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Extradition paperwork signed to have Drake Kately returned to Missouri

Mercer County Sheriff Stephen Stockman reports extradition was signed on Wednesday for Mercer County Jail escapee 28-year-old Drake Andrew Kately to come back to Missouri. Various media outlets reported the United States Marshal’s Service in Delaware arrested Kately Tuesday after he was found “living off the grid.” Stockman says the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office sent […]

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Jail escapee, Drake Kately, apprehended in Delaware by U.S. Marshals

Various media outlets are reporting the United States Marshal’s Service in Delaware arrested a fugitive who escaped from the Mercer County Jail in September, two and a half months ago. Twenty-seven-year-old Drake Andrew Kately of Kansas City was reportedly “living off the grid” in a wooded area near Edgemore, Delaware, more than a thousand miles […]

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NCMC agriculture students participate in state conference

Five agriculture students from North Central Missouri College participated in the Missouri Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization State Conference November 10-12 in Linn, Missouri. Approximately 100 students, advisors, and guests from seven Missouri community colleges and universities participated in the conference. The NCMC group had the opportunity to travel to the old Missouri State Penitentiary in […]

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Hunters take nearly 89,000 deer on opening weekend

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 88,843 deer during the fall firearms deer season Saturday and Sunday. Of the total from this past weekend 51,086 were antlered bucks, 8,115 button bucks, and 29,642 does. Top harvest counties for opening weekend were Franklin with 2,078 deer checked, […]

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Princeton man who gave jail escapee Drake Kately a ride, pleads “Not Guilty”

A Princeton resident accused of giving a ride to a Mercer County Jail escapee waived formal arraignment and entered a plea of not guilty in Division One of Mercer County Circuit Court this week. Online court information indicates a plea or trial setting is scheduled for 20-year-old Kenneth Riley Paul Lewis on December 11, 2019, […]

Mercer County Farm Tractor Truck crash

Mercer man sustains serious injuries after pickup strikes farm tractor on Route M

The Highway Patrol reports a Mercer man sustained serious injuries when the pickup truck he drove struck the rear of a farm tractor one-quarter of a mile east of Mercer on Wednesday morning. An ambulance transported 45-year-old Shawn Sims to the Liberty Hospital. Tractor driver 60-year-old David Stark of Mercer was not reported hurt. Both […]

Missouri Department of Conservation requiring mandatory CWD sampling as firearms deer season opens

With the November portion of Missouri’s fall firearms deer season opening Saturday, the Missouri Department of Conservation wants hunters, landowners, and others to know key information about chronic wasting disease, or CWD. MDC is continuing its efforts this fall and winter to limit the spread of CWD in Missouri deer by finding new cases and […]

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Smithfield to hold job fair to fill positions at several locations

Smithfield Hog Production is looking to fill several positions at various locations during a job fair in Trenton next week. The Smithfield Hog Production Missouri Job Fair will be at the Ketcham Community Center on the evening of November 14th from 4 to 7 o’clock. Human Resource Business Partner with Smithfield Hog Production Tiffany Berndt […]