Spelling Bee

Mosaic Life Care Foundation in St. Joseph to host Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee

The Mosaic Life Care Foundation will host and sponsor the Northwest Missouri Regional Spelling Bee in March. The bee will be held at EmPowerU, located at 518 South Sixth Street in Saint Joseph March 7th. Registration will begin at 12:30, and the competition will start at 1 o’clock. Fourteen Northwest Missouri counties will send their […]

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Icy conditions on I-35 cause Illinois teen to crash south of Cameron

The Highway Patrol reports a Hanover Park, Illinois resident sustained minor injuries when the car she drove lost control on ice and overturned overnight on Thursday four miles south of Cameron. Emergency medical services transported 19-year-old Amanda Ulber to the Cameron Regional Medical Center. The car traveled north on Interstate 35 before running off the […]

Audio: Missouri Department of Conservation to consider changing the definition of a handgun

The Missouri Department of Conservation is considering changing the definition of a handgun.     After more and more hunters are using modified AR-style weapons to take down game during the “alternative methods” season when rifles and shotguns aren’t allowed. The new definition would limit barrel length to sixteen inches, and not allow any sort […]

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NCMC Foundation awards book scholarships

North Central Missouri College Foundation announces recipients of the Nancy Ball Book Scholarship.  Sixteen recipients were awarded a $250 book scholarship in honor of Nancy Ball’s gift to the NCMC Foundation.  Recipients were selected based on their involvement on campus, recommendation by a faculty/staff organization sponsor and a 250-word essay. “This is the first time […]

William Derek Williams

Former Cameron High School teacher sentenced to 20-Years for using hidden camera to produce child porn

A former Cameron, Missouri, high school teacher was sentenced in federal court for secretly recording pornographic videos of three teenage victims in his bathroom. William Derek Williams, 40, of Cameron, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 20 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Williams to 10 years […]

Emergncy Snow Route

Trenton’s Emergency Snow Ordinance to once again become active Friday night

Trenton City Administrator Ron Urton says overnight snowfall hampered the street department’s efforts in removing snow from streets. Trenton’s emergency snow route ordinance will once again go into effect Friday night at 11 o’clock until Saturday morning, January 25th at 7 o’clock. This allows snow to be cleared from streets designated as emergency snow routes. Vehicles […]

Tampons and pads

Audio: Representative wants state of Missouri to fund free tampons and pads in schools

State Representative Martha Stevens of Columbia says she wants to end “period poverty” in Missouri’s public and charter schools. She’s proposing to require that the schools – grades 6 through 12 – provide tampons and pads in their bathrooms at no charge to students. Stevens, a Democrat, says research shows one in five menstruating teens […]

White Tail Deer Standing In The Woods

Missouri Department of Conservation reports final deer season totals

Missouri’s 2019-2020 deer hunting and fall archery turkey seasons ended Wednesday. The Missouri Department of Conservation reports a preliminary total deer harvest of 285,483. One hundred thirty-three thousand nine hundred fourteen were antlered bucks, 27,931 button bucks, and 123,638 does. Top harvest counties for the overall deer season were Franklin with 6,247 deer checked, Callaway […]

Traffic Accident

Icy road causes teen to crash in Harrison County

The Highway Patrol reports a Morris, Illinois resident sustained minor injuries when the car she drove lost control in Harrison County on Friday afternoon due to icy conditions. An ambulance transported 19-year-old Brooklyn Edwards to the Harrison County Community Hospital. The car traveled north on Interstate 35 and reportedly tried to pass another vehicle near […]

Polo R-7 School District Website

Polo School District implements crisis plan due to crash that killed two teenagers

The Polo R-7 School District has implemented its Crisis Plan this week following a vehicle accident in southern Caldwell County Sunday that killed two teens from Polo. Middle School and High School Principal Jonathon Pickrell provided information that shows the plan involves guidelines for understanding and responding to a crisis, including emotions teachers may observe […]