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Missouri Finish Line Grant helps individuals complete their degree

North Central Missouri College, in partnership with the Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation), is offering individuals the chance to participate in the Finish Line Degree Completion Grant. The Finish Line Grant is designed to assist Missouri residents who have left college before completing a degree and are prevented from re-enrolling due to a past financial […]

Winter Storm Watch

National Weather Service issues Winter Storm Watch for north Missouri

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has issued a Winter Storm Watch that will go into effect late Thursday night, January 16 and continue through Friday evening, January 17, 2020. According to the weather service, A mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain will overspread the region from south to north as a strong […]

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

Mexican national pleads guilty to illegally entering the United States eight times

A Mexican national pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to illegally entering the United States for the eighth time. Jesus Vargas-Melendez, 40, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Maughmer to unlawfully reentering the United States after having been previously deported. By pleading guilty, Vargas-Melendez admitted that he illegally entered the United States […]

Missouri Highway Patrol Website

Missouri State Highway Patrol now accepting applications for 2020 recruitment class

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 110th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training on […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen review investments while tackling a busy agenda

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen took action on various matters Monday evening. Certificate of deposit rates from Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri and BTC Bank were reviewed. The board approved cashing out the sales tax CD that matures January 27th for $65,199.06 and purchasing a 36-month CD at the highest interest rate between Farmers and […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education adopts school calendar for 2020-2021 while dealing with very busy agenda

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 school calendar on Tuesday evening. The first day of school for Trenton next school year will be August 25th, and the last day will be May 19th, 2021. Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels said the calendar includes eight make up days for days missed for […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council approves ordinance regarding development of land for new Orscheln Farm and Home location

All ordinances on the agenda were approved during Monday nights’ meeting of the Trenton City Council. One ordinance begins the process that ultimately involves the re-development of land at the southwest corner of 28th street and Highway 65 as the future location for a new Orscheln Farm and Home store. A funding agreement was unanimously […]

North Mercer Board of Education accepts four resignations, adds baseball for 2017

North Mercer Board of Education approves school calendar for 2020-2021

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 school calendar on Thursday evening. The start date for North Mercer teachers will be August 19th and for students on August 24th. The last student day will be May 18th, 2021. The superintendent evaluation was tabled until February. The board moved the regular February meeting […]

Sex Offender

Missouri sex offender sentenced to 19 years for meth trafficking, counterfeiting, failing to register

 A Sparta, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court on Tuesday for drug trafficking, counterfeiting, and failing to register as a sex offender. William W. Chamlee, 53, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Roseann Ketchmark to 19 years and seven months in federal prison without parole. The court ordered the federal sentence to be served […]

Child Abuse

Authorities remove children from home after discovering conditions of feces, urine and rotting food

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports investigation continues following two children being removed from a home in southern Livingston County and taken to Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe for examination after someone reported possible child neglect. The report indicated the children were found to be in conditions with an odor of feces, urine, and rotting […]