House Fire on Reynard Street in Chillicothe

Video: Firefighters respond to Reynard Street in Chillicothe; 1 firefighter injured

One firefighter sustained injuries at a fire involving three houses in the 400 block of Reynard Street in Chillicothe, which crews responded to early Saturday morning. Chillicothe Fire Chief Darrell Wright reports crews found the houses fully involved when they arrived at the scene. He says that crews had contained the fire as of 5 o’clock, […]

Grain Belt Express Route Map

Public Service Commission sets public hearing schedule in Grain Belt Express case

The Missouri Public Service Commission will hold local public hearings in December in a case filed by Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC (Grain Belt Express).  Grain Belt Express seeks a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct, own, operate and maintain a high voltage, direct current transmission line and associated facilities within Buchanan, Clinton, […]

Grain Belt Express Route Map

Missouri Public Service Commission sets intervention deadline for Grain Belt Express

The Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC otherwise known as the Grain Belt Express has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct, own, operate, and maintain a high voltage, direct current transmission line, and associated facilities within Buchanan, Clinton, Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Randolph, Monroe […]

Roads closed in Buchanan, Caldwell and Livingston Counties due to flooding

Several roads remain closed due to flooding in Carroll, Daviess and Livingston Counties

Drier conditions allowed several Northwest Missouri routes to reopen after closing yesterday due to high water. Routes in Carroll, Daviess, and Livingston counties remain closed, however. Situations can change quickly, especially during flooding. Motorists are reminded to stay alert and to not drive through any water over the roadway. It only takes six inches of […]

Death Investigation

Coroner’s initial report on Elizabeth Jeannoutot-Lafolette and daughter Shannon inconclusive

Grundy County Coroner Dewayne Slater says an initial, or preliminary autopsy report, is inconclusive regarding the deaths of a Trenton woman and her young daughter over the weekend at Trenton. Slater said officials will await the results of toxicology tests. He noted it may take at least two months before toxicology results become available for […]

Trenton VFW members conduct flag raising ceremony on Memorial Day

Trenton VFW members conduct flag raising ceremony on Memorial Day

Under sunny skies, light winds, birds chirping, and approximately 75 people watching, VFW Post 919 at Trenton conducted a flag raising ceremony and rifle salute Monday morning, Memorial Day, to officially open up the Grundy County Museum properties for this season. While VFW members were hoisting the U.S. flag out in front of the Baker one-room school, […]

Dunn Ranch Prairie

“Prairie Days” activities planned for Harrison County’s Dunn Ranch, final weekend of June

Northwest Missouri’s grassland heritage will be celebrated at Prairie Days June 24-25 at Dunn Ranch in Harrison County. Bison, butterflies, birds and native plants that support them will be on display. Experts will interpret prairie ecology at a free event sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), The Nature Conservancy, and the Missouri Prairie […]

People holding glasses of wine (Photo by Kelsey Knight on Unsplash)

Wine walk and “Tunes Under the Moon” coming up Friday night in Chillicothe

Main Street Chillicothe and downtown merchants host a “Wine Walk” and “Tunes Under the Moon” concert on Friday evening in downtown Chillicothe. The wine walk runs from 4 to 8 o’clock.  The public can sample local Missouri wines for $15.00 by visiting participating merchants.  Participants will receive an engraved glass for the sampling, and to […]

Fall Turkey Hunting Season

Spring turkey season ends with 44,187 birds harvested in Missouri

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that turkey hunters checked 44,187 birds during Missouri’s 2016 regular spring turkey season April 18 through May 8. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 961 birds checked, St. Clair with 878, and Texas with 861. Young turkey hunters harvested 4,167 birds during the 2016 spring youth […]

Chillicothe Fire Department recognized as”Fire Department of the Year” by Missouri Fire Fighters Association

The Fire Fighters Association of Missouri has named The Chillicothe Fire Department as “Department Of The Year” for 2016. The FFAM serves 7, 533 members and 367 fire departments. The award was presented to the department at the FFAM 62 annual convention held at Tan Tara resort. The Chillicothe Fire Department is a progressive Department with […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Free sports physicals to be offered May 4 and May 11

Wright Memorial Hospital and the Grundy County Health Department are once again working together to offer sports physical exams for all area students planning to participate in athletic/cheerleading activities during the 2016-2017 school year. Free sports physical exams will be offered on May 4 and May 11 from 3 – 5:30 p.m., at Wright Memorial […]

Chillicothe Firefighter/Paramedic to receive state wide honor

(Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune) –  A Chillicothe firefighter and paramedic is to receive a statewide honor this July. Larry Warren, Commander of the Vern R. Glick Post No. 25, of the American Legion, announced that Firefighter Lieutenant Tracy Bradley was named The American Legion’s Firefighter of the Year for Missouri. The announcement came during the regular meeting […]

Samuel Borntreger, Amish minister, waives preliminary hearing on first-degree murder charge

Samuel Borntreger could face additional charges of child abuse and sexual misconduct

(St. Joseph News Press) – Testimony in a bond hearing Wednesday revealed an ongoing criminal investigation against an Amish man charged with poisoning his own wife. Samuel Borntreger appeared in a Harrison County courtroom Wednesday on a charge of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Anna Yoder Borntreger, in 2006. Authorities raised the […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council Meeting Report for Monday, February 22, 2016

The Trenton City Council’s finance committee meets several times during preparations for the city budget for the fiscal year beginning May 1st. That’s also the case this year, with two more meetings announced for Wednesday, February 23, and Friday, February 26, both at noon. Trenton mayor nick McHargue, during last night’s city council meeting, said […]