Road Work

Planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of November 4, 2019

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of November 4 – 10. Inclement weather and continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such […]

NCMC ADN Cross Scholarship 2019

Dr. Albert and Carol Cross award NCMC Foundation Allied Health Scholarships

Prior to the Dr. Albert & Vera Cross Hall 10th anniversary open house, $45,000 in Allied Health scholarships were announced by the North Central Missouri College Foundation.  Mr. Mitch Holder, NCMC Dean of Instruction, made the announcements with scholarship donors, student recipients, and guests in attendance.  Forty-four scholarships were announced with award amounts ranging from […]

Tractor mowing hemp on hemp farm

Missouri Department of Agriculture releases proposed rules for industrial hemp program

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is working to establish regulations and procedures in advance of the 2020 industrial hemp growing season. As part of the rulemaking process, the Department is asking for public comment on the proposed industrial hemp rules, and citizens may submit their comments beginning today. The proposed rules are currently available for […]

Guilty Plea

Chicago man pleads guilty in Missouri to meth trafficking; faces 15 years in prison

A Chicago, Illinois, man who was arrested while driving through northern Missouri pleaded guilty in federal court today to possessing nearly a kilogram of methamphetamine to distribute. Kevin M. Phyfiher, 29, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. A Missouri State Highway Patrol […]

Scholarship

Applications for Gene Kauffman Scholarship open Friday

The Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation, Incorporated Board of Directors has announced scholarship applications for the spring 2020 semester will be available on Friday, November 1, 2019. As per Kauffman’s wishes, the scholarship is available to non-smoking, unmarried female graduates of Mercer County high schools. Potential recipients must be enrolled as a full-time student in an […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District releases Winter Weather Procedures for current school year

The Trenton R-9 School District has released its winter weather procedures for this school year. Announcements about cancellations, early dismissals, late starts, and/or use of hard surface bus routes will be made through the Trenton R-9 Twitter and Facebook pages, district website, Bulldog Text Alert System, KTTN, and Republican Times. If time permits, announcements will […]

Prison Sentence

Audio: Northwest Missouri farmer sentenced to prison in “Field of Schemes” grain fraud case

A northwest Missouri farmer is heading to federal prison after being sentenced for his role in the largest organic fraud scheme in American history.     Federal prosecutors in Iowa have announced that 52-year-old John Burton of Clarksdale has been sentenced to 22 months in federal prison, for his role in the 142-million dollar scheme, […]