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Jury trial scheduled for teenager accused of inappropriately touching child at daycare center

A two-day jury trial has been scheduled in Linn County for a Meadville resident accused of inappropriately touching a child less than 12 years old at a Meadville daycare. The trial will begin on November 16th for 18-year-old Leeroy Nickell. A pre-trial conference is set for October 5th. Nickell waived formal arraignment and entered a […]

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Major Lance MacLaughlin of the Missouri State Highway Patrol promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

The superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces Major Lance M. MacLaughlin is being promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel effective January 1, 2021, and will serve as the assistant superintendent. In addition to acting in the superintendent’s absence and at his request, Lieutenant Colonel MacLaughlin has direct oversight over the Professional Standards […]

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Spickard Board of Education votes to retain health insurance provider for 2021

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education on November 16th voted to stay with the same health insurance for 2021. Secretary Kelli Girdner reports the insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield will increase $3,000 total for a monthly premium. The superintendent was appointed as the district English Language Learner coordinator and district foster care point of […]

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Galt man arrested on harassment allegation; Laclede man arrested on probation violation

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Galt resident on harassment and a Laclede resident on a probation violation. Thirty-four-year-old Warren James Roberts was arrested November 17th on misdemeanor harassment—second degree. His bond is $5,000 cash only, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on November […]

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Area churches to participate in Operation Christmas Child

Several area churches are scheduled to participate in Operation Christmas Child, a project of the international relief fund organization Samaritan’s Purse. The project involves shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, school supplies, personal notes, and a photo can also be included.   An area volunteer, David Hogan, noted items that should not be packed include […]

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MoDOT planned road work in Northern Missouri for the week of November 16, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in Northern Missouri for the week of November 16 – 22. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

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Pilot program brings social services assistance to seven Missouri college campuses

The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development has partnered with the Department of Social Services and seven of Missouri’s postsecondary institutions across the state to make social services easily accessible for college students and staff. This pilot program enables DSS to have a member of the department’s Family Support Division team on campus […]

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Active Aging Resource Center in Gallatin to resume meal delivery on Monday

The Active Aging Resource Center in Gallatin will resume the normal delivery of Meals on Wheels on November 16th. Carry-out meals will also be available from 11 to noon. The dine-in program will remain suspended, and the center will still be closed to the public, except during carry-out meal service. Anyone entering the center is […]

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Food Safety webinar scheduled for November 17, 2020

The Missouri Small Business Development Center at Northwest Missouri State University, the Missouri Small Business Development Center for Agriculture, Food and Forestry, and University Missouri Extension are partnering to host a Food Safety for Food Processors and Small Businesses webinar on Nov. 17, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There is no fee to […]

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Grundy County Commission tables approval of snow removal bids; ten firms announce interest in designing 911 system

The Grundy County Commission on Tuesday morning, October 20th tabled approval of snow removal bids until further details can be acquired from the two parties who submitted bids. Chris and Danny Gott’s bid included $500 for snow removal and ice melt application at the courthouse, prosecuting attorney’s office, and law enforcement center as well as […]

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Plattsburg man arrested For child pornography

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control announces the arrest of Andrew M. Kennedy, 26, of Plattsburg, Missouri, on Friday, November 15, 2019, for possession of child pornography. The arrest was the result of an investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit, […]

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Trenton businesses pass alcohol compliance check with zero failures

Trenton Police and the Midland Empire Alcohol Task Force conducted alcohol retail outlet compliance checks in Trenton on Saturday, November 16. Chief Rex Ross announces the underage person, working on behalf of the task force, was not able to complete any purchases at dozen retail establishments and bars in Trenton. The Task Force provides the […]

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Young hunters harvest 18,158 deer during youth portion of deer season

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that young hunters ages 6 through 15 harvested 18,158 deer during Missouri’s early youth portion of the 2019 deer hunting season Saturday and Sunday. The Missouri Department of Conservation reports the total is 4,500 more than the 2018 season of youth firearm deer season. Top harvest […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education accepts bid to replace school boiler

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education has accepted a bid to replace the existing elementary school boiler with a new one. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reports the accepted bid was from Weston Heating and Cooling, Incorporated for $14,075. Principal Amy Carlson reported that at a professional development day on October 11th, teachers shared ideas on how […]