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Commentary: Family farms are the solution, corporate agriculture is the problem

DISCLAIMER: This article is a commentary. The statements and opinions contained in the article are those of the author, Tim Gibbons. The opinions expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of KTTN/KGOZ Radio, staff, management, or webmaster. (Missouri Independent) – Last month, Missouri Rural Crisis Center held a telephone town […]

Mercer County Health Department

Mercer County Health Department administers almost 3,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine

The Mercer County Health Department reports it has been part of administering 2,672 doses of COVID-19 vaccine since the first week of February. Those doses of the vaccine included more for Smithfield employees on March 25th. Phase 2 will open Monday and includes library staff, higher education, and the homeless. Phase 3 will open vaccines […]

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Mercer County Health Department administers over 1000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine at vaccination event

The Mercer County Health Department reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines were administered during a mass vaccination second dose clinic at the Smithfield Education Center of Princeton on March 17th. The clinic was held in conjunction with the Region H Implementation Team and State Emergency Management Agency and was made possible by the community, regional, […]

Polar Plunge

Special Olympics Missouri, Polar Plunge to be held at Simpson Park in Chillicothe

A Special Olympics Missouri Polar Plunge will be held at Simpson Park in Chillicothe to benefit training and competition of Special Olympics Missouri North Area athletes. The Chillicothe Correctional Center will host the event on February 13th. Registration will begin that morning at 11 o’clock, and the plunge for anyone at least 10 years old […]

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Mercer County Sheriff confirms explosion at Smithfield contract farm

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office confirms there was a minor explosion on January 11th at a contract farm for Smithfield Hog Production of Princeton. Smithfield Hog Production, Missouri General Manager, Michael Rainwater released a written statement saying the company is “deeply saddened” that a team member was “involved in a serious accident.” Rainwater said “Smithfield […]

Stephanie Kambamba

Jury trial scheduled for Kirksville woman facing murder charge after child died in Smithfield restroom

A jury trial has been scheduled in Harrison County for a Kirksville woman charged with murder in the first and second degree after a child death investigation in May. Twenty-eight-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba’s trial is scheduled to begin July 26th, 2021. An arraignment is scheduled in Harrison County on December 18th, and a pre-trial conference […]

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Kirksville woman charged with murder after death of child granted change of venue

A change of venue has been granted for a Kirksville woman charged with murder—first degree after a child death investigation in May. Online court information shows 28-year-old Makuya Stephanie Kambamba’s case was transferred from Sullivan County to Harrison County. A plea or trial setting is scheduled for November 19th. Kambamba has also been charged with […]

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Pedestrian injured Monday morning while crossing Smithfield parking lot in Milan

The highway patrol reports a pedestrian was injured Monday morning when walking across a parking lot in Milan. Forty-two-year-old Angel Osorio of Milan received minor injuries when he was hit by a sports utility vehicle. Osorio was taken by ambulance to the Sullivan County Memorial Hospital in Milan. The patrol listed the driver of the […]

County Fair

Premium Livestock Sale at North Central Missouri Fairgrounds generates over $46,000

Last evening’s (Aug 2nd) premium livestock sale at the North Central Missouri Fairgrounds generated $46,180 to be shared by 22 exhibitors from Grundy county. That’s an estimated six thousand dollars more than last years’ premium sale. The organizer of the sale, Kristi Urich, reported five businesses were buyers with some 40 other bidders adding on […]