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Chillicothe officials close facilities in city parks system

By executive order from Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelly, several facilities in the Chillicothe Parks System will close to public use effective immediately due to concerns of COVID-19 and in line with city, county, state, and federal guidelines and recommendations. Chillicothe playgrounds, fitness equipment, shelter houses, and restroom facilities will be closed until further notice. The […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

NCMC Board of Trustees approve Pandemic Response Policy at busy meeting on Tuesday

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved a Pandemic Response Policy and several other items related to COVID-19 Tuesday evening. The Pandemic Response Policy allows for 10 days of paid emergency leave to be made available immediately for current full-time employees who are unable to work due to needing to care for a […]

Sex Offender

Trenton man extradited from Kansas to face charges in Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the extradition of a Trenton resident charged with felony failure to register as a sex offender. Fifty-eight-year-old James Leon Baker was arrested in Douglas County, Kansas March 4th, with a waiver was signed March 12th. Baker was extradited to Grundy County on Tuesday with bond established at $5,000 cash […]

Health News

Coronavirus Information: How organizations are handling the issue statewide

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education continues to receive many questions about COVID-19 and how it impacts student attendance, school closure, assessments, and virtual education opportunities. We are aware that local education agencies must consider a number of factors when making decisions in this current situation. Administrative Memo COM-20-001, issued from the Commissioner […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Regional Water Commission provides information on the dam for East Locust Creel Reservoir

The General Manager of the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission says there seems to be interest in and discussion about the dam for the East Locust Creek Reservoir. While the dam has presented challenges, they are not insurmountable. In 2014 after more geologic information was gathered, the proposed dam was moved upstream approximately 170 […]

Turkey Calling

Princeton Rotary Club to sponsor Youth Turkey Calling Contest and Outdoor Expo

A long-time Mercer County resident who has hunted turkeys for 40 years will be the guest speaker at the Princeton Rotary Youth Turkey Calling Contest and Outdoor Expo. Andy Krohn will share practical tips at the Princeton Elementary School March 21st from his experiences of introducing young persons to turkey hunting. Turkey hunting calls, hunting […]

Kidnapping

Missouri men charged with kidnapping woman and threatening to kill her and her family

Two southwest Missouri men have been charged in federal court for kidnapping a Webb City, Missouri, woman and threatening to kill her and her family unless she recanted her testimony in another criminal case. Jeffrey Marsh, 32, of Oronogo, and Zaqouri Traves Archer, 31, of Joplin, were charged together in a criminal complaint filed in […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Braymer man ejected from UTV, life-flighted to Liberty Hospital

The Highway Patrol reports a Braymer man sustained serious injuries after being ejected from a utility terrain vehicle two miles east of Braymer on Friday night. Sixty-two-year-old Jerry Watson was later arrested and accused of misdemeanor driving while intoxicated. He was released and taken by medical helicopter to Liberty Hospital. The UTV traveled east on […]

Missouri Day Festival

Trenton Chamber of Commerce now accepting vendor applications for Missouri Day Festival

The Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors for the 36th Annual Missouri Day Festival. Vendors are wanted for the event in Trenton on October 16th and 17, 2020.  An application is available and payment can be accepted on the Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce website.  Booths cost $75.00 to $100.00 dollars depending on […]