Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in Caldwell and Harrison Counties

Foresters with the Missouri Department of Conservation have confirmed the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer in six new counties, including locally, Caldwell and Harrison. Other area counties with a confirmed presence of the insect include Adair, Ray, Clay, Clinton, DeKalb, and Schuyler. Statewide, the Emerald Ash Borer has spread to 59 counties and the […]

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Weather in 2018 was near normal, but averages hide record-setting events

Do the math on temperatures and rainfall for all of 2018. On average, you get “near normal,” says Pat Guinan, University of Missouri Extension climatologist. “Weather was anything but that,” Guinan adds. Record-setting numbers hide in an average.  For starters, look at the “non-spring” of 2018. April was the second coldest on record going back […]

Illegal Deer Poaching

Missouri’s largest-ever poaching investigation ends in jail time

A Greene County man’s court sentencing in December in Barton and Lawrence Counties are the most recent events in what is one of Missouri’s largest conservation cases involving the illegal taking of deer. On December 13, David Berry Jr. of Brookline received a 120-day sentence in Barton County Circuit Court for a felony firearms probation […]

Court News

Judge Peace hands down several prison sentences during busy session of Division One of Grundy County court

Several prison terms were announced Thursday by Presiding Judge Jack Peace in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Following a hearing, probation was revoked for Ricky Eugene Shoemaker of Trenton stemming from several previous charges. For distribution, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, Shoemaker was sentenced to ten years with the Department […]

Military Service Academy Plaques

Sam Graves announces nominations to United States military academies

Representative Sam Graves, has announced the United States Military Service Academy nominations for students in Missouri’s Sixth Congressional District. Each year, members of Congress are tasked with selecting qualified students from their respective districts to attend one of America’s prestigious military academies. “North Missouri year in and year out has produced impressive candidates for our nation’s military […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education reviews Missouri Assessment Program test scores

Grundy R-5 Board of Education members at a meeting last night approved the audit for the just-concluded school year with no discrepancies found. An evaluation of the vocational agriculture program was approved and a report was presented to the board by the special education director. The board reviewed MAP (Missouri Assessment Program) test scores for […]

Daviess County Courthouse

Gallatin City Administrator resigns position with last day on the job January 11th

Tony Stonecypher is leaving from his position as Gallatin City Administrator.  Stonecypher made the announcement to the Gallatin Board of Aldermen at its meeting Monday evening. He accepted an offer for a position in his hometown in Iowa with his last day in his current position January 11th. The board accepted an ordinance to amend city […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education accepts easement agreement

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education accepted an easement agreement for sidewalk construction Monday evening. The agreement for $1,400 was accepted following a presentation from the Missouri Department of Transportation on sidewalk construction through Newtown. The board voted to jointly purchase a new popcorn machine with the Newtown-Harris Ball Association and the school district. The […]