Grass FIre

Chillicothe firefighters respond to fire on Highway Y, returning a second time after the blaze rekindles

Firefighters from Chillicothe responded to a grass and brush fire at a rural residence early Saturday evening, returning to the site late Saturday night after it rekindled. The location of the fire was 4677 Highway Y, where approximately ten acres of timber burned. Firefighters used approximately 100 gallons of water Saturday evening and approximately 150 […]

Moberly Park Trenton Missouri

Trenton Park Board addresses lengthy agenda including shelter house, stump removal and pool

The Trenton Park Board on March 3rd approved a bid for tree stump removal as well as actions involving the Van Meter shelter house and the swimming pool. The 2021-2022 budget was also reviewed. The approved stump removal bid was from Perkins Dozing of Jamesport for $200 per stump. Another bid was submitted from Custom […]

Vehicle Crash

Jamesport man injured in crash on slush-covered road near Chillicothe

The Highway Patrol reports a Jamesport man sustained moderate injuries when he lost control of the car he drove. The crash happened on a slush-covered road nine miles northeast of Chillicothe on January 15th, Emergency medical services transported 59-year-old Jeffrey Hale to the Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. The car traveled east on Route A […]

Little Otter Creek Reservoir graphic

Construction begins soon on Caldwell County’s Little Otter Creek Reservoir

After approximately 30 years of hard work and persistence, Little Otter Creek Reservoir is becoming a reality. The final permits to begin construction were issued in late October 2020. Bud Motsinger, Presiding Commissioner of Caldwell County credits the success of this endeavor to the patience and support of the Citizens of Caldwell County and the […]

Accident-Crash graphic

Three sent to hospital after crashing west of Princeton on Highway 136

Two Mercer residents and a 12-year-old boy from Excelsior Springs sustained injuries when a sports utility vehicle overturned and struck several trees six miles west of Princeton on January 4th. A passenger, 24-year-old Kayla Brown, received serious injuries, the child sustained moderate injuries, and the driver, 26-year-old Justin Sharp, had minor injuries.  All were transported […]

East Locust Creed Reservoir Website

East Locust Creek Reservoir timber harvest announced

The North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission has posted a Request for Qualifications for an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract for Phase 1A for timber harvest.  This will be, likely, the smallest of multiple phases of timber harvest and tree clearing.  It is approximately 90 acres where the future East Locust Creek Reservoir (ELCR) dam […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve city budget

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance approving the city budget at a meeting Monday evening. Anticipated revenues for the fiscal year ending December 31st, 2021 are $5,413,717.67, and expected expenditures total $5,227,634.53. That leaves an anticipated surplus of $186,083.14. The ordinance will go into effect on January 1st. The board also approved resolutions […]

Gene Gulkey posing with elk he shot on December 16

Missouri elk hunters go five for five in first sanctioned elk hunt

Missouri’s first elk-hunting season ended Sunday with all five of the hunters selected for permits harvesting bull elk during the firearms portion December 12-20. An archery portion ran October 17-25 with no harvests. The five Missouri hunters were selected for elk-hunting permits through a random drawing of more than 19,215 permit applications, including 33 for […]