Warrant Served

Purdin couple facing narcotics charges and endangerment of a child after execution of search warrant

Two Purdin residents face several drug-related felony charges after the execution of a narcotics-related search warrant in the 500 block of Third Street in Purdin on April 15th. Forty-three-year-old Valerie Raglenda Coke and 37-year-old Donald Michael Morris have been charged with first-degree endangering the welfare of a child involving drugs, first offense, possession of a […]

ATV or Four Wheeler Crash

ATV crash in rural Linn County sends one to hospital with both drivers facing charges

The Highway Patrol reports two all-terrain vehicles were westbound on a rural Linn County road Monday night when one slowed to stop and was struck from behind by the other. The accident happened approximately one mile north of Purdin. Forty-one-year-old Jeremy Gulley of Purdin was taken by ambulance to University Hospital in Columbia with serious […]

NCMC Geyer Hall

North Central Missouri College Foundation announces Allied Health Scholarship Awards

“Through the generosity of others in the form of endowed funds or the giving of a gift each year, the NCMC Foundation is honored to announce that over $56,000 was recently awarded to NCMC Nursing and Health Sciences students,” commented NCMC Director of Development Alicia Endicott.  “53 awards were recently made during the fall 2020 […]

Environmental Protection Agency EPA

Two north Missouri school districts to receive EPA funds to replace school buses

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $1,000,000 to 23 Missouri school districts and one Missouri school bus transportation company to replace older diesel school buses. Two area school districts will receive funding including Linn County R-1 of Purdin who will receive $40,000 for two buses and Winston R-6 is to receive […]

FFA Website

Area FFA students win statewide agriculture proficiency awards

Members of FFA Chapters at Trenton, Linn County of Purdin, Chillicothe, Milan, and Gallatin have won statewide agriculture proficiency awards from the Missouri FFA Association. Winners of proficiency awards were announced by current state officers using video on the Missouri FFA Facebook page. More winners are to be recognized throughout this week in lieu of […]

2016 Missouri Day Parade

18 bands to participate in Missouri Day Festival Parade

Eighteen (18) high school bands are expected to participate in the Missouri Day Parade Saturday morning in Trenton. The Rotary club-sponsored parade also includes 71 other entries including floats, vehicles, tractors, and horses. The parade begins at 8:30 Saturday morning at Main and Crowder then follows a one-mile route on Main and 9th Street, concluding […]

Graduation

Area schools announce top graduates

Area schools held graduation ceremonies on Sunday and have announced top graduates. The Green City school announced the Valedictorian as Mary Watt and the Salutatorian is Devin Fields. Linn County R-1 of Purdin announced their Valedictorian as Leticia Bright and the Salutatorian is Miranda Daugherty. At the Breckenridge school, the Valedictorian is Jackie Adams and […]

Graduation caps

Area schools to hold graduation ceremonies today

Area schools will hold graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Eighteen seniors will graduate from North Mercer R-3 High School at 2 o’clock with high school English teacher Melissa Hill addressing the graduates. Eight students will graduate from Southwest Livingston County R-1 of Ludlow at 2 o’clock. Southwest’s valedictorian is William Garrett Cramer, and […]

Honorary FFA Degree

Honorary State FFA Degrees bestowed on area residents

At the state convention. the Missouri FFA Association has presented HONORARY state degrees to several education agriculture leaders and officials. Among the recipients from northern Missouri are Carmen Buller of Kirksville, Brooke Swindler of Norborne, Connor Dignan of Mound City, Tom Zweifel of Maryville; Jason Dimmitt and Ashley McCarty – both of Kirksville. Carmen Buller […]

Missouri State Fair 2019

Area students among those awarded Youth in Agriculture Scholarships

Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe has announced that 42 youth, selected from Missouri 4-H and FFA State Fair exhibitors, will be awarded scholarships by the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture (YIA) committee. These students are seeking higher education at a Missouri university/college and will be recognized Friday, April 26, during the annual State […]