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Democrats file suit to keep two-time Republican candidate off ballot for Missouri House seat

(Missouri Independent) – Democrats want to kick a candidate off the ballot in the race for a Kansas City-area Missouri House seat, claiming the Grandview man who filed in the 36th District contest is actually “a longtime Republican and vocal opponent of the Democratic Party.” John D. Boyd Jr. filed for the seat on Feb. […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 13 years in prison, without parole, for drug trafficking meth, illegal firearms and carjacking

A Missouri man was sentenced in federal court for distributing methamphetamine, carjacking, and illegally possessing firearms after leading officers on three high-speed vehicle pursuits. Charles V. Bai, 29, of Independence,  was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 13 years in federal prison without parole. On Oct. 13, 2021, Bai pleaded guilty to […]

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Residents of Trenton and Spickard, including 4-year-old boy, injured in crash on Highway 65

The Highway Patrol reports three area residents sustained injuries when a car struck a sports utility vehicle in Grundy County on Friday morning, April 1st. The driver of the car, 24-year-old Landan Ellis of Trenton, received moderate injuries and was taken by emergency medical services to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton. The driver of the […]

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Four people, including a 4-year-old-child, injured in Thursday crash on Highway 36

Four people, including a child, received minor injuries in an accident on Thursday afternoon two miles west of Osborn. Thirty-six-year-old Hunter Martin of Winston allegedly fell asleep as his eastbound pickup traveled off the north side of Highway 36 and collided with another pickup that was turning north onto Fairview Road. Taken by EMS to […]

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A list of candidates that have filed for office in the upcoming August election

March 29th was the last day to file for the August 2nd Primary Election.  Here is a list of candidates that have filed for office. There are no races in Grundy County. One candidate filed for each of the open positions. Incumbents filing include Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray, Associate Circuit Court Judge Steve Hudson, Circuit […]

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Audio: Investigation by highway patrol indicates driver of pickup that killed Unionville woman was being pursued by law enforcement

Saturday night’s fatality crash in Putnam County remains under investigation and preliminary information indicates the driver of the pickup truck, a 14-year-old boy, was being pursued by law enforcement. Highway Patrol Public Information Officer in Macon, Justin Dunn, gave KTTN a prepared statement:     The crash occurred on 175th Street, one mile west of […]

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20-year-old woman dies in head-on crash west of Unionville, 14-year-old driver hospitalized

One person was killed and another injured in the head-on collision of a pickup truck and a sports utility vehicle west of Unionville on Saturday night. The driver of the sports utility vehicle, 20-year old Holly Hydorn of Unionville, was pronounced dead at the scene. Her body was transported to the Playle-Jones Funeral Home in […]

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Teenagers from Cainsville injured in rollover crash

Residents from Cainsville were injured as the result of a pickup truck overturning two miles south of Blythedale on March 19th at 12:05 am. The Highway Patrol reports the 17-year-old boy who was driving sustained serious injuries. The passenger, 18-year-old Leon Nobles, received minor injuries. They were taken to the Harrison County Community Hospital in […]

Pillars of the Community

Audio: Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce honors “Pillars of the Community” and Businesses of the Year

BTC Bank and Mid-States Services received awards for Businesses of the Year at the Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on March 18th. The Green Hills Animal Shelter was also recognized as the Organization of the Year. Chamber Board Member Andy Cox presented the awards to the Businesses of the Year. He said the […]

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Hospitalist Byron Thornton, MD joins staff at Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome hospitalist Byron Thornton, MD, to the medical team. Hospitalists are physicians and advanced practice providers who specialize in hospital-based care. They coordinate all aspects of care for patients who are in the hospital. The hospitalist, along with the patient’s primary care provider and other specialists involved with treatment, […]

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North Central Missouri College Foundation announces honorees for the Distinguished Alumni Class of 2021

North Central Missouri College Foundation announces the Distinguished Alumni Class for 2021, John Hunolt, Janet (Boyd) Lake and Nick Sottler.  Honorees will be recognized during the Pirates Ball on March 26, 2022, at the Ketcham Community Center on the campus of North Central Missouri College.  The Pirates Ball is to honor distinguished alumni, Voyage Fund […]

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Two Sheridan teens injured in Monday crash; one life-flighted to hospital

Two teenagers from Sheridan were injured Monday afternoon in an accident on a snow-covered road in Worth County. The driver, 18-year-old Dillan Gavigan, was flown by a medical helicopter (Life Flight Eagle) to Mosiac Life Care in St. Joseph with serious injuries. A passenger, listed as a 13-year-old boy, received moderate injuries and was taken […]

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Additional candidates from north Missouri file for state offices

Candidates filed at the Secretary of State’s Office in Jefferson City on February 22nd for state and U. S. offices. Filing for the Missouri House of Representatives for District 2 was Randy Railsback of Hamilton and Mazzie Boyd of Hamilton. For District 3, Danny Busick of Newtown and Gary M. Ewing of Powersville filed. For […]

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Audio: Approximately 150 trucks convoy to Jefferson City to pay respects to family of 13-year old

Truckers gathered in Jefferson City Monday/yesterday in a show of solidarity.     A convoy of semis, tractor-trailers, and dump trucks came to Jefferson City Monday—not for a protest, but a processional. A funeral processional for a 13-year-old boy who followed around his dad and uncle – who owns Frank Boys Trucking. He would clean […]

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Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves senior trip; approve sophomores attending prom

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education on February 16th approved allowing sophomores to attend prom. The high school building was approved for after-prom activities. A senior trip was approved to take place May 16th through 19th. Daya Allnutt was chosen as the district representative for the Jack Holley/Missouri Unified School Insurance Council Scholarship Program. […]

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U.S. Department of Justice sues Missouri over law blocking enforcement of federal gun regulations

(Missouri Independent) – A controversial Missouri gun law that penalizes police for enforcing federal gun laws is facing a new legal challenge from the U.S. Justice Department. On Wednesday, the department filed suit to prevent Missouri from enforcing its Second Amendment Preservation Act (SAPA), a law that allows citizens to file suit for up to […]