Summer Food Program for Kids

Online map and text number will help families locate local summer food programs

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has been helping families in need during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Through the Summer Food Service Program, thousands of meals have been provided and will continue to be provided all summer. The program is designed to provide breakfast, lunch, and/or snacks to children living in eligible […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy County R-5 Board of Education discusses graduation plans

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education discussed the high school and elementary graduations at a meeting Thursday evening. Both ceremonies are scheduled for June 27th, with the elementary in the morning and high school in the afternoon. More details are to be determined in the near future. The board approved salary increases. Approval was […]

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Cameron man arrested for stabbing of 16-year-old girl

The Cameron Police Department reports the arrest of a Cameron man Friday who allegedly stabbed a 16-year-old girl Thursday night. Twenty-year-old Bronson Wildman has been charged in Clinton County with the felonies of second-degree assault and armed criminal action. He was given no bond. An investigation revealed the incident took place in the 900 block […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Four teens from Macon injured in crash on country road; driver life-flighted to Columbia

Four teenagers from Macon were injured, two of them seriously, when a vehicle left a country road on a curve and overturned Thursday night. The highway patrol listed injuries as serious for the driver, 19-year-old Katie Sheets, and one of the passengers, 17-year-old Kari Russell. The other two occupants received minor injuries. They are a […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education presented updates on summer sports and activities including graduation

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education heard updates on summer sports and activities as well as graduation last (Tuesday) evening. Trenton High School Principal Kasey Bailey, THS Assistant Principal John Cowling, and Athletic Director Wes Croy created the tentative schedule for summer sports and activities. It involves no sports or activities practices or contests in […]

Child Pornography

Missouri man charged with producing child porn after trading images of 5-year-old girl

An Independence, Missouri, man who was arrested on Tuesday, the same day he shared pornographic images over the internet that he had just taken of a 5-year-old child victim, was charged in federal court. Justin Swift, 35, was charged in a two-count criminal complaint with producing child pornography and with distributing child pornography over the […]

Ambulance with Medic Symbol (accident)

Chillicothe woman and child injured in southwest Missouri crash

A Chillicothe woman and young child were injured in the collision of two cars in southwest Missouri’s Hickory County. Twenty-eight-year-old Jami Miller and an 11-year-old girl were taken to the Citizen’s Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. The youth received moderate injuries and Ms. Miller had minor injuries. The driver of a second vehicle, 70-year-old Judith Shiverdecker […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education accepts resignations

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education accepted several resignations at a special meeting on Wednesday. The resignations were from Elementary Paraprofessional Sarah Rains, Varsity Girls Softball Coach Jessica Parsons, Special Education Director and Teacher Melody Prescott, and Kindergarten through 12th Grade Counselor Erin Hunolt. The board heard a review of the current situation regarding […]