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Brookfield and Bosworth residents injured in crash on Highway 41

Residents of Brookfield and Bosworth were injured Tuesday night in a single-vehicle accident in Saline County. The patrol listed injuries as minor for the driver, 55-year-old David McDowell of Brookfield, and for passenger, 44-year-old Benjamin Graves of Bosworth.  Both were taken by emergency medical services to the Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall. The car was northbound […]

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Area students are winners in FFA proficiency categories; finalists for proficiency awards

Two FFA members in Mercer County are national finalists this year for proficiency awards. Others from chapters at Trenton and Gallatin are listed as winners of medals in their proficiency areas. Brylee Williams of the Princeton FFA Chapter is among four finalists across the country for a national award in swine production entrepreneurship. Zach Main […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Linn County Health Department conducting COVID-19 contact tracing investigations

The Linn County Health Department is conducting COVID-19 contact tracing investigations. As part of those investigations, the health department advises individuals or groups who frequented Pigskin Pub and Pizza of Brookfield September 3rd through 5th to monitor for symptoms related to possible COVID-19 exposure. Individuals or groups who attended the Bell Game at Chester Ray […]

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Marceline man life-flighted after mower runs off road in Brookfield

The Highway Patrol reports a Marceline man sustained moderate injuries when the mower he operated ran off the road in Brookfield the afternoon of Tuesday, August 4th. An ambulance transported 67-year-old John Polson to Pershing Memorial Hospital of Brookfield. An air ambulance then took him to the University Hospital of Columbia. The mower traveled west […]

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Changes to be implemented for health and safety reasons at Great Pershing Balloon Derby

Changes will be implemented for health and safety at the 44th Great Pershing Balloon Derby west of Brookfield September 5th through 7th. The event’s website says there will not be a Friday South Main Night Flame or Saturday Twin Parks activities. The Myron Peacher Memorial Launch Field will be closed to spectators.  Balloon flights and […]