University of Missouri Extension of Mercer County will host a Private Pesticide Applicator Training next week. Growers are welcome to attend the meeting in the Hal England Center basement the morning of February 22nd at 8:30 regardless of needing recertification. Mercer County Extension especially encourages growers to attend if their license has expired or will […]
Princeton R-5 student Emma Walkup has won the Mercer County Spelling Bee and earned a spot at the Regional Spelling Bee in Saint Joseph. Walkup correctly spelled the word docile in Round 8 of the Mercer County Bee and then won by spelling courteous in Round 9.
The Highway Patrol reports a Princeton man sustained serious injuries when he was ejected from the farm tractor he drove after being struck by a tractor-trailer hit Friday morning. An ambulance transported 44-year-old Gilbert Lawson to Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton. Tractor trailer driver 44-year-old Timothy Spickard of Trenton was not reported as injured. The […]
Mercer County Public Water Supply District Number 1 has issued a precautionary boil order due to a repaired water main break. The boil order affects customers from Route D and Highway 65 to the Grundy/Mercer county line and from Route Y to Jasmine Road and will remain in effect until further notice.
The Highway Patrol reports an Overland Park, Kansas woman sustained minor injuries when she lost control of the car she drove on a snow-covered road, and the vehicle overturned east of Mount Moriah Friday night. Emergency medical services transported 45-year-old Virginia Kabaiku to the Harrison County Community Hospital. Kabaiku traveled west on U. S. Highway […]
Mercer County Public Water Supply District Number 1 has issued a precautionary boil order due to the installation of a valve near Modena. The boil order affects customers west of Modena to the Harrison County line, south to the Grundy County line, and north to Highway 136. The precautionary boil remains in effect until further […]
The Mercer County Health Department and the Department of Health and Senior Services’ Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program will participate in a campaign to raise awareness of blood lead testing in children younger than 72 months old. Personnel wearing health jackets will place red bags with information packets about lead on doors in the City […]
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports 28 more deer from 11 Missouri counties have been found to have chronic wasting disease (CWD). This brings the number of cases of the deadly deer disease in Missouri to 103 since 2012. CWD is a deadly illness in white-tailed deer and other members of the deer family, […]
A Princeton resident was injured on Saturday when the sports utility vehicle she was driving went off Mercer County Route E. struck a culvert and rolled coming to rest on its top. The highway patrol reports there was frost covering Route E when the accident occurred about 9:45 Saturday morning two miles south of Princeton. […]
Top finishers in a Christmas lighting contest sponsored by Grundy Electric Cooperative and the Princeton Chamber of Commerce were first place Wayne and Teresa Altiser of Cainsville, second place David and Donna Beavers of Mercer, and third place Mike and Teresa Delameter from Princeton. The prizes of $75.00 for first, $50.00 for second, and $25.00 […]
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 […]
A Mercer County native has won the Agriculture Educator Lifetime Achievement Award at the Missouri Livestock Symposium. University of Missouri Extension writer Duane Dailey of Columbia received the award, which honors an educator making significant contributions to agriculture in northeastern Missouri. Dailey says he “taught through the media” for 57 years and writes science stories […]