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Bethany man charged with kidnapping, assault and abuse of a child

A Bethany man has been charged in Harrison County with three felonies after an alleged incident on Monday, March 23, 2020. Thirty-nine-year- old Jeremiah Searles has been charged with first-degree kidnapping, facilitating a felony, inflicting injury, terrorizing, first-degree domestic assault, and abuse or neglect of a child—no sexual contact. Arraignment was held on Tuesday, and […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

St. Luke’s Health System institutes incident management teams in response to Coronavirus

Saint Luke’s Health System has set up incident management teams at all of its hospitals and entities to keep patients and staff safe regarding the Coronavirus. The health system includes Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton and Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. A system incident management team has also been created to oversee the operational and […]

North Mercer Board of Education accepts four resignations, adds baseball for 2017

North Mercer Board of Education accepts resignation

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education Monday evening added $1,000 to the base salary and approved each teacher to receive steps on the salary schedule. Other staff personnel will receive a three-point three percent salary increase. A resignation was accepted from Science Teacher David Fuller for retirement. Other resignations were accepted from Rebecca Bickel […]

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Missouri could criminalize sex changes and related treatments for those under 18

The Missouri Legislature is being asked to ban doctors and their workers from assisting with or doing sex changes to those under 18. Representative Adam Schnelting is proposing to charge them with a felony and yank their professional licenses for providing gender reassignments, hormonal therapy, and puberty blockers, which are different from surgically changing genitalia. […]

College Foundation announces the Distinguished Alumni Class for 2019

Audio: Three honored as “Distinguished Alumni” at NCMC Pirates Ball on Saturday night

Three individuals were honored as distinguished alumni for North Central Missouri College at the NCMC Foundation Voyage Fund Pirates Ball Saturday night. The 2019 Distinguished Alumni Class is made up of Kevin Bailey, Loma Hurst, and Sam Smith. Bailey said he has “been fortunate to experience and appreciate” the college at several levels. The first […]

Neighborhood Assistance Program

Area organizations to receive funds through Neighborhood Assistance Program for community development projects

The Department of Economic Development announced Wednesday that it would award $7.3 million through its Neighborhood Assistance Program to nonprofits across Missouri for community development projects. The Neighborhood Assistance Program helps not-for-profit organizations leverage private-sector funds by providing partial state tax credits to businesses that make contributions to approved community improvement projects. The program can […]

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Audio: Missouri man sentenced to 4-years in prison for embezzling $4 million

A Kirkwood businessman who embezzled $4,000,000 from his employer is heading to federal prison for four years.     That sentence was handed down to Bryan Vonderahe who pleaded guilty back in October to wire fraud for embezzling nearly four-million-dollars from the Boyd Group. He served as the company’s CEO. Prosecutors say he set himself […]

FCCLA and STAR

Trenton Middle School and Trenton High School students participate in STAR events

Trenton Middle School and Trenton High School participated in Region II STAR Events held at the First Baptist Church in Chillicothe, Missouri on Tuesday, January 28 hosted by the Gallatin High School FCCLA Chapter. The Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America is a national student organization that helps young men and women become leaders […]