USDA prioritizes investments in telemedicine to address opioid crisis in rural America

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is giving funding priority in a key grant program for applications to address opioid misuse in rural communities. “The opioid epidemic is dramatically impacting prosperity in many small towns and rural places across the country,” Hazlett said. […]

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Authorities continue search for Lucas Cornwell

The Chillicothe Police Department reports it has received credible information on a reported runaway juvenile. Sixteen-year-old Lucas Cornwell was said to have last been seen in the Independence area with another missing juvenile from the Kansas City area, Chase Godfrey. The Chillicothe Police Department originally reported Cornwell was last seen in Chillicothe Monday night, February […]

Big Rig Crash

Big rig crash near Laclede injures one

A man from Orlando, Florida was hurt when a tractor-trailer truck overturned on highway 36 west of Laclede. Thirty-seven-year-old Nathan Lee was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield with moderate injuries. Lee was a passenger in a truck driven by 21-year-old Adam Simpson of Independence who was not reported hurt during the crash. The […]

Two arrested in Daviess and DeKalb Counties

The highway patrol reports separate arrests on Sunday of motorists in Daviess and DeKalb Counties. Independence resident, 54-year-old Paul Jones, was arrested at mid-afternoon and faces several possible violations in Daviess County. Online information says Jones is accused of driving while intoxicated for alcohol; failure to yield to an emergency vehicle; as well as careless […]

Health News

Hy-Vee to provide free A1C screenings

In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, Hy-Vee, Inc. will provide free Hemoglobin A1C screenings throughout its eight-state region during the month of November. The free Hemoglobin A1C screenings will be offered on a first-come, first served basis at the Hy-Vee Healthy You Mobiles in 168 Hy-Vee store parking lots. Hy-Vee registered dietitians will conduct […]

Access II Awarded $500 Grant from Summit Natural Gas

Access II Independent Living Center in Gallatin awarded grant from Summit Natural Gas

Access II Independent Living Center in Gallatin, Mo, a non-profit organization that serves individuals with disabilities of all ages, was awarded at $500 grant from Summit Natural Gas to purchase durable medical equipment to increase wellness in the communities they serve. Access II has purchased 10 automated blood pressure monitors and 400, 7-day pill organizers […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

NCMC Board of Trustees meet with full agenda

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees at its meeting Tuesday night approved early repayment of the Barton Campus bond issue. Associate Vice President for Business and Finance Tyson Otto presented information that outlined an option for the early repayment of the bond issue on November 15th. Total payment due is $940,459.11 with the […]

Arrest

Four arrested over the weekend, including two brothers

Authorities report four individuals were arrested on various charges, two of them brothers, over the weekend in Grundy County. Twenty-two-year-old Justin Lee Kleihauer of Trenton faces four felony counts and two misdemeanor counts. His bonds total $43,000 cash with an appearance September 25th in the Associate Division of Grundy County circuit court. Justin Kleihauer is […]

Livingston County Sheriff Car

Livingston County Sheriff reports the arrest of three individuals

The Livingston County Sheriff’s Department reports the arrest of three individuals Tuesday on drug allegations. Sheriff Steve Cox says an additional investigation of an Independence driver stopped for traffic violations on U. S. Highway 36 Tuesday afternoon resulted in the seizure of suspected high-level THC ingestible products, high-grade marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. K-9 Zaki came […]