Graduation

Area schools, including Trenton, to hold graduation ceremonies Sunday afternoon

Multiple schools will hold commencement ceremonies on Sunday. Brookfield R-3 High School will have 68 seniors graduate at 1 o’clock. Brookfield’s valedictorian is Precious Starlin, and the salutatorian is Tanner Wallace. Seventy-seven students from Trenton R-9 High School will graduate at a ceremony at the Ketcham Community Center in Trenton at 2 o’clock. Fourteen students […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe

Area residents receive Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Service Award

Several area residents were recognized as recipients of Lieutenant Governor Senior Service Awards on Monday. Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe’s Office reports Kehoe recognized Donna Craig of Ridgeway, Marvin Holcer of Chillicothe, and Guy Earl and Julie Evoritt of Princeton as well as other Senior Service Award recipients at a reception in the first-floor rotunda of […]

Accident-Crash graphic

10-year-old injured in crash on Spruce Street in Ridgeway

The Highway Patrol reports a Ridgeway girl sustained minor injuries when the car in which she was a passenger struck a van in Ridgeway Thursday morning. Ten-year-old Violet McClellan did not seek immediate medical attention. The driver, 63-year-old Gary O’Dell, and passenger, 56-year-old Becky O’Dell, did not report any injuries. The car traveled east on […]

Airman Mitchell F. Begley

Air Force Airman Mitchell F. Begley graduates basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Mitchell F. Begley graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward […]

Airman Timothy Heintz

Airman Timothy W. Heintz graduates basic training

U.S. Air Force Airman Timothy W. Heintz graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.  Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward […]

NCRS Watershed benefits

NRCS watershed efforts continue to benefit farmers, communities

Sixty years after the first of 1,182 flood-prevention structures were built in Missouri with federal financial and technical assistance, landowners who have witnessed the before-and-after effects of heavy rain are still praising the benefits of the watershed projects. “Panther Creek used to flood almost every time it rained, but it hasn’t flooded at all since […]