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Fundraising nets $59,000 for Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Area Youth Benefit Fund

The twenty-seventh annual dinner-auction and golf tournament for the Farmers’ Electric Area Youth Benefit Fund (AYBF) resulted in $41,500 raised this year with an additional $7,500 in matching funds from CoBank’s Sharing Success program and $10,000 more donated from area foundations. Monies raised included $5,300 from nearly 900 Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Members who participate in […]

Rollover Crash

Two girls from Hamilton injured in rollover crash

Two girls from Hamilton were injured in a rollover accident one mile southeast of Hamilton on Wednesday afternoon. Taken by private vehicle to Cameron Regional Medical Center were the driver of a car, 16-year-old Janice Silkwood, and her passenger 12-year-old Mary Silkwood. The highway patrol reported injuries as minor for the driver and moderate for […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

Big rig hits car and overturns on Highway 36

The Highway Patrol reports a Bethany woman sustained moderate injuries when a semi-truck struck a car, and the car overturned about two miles west of Stewartsville on Wednesday afternoon. An ambulance transported 55-year-old Cindy Hayes to Mosaic Life Care in Saint Joseph. Truck driver 24-year-old Cody Kistner-Munson of Lathrop was reported as not injured. The […]

Chillicothe Fire Department

Eric Reeter hired as Chillicothe FIre Chief

The Chillicothe City Council approved hiring the interim fire chief as the fire chief and director of emergency services during an executive session this week. Eric Reeter’s hiring will take effect on September 16th. The council appointed Reeter as the interim fire chief in June due to Fire Chief Darrell Wright taking what was described […]

Medical Marijuana

Missouri’s medical marijuana facility application window closes, over 2,100 applications submitted

The medical marijuana facility application period closed at 4:30 p.m. on Monday and Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services received approximately 2,100 applications by the extended deadline. The application system received over 1,200 applications in the last three days, including over 800 applications in the last 24 hours. Applications are from those hoping to […]

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Trenton woman injured in Livingston County crash

A Trenton resident was hurt late Saturday night when a sport side-by-side vehicle overturned in southern Livingston County. Twenty-five-year-old Monica Proctor was taken to Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe with minor injuries.  Proctor was a passenger on the vehicle operated by 24-year-old Vincent Mathews of Hale who was not reported hurt. The crash happened approximately […]