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Jury trial scheduled for teenager accused of inappropriately touching child at daycare center

A two-day jury trial has been scheduled in Linn County for a Meadville resident accused of inappropriately touching a child less than 12 years old at a Meadville daycare. The trial will begin on November 16th for 18-year-old Leeroy Nickell. A pre-trial conference is set for October 5th. Nickell waived formal arraignment and entered a […]

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NCMC teacher education students conduct “Merry Mittens” service project

North Central Missouri College students enrolled in the Teacher Education Program, and the Student Missouri State Teacher Association members recently conducted their annual “Merry Mittens” service project. Hats and gloves were collected for children and distributed to three area school districts, Tri-County R-7, Laredo R-7, and Grundy R-5. “February has proven to be a very […]

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Missouri Department of Resources awards $1.36 million to Meadville and $4.18 million to Carrollton

The Missouri Department of Resources has awarded $1.36 million in financial assistance to the City of Meadville for upgrades to its wastewater collection and treatment system. The total project cost is estimated at $1.86 million and is expected to be complete by April 2022. Missouri DNR has also awarded $4.18 million to the City of […]

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Wheeling man injured in single-vehicle crash near Meadville

The Highway Patrol reports a Wheeling man sustained minor injuries in a one-car accident one-half mile east of Meadville on Wednesday morning, February 10th. Sixty-six-year-old Russell Richter was later arrested on a couple of allegations. An ambulance transported him to Pershing Memorial Hospital of Brookfield. The car traveled north on Crow Drive before going through […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education accepts resignation, begin putting together school calendar for next year

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education accepted a resignation at the latest meeting on January 11th from High School Social Studies Teacher Samuel Torbett. The contract for Superintendent Lucas McKinnis was extended. McKinnis reported the school calendar process for the next school year and the 2021-2022 budget process are beginning. Principal Amy Carlson congratulated Payton […]

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GRM Networks donates $500 to area fire departments

Through its Community Improvement Grant Program, GRM Networks has donated $500 to fire departments located in its coverage area. Final presentations of the grants are being made as they were delayed due to the restrictions implemented from COVID-19. Grants were recently awarded to departments in the Missouri communities of Galt, Laredo, Linneus, and Meadville. Fire […]

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Snow-covered Highway 36 causes yet another crash with injuries

The Highway Patrol reports a Saint Catherine man sustained minor injuries when he lost control of the pickup truck on snow-covered Highway 36 two and a half miles east of Meadville on Tuesday morning, December 29th. A private vehicle transported 71-year-old William Bryan to the Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield. The truck traveled east before […]

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COVID-19 Update: County health centers and Missouri Department of Corrections report on number of COVID cases

The Missouri Department of Corrections reports an increase in the number of COVID-19 cases at the Western Missouri Correctional Center of Cameron. There are 21 cumulative offender cases, which is up five from Thursday, September 24th. Eighteen of the cases are active, and three have recovered. There are 29 cases among staff at the correctional […]

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Woman arrested after high-speed chase through three counties pleads “Not Guilty”

A Saint Louis woman entered a plea of not guilty in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court Thursday, September 17th after her arrest Wednesday, September 16th in connection with an alleged high-speed pursuit that began in Carroll County and ended in Linn County. Thirty-seven-year-old Stephanie Diane Byrd has been charged with felony resisting […]

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High-speed pursuit starting in Carroll County ends in Linn County with arrest of St. Louis woman

A St. Louis woman was arrested in connection with an alleged high-speed pursuit on Wednesday afternoon that began in Carroll County and ended in Linn County. The Livingston County Sheriff’s Office was notified about 3:30 regarding a Carroll County deputy attempting to stop a northbound white-colored SUV that was reportedly driving in excess of 100 […]

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Highway 36 repair and resurfacing project to span three counties

A project beginning soon on U.S. Route 36 will span three counties and cover more than 73 miles. The Missouri Department of Transportation has contracted with Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc. to complete the project which includes pavement repair between the Clinton County and Macon County lines and resurfacing between Parson’s Creek west of Meadville […]

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Meadville teen facing three felony counts of child molestation

A Meadville teen accused of inappropriately touching a child younger than 12 years old at a Meadville daycare has been charged in Linn County. Seventeen-year-old Leeroy Nickell faces three felony counts of child molestation—second degree—aggravated sexual offense—child less than 17 years of age and offender greater than four years over. (No bond was listed.) A […]

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Grundy County Commission reports on CARES Act funding distribution

The Grundy County Commission accepted CARES Act funding applications from 14 entities the morning of Tuesday, August 11th. Allocated funds totaled $961,512.72. There are $194,092.90 in unallocated funds that will be distributed on an as-needed basis to the 14 entities. Grundy County, the Grundy County Nursing Home District, the Grundy County Health Department, the Grundy County Library, the Families […]

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New Cambria man facing burglary and theft charges in Linn County

A New Cambria man faces several felony charges in Linn County after an alleged incident in Meadville Saturday, August 1st. Forty-three-year-old Richard Neal Elam has been charged with burglary—second degree, harassment—first degree, and stealing—firearm, explosive weapon, or ammonium nitrate. He has also been charged with misdemeanor assault—fourth degree. An arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday, August […]