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Three from Macon injured in crash on Jet Road

Three Macon residents sustained injuries when a car overturned near Macon on Friday afternoon. An ambulance transported driver 18-year-old Chloe Dailey to the Samaritan Hospital of Macon with moderate injuries. Passengers 18-year-old Kristeena Jaecques and 20-year-old James Yearwood sustained minor injuries and refused treatment at the crash scene. The car traveled east on Jet Road […]

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Latest COVID-19 count in Missouri: at least 9 dead, 670 people test positive

A St. Louis County woman in her 80s is Missouri’s ninth coronavirus related death. County leaders announced the casualty on Thursday. Missouri has at least 670 people who have tested positive for the respiratory disease. According to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Director Randall Williams, some 7,000 people have been tested in […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of March 30, 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 March 30 – April 5. All road closures for roadwork, incidents, and ongoing flooding can be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule […]

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Two-car crash at 17th and Harris in Trenton injures one

The Trenton Police Department reports a Trenton woman was taken to the hospital and received a citation after a two-car crash at the intersection of 17th Street and Harris Avenue on Thursday morning. Grundy County Emergency Medical Services transported 84-year-old Darlie Ann Ricketts to Wright Memorial Hospital, where she was treated and released. No injuries […]

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Governor Parson mobilizes National Guard in Missouri’s fight against COVID-19

Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order to begin having Missouri National Guard members aid in the state’s battle against COVID-19. In a press release, Parson says soldiers will help to provide more immediate resources to Missourians and enhance the state’s ability to overcome the global pandemic. Parson made the decision after conferring with […]

Audio: Hamilton in final four of Strongest Town Competition

Hamilton is in the final four for the Strongest Town Competition. Strong Towns introduced 16 communities two weeks ago that stood out among nominees for their efforts, including local financial strength and resilience, civic engagement, and bottom-up development. Strong Towns describes itself on its website as “an international movement…dedicated to making communities across the United […]

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USDA announces more than 3.4 million acres selected for general signup in Conservation Reserve Program

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the acceptance of more than 3.4 million acres in the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup recently completed, the first general signup enrollments since 2016. County offices will begin notifying producers with accepted offers no later than April 3. Through CRP, farmers and ranchers receive an annual rental payment for […]

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Ridgeway woman injured in crash on Highway 69

A Ridgeway resident was injured on Thursday when the pickup she was driving traveled off Highway 69 in Harrison County and overturned when it struck an embankment five miles north of Bethany. Twenty-two-year-old Brittany Jennings received minor injuries and declined treatment at the scene but told officers she would seek medical attention later. The pickup […]

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Saint Luke’s Health System accepting donations of protective equipment

Saint Luke’s Health System is accepting donations of personal protective equipment to help health care professionals stay safe and healthy as they provide care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Personal protective equipment is “highly specialized gear that minimizes the exposure of hazards that can cause workplace injuries or illnesses.” Saint Luke’s Health System includes Wright Memorial […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital prepared for COVID-19 response should it be needed

Wright Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Steve Schieber says hospital employees are working together as a team and are well prepared to deal with COVID-19. Protections are in place at the hospital at Trenton for patients, employees, and the community. He notes Wright Memorial has an adequate supply of personal protective equipment for its employees […]