Automated Flagger

Drivers urged to slow down and pay attention as MoDOT ramps up construction

“I don’t remember taking the hit…” Retired MoDOT employee Mark Fresen only recalls the moments before a truck side-swiped the truck-mounted attenuator—or TMA—he was driving in a St. Louis work zone, crushing in the cab and pinning him inside. But it was an experience he’ll likely never forget. “When I woke up, I know someone […]

Motorcycle Crash

Bucklin man injured after losing control of bike on Highway 11

A Bucklin resident was hurt Saturday evening when the motorcycle he was operating overturned on Highway 11 in eastern Linn County. Forty-four-year-old Ronald Eakins was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield with moderate injuries. The accident happened five miles west of New Boston on Highway 11 as the westbound motorcycle ran off the right […]

FFA Website

Two northern Missouri students are national winners of agriculture proficiency awards at FFA Convention

Northern Missouri has two first-place national winners of agriculture proficiency awards at the annual FFA Convention. They are Kylynn Mallen of Cameron and Amelia Liebhart of the Bucklin Chapter. Two other national finalists represented northern Missouri. Teresa Yoder of Trenton and Addison Burns of Gallatin were in the top four of their respective ag proficiency […]

Phi Theta Kappa Inductees Fall 2019

26 inducted into Phi Theta Kappa at North Central Missouri College

North Central Missouri College inducted 26 students into Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society membership for fall 2019. New members include Katie Adkison (Hamilton), Chandler Anderson (Princeton), Jacob Ashford (Bogard), Mayce Axtell (Laredo), Katlyn Barron (Chillicothe), Juliet Bauta (Milan), Reka Behrman (Bucklin), Rae Brown (Agency), Jentry Copple (Maryville), Jurden D’Arnault (Trenton), Morgan Eastin (Mercer), Maycee […]

Railroad Crossing

Highway 129 north of Bucklin to close for maintenance of railroad crossing

The Missouri Department of Transportation reports railroad crews plan to close Highway 129 north of Bucklin next week for routine maintenance of the Marceline Sub railroad crossing. Highway 129 is expected to be closed from Tuesday morning at 7 o’clock until Friday evening at 5 o’clock. Motorists will need to use an alternate route during […]