Donald Peckham

Audio: Missouri jury finds 86-year-old former minister to be violent sexual predator

The attorney general’s office has convinced a Jasper County jury in southwest Missouri that an 86-year-old former minister is still at risk of sexually abusing teenage boys.     That’s even after he completed a 15-year prison sentence for the abuse. The unanimous verdict determined that Donald D. Peckham is a sexually violent predator who […]

Blue Ribbon School

Eight Missouri schools earn recognition as Blue Ribbon Schools

The U.S. Department of Education has recognized eight Missouri schools as 2019 Blue Ribbon Schools. The national award recognizes schools that perform at high academic levels (top 15 percent in the state based on assessment scores and graduation rates) or that perform at high levels while serving a significant proportion of disadvantaged students (top 15 […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of September 30, 2019

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of September 30 – October 6. Continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole […]

Disaster Relief

USDA to provide $150 million in help for rural communities affected by natural disasters

U.S. Department of Agriculture Missouri State Director Jeff Case highlighted $150 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Program to help rural communities continue their recovery from the devastating effects of hurricanes, fires, and other natural disasters such as the recent severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Missouri. This announcement is in conjunction with […]

Hocus Pocus film poster

“Hocus Pocus” to be shown at Silver Moon Plaza in Chillicothe

Citizens Bank & Trust in conjunction with Main Street Chillicothe, brings to the screen, Disney’s “Hocus Pocus”. The screening will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019. Additional partners for the event are K&M Gourmet Popcorn and the Livingston County Library. The movie will be shown inside Main Street’s Silver Moon Plaza, 707 Webster Street, […]

NCMC Student Senate

NCMC announces 2019-2020 Student Senate Officers

North Central Missouri College’s Student Senate Officers for the 2019-2020 year are from left-top to bottom Katie Blanchard, Lucerne, MO as President, Maddison Eller, Chillicothe, MO as Treasurer, Bethany Bailey, Gallatin, MO as Representative, right top to bottom: Tyler Kidd, Trenton, MO as Representative, TJ Hudlemeyer, Kearney, MO as Vice President, and Gregoor Muesker, Curacao […]

Ronald McDonald House

Grundy County Farm Bureau members hear presentation on Ronald McDonald Houses

Members of the Grundy County Farm Bureau Thursday evening heard about the Ronald McDonald houses in Kansas City. Community Relations Manager Alan Lubert was the speaker for the annual meeting. Lubert stated there are four Ronald McDonald Houses in Kansas City which collectively, have a total of 87 bedrooms. Lubert reported 7,685 families were served […]

Stars and Stripes Museum Website

Stars and Stripes Museum kicks off fund-raising campaign with Spirit of Democracy event

Not many Missourians know that the U.S. military’s daily newspaper, Stars and Stripes, was founded here on Nov. 9, 1861. Union soldiers occupying the town commandeered the printing press of the Bloomfield Herald and issued a four-page newspaper with that title. The newspaper proved to be a morale booster for troops away from their families, […]