Unemployment Rate

Unemployment rates remain fairly steady in northern Missouri

Grundy County’s latest unemployment rate changed only slightly from the January figure. Statistics from the Division of Employment Security show Grundy County has 174 unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 4,400.  That’s a percentage of three-point-nine percent for February (the latest month available). In January, Grundy County had a rate of four percent, […]

Arrest

Highway patrol reports four arrests over the weekend

The highway patrol reports a Milan man was arrested Saturday afternoon in Sullivan County on a Grundy County warrant accusing him of drug trafficking. Thirty-four-year-old Dustin Nickell was also was accused of possessing methamphetamine, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Nickell was being held in Sullivan County. A Bethany man was arrested early Sunday in […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Patrol arrests three from Milan on drug allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of three Milan residents in Sullivan County Thursday afternoon, each on drug-related allegations, including unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. Thirty-six-year-old Jacob McCaughey and 32-year-old Lynsey Wyant were accused of felony manufacture of 35 grams or less of marijuana. Wyant also had a misdemeanor Sullivan County warrant for failure to […]

Bridge Closed Sign

Sullivan County Rooks Branch Bridge to close for work

The Route BB bridge over Rooks Branch has been a pathway for motorists since 1955. A bridge deck replacement project will be led by contractors from Chester Bross Construction Company, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation. Crews plan to close the bridge Monday, April 8, 2019, with a planned reopening in mid-June. Motorists will […]

Missouri livestock symposium

Livestock Person of the Year applications due May 1, 2019

Applications are being accepted for the 2019 Northeast Missouri Livestock Person of the Year award. Applications are open to residents from the following counties in northeast Missouri: Adair, Clark, Knox, Lewis, Linn, Macon, Marion, Monroe, Pike, Putnam, Randolph, Ralls, Schuyler, Scotland, Shelby, or Sullivan. The individual receiving this award must have made a significant contribution […]