Pothole

Winter weather takes toll on north Missouri roads

Across Northwest Missouri, the effects of winter weather are evident everywhere you look frozen ground, canceled classes, snow-covered fields, and potholes. The Missouri Department of Transportation normally launches its pothole efforts in March, but with the extreme weather we’ve faced this year, the roads are taking a beating. When they’re not out plowing ice and […]

Voting box

Filing deadline passes finalizing candidates running for office in Chillicothe

Several races exist in the City of Chillicothe April 2nd election. One of the races is for Mayor with Theresa Kelly and incumbent Reed Dupy both filing for the position. Other races include councilmen positions for two of Chillicothe’s four wards including Dennis Albertson, Junior and Adam Brown filed for First Ward Councilman. John E. […]

Accident-Crash graphic

Highway 63 crash injures three

The Highway Patrol reports two Macon residents and one Farmington woman sustained injuries when a pickup truck slid on a snow-covered road and overturned one mile south of Jacksonville Friday afternoon. The driver, 23-year-old John Myers, and passenger 22-year-old Rose Masten, both of Macon, as well as passenger 24-year-old Daniele Janis of Farmington, were transported […]

Fraud

Chillicothe man pleads guilty in grain marketing scheme

Various media sources report a Chillicothe man faces potential prison time and a hefty fine after pleading guilty in U-S District Court in Iowa. Randy Constant appeared in federal court Thursday and pleaded guilty to a charge of wire fraud in an alleged scheme to defraud that authorities claimed involving the marketing of 140 million dollars of grain […]

Court News

Judge Peace hands down several prison sentences during busy session of Division One of Grundy County court

Several prison terms were announced Thursday by Presiding Judge Jack Peace in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Following a hearing, probation was revoked for Ricky Eugene Shoemaker of Trenton stemming from several previous charges. For distribution, delivery, or manufacture of a controlled substance, Shoemaker was sentenced to ten years with the Department […]

Homecoming

Newtown-Harris celebrates Homecoming week

Newtown-Harris R-3 School is celebrating homecoming this week. A spokesperson for the homecoming activities reports candidates includes seniors Brooklyn Middleton and Tim Metcalf, juniors Hannah Garcia and Ryan Metcalf, sophomores Lillian Fordyce and Coy Miller, freshmen Jaden Veatch and Ashton Meyer, eighth graders Louve Rainey and William Guardipe, and seventh graders Landry Oaks and Zack […]

Delta Queen Riverboat

Senators Blunt and McCaskill announce legislation to bring historic riverboat back to the Mississippi River

Missouri Senators Roy Blunt and Claire McCaskill announced that their legislation to bring the historic 1920’s riverboat Delta Queen back to the Mississippi River was signed into law. The bill reinstates a decades-long exemption to allow the boat to operate from its new homeport of Kimmswick, in Jefferson County – creating jobs and strengthening economic […]