Motorcycle Crash

Macon man injured after crashing motorcycle

A Macon man sustained what the Highway Patrol called minor injuries when the motorcycle he drove overturned three-quarters of a mile west of Macon the afternoon of November 5th. An ambulance took 62-year-old George Stark to the Samaritan Hospital of Macon. The motorcycle traveled west on Jet Road before Stark reportedly lost control on the […]

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Audio: “Operation Christmas Child” provides shoebox gifts to children; You can help locally through area churches

International relief organization Samaritan’s Purse provides partners around the world with shoebox gifts through Operation Christmas Child. The boxes can be filled with items and are given to children in need in countries around the world. National Collection Week is November 15th through 22nd. There are multiple area drop-off locations with varied hours. They include […]

Regina Murdock, a registered nurse with D&H Drugstore, administers a dose of the Pfizer vaccine to Kali Lindsay, a dietary aide, on Aug. 6, 2021 at clinic at the Neighborhoods by TigerPlace in Columbia, Mo. (Photo by Tessa Weinberg/Missouri Independent)

AARP calls for vaccine mandates as COVID re-enters Missouri nursing homes

(Missouri Indepentent) – With cases on the rise among both residents and staff, the nation’s leading advocacy group for retirees is calling on nursing homes to mandate COVID-19 vaccines. The number of COVID-19 cases reported each week in Kansas and Missouri nursing homes is rising again for the first time in months. Missouri, where weekly […]

Ministerial Alliance

Trenton Area Ministerial Alliance assists residents with utility bills and rent

The Trenton Area Ministerial Alliance helps Grundy County residents with paying utilities and sometimes rent. Tenth Street Baptist Church Pastor Ron Ratliff says the Good Samaritan Fund was started about 10 years ago.     He explains the Trenton Area Ministerial Alliance will help in the best way and as much as it possibly can. […]

Air Evac Helicopter

La Plata man life-flighted to Columbia after crashing on Highway 63

A La Plata resident received serious injuries when the pickup truck he was driving traveled off Highway 63 in Macon County, striking a field entrance and an embankment. Thirty-year-old Tyler McHenry was taken to Samaritan Hospital in Macon, then flown by medical helicopter to University Hospital in Columbia The accident crash happened early Sunday, one […]

ATV or Four Wheeler Crash

ATV crash sends three to hospital, including 5 and 7 year old boys, after being ejected from vehicle

A Macon man and two boys from Macon were ejected from an all-terrain vehicle seven miles east of Macon on April 6th. A private vehicle took the driver, 65-year-old Russell Goosey, to the Samaritan Hospital of Macon with moderate injuries. The passengers, a five-year-old boy, and a seven-year-old boy, were transported to the Samaritan Hospital […]

Farm Tractor Crash or Accident

Crash on old Highway 63 injures La Plata man on John Deere tractor

The Highway Patrol reports a La Plata man sustained minor injuries when the John Deere tractor he drove failed to yield to a car two miles south of La Plata the morning of December 10th. A private vehicle transported 24-year-old Perry Gingerich to the Samaritan Hospital of Macon. No injuries were reported for the driver […]

Operation Christmas Child

Area churches to participate in Operation Christmas Child

Several area churches are scheduled to participate in Operation Christmas Child, a project of the international relief fund organization Samaritan’s Purse. The project involves shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, school supplies, personal notes, and a photo can also be included.   An area volunteer, David Hogan, noted items that should not be packed include […]

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Four injured in crash on Highway 63 in Randolph County

Four people were injured, two of them seriously Wednesday afternoon, in an accident on Highway 63 at Jacksonville in Randolph County. The highway patrol listed the serious injuries for the driver of the car, 26-year-old Colton Hammes of Novinger, and one of his passengers, 24-year-old Andrew Morgan of Kirksville. Both went to the University Hospital […]

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Macon woman injured when tire blows out on Highway 63

The Highway Patrol reports a Macon woman sustained serious injuries when a tire blew out on the pickup truck she drove and the truck overturned five miles north of Macon on Tuesday, October 20th. An ambulance transported 40-year-old Robyn Morrow to the Samaritan Hospital of Macon. The truck traveled south on Highway 63 before the […]