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Marceline man injured in crash on Highway 5

A Linn County accident on Highway 5 injured a Marceline resident Wednesday morning two miles north of Marceline. Seventy-one-year-old Mary Murphy was taken by ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield with moderate injuries. The other driver, 21-year-old Taylor Phillips of Marceline, wasn’t hurt. The northbound minivan driven by Murphy failed to yield to an […]

Laclede Pershing Days

Pershing Days set to kick off this weekend in Laclede

Pershing Days will be celebrated this weekend in Laclede in Linn County. Activities begin tonight, continue tomorrow, and conclude on Sunday. The schedule tonight includes the 5 o’clock ice cream and cake social served by the Laclede Fire department. Free-will donations are accepted, with proceeds going to the Pershing Days Committee. The band “Cheap Date” […]

Child Death Investigation

Three from Kansas charged in Linn County with accessory to child neglect resulting in death

Three Kansas residents have been charged in Linn County with being an accessory to abuse or neglect of a child resulting in death stemming from July 2018. Each defendant had a bond set at $50,000 cash only for 63-year-old Sabrina Marie Nemmers of Arma, Kansas, 32-year-old Matthew Blunt of Mulberry, Kansas, and 36-year-old Ashley Dawn […]

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Big rig driver injured in rollover crash near Meadville

An out-of-state truck driver was injured Wednesday afternoon in a single-vehicle rollover accident three miles east of Meadville. Sixty-seven-year-old Michael Kolpin of Versailles, Kentucky, was taken by ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital, then transferred to University Hospital in Columbia with moderate injuries. The tractor-trailer was eastbound when it went out of control on a rain-covered […]

Economic Development

Department of Economic Development awards $15.8 million for community development projects statewide

The Department of Economic Development announced it will award more than $15.8 million to 38 recipients through its Community Development Block Grant Program to help communities with infrastructure improvement and other projects across Missouri. “Strengthening infrastructure and improving our workforce remains my administration’s top priorities,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Whether repairing roads, upgrading facilities, or […]

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Train

Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad cancels plans to close Route 11 for one week in Brookfield

Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad has notified the Missouri Department of Transportation that they have canceled their plan to close Route 11 in Brookfield this week for emergency repairs to the Brookfield Sub railroad bridge over Route 11. A new date for the closure has not been set yet. When rescheduled, the road will close […]

Sex Offender Registry

Brookfield man arrested for failure to register as a sex offender after crashing on Highway 36

A single-vehicle accident on Monday injured 35-year-old John Thompson of Brookfield. The pickup he was driving ran off Highway 36 and struck the ditch. The report listed Thompson with moderate injuries with treatment at Pershing Memorial Hospital. The highway patrol accused John Thompson of five felony counts of alleged failure to register as a sex […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View Board of Education approves increase in salaries; approves field trips and announces dates for upcoming activities

The Pleasant View R-6 Board of Education on April 13th approved increasing pay. Non-certified staff wages will go up by 50 cents per hour, and extra-duty contracts will increase by four percent. Base pay for all certified staff will increase by $1,000, which will make the base pay $31,500 for the 2021-2022 school year. The […]

Pershing State Park

Missouri Department of Conservation to offer free guided birding hike at Pershing State Park

Winter is a good time for birding because foliage doesn’t hamper the viewing. The Missouri Department of Conservation will offer a free guided birding hike from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, Feb. 24, at Pershing State Park west of Laclede in Linn County. Hikers will explore the boardwalk near Locust Creek and the trail […]

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Wheeling man injured in single-vehicle crash near Meadville

The Highway Patrol reports a Wheeling man sustained minor injuries in a one-car accident one-half mile east of Meadville on Wednesday morning, February 10th. Sixty-six-year-old Russell Richter was later arrested on a couple of allegations. An ambulance transported him to Pershing Memorial Hospital of Brookfield. The car traveled north on Crow Drive before going through […]