National Walk to School Day

Mercer County Health Department to celebrate National Walk to School Day

The Mercer County Health Department of Princeton will celebrate National Walk to School Day with its Annual Walk to School. Princeton R-5 students in kindergarten through fifth grade to participate are encouraged to participate in this year’s free event the morning of October 2, 2019. Health Department Administrator Gina Finney says students will meet with […]

Tractor Cruise

Tractor cruise to kick off Calamity Jane Days with car show to follow on Sunday

A tractor cruise will kick-off activities for Calamity Jane Days in Princeton this weekend. The name has been changed for Friday’s all-day event to the Danny Hagan Memorial Tractor Cruise. Spokesperson Duane Place says Hagan and his wife were “instrumental” in planning the cruise each year. Brenda was Danny’s wife who still helps with planning. […]

Grain Bin Safety

Review grain bin safety rules before harvest begins

University of Missouri Extension rural safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch said National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 15-21, is a good time to review precautions for grain bins with farmworkers and family members. This year’s theme, “Shift Farm Safety Into High Gear,” reminds us to remain vigilant at all times when working on or visiting […]

Ducks in Water

Flooding affects some waterfowl areas in northwest Missouri

Flood damage will affect opportunities for waterfowl hunters this fall and winter at Missouri Department of Conservation wildlife areas managed with a wetland emphasis. The good news is that the popular Nodaway Valley and the east pools of the Fountain Grove conservation areas should offer normal hunting conditions if the weather cooperates. The outlook is […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education addresses issues with electronic cigarettes and vaping

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved early graduation requests for Kaitlyn Owen and Emma Rorebeck on Tuesday evening. Bus routes were approved with Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels reporting there are 10 regular bus routes and three special education/preschool routes, which is the same as last year. He said there are enough drivers […]

Calamity Jane Days

Calamity Jane Days in Princeton set to kickoff on Saturday

Twelve contestants will participate in the Miss Calamity Jane Pageant in Princeton on Saturday. The event will be held at the Princeton United Methodist Church at 7 o’clock that night. Contestants are Livi Binkley, Kyla Coffman, Raynah Collins, Jillian Finney, Jaysa Goodin, Becca Kile, Hannah King, Jarica Nelson, Alyssa Olson, Jaden Purdun, Cailynn Stokley, and […]

White 1976 Pontiac Firebird

Grundy County Sheriff’s Department seeking public assistance in locating stolen car

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public assistance regarding a recent burglary in rural Laredo that included the theft of a 1976 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird. The burglary is believed to have occurred between August 31st and September 7th. Also taken during the burglary were numerous tools, pedal cars, tires, chains, and other antique […]

Little girl with mother and MDC agent getting ready to fish

Missouri Department of Conservation to offer free fishing classes in Marceline and Brookfield

Autumn is a fine time to go fishing with good weather and active fish. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer free Discover Nature—Fishing programs at Marceline and Brookfield during September. Instructors will teach in four lessons the basics about how to catch fish, handle tackle, and where to go fishing. Participants go fishing […]