Sex Trafficking

FBI’s “Operation Independence Day” identifies over 100 child victims and 67 sex traffickers

This week the Department of Justice announced the nationwide recovery or identification of 103 child victims and the arrest of 67 sex traffickers through the FBI-led Operation Independence Day. This initiative was a month-long coordinated law enforcement effort, focused on the recovery of child sex trafficking victims and providing them with the assistance they needed. […]

Square Dance

Peppy Promenaders to host free dance in Chillicothe

The Peppy Promenaders Square Dance Club of Chillicothe will hold a free dance later this month for anyone needing mental and physical exercise. The event will be held at the Grand River Multipurpose Center of Chillicothe the night of August 24th at 7:30. Square dance lessons will begin at the Grand River Multipurpose Center the […]

Back To School, Are You Ready?

Audio: Full day of “Back to School” events scheduled for Tuesday in Trenton

Multiple locations will be the sites on Tuesday, August 6, 2019, when Bright Futures Trenton presents various back to school-related events. Locations will include the Trenton High School, First Baptist Church, First Christian Church, Trenton Cinema, Moberly Park, and Trenton Family Aquatics Center. The full day of events represents the work of several churches, businesses, […]

Platte County Livestock Boosters Receive Grant

Platte County Livestock Boosters receive grant

The FCS Financial Rural Community and Agriculture Foundation recently granted $12,000 to the Platte County Livestock Boosters to assist with wash rack renovations at the fairgrounds. The boosters project of overhauling and replacing the washing facilities at the Platte County Fairgrounds will include four gated bays for small animals and an extension with cover to […]

Police pursuit

Police pursuit of motorcycle ends in crash

A Lathrop man being pursued by Plattsburg police was hurt when he lost control of the motorcycle he was operating. Thirty-two-year-old Michael Johnston was taken to Liberty Hospital with minor injuries. The crash happened early Saturday six miles east of Lathrop on Highway 116 at Highway 69 when the eastbound motorcycle went out of control […]