COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Fifteen cases of COVID-19 reported among congregation at Turning Point Church in Chillicothe

Livingston County Health Center is informing the public of an ongoing outbreak of fifteen symptomatic cases of COVID-19 among the congregation of Turning Point Church identified through contact tracing. All fifteen cases were experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 and were tested as a result. Reported close contacts of the positive cases were notified by the Health […]

Cobblestone Inn and Suites

Audio: New motel in Trenton hoping to open for business in October

Lodging opportunities are coming to Trenton with a remodeled hotel and new cottages. Landes, Urich, and Weldon LLC purchased the former Country Home Inn in the spring. North Central Missouri Development Alliance Executive Director Micah Landes is part of the group that purchased the building. She says it will reopen as a Cobblestone Inn and […]

Spickard School

Spickard R-2 Board of Education sets tuition rate for upcoming school year

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education set the tuition rate for 2020-2021. On the evening of Monday, August 17th, Superintendent Doctor Kristi Weldon reports it was set at $3,600, with each additional student at $1,000. There was a motion to approve having a school nurse part-time at the school Mondays and Fridays. Sonoco Plastics of Chillicothe […]

Fraud News Graphic

Missouri Attorney General files fraud and stealing charges against owner of “RestoMod Garage”

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that William F. Smith, proprietor of “RestoMod Garage,” a car modification garage which operated in the Eldon, Missouri area, has been charged with consumer fraud and stealing. Smith faces thirteen counts in Miller County for defrauding consumers, financially exploiting elderly Missourians, and stealing.  The charges in Miller County allege […]

Coronavirus News Graphic

Community leaders in Livingston County encourage wearing of masks in public

Livingston County health, governmental, business, and school officials are encouraging people to wear a mask in public where social distancing is difficult to maintain. The plea comes following an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Livingston County during the past several weeks. Officials they want to stop the spread of the virus now, so the […]

FCCLA and STAR

Trenton students participate in virtual FCCLA National Leadership Conference

Trenton Middle School and Trenton High School students participated in the FCCLA National Leadership Conference virtually on July 7th-9th, 2020. The National Leadership Conference was originally set to be held in Washington, DC. The change to a virtual platform comes due to the evolving COVID-19 health crisis. The mission of Family, Career, and Community Leaders […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education sets date for preschool screenings; hires 1st and 2nd-grade teacher

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education accepted bids for windows and propane the evening of Monday, July 20th. Superintendent Doctor Kristi Weldon reports Quality General Construction will install five new windows in the library for $1,010. Ferrellgas’s bid for propane was accepted for 91 cents per gallon. The board hired Cassie Holcer as a first […]

4th of July Holiday Weekend Traffic Statistics (MSHP)

Five fatalities, 294 crashes reported over 4th of July Holiday Weekend

Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers worked 294 traffic crashes, which included 107 injuries and all five fatalities. Troopers also made 139 DWI arrests and 126 drug arrests over the holiday weekend. 2020 July Fourth Holiday Boating Statistics Troopers worked nine boating crashes, which included four injuries and zero fatalities. Troopers made six BWI arrests and […]