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United States makes first sale of rice to China

GUANGZHOU, CHINA – After decades chasing the enormous China market, a sale of U.S. rice was confirmed here last week. “This sale marks a turning point for the U.S. rice industry and its relationship with China as it is the first ever of U.S. rice to a private importer and is truly historic as it […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees approve the hiring of new staff

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved the hiring of several new employees at its meeting Tuesday evening. Crystal Johnson of Kansas City was hired as an exempt adjunct instructor for History courses beginning this fall and will teach classes online. Rick Sharp of Saint Joseph was approved as a part-time exempt adjunct […]

ATV accident

Pattonsburg teen hospitalized after being ejected from ATV

A teenager from Pattonsburg was injured Tuesday afternoon in a four-wheeler accident on private property two miles northeast of McFall. Fifteen-year-old Ellie Sperry received serious injuries when she was thrown off the ATV as it traveled down a steep embankment and overturned. Sperry was transported by private vehicle to Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany […]

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Area schools to hold graduation ceremonies today

Area schools will hold graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Eighteen seniors will graduate from North Mercer R-3 High School at 2 o’clock with high school English teacher Melissa Hill addressing the graduates. Eight students will graduate from Southwest Livingston County R-1 of Ludlow at 2 o’clock. Southwest’s valedictorian is William Garrett Cramer, and […]

Graduation

Two area schools to graduate seniors tonight

Two area schools will hold graduation ceremonies Friday night, May 3, 2019. Thirty-three seniors will graduate from Princeton R-5 High School at 7 o’clock and fifteen seniors will graduate from Hale R-1 also at 7 o’clock. Hale Science teacher Janet Foster will address the graduates during the ceremony.