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Director of Agriculture announces funding for local 4-H, FFA youth service projects

Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn announced that 14 youth groups from across Missouri were awarded grants from the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s 2021 Building Our American Communities grant program. Six local chapters of the National FFA Organization and eight Missouri 4-H clubs statewide have been awarded funds for their community service projects this year. “It’s […]

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Livingston County Preservation Society selects architect as 2020 Hall of Fame inductee

The Livingston County Preservation Society has selected its 2020 Hall of Fame inductee. R. Warren Roberts was an architect who designed many buildings in Chillicothe and across Missouri, including the Livingston County Courthouse  (1914), Dr. Grace’s building (1914) that currently houses Shooter’s on Washington Street, the Adams Automobile and Supply Company (1915) often referred to […]

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45 new cases of COVID-19 reported in area counties, Putnam County administers first doses of vaccine

The Putnam County Health Department reports 26 additional COVID-19 cases since January 14th, which makes the total 431 or 8.66% of Putnam County residents. Twenty-four individuals are being monitored by public health. Nine deaths have been attributed to COVID-19 complications. The Putnam County Health Department reports it administered the first 90 doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 […]

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Brimson teenager issued 3 citations after leaving the scene of an accident on 28th Street in Trenton

A Brimson teen was issued three citations after allegedly leaving the scene of an accident in Trenton on January 15th. The Trenton Police Department reports 16-year-old Gabriel Ray Gamble was cited for failing to report a motor vehicle accident, failing to drive on the right half of the road, and driving while intoxicated. A municipal […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of January 25, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of January 25 – 31. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

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Iowa man to be arraigned in Caldwell County court after road rage incident where he repeatedly rammed car

An arraignment has been scheduled for a man from Iowa who faces multiple felony charges in Caldwell County after what was described as a road rage incident by law enforcement in December. Forty-two-year-old Ty Matthew Vaughn of Morning Sun, Iowa is scheduled in Division One of Circuit Court on February 9th. Vaughn has been charged […]

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Trenton R-9 Courtwarming candidates announced

The Trenton R-9 Courtwarming candidates have been announced. Senior candidates are Krista Ewing, Melanie Guerrero, Emily Owen, Preston Harris, Royce Jackson, and Kayden Harris. Other candidates are juniors Jenna Reeter and Kaden Owen, sophomores Makayla Hamilton and Tucker Otto, and freshmen Madi Moore and Gabe Novak. Trenton High School Assistant Principal John Cowling reports Courtwarming […]

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Biden immigration overhaul would open a door to citizenship for 11 million people

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden is poised to send a sweeping immigration reform bill to Congress Thursday that would lay out a path for nearly 11 million undocumented people to obtain citizenship within eight years. Immigration has been one of the toughest issues for Congress to tackle, and the legislation’s fate is unclear in […]

Seven U.S. Senate Democrats call for ethics probe of Josh Hawley

(Missouri Independent) – Seven U.S. Senate Democrats on Thursday urged the chamber’s ethics panel to look into Sen. Josh Hawley’s unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in connection with the deadly assault on the U.S. Capitol earlier this month. The Democrats also want a similar probe of Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz’s actions and the Jan. […]