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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of January 31, 2022

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 January 31 – February 6th. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the […]

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BTC Area Youth Benefit Corporation raises $30,000 during annual fundraising campaign

The BTC Area Youth Benefit Corporation recently hosted its Second Annual Funding Futures fundraising campaign. One hundred sixty-five BTC Bank employees raised more than $30,000 during a month-long campaign. The original goal was $20,000. The BTC Area Youth Benefit Corporation is a local nonprofit organization of BTC Bank that focuses on supporting youth in the […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

Four candidates file for two positions on Grundy County Health Department Board

The Grundy County Health Department Board will have two races for the April 5th election. Four candidates filed for two positions lasting four years. They are Incumbent Cari Blackburn, Amy May, Jewell Harris, and Stacey McCullough. Two candidates filed for an unexpired two-year term. Those candidates are Korynn Skipper and Kenneth Weaver. Grundy County Health […]

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Minnesota man life-flighted to hospital after big rig is struck by detached tire from another truck

The Highway Patrol reports a Minnesota man sustained serious injuries when the Freightliner truck he drove was struck by a detached tire from another Freightliner north of Eagleville Friday morning, January 28. An air ambulance transported 58-year-old Thomas Einerson of Olivia, Minnesota to UnityPoint Health of Des Moines, Iowa. No injuries were reported for the […]

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Weatherby man injured after crashing into tree; patrol accuses him of DWI

A Weatherby man was arrested after a one-vehicle accident five miles south of Pattonsburg Friday morning, January 28. Forty-four-year-old Jeremy Wells was taken by ambulance to the Cameron Regional Medical Center with minor injuries. Wells drove a pickup truck east on Route E before allegedly failing to stop at the intersection with Highway 69. The […]

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North Central Missouri College Homecoming and Alumni Appreciation Day King and Queen candidates announced

The candidates for the 2022 North Central Missouri College Homecoming and Alumni Appreciation Day have been announced. Festivities will be held on Saturday, January 29th.  Women’s basketball takes on North Platte Community College at 3:00 pm and men’s basketball tangles with Ellsworth Community College at 5:00 pm.                 Nominees for king and queen had to be […]

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20 participants begin Leadership Northwest Missouri program

Twenty women and men make up the 2022 class of Leadership Northwest Missouri, an annual series of sessions that bring together existing and emerging leaders from throughout a 19-county region to discover and sharpen their leadership skills, explore regional issues, and build a network of contacts throughout Northwest Missouri. The 2022 class began with a […]

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THS Alumni Mass Mailing Meeting at Trenton High School postponed

Plans for the February 6, 2022, Mass Mailing Meeting of the Trenton High School Alumni Association have been postponed. Steve Maxey, Secretary of the Association says that efforts to hold the meeting earlier than normal to allow for the printing of the Alumni News simply has not worked out. Maxey asks that classes who have […]

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Ketanji Brown Jackson considered among Biden’s top candidates for the U.S. Supreme Court

(Missouri Independent) – With the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer by this summer, President Joe Biden has said he will fulfill a campaign promise of appointing a Black woman to an open seat on the highest court in the land. A top contender, who was even vetted by the Obama administration in 2016 as […]

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Catch-and-keep trout season begins February 1 at two St. Joseph lakes

The Missouri Department of Conservation’s winter trout fishing program in St. Joseph takes a new turn on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, when anglers can begin keeping their catch. Krug Park Lagoon and Everyday Pond both have had rainbow trout stocked by MDC last fall for catch-and-release fishing. But starting Feb. 1, anglers with the proper […]

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Audio: Missouri House committee votes to block funding to abortion providers

Legislation that would make it easier for state lawmakers to block funding for abortion clinics is moving through the Missouri House.      The bill would make it illegal for any public funds, including federal dollars, from being spent on abortion clinics or any facility with ties to abortion providers. It would also bar the […]

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Audio: Missouri Congressman Long says 2020 election was rigged; Blunt still disagrees

YouTube has removed a U.S. Senate campaign ad of Missouri Congressman Billy Long inaccurately claiming that President Biden “stole” the 2020 presidential election. The Kansas City Star reports the online video company contends the ad violates the site’s community guidelines. During a stop Thursday in southwest Missouri’s Springfield, Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt reaffirmed his […]

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Audio: Senator Roy Blunt on President Biden’s plan to nominate a black woman to the bench

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring from the high court. His retirement won’t change the make-up of the six to three divide between conservative and liberal justices. Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt weighs in on President Biden’s plan to nominate a Black woman to the bench.     U.S. Supreme Court Associate […]

Coronavirus or COVID-19 Death

Grundy County Health Department reports COVID-related death; Five health departments report on new cases of COVID

The Grundy County Health Department reports an additional COVID-19-related death. That brings the total to 63. The health department will now include reinfections and home tests in its case report. A backlog of 49 reinfections and home test cases that occurred before January 1st has been added to the total number of cases. There have […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 10 years in federal prison without parole for illegal firearm

A Missouri, man has been sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Jeremiah Ezekiel Brown, 37, Columbia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Nanette K. Laughrey on Wednesday, Jan. 26, to 10 years in federal prison without parole. This is the maximum statutory penalty for this offense. Brown was found guilty at trial […]

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Northwest Missouri State University to host retired NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly

Northwest Missouri State University will host retired NASA astronaut Capt. Scott Kelly at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts as the next featured speaker for the University’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Kelly’s presentation centers on the remarkable story of his year in space – and how personal determination made […]

COVID-19 or Coronaviru Vaccine

Daviess County Health Department to hold COVID-19 vaccine clinics for children and adults

COVID-19 vaccination clinics will be held in Gallatin for children and adults. The Daviess County Health Department will offer the children’s Pfizer vaccine on January 31st from 1 to 4 o’clock. The vaccine will be available to individuals five to 11 years old by appointment. The Daviess County Health Department and Main Street Pharmacy will […]