Bridge Work

Bridges on Highway 136 in Putnam County open to traffic

Local residents have been detouring around the bridge replacement projects over the West Fork Locust Creek and Elm Branch since June. The days of those detours are over. U.S. Route 136 east of Lucerne opened to traffic over both bridges this afternoon. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Boone Construction Company of Columbia to […]

Credit Card Skimmer on gas pump

Investigation continues into possible credit card skimmer fraud in Livingston County

The investigation continues in Livingston County on a possible card skimmer used locally. Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox says a resident reported having his or her debit card fraudulently used in October at multiple locations in Illinois for a combined total of $1,057.41. Cox notes the victim believes their debit card information may have been […]

14 from Chillicothe attend National Convention in 2018

Fourteen from Chillicothe attend National FFA Convention in Indiana

Fourteen members of the Chillicothe FFA Chapter attended the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana October 24 through October 27. The students attended many activities while in Louisville including the leadership sessions, the career show, college fair, and convention sessions while at the convention hall. Students also attended a session where the speaker was Kyle […]

Smithfield Hog Farm with holding pond

Smithfield announces nationwide expansion of “Manure to Energy” projects

Smithfield Food Inc. has announced a nationwide expansion of Smithfield Renewables, innovative projects that are designed to help meet its goal to reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2025. That is set in concert with the Environmental Defense Fund. This month marks the one-year anniversary of Smithfield Renewables. Smithfield is setting the goal […]

Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill

Audio: McCaskill supports Trump’s handling of migrant caravan, is at odds with fellow Democrat

State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal has been highly critical on Twitter of Missouri U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill and says McCaskill is not a Democrat. McCaskill campaign manager David Kirby tells reporters there’s no place in the party for Democrats like Chappelle-Nadal, who wished for the assassination of President Trump.     McCaskill campaign manager David Kirby […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission again tables courtroom remodeling

The Grundy County Commission met with Third Judicial Circuit Court Judge Jack Peace Tuesday afternoon to discuss proposed renovations for the third-floor circuit courtroom at the courthouse in Trenton. Presiding Commissioner Rick Hull says the commission will inquire about construction for the remodel and see if the company that previously submitted a bid for the […]

Health News

Grundy County Health Department to offer flu vaccines

The Grundy County Health Department of Trenton will offer flu vaccines without an appointment. Vaccines will be available for individuals of all ages Tuesdays from 9 o’clock in the morning to 4 o’clock in the afternoon. The health department asks participants to bring their Medicare, Medicaid, or health insurance cards for billing purposes. Donations are […]

Accident involving alcohol

Livonia man demolishes vehicle, arrested and charged with DWI

The Highway Patrol reports a Livonia man was arrested following a one-vehicle accident three miles east of Greentop Tuesday morning. Twenty-two year old Collin Williams traveled east on Route J when the pickup truck he drove ran off the left side of the road, crossed over another road, impacted the ground, and overturned. The truck […]

Rollover Crash

Rollover crash near Winston injures Georgia man

A man from Georgia was injured Monday night in a single-vehicle rollover accident approximately two miles west of Winston. The highway patrol reports 24-year-old Walter Calhoun of Decatur, Georgia received minor injuries in the Interstate 35 accident in Daviess County. He was taken by ambulance to Cameron Regional Medical Center. Calhouns’ southbound car had exited […]

Audio: Quaker Windows and Doors Groundbreaking is Thursday in Eldon

A groundbreaking ceremony is set for Thursday in the mid-Missouri town of Eldon for a massive 200-thousand square foot manufacturing plant that’s expected to create 300 new jobs.     The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) says Freeburg-based Quaker Windows and Doors will purchase about 100 acres in Eldon. Governor Mike Parson, Lieutenant Governor […]

President Donald Trump

Audio: President’s last minute pre-election trip to southeast Missouri confirmed

President Trump’s campaign has confirmed a last-minute pre-election rally the night before next Tuesday’s general election in southeast Missouri’s Cape Girardeau. Mayor Bob Fox is excited over the influx of business activity the President’s visit is likely to bring, especially to local restaurants.     Mayor Bob Fox is ready to roll out the red […]