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Chillicothe Fire Department responds to trailer home fire on Polk Street

The Chillicothe Fire Department on Monday afternoon responded to a trailer home fire at 315 East Polk Street in Chillicothe. The owner was listed as Larry Kinsella. Upon arrival at the Shady Valley Trailer Park, firefighters found a single wide mobile home fully engulfed. The fire was located mainly from the middle of the home […]

Power Outage

Sagging power lines cause outage for some Trenton residents on Saturday night

Trenton Municipal Utility customers in north-central Trenton lost power for about four and one half hours Saturday night. Trenton City Administrator and Utility Director Ron Urton said an Evergy line sagged down onto one of TMU’s lines causing a breaker to open. Urton reported the breaker would not close because there was electricity back-feeding onto […]

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Investigation into illegal dumping at Route A bridge in Grundy County continues

Grundy County authorities continue to investigate what is being described as an illegal trash dumping incident into the Weldon River at the Route A bridge in the northwest part of the county. On Thursday afternoon, Sheriff Rodney Herring and Deputies Cox and Ratliff were able to collect and remove the trash, including a refrigerator plus […]

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Grundy County Sheriff’s Department investigates illegal trash dump in river

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports it is investigating an illegal trash dump into the Weldon River at the Route A bridge in northwest Grundy County. A refrigerator and several bags of trash were allegedly dumped over the bridge into the river. Anyone with information is asked to call the Grundy County Sheriff’s Office at […]

Breastfeeding

New Missouri law mandates private space and break times for breastfeeding teachers

(Missouri Independent) – Eight months after her son was born, Webster Groves High School teacher Jaime Adamski broke down in tears at her doctor’s office.  Her breast milk had declined significantly since she had gone back to work. “I was depressed, angry, frustrated,” she said. “I felt like I was not a good enough mother […]

Charges Filed

Hamilton man charged with domestic assault and unlawful use of a weapon after threatening family members

A Hamilton man has been charged with two felonies after he allegedly threatened family members with a knife on May 18th. Thirty-year-old Grant Austin Smith faces domestic assault—third degree and unlawful use of a weapon—exhibiting. He has also been charged with misdemeanor property damage—second degree. Bond was set at $25,000 cash only with special conditions […]

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Don’t be left in the dark about food safety when the power goes out

When the power goes out, the clock starts ticking on the safety of your refrigerated and frozen foods. Meats, seafood, ice cream, cut produce and even leftover pizza can become susceptible to foodborne contaminants in just a few hours, said Londa Nwadike, food safety extension specialist for the University of Missouri and Kansas State University. […]

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Missouri leads 12 state coalition in filing suit against the Biden administration over massive expansion of federal regulations

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt led a coalition of 12 states in filing suit against President Joe Biden’s administration over a massive expansion of federal regulations through executive order, potentially impacting nearly every aspect of the economy and Missouri household. “Manufacturing, agriculture, and energy production are essential to Missouri’s economy and employ thousands of hard-working […]

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Grundy County Health Department hopes to receive second shipment of COVID-19 vaccine next week

Grundy County Health Department Administrator Elizabeth Gibson previously reported the office this week received one of two anticipated deliveries of the Pfizer vaccine to immunize individuals such as patient-facing health care providers and staff. It is hoped the second delivery will be next week, also for those individuals. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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GRM Networks awards $3,750 in Community Improvement Grants

GRM Networks has awarded a total of $3,750 as part of the company’s Community Improvement Grant program. Organizations receiving funding in the semiannual distribution included the Bethany Kiwanis Club, Lamoni Community Center, Newtown Ball Association, and the Harrison County Council on Aging. The Bethany Kiwanis Club received a $500 grant used to purchase winter clothing […]

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Department of Conservation foresters suggest ways to recycle those live Christmas trees

A live Christmas tree can give your home a one-of-a-kind ambiance during the holiday season. From the natural suppleness of its needles to that majestic stature, to the unmistakable evergreen aroma. But after the holidays are over, it doesn’t mean that your natural Christmas tree needs to retire. It can find a second career in […]

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Trump Administration invests more than $1 million in rural business development in Missouri

The Trump Administration, along with the Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case, today announced 20 organizations statewide are being awarded a total of $1,068,984 to create jobs and increase economic opportunities throughout the state. “When rural, small businesses expand and do well, it leads to a positive impact on the […]

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Red Cross faces severe blood shortage as Coronavirus outbreak threatens availability of nation’s supply

The American Red Cross now faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed now to donate to help patients counting on lifesaving blood. Individuals can schedule an appointment to give blood with the Red Cross by visiting RedCrossBlood.org, using […]

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Ragu pasta sauce recalled due to plastic in the product

Mizkan America, Inc., announced the voluntary recall of select production codes of certain RAGÚ pasta sauces in the U.S. because the sauce may contain fragments of plastic. There have not been any reports of consumer injuries or complaints. Mizkan America is taking this action out of an abundance of caution. This recall is at the retail level and […]

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Annual two-day Spring Hill School Consignment Auction slated for July 3rd and 4th near Jamesport

Various items will be up for auction at the Annual Two-Day Spring Hill School Consignment Auction in July to benefit area Amish schools. The sale will be held at the Raymond Troyer Farm half of a mile west of the Route NN and Highway 6 junction July 3rd and 4th, starting each morning at 8 […]

Sales Tax Holiday

Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday runs Friday, April 19th through April 25th.

Sales of Energy Star-certified new appliances will be exempt from state sales tax during the Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday Friday, April 19th through April 25th. Energy Star-certified appliance qualifying for the sales tax holiday include clothes washers and dryers, water heaters, dishwashers, air conditioners, furnaces, refrigerators, freezers, and heat pumps. The Show Me Green […]