswipe each other on Pecan Road east of Milan demolishing car

Two vehicles collided at a Sullivan County hill crest Monday morning resulting in one driver and a passenger from Milan being taken to a hospital. Injuries were minor for 29-year-old Georgeanna Earp and her passenger, 39-year-old Billy Earp, both of Milan. A private vehicle took them both to Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. The […]

Lending or interest rates

USDA announces December 2021 lending rates for agricultural producers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced loan interest rates for December 2021, which are effective Dec. 1. USDA’s Farm Service Agency loans provide important access to capital to help agricultural producers start or expand their farming operation, purchase equipment, and storage structures, or meet cash flow needs. Operating, Ownership, and Emergency Loans FSA offers farm […]

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Man from Washington state injured in crash east of Chillicothe

The Highway Patrol reports a resident from the state of Washington sustained moderate injuries in a single-car accident one half of a mile east of Chillicothe on Tuesday evening, November 30. Chillicothe Emergency Medical Services transported 20-year-old Carson Updike of Green Bank, Washington to Hedrick Medical Center. The car traveled east on Highway 36 before […]

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Kansas resident injured in crash east of Chillicothe

A Kansas resident was injured Tuesday night in a traffic accident one-half mile east of Chillicothe. Forty-five-year-old  Quinnton Nicholas of Welda, Kansas received moderate injuries and was taken by emergency medical services to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. Nicholas was eastbound on Highway 36 when his vehicle, a Ford E450, struck debris in the road […]

Medicare

December 7th is the deadline for Missourians to enroll in or change Medicare benefits

Open enrollment ends on December 7, 2021, for Missouri residents on Medicare.     Changes can be made through December 7th to participants’ Medicare Advantage plans and to Part D drug coverage. State Insurance Director Chlora Lindley-Myers reminds Missouri residents that there’s an assistance program, called CLAIM, that helps Medicare recipients wanting to make changes […]

Life Flight

Bucklin resident life-flighted to Columbia after crashing on Livingston Street; patrol accuses him of DWI

A Bucklin man was injured Thursday night when the car he was driving veered off a street in Bucklin and struck a tree. Twenty-nine-year-old Kenneth Fisher received serious injuries and was flown by medical helicopter (Life flight Eagle) to University Hospital in Columbia. The car was demolished in the wreck on South Livingston Street and […]

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Trenton Kiwanis Club, KTTN open applications for Christmas Wish Project

The Trenton Kiwanis Club in conjunction with KTTN has opened the application process for the Christmas Wish Project. Elementary and preschool students in Trenton will have application forms sent home with them next week or families who would like to enroll for the project can pick up applications at KTTN during normal business hours. Individuals […]

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Firefighters respond to combine fire south of Trenton

Grundy County’s Rural Fire Protection District on Monday afternoon responded to a farm combine fire one-half mile south of Trenton on Highway 65. Upon arrival shortly before 3 o’clock, firefighters noticed light smoke from weeds and grain beneath the cab. The department used water to wet down the smoldering areas of the combine. The cause […]

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Groups identify barriers to rental assistance in Missouri

Groups working to keep Missouri residents in their homes since the pandemic began are trying to identify the barriers to receiving emergency rental assistance. As of September, the state had given less than 20% of the funds it was allocated from the American Rescue Plan, despite many Missouri renters facing financial hardships and eviction notices. Katherine Fenerson, […]

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USDA invests more than $350,000 to repair or rehabilitate homes in rural Missouri

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Missouri Acting State Director D Clark Thomas announced the agency is investing $358,270 to improve equitable access to safe housing for rural Missouri homeowners. USDA Rural Development has long partnered with various organizations, together making a larger impact in rural Missouri, Thomas said. The Housing Preservation Grant Program is […]

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USDA invests $222 million in rural community infrastructure

 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small announced that USDA is investing $222 million to build and improve critical community facilities (PDF, 729 KB) in 44 states, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico. This community infrastructure funding will benefit nearly 2.5 million people in rural communities. It also […]

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Three area non-profits receive over $500,000 in tax credits

Nonprofits in Princeton, Chillicothe, and Macon are among 66 organizations across the state that have been approved to issue tax credits for their fundraising efforts. The approval came from the Neighborhood Assistance Program through the Department of Economic Development. Mercer County Area Development Corporation aims to drive community revitalization and business development for the Mercer […]

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Audio: Missouri Recycling Association Executive Director speaks at annual meeting of Green Hills Regional Planning Commission

Missouri Recycling Association Executive Director Angie Powell spoke at the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission’s Annual Meeting at the Trenton Rock Barn on November 9, 2021. The meeting also included an award presentation and an election of officers. Powell said the Missouri Recycling Association has been around since the 1980s, is a 501(c)(3), and has […]

Fatal Crash

Big rig crashes on Highway 6 at the edge of Jamesport claiming the life of 60-year-old driver

The highway patrol reports a truck driver has been killed in a fiery crash early Tuesday morning at12:50 am in Jamesport. Authorities identified the victim as 60-year-old James Loyd of Purdin. The tractor-trailer was westbound and went off the right side of Highway 6 striking a driveway. The impact caused the Freightliner to go airborne, […]

Rollover Crash

Kidder resident injured in rollover crash on Highway 36

A resident of Kidder was injured early Monday evening in a rollover accident on Highway 36 near Wheeling. Fifty-five-year-old Daniel Landi was taken by EMS to Hedrick Medical Center with minor injuries. The sports utility vehicle was westbound when it went off the left side of the highway, the driver overcorrected causing the vehicle to […]

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USDA awards funds to 13 organizations to create livable communities attracting people and jobs

U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small announced that USDA is awarding $3 million in cooperative agreements to 13 organizations. These organizations will provide technical assistance to people living in rural and Tribal communities so they can apply for and access government resources for projects that will attract jobs and […]