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Nine MS-13 gang members indicted in racketeering and violent crime conspiracy

A federal grand jury in Nashville, Tennessee, has returned a 60-count indictment charging nine members of La Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) with a racketeering conspiracy spanning more than seven years. Those charged in the second superseding indictment are Carlos Ochoa-Martinez, 31, aka “El Serio;” Jason Sandoval, 35, aka “Bin Laden;” Jorge Flores, 29, aka “Peluche;” Kevin […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council defeats proposed electric rate increase; rejects designation of downtown historic district

The Trenton City Council on Monday night voted unanimously to reject the designation of the downtown historic district as currently written, which would have created a new section in the city code. On a split vote, the city council defeated a proposed increase in the electric system base rate. Narrow approval was given on another […]

Sobriety Check Point

Patrol announces results of DWI enforcement campaign in Mercer, Grundy and Livingston counties

The Missouri State Highway Patrol troop office headquartered in St. Joseph has announced results of a DWI saturation enforcement effort conducted in Mercer, Grundy, and Livingston counties. Troopers made five arrests for driving while intoxicated, one drug arrest, and issued 18 traffic citations. Troopers also issued 32 warnings and assisted four motorists.

Beef Show

Mercer County Fair officials announce results of Beef Show

In the Beef Show held Saturday at the Mercer County Fair in Princeton, Allena Allen of Trenton exhibited the Grand Champion female and received Senior Showmanship honors. Gracie Rogers of Princeton won the Easter Memorial Showmanship Award and exhibited the Reserve Champion bull. Makenzie Epperson of Laredo had the Grand Champion bull. Scout Vangenderen of […]

County Fair

Results from swine, poultry and rabbit show at the Mercer County Fair

In results from the Mercer County Fair in Princeton The fair queen is Hannah Meighen, the princess is Coley Power, and the prince is Brodie Ellsworth. Swine show results include Cash Walker of Hamilton showing the grand champion boar. Grason Park of Hamilton exhibited the reserve champion boar. Bailey Miller of Hamilton had the grand […]

University Missouri Feedlot School Barton Campus

University of Missouri Extension to hold “Feedlot School” at North Central Missouri College

The University of Missouri Extension will hold a Feedlot School Aug. 4-5 on the Barton Campus of North Central Missouri College in Trenton. Speakers will present the “ins and outs of feeding cattle in Missouri,” says MU Extension beef nutritionist Eric Bailey. “There is renewed interest in feedlots due to new packing plants being built […]

Swine Hog Show Fair

Swine Show results from the Livingston County Fair

More results have been announced from the Livingston County Fair. For swine breeding showmanship, junior recognition went to Macie Rodenberg, intermediate to Riggin Isaacs, and senior to Colby Gillespie. For swine market showmanship, junior went to Jaxon Lollar, intermediate to Jaiden Rodenberg, and senior to Maci Johnson. Junior showmanship is for participants ages eight to […]

Survey

Landowners and tenants invited to respond to 2021 Missouri rental rate survey

Landowners lease roughly 35% of Missouri crop, pasture, and woodland acreage to renters every year. Rented acreage has increased in recent years as more land has transitioned to the next generation, interest rates have incentivized land investments, and interest in carbon markets and working land conservation has grown, said Ben Brown, extension economist with the […]

Livestock Show

Goat, poultry, rabbit, and beef judging results announced at the Daviess County Junior Livestock Show in Gallatin

Results have been released from the Goat Show at the Daviess County Junior Livestock Show in Gallatin. The grand champion meat buck was shown by Layla Baker, and the reserve champion was shown by Joel Cook.  The grand champion meat doe belonged to Samuel Derks, and the reserve champion was shown by Miriam Cook. The […]

Missouri House of Representatives

Governor Parson makes appointments to House and Senate Independent Bipartisan Citizens Commissions

Governor Mike Parson announced 40 appointments to the House and Senate Independent Bipartisan Citizens Commissions. On April 26, 2021, the United States Census Bureau delivered the 2020 Census Apportionment Results to the President of the United States. Consistent with the Missouri Constitution, this started the 60-day window for the Democrat and Republican state and congressional […]

Prison Sentence

Mexican national sentenced to 6-years in federal prison for $10 million marijuana growing operation in Daviess County

A Mexican national who has been deported seven times after illegally entering the United States was sentenced in federal court for his role in a Daviess County, Missouri, marijuana-growing operation where law enforcement officers seized nearly $10 million worth of plants. Sergio Medina-Perez, 47, of El Monte, California, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg […]

Missouri 4-H shooting sports teams won third-place honors at the 2021 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships

Missouri 4-H shooting teams place third at national championships

The Missouri 4-H shooting sports teams won third-place honors at the 2021 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships, June 20-25 in Grand Island, Neb. More than 590 participants from 32 states competed in nine disciplines, demonstrating excellence in marksmanship, safety, responsibility, and teamwork, said Jim Sappington, University of Missouri Extension state 4-H shooting sports coordinator. “It […]

COVID-19 Delta Variant

Delta variant spread means Missouri COVID cases may ‘double or triple’ in July

(Missouri Independent) – During June, as the Delta variant of COVID-19 took hold in Missouri, the seven-day average of new cases doubled. And now that the easily spread mutation has reached every corner of the state, July will be a repeat of June, or worse, according to the University of Missouri professor monitoring wastewater for the […]