Grundy County’s unemployment rate in June is about in the middle of the rates for area counties. The Missouri Division of Employment Security reports Grundy Countys’ unemployment rate is 4.2%, based on 185 unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 4,400 workers. The June rate for Grundy County is seven-tenths of a point higher […]
Captain Clark N. Stratton, the commanding officer of Troop H, in St. Joseph, announces the assignment of one new trooper within the Troop H area. The new trooper was a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s 111th Recruit Class that graduated from the Patrol Academy on July 23, 2021. The new trooper will report […]
The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of July 26 through August 1. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the […]
The Grundy County Health Department reports 15 new COVID-19 cases have been added since July 21st, bringing the total to 1,309. Of the 36 active cases, 14 involve residents between the ages of 40 and 64, 12 involve those from 20 to 39, eight involve those 19 or younger, and two involve residents at least […]
We often think of the period from July 3rd to August 11th as the “Dog Days of Summer.” Some say that it signifies hot sultry days “not fit for a dog.” The Dog Days of Summer describes the most oppressive period of summer and it is certainly going to feel that way over the next […]
The Trustees of the GEC Community Foundation, Inc. met on July 14, 2021, and awarded 11 grants totaling $7,522. All grants are funded by member donations called Operation Round Up, where members voluntarily round up their utility bills each month to fund grants to eligible entities. Education grants were awarded to Princeton R-V School District, […]
Leadership Northwest Missouri recently held their 2021 graduation ceremony in Cameron at the Cameron Community Center. The celebration began with a welcome by Master of Ceremonies, Julie Robertson, Chair of the Graduation Planning Committee and 2020 LNWMO alum. Tim Wymes, 2020 LNWMO alum, blessed the group with an invocation prior to dinner. Katelyn Addison and […]
Mercer County Public Water Supply District Number 1 has issued a boil advisory until further notice. The advisory boundaries are from U. S. Highway 136 to the Grundy County line and from the Weldon Fork of the Grand River to Route Y.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol troop office headquartered in St. Joseph has announced results of a DWI saturation enforcement effort conducted in Mercer, Grundy, and Livingston counties. Troopers made five arrests for driving while intoxicated, one drug arrest, and issued 18 traffic citations. Troopers also issued 32 warnings and assisted four motorists.
Early Sunday morning, the Mercer County Fire Protection District responded with Spickard Fire and Rescue to a report of an electrical fire at a structure on Jasmine Road, south of Princeton. Upon arrival about 2:00 in the morning, smoke was coming from the eaves and attic vents of the residence. Firefighters were able to quickly […]
In the Beef Show held Saturday at the Mercer County Fair in Princeton, Allena Allen of Trenton exhibited the Grand Champion female and received Senior Showmanship honors. Gracie Rogers of Princeton won the Easter Memorial Showmanship Award and exhibited the Reserve Champion bull. Makenzie Epperson of Laredo had the Grand Champion bull. Scout Vangenderen of […]
A Mercer resident was hurt on Saturday afternoon approximately one-half mile north of Trenton when the motorcycle he was operating hit a mattress on Highway 65. Twenty-year-old Jacob Graham was taken to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton with moderate injuries. The highway patrol reports the mattress had blown from the bed of a northbound 2015 […]
Results have been announced in the sheep show at the Mercer County Fair in Princeton. Jordan Doty of Maryville exhibited the Grand Champion ram, the Grand Champion market lamb, and Reserve Champion ewe. Wyatt Vogel of Lineville had the Grand Champion ewe and the Reserve Champion market lamb and also placed first in county performance.
The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in north Missouri for the week of July 19 – 25. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the MoDOT traveler map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned […]
Mercer County Public Water Supply District reports a boil advisory has been issued on Friday, July 16, 2021, until further notice following water line repairs in eastern Mercer County. Affected are all customers on Highway 136 and Route C from the intersection of 136 and Route W south to the intersection of 136 and Evergreen […]
In results from the Mercer County Fair in Princeton The fair queen is Hannah Meighen, the princess is Coley Power, and the prince is Brodie Ellsworth. Swine show results include Cash Walker of Hamilton showing the grand champion boar. Grason Park of Hamilton exhibited the reserve champion boar. Bailey Miller of Hamilton had the grand […]
Missouri Department of Transportation crews have closed Mercer County Route N due to a washout under a box culvert. The roadway is now closed between Fantail Avenue/Egret Avenue and Route B, east of Cainsville. The closure will remain in place around the clock until crews are able to make the necessary repairs. During this time, […]
The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Evergy Missouri West and Evergy Missouri Metro to adjust the Demand Side Investment Mechanism (DSIM) charge on customer bills. The charge is a separate line item on customer bills. The charge is designed to allow Evergy Missouri West to recover demand-side management program costs […]
Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Local Records Division is pleased to announce 23 grants totaling $283,584. These awards include 17 Local Records Grant Program awards totaling $144,809 and 6 Electronic Records Grant Initiative grants worth $139,775. “My office is pleased to help local communities in our state with records preservation,” Secretary Ashcroft said. “It’s a […]
An additional COVID-19-related death has been reported for Linn County since July 6th. The health department noted the afternoon of July 13th there had been 42 deaths. Eight cases had been added since July 9th, bringing the total to 1,705. Twenty-two cases were active. There were four COVID-19-related hospitalizations. Linn County had a 33.2% fully […]