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National Weather Service releases information on strength of tornados that rolled through Iowa

The National Weather Service office in Des Moines has released information on the strength of tornadoes Saturday that impacted portions of Iowa. The most devastation and loss of life was in the Winterset area southwest of Des Moines. At about 4:30 pm an EF 4 tornado, with speeds up to 170 miles an hour, followed […]

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Winter Weather Advisory issued for many northern Missouri counties north of Highway 36

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from 7 pm Sunday evening until 6 am Monday morning for the following counties in northern Missouri. Adair, Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Clinton, Daviess, De Kalb, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Holt, Mercer, Nodaway, Platte, Putnam, Schuyler, Sullivan, and Worth counties. Counties in far northeastern […]

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Numerous reports of hail followed storms that rolled through northern Missouri on Saturday

Numerous reports of hail in north Missouri were received by the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill from the storms that rolled through the area on Saturday. Reports of hail in specific areas include: 1-3/4 inch hail in Milan 1-1/2 inch hail three miles north of Cainsville 1-1/4 inch hail in Trenton 1-inch hail in […]

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THS senior ties for second place in Annual Regional High School Art Exhibition

Trenton High School Principal Kasey Bailey reports a THS senior recently tied for second place in the category of mixed media in a regional high school art exhibition. Shay Westerhof’s work is part of the Annual Regional High School Exhibition at the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art in Saint Joseph. Entry into the exhibition is by […]

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Science Olympiad results from the North Central Missouri College campus

Several high schools participated in Science Olympiad on the campus of North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Missouri, on Saturday, February 12, 2022. Schools participating for 2022 included Stanberry, South Harrison, King City, Northeast Nodaway, Maysville, Princeton, and Pattonsburg. Individuals from each team who placed first in their event(s) may advance to the state competition […]

Audio: Prices for nearly every thing costs more in Missouri, but it could be worse

You’ve likely noticed just about everything is more expensive these days, but it could be worse.     According to the Missouri Economic Research and Info Center, the most expensive areas to live in were Hawaii, Alaska, the Northeast, and the West Coast. The least expensive areas were the Midwest and Southern states. The U.S. […]

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Man falls through ice and drowns at Jamesport Community Lake

The Highway Patrol reports a Rushville man fell through the ice on the Jamesport Community Lake and drowned on February 8, 2022. Seventy-one-year-old Otto Sonnenmoser was pronounced dead by the Daviess County Coroner. Sonnenmoser was ice fishing on the northeast point of the Jamesport Community Lake before falling through the ice. Assistance was provided by […]

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Businesses in Gallatin and Cameron to receive USDA funding

A business at Gallatin and two at Cameron are among those receiving investment dollars from the USDA Rural Development department. Apex Outdoor LLC at Gallatin will use a $422,000 rural development loan guarantee to finance and purchase equipment for a startup meat processing business.  A news release from USDA says the equipment will be used […]

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Audio: Understaffed MoDOT prepares for the upcoming Missouri winter storm

This week’s upcoming winter storm will serve as another big test for an already understaffed Missouri Department of Transportation.  The agency is responsible for nearly 34,000 miles of highways.  MoDOT says the lack of employees and applicants isn’t the only issue facing the agency.     The winter storm is forecast to bring snow to […]

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Grundy County Commission adopts deficit budget for fiscal year 2022

The Grundy County Commission adopted a deficit budget for 2022 on January 31st. The budget estimates total revenues of $7,218,191 and expenditures of $9,019,582. A balance deficit of $1,801,391 is expected for 2022. The county begins the year with carryover funds of $5,297,100.98. The estimated ending balance is $3,495,709.98. In her budget message, Grundy County […]

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Republicans and Democrats agree on new map for 163 seats in Missouri House of Representatives

A panel of 20 Republicans and Democrats reportedly have agreed on a new map for the 163 seats in the Missouri House of Representatives. It’s a proposed map that makes several changes for our area legislative district. The House Independent Citizens Commission voted unanimously to approve the plan, which needed support from 14 members to […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the arrest of 7 people over the weekend

Highway Patrol troopers in northeast Missouri made seven arrests over the weekend. In Sullivan County, 33-year-old Edgar Matos of Browning was accused of driving while intoxicated early Saturday evening, Matos was taken to the Sullivan County Jail. In Linn County, 31-year-old Gara Curtis of Macon has been accused of driving while intoxicated early Sunday morning. […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports no fatalities over New Year’s holiday weekend

The Highway Patrol reports no traffic fatalities were noted over the long New Year’s holiday weekend. The 78 hour counting period began last Thursday evening at 6 o’clock and concluded this past Sunday at midnight. The Highway Patrol troopers across northern Missouri investigated 79 crashes during that period resulting in injuries for 21 people. The […]

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USDA invests more than $288 million to build and improve critical rural infrastructure in Missouri

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Missouri State Director Kyle Wilkens announced that USDA is investing $288,302,000 to build and improve critical rural infrastructure in Missouri. “Infrastructure is more than just laying pipes in the ground and wires on poles,” said Wilkens. “By investing in modern infrastructure, Rural Development is investing in the lives of […]

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Man from Hale injured at railroad crossing after colliding with railroad equipment

The Highway Patrol reports a Hale man sustained serious injuries when a ballast regulator struck a sport utility vehicle at a railroad crossing three miles northeast of Hale on Friday afternoon, December 3rd.  A ballast regulator (also known as a ballast spreader or ballast sweeper) is a piece of rail transport maintenance of way equipment used […]