Sex Trafficking

Missouri Attorney General launches new initiative to combat human trafficking in illicit massage businesses

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced earlier today a new, first of its kind initiative to combat instances of human trafficking by targeting illicit massage businesses across the state. The Hope Initiative targets illicit massage businesses that may be engaging in human trafficking and advertising on illicit websites while posing as a legitimate business. The initiative’s […]

Coronavirus Concerns

Linn County Health Department conducting COVID-19 contact tracing investigations

The Linn County Health Department is conducting COVID-19 contact tracing investigations. As part of those investigations, the health department advises individuals or groups who frequented Pigskin Pub and Pizza of Brookfield September 3rd through 5th to monitor for symptoms related to possible COVID-19 exposure. Individuals or groups who attended the Bell Game at Chester Ray […]

Accident with DUI/DWI

Two from Des Moines hurt in UTV crash near Mercer; driver accused of DWI

Two Des Moines residents sustained injuries when a utility terrain vehicle overturned two miles southwest of Mercer the night of Friday, September 4th. The driver was later arrested on several allegations. An ambulance transported the driver, 26-year-old Colton Goben, to Wayne County Hospital of Corydon, Iowa with what the Highway Patrol called moderate injuries. The […]

DWI

Milan woman injured in crash south of Madison; arrested on drug-related DWI

The Highway Patrol reports a Milan woman sustained moderate injuries as the result of the sport utility vehicle she drove overturning eight miles south of Madison the evening of Friday, September 4th. The woman was later arrested on several allegations. An ambulance transported 34-year-old Holly McCabe to the University Hospital of Columbia. The SUV traveled […]

Jeff Churhan Master Conservationist

Chillicothe resident receives Master Conservationist Award

A Chillicothe resident received a Master Conservationist Award at the Missouri Conservation Commission’s meeting in Jefferson City Friday, September 4th. Jeff Churan was the 62nd recipient of the award from the commission and Missouri Department of Conservation. The Master Conservationist Award honors living or deceased citizen conservationists, former MDC commissioners, and employees of conservation-related agencies, […]

Cattle Grazing

Audio: Rally at 9 o’clock this morning to feature rural Trenton Farmer with presentation on “Disparity”

A rural Trenton farmer, Ben Thomas, is encouraging others to join him at what’s promoted as a “cattleman’s rally” scheduled this Friday, September 4, 2020, in Marshall. The event, which is open to the public, begins at 9 o’clock on September 4, 2020, and will be held at the Martin Center, located at 1985 O’Dell […]

Sunnyview Nursing Home

Positive test results confirmed for four of five staff members at Sunnyview

Positive COVID-19 test results have been confirmed for four of five staff members of Sunnyview Nursing Home in Trenton who tested positive using an antigen test at the facility. Administrator Jerry Doerhoff reported Wednesday, September 2nd two of the positive cases were confirmed after being tested at the hospital drive-through site. He says two more […]

American Legion

Ragan-Hickman American Legion Auxiliary to serve food during Mercer Homecoming

The Ragan-Hickman American Legion Auxiliary will serve food during Mercer Community Homecoming this weekend. Snacks and drinks will be served at the American Legion/Mercer Community Building on the evening of Friday, September 4th. Chicken and hot dog meals will be served Saturday, September 5th. The Ragan-Hickman American Legion Auxiliary will hold a pie auction in […]

Military Veterans

Veteran Service Officer Wayne Kleinschmidt announces upcoming veteran events for September 2020

Veteran Service Officer Wayne Kleinschmidt has announced upcoming events that will benefit Veterans in our area. Please feel free to contact Kleinschmidt if you have any questions. Friday, September 4th   A Veterans Service Officer will be present at Trenton VFW Post 919  from 8 am to 2 pm to help with VA  paperwork and answer […]