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Mercer County reports COVID-19 related death; three health departments report on new COVID-19 cases

A COVID-19-related death has been added for Mercer County. An update from the health department reports the total number of deaths as 12. The number of cases has also increased, with two more confirmed cases and one more probable case. There are 245 confirmed cases and 273 probable cases. Seven cases are active. COVID-19 cases […]

Terror Threat

Incident at Brookfield Walmart results in charge of terrorist threat

A Kansas City man has been charged in Linn County with first-degree terrorist threat after an alleged incident at the Walmart in Brookfield on November 17. Forty-two-year-old Brent Eric Bloss pleaded not guilty on November 19 with a bond hearing scheduled for November 24. A probable cause statement accuses Bloss of yelling obscenities, threatening customers, […]

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Stolen vehicle investigation in Chillicothe results in arrest of two suspects

A report of a stolen vehicle from the 300 block of Dickinson Street in Chillicothe on Friday morning, November 19 led to the arrest of two suspects. Assistant Police Chief Rick Sampsel reports deputies located the vehicle in the 400 block of Grandview Street. A male and female were arrested for alleged tampering and delivery […]

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Norborne man life-flighted to Columbia after crashing on Ivory Trail

The Highway Patrol reports a Norborne man sustained serious injuries when a vehicle rolled over in northern Saline County on Friday afternoon, November 19. An air ambulance transported 54-year-old Timothy Langton to University Hospital in Columbia. The vehicle traveled north on Ivory Trail before attempting to make a right turn half of a mile north […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol reports five arrests on Friday, November 19, 2021

The Highway Patrol arrested multiple individuals in area counties on Friday, November 19 on various allegations. Thirty-three-year-old King Doenges of Marceline was arrested in Livingston County. He was accused of driving while intoxicated with alcohol, careless and imprudent driving involving an accident, no insurance, and felony leaving the scene of an accident. The Patrol reported […]

Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce

Winners announced from the “Annual Holiday Parade” in Chillicothe

With just over 50 entries, the 75th Annual Holiday Parade with a theme of a “Recipe for a Merry Christmas” and sponsored by HyVee & Sonoco rolled through downtown Chillicothe Saturday morning. The Grand Marshal this year was Francine Davenport of Francine’s Pastry Parlor. The parade was announced live from the Commerce Center location on […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View R-6 School District sets candidate filing dates; announces dates and times of upcoming activities

Board candidate filings in the Pleasant View R-6 School District will occur from December 7 through the 28. According to the school, board terms of Danny Westcott and Laurie Frisbie expire with the election in April 2022. During a Board of Education meeting on Thursday night, it was noted school officials are looking to get […]

Coronavirus Update

Two area health departments report on new COVID-19 cases; one health department to hold vaccine clinic for kids

The Grundy County Health Department reports 17 new COVID-19 cases since October 28th. There are 1,792 total cases, and 14 cases are active. The Sullivan County Health Department November 8th confirmed three additional COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 1,276. The number of active cases went down by four from November 5 to six cases. […]

Coon Creek Baptist Church

Audio: Coon Creek Baptist Church now accepting meal orders for Thanksgiving day delivery

Orders are now being accepted for the Annual Thanksgiving Dinner at Union Coon Creek Baptist Church west of Trenton. The pastor’s wife, Dianna Crawford, says the meal on November 25, 2021, will include turkey, homemade dressing, homemade noodles, homemade rolls, pumpkin pie bars, green beans, and mashed potatoes. Volunteer drivers will meet with Pastor Doug […]

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Meadville man facing multiple felonies in Livingston County

A Meadville man faces multiple felonies after illegal items were allegedly found during the execution of a search warrant at a residence in the 200 block of Livingston Street in Meadville on October 27. Online court information shows 42-year-old Brent Eric Bloss has been charged with two counts of possession of a controlled substance and […]

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NRCS announces november 19, 2021 application deadline for financial assistance

The Missouri USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service announced November 19, 2021, as the cut-off date to apply for the Fiscal Year 2022 funds through the Environmental Quality Incentive Program. EQIP allows farmers, ranchers, forestland managers, and landowners an opportunity to conserve natural resources by making available financial assistance to improve soil, water, air, plants, animals, […]

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Grundy County Health Department extends mask mandate for an additional 60 days

The Grundy County Health Department and Health Officer Elizabeth Gibson have extended the public health order requiring masks for 60 days beginning February 12th. The order originally went into effect on December 11th to limit or prevent the spread of COVID-19. The order says persons at least 10 years old in Grundy County are required […]

Drug Trafficking

Missouri man sentenced to 20-years without parole for drug trafficking crack cocaine

 A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for distributing crack cocaine. Jeffery Wayne Taylor, 55, of Sedalia, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Bough to 20 years in federal prison without parole. On July 6, 2020, Taylor was convicted at a bench trial of two counts of distributing crack cocaine and one […]

Lt. Gen. Scott Spellmon

Grand River Basin Study moves on to Congress for authorization

Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, USACE Commanding General and 55th U.S. Army Chief of Engineers, signed the Chief’s Report for the Grand River Basin Study on November 19, 2020. The signing of the report progresses the project to Congress for authorization. “I am grateful for the hard work of the entire team and for the […]

Coronavirus Update

30 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Grundy County, most ever in a 24-hour period

Thirty new COVID-19 cases were reported for Grundy County on November 19th, which the health department notes is the highest number in a 24-hour period. The total number of cases is 592. Four hundred thirty-seven cases have been confirmed, and 155 are probable. One hundred twenty-six cases are active. Eighteen COVID-19-related deaths have been reported […]

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Audio: Missouri issues public health warning for local governments to implement, and a travel advisory

Missouri’s governor has issued a statewide public health warning because of the continued increase in new COVID cases statewide. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services says there have been 27,358 new COVID cases in Missouri in the past week, which is an average of 3,908 new COVID cases per day. The DHSS new […]