Murder

Rothville woman granted “own recognizance” bond, ordered to seek placement in mental health facility

A Rothville woman charged with felony first-degree murder in the death of her two-month-old daughter was granted an own recognizance bond in Chariton County Division Two Circuit Court Thursday. Online court information shows 19-year-old Sarah Linebaugh was granted the own recognizance bond with the condition that she is to seek placement in a mental health/medical […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education hires three, approves budget

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 budget at a special meeting Thursday morning. The budget projects revenues of $12,505,923 and expenditures of $12,593,376 leaving a projected budget deficit of $87,453. The district’s fund balance is 30.1%, which is up from last year’s 29.48%. The board approved actualization of revenues and expenditures for […]

Young Horse

University of Missouri equine clinician offers advice on respiratory disease

Rhodococcus equi is a bacterial organism found in dry and dusty soil in horse environments that can cause pneumonia in young foals. A zoonotic disease, Rhodococcus equi can also infect people who are immunocompromised, such as HIV-AIDS patients. Philip Johnson, a professor of equine internal medicine in the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, […]

Chillicothe Fire Department provides assistance to demolition crew

A business building that was in the process of being demolished, Anderson’s TBA in Chillicothe, resulted in a request to the Chillicothe Fire Department for assistance Wednesday night at 801 Locust Street. A report this morning from Assistant Chief Eric Reeter says the city codes officer at 8:20 last night, requested the fire department provide […]

Sales Tax

Audio: Supreme Court ruling has far reaching impact on internet sales in Missouri

(Missourinet) – A U.S. Supreme Court decision issued last week means Internet sales in Missouri can be subject to state and local sales taxes. Federal estimates show that up to $13 billion was lost across the country in 2017 because those taxes weren’t imposed. Ray McCarty with Associated Industries of Missouri is skeptical the numbers […]

Special Olympics Missouri

Special Olympics athletes embark on journey to National Games on Friday

Every four years, Special Olympics North America manages the national summer games in the United States that include athletes from all 52 US programs. The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, July 1-6, will bring not just 58 athletes, 20 coaches and 16 Unified Partners from Missouri, but more than 3,400 other delegates (athletes, coaches, and […]

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Northern Missouri counties to be recipients in portion of $237M from USDA funding

The United States Department of Agriculture is investing $237,000,000 in 119 rural community service facilities in 29 states with some of that money is going to recipients in northern Missouri. The Sunnyview Foundation, Incorporated will receive a $36,500 loan and a $19,400 grant to be used to purchase an accessible lift van for the Grundy […]

Healthcare

McCaskill, Hawley spar over preexisting conditions in health care coverage

Missouri’s Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill continues to attack Republican state Attorney General Josh Hawley over healthcare. Hawley joined a 20-state coalition of attorneys general in February challenging the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act. McCaskill says the move means Hawley is threatening the healthcare of those with preexisting conditions.     Hawley has said […]

National Association for Amateur Radio Website

Radio operators connect with stations in 40 states during disaster simulation

Approximately a dozen amateur radio operators from northern Missouri simulated communication needed in a disaster Saturday. Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs reports operators made contact with nearly 125 stations in more than 40 states, two Canadian provinces, and one South American island near Brazil. Briggs says operators used a variety of communication methods, […]