Sumer Food Program for Kids

State seeks organizations to provide meals to children during summer months

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is looking for organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who would otherwise go without meals during the summer months when school is not in session. The Summer Food Service Program reimburses organizations for meals they serve to children under the age of 18 […]

Deputy Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki

K-9 Zaki essential to law enforcement in Livingston County

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports K-9 Handler Deputy Nicholas Leadbetter and K-9 Zaki logged more than 272 hours of training in 2019. The training included narcotics detection; obedience; tracking, article search, and bite work; and certifications. The two have found and seized various amounts of drugs with a suspected combined street value of $27,527. […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer Board of Education extends Superintendent’s contract

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education extended contracts Thursday evening for Superintendent Dan Owens and Prekindergarten through 12th Grade Principal Wes Guilkey. Guilkey reports both contracts are now through the 2021-2022 school year. The salary has yet to be determined. Paraprofessional Anna DeMoss’s resignation was accepted. The board discussed makeup day procedures. North Mercer […]

Emergncy Snow Route

Trenton’s Emergency Snow Ordinance to once again become active Friday night

Trenton City Administrator Ron Urton says overnight snowfall hampered the street department’s efforts in removing snow from streets. Trenton’s emergency snow route ordinance will once again go into effect Friday night at 11 o’clock until Saturday morning, January 25th at 7 o’clock. This allows snow to be cleared from streets designated as emergency snow routes. Vehicles […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police respond to Hedrick Medical Center on report of dog bite

Chillicothe police say they received a report on Saturday afternoon of a person on a four-wheeler pulling two small children on sleds on Trenton Road. Police were unable to locate the group, however, Chillicothe Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reminded the public it’s not only unsafe to perform an activity like this, but it’s also […]

Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board adds three addresses to nuisance list

Three additional addresses were declared a nuisance when the Trenton Building and Nuisance Board met Monday evening. Those addresses include 1004 Laclede, 1814 Hillcrest Drive, and 213 West 6th Street. Each location will be added to the agenda for the next board meeting on October 28th. That agenda also will include public hearings for 1011 […]

Photo of Coyote

Missouri Department of Conservation proposes regulation changes to help landowners control nuisance wildlife

The Missouri Department of Conservation is considering changing regulations to help landowners address damage caused by problem wildlife and feral hogs. MDC is proposing the changes in response to citizen requests to the Regulations Committee to use night vision or thermal imagery to address livestock loss caused by coyotes and damage caused by feral hogs. […]