Bust of Annie White Baxter

‘Political trailblazer for women’ inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians

America’s first female county clerk has been inducted into the Hall of Famous Missourians. A bronze bust of Annie White Baxter of southwest Missouri’s Carthage joins 47 others in the esteemed hall already showcasing journalist Walter Cronkite, radio host Rush Limbaugh, and the 33rd U.S. President – Harry Truman. They line the third floor of […]

Missouri State Fair 2020

Local youth set record-breaking sales in Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions

The Missouri State Fair Youth Livestock Show celebrated youth in agriculture on Saturday, Aug. 22. The annual Sale of Champions highlighted the day, breaking numerous records from previous sales raising a total of $193,120 for Youth in Agriculture.   Connor Keithley, of Chillicothe, showed the Reserve Grand Champion Barrow. Connor is the son of Chad and […]

Young Dove Hunter

Missouri Department of Conservation to offer dove clinic and hunt in Macon County

The Missouri Department of Conservation has partnered with the Missouri Disabled Sportsmen to offer a dove clinic and hunt in Macon County for youth and mobility-impaired hunters. The free event for disabled hunters and/or youth ages 11 to 17 years old will be held at the Atlanta Conservation Area on September 12th from 8 to […]

Missouri State Fair 2020

Missouri State Fair officials announce Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion market pen of chickens

Lauren Bailey, daughter of Cathy and Danny Bailey, is the exhibitor of the 2020 Grand Champion Market Pen of Chickens at the Missouri State Fair Youth Livestock Show. Lauren is from Clinton and is a member of the Clinton FFA Chapter. Lauren’s prize-winning Pen of Chickens weighed 6.944, 6.899, 6.953, and 6.882 pounds. The Reserve […]

Princeton Apartment Fire MCFPD

Mercer County Fire Protection District provides additional details regarding Cedar Ridge Apartments fire

A dispatcher with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office confirms there are no known injuries among occupants of the Cedar Ridge Apartments who were able to escape a raging fire with heavy smoke yesterday afternoon. The Mercer County Fire Protection District was dispatched to the blaze east of Princeton on Highway 136. When crews arrived, the […]

Old Berry Church Galt Missouri FInal

Fire at Berry Church north of Galt ruled as arson, $5000 reward offered

The Missouri State Fire Marshal’s office investigated a blaze that caused minor damage at the old Berry Church off Route BB north of Galt. Chief Brian Smiley of the Galt Fire Protection District said an investigator with the State Fire Marshal’s office ruled the blaze was intentionally set. A passerby was credited with helping to […]

House Fire

House fully engulfed when Chillicothe firefighters arrive on scene at 112 Trenton Road

The Chillicothe Fire Department reports a house caught fire before sunrise on Monday morning about 5:20 am at 112 Trenton Road near Danner Park. The single-story, wood-frame house, believed to be vacant, was fully involved when firefighters arrived. A fire engine and ladder truck were connected to nearby hydrants with the ladder truck deploying an […]

Vehicle Fire

Fire destroys truck east of Dawn

Fire on Saturday afternoon destroyed a four-door truck east of Dawn. Chillicothe Fire Department Captain Derrick Allen said an attached trailer loaded with a skid steer appeared to be unaffected by the fire. All occupants were out of the vehicle when firefighters arrived and found the truck fully involved. Approximately 900 gallons of water were […]