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Walgreens to build new $30 million fulfillment center in Liberty, creating 200 new jobs

Walgreens retail and wholesale pharmacy announced it will open a new $30 million, high-tech fulfillment center in the Kansas City metro area. The new operation, located in a 65,000-square-foot space in Liberty, is expected to create 200 new jobs. “When you combine our state’s top talent in health care with our strategic location in the […]

Audio: Kansas City schools reverse book ban after complaint by ACLU of Missouri

Amid cries of “Book Ban,” the North Kansas City School District is reversing its decision to ban two books from its library.     The Missouri division of the American Civil Liberty Union wrote a letter to district officials Monday asking for the LGBTQ-positive books to be returned to the shelves.  Students had also petitioned […]

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Woman from Iowa injured in crash on Interstate 35

An Iowa resident was injured early Sunday evening in an Interstate 35 accident approximately one mile south of Pattonsburg. Thirty-one-year-old Tiffany Mallek of Ankeny, Iowa received moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to Liberty Hospital. The minivan driven by Mallek and a pickup operated by 43-year-old Laura Beerbower of Mount Ayr, Iowa were northbound […]

Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce

Winners announced from the “Annual Holiday Parade” in Chillicothe

With just over 50 entries, the 75th Annual Holiday Parade with a theme of a “Recipe for a Merry Christmas” and sponsored by HyVee & Sonoco rolled through downtown Chillicothe Saturday morning. The Grand Marshal this year was Francine Davenport of Francine’s Pastry Parlor. The parade was announced live from the Commerce Center location on […]

Empire District Liberty Utilities Company

Empire gas customers in north Missouri to see price of natural gas double

To reflect estimated changes in the wholesale cost of natural gas as well as a change in the company’s Actual Cost Adjustment (ACA) factor, natural gas customers of The Empire District Gas Company d/b/a Liberty (Empire) will see natural gas rates change under a filing that takes effect on December 1, 2021. The ACA factor […]

Mercer County Fatal Crash

One dead, one injured in Mercer County crash on Monday evening

One person was killed and another was injured in an accident early Monday evening one mile north of Mercer. Sixty-four-year-old Gary Sexton of Liberty was pronounced dead at the scene at 5:45 pm. Receiving serious injuries was 71-year-old Merlin Hall of State Center, Iowa who was taken by ambulance to Wayne County Hospital in Corydon, […]

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Cameron woman injured after SUV hits deer on Highway 116

A Cameron resident was hurt Sunday morning when the sports utility vehicle she was driving hit a deer on Highway 116 east of Lathrop. Sixty-seven-year-old Terri Neely was taken by Caldwell County Ambulance to Liberty Hospital with serious injuries. The accident happened at approximately 8:30 Sunday morning four miles east of Lathrop as the SUV, […]

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Woman and 10-year-old boy from Minnesota injured in I-35 crash south of Pattonsburg

A woman and young boy from Minnesota were injured early Tuesday evening in an Interstate 35 accident one mile south of Pattonsburg. Authorities report the car was allegedly forced off the highway by a tractor-trailer. The car went into the median, struck the ground, partially overturned, and was demolished. Taken to the Liberty Hospital were […]

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Breast Health Radiologist, Dr. Amy Patel, speaks to NCMC students and staff

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month throughout October, North Central Missouri College hosted a guest lecture with Dr. Amy Patel. Dr. Patel, a Chillicothe native, is a Board-Certified Radiologist who specializes in Breast Imaging. She is a Breast Radiologist and Medical Director of The Breast Care Center at Liberty Hospital, while also serving as […]

U.S.Senator Josh Hawley

Senator Hawley: Biden vaccine mandate shows contempt for religious liberty

U.S. Senator Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to co-chairs of the Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce – the Office of Personnel Management Director, Kiran Ahuja; General Services Administrator, Robin Carnahan; and Covid-19 Response Coordinator, Jeff Zients – demanding answers on President Biden’s vaccine mandate, which fails to provide adequate safeguards for the sincerely held religious beliefs of federal […]

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Carrollton woman life-flighted to Liberty after crashing on Route D

A Carrollton woman sustained injuries when a vehicle overturned in northwest Carroll County the night on Friday, October 15. An air ambulance transported 31-year-old April Shackelford to the Liberty Hospital with moderate injuries. The vehicle traveled north on Route D before running off the road half of a mile south of County Road 130, striking […]

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Woman driving wrong way on I-35 injured in head-on crash; accused of DWI by patrol

A Cameron woman was injured Monday night in an Interstate 35 accident five miles south of Cameron. Twenty-four-year-old Kelcey Ross was taken by ambulance to Liberty Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of the truck, Menno Bontrager, wasn’t hurt. Ms. Ross was southbound, on northbound I-35 when a head-on collision occurred with a northbound pickup […]