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National Education Association wants database of COVID-19 exposures in schools

The Missouri National Education Association says the state should make a centralized system for the public to see information about COVID-19 exposures in K-12 and higher education schools. It has sent a letter to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education calling on the agency to create one that would “regularly publish” the information and protect […]

Missouri State Fair 2020

Local youth set record-breaking sales in Missouri State Fair Sale of Champions

The Missouri State Fair Youth Livestock Show celebrated youth in agriculture on Saturday, Aug. 22. The annual Sale of Champions highlighted the day, breaking numerous records from previous sales raising a total of $193,120 for Youth in Agriculture.   Connor Keithley, of Chillicothe, showed the Reserve Grand Champion Barrow. Connor is the son of Chad and […]

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Low-interest loans available through Small Business Administration in counties impacted by flooding

Low-interest disaster loans are available through the Small Business Administration for eligible persons and small businesses in five northwest Missouri counties impacted by flooding a month ago. The SBA reports loans are available to homeowners, renters, and small businesses in Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton, DeKalb, and Platte Counties. This includes those who were impacted by the […]

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Missouri Department of Agriculture asks residents to report unsolicited seed shipments

The Missouri Department of Agriculture has received reports from residents of unsolicited seeds being delivered from foreign countries such as China and the surrounding areas. Missouri’s announcement follows several states who have also reported packages of these seeds being delivered across the United States. Consistent with nationwide reports, the packages were labeled as jewelry, specifically […]

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Second suspect arrested in connection with armed robbery of Xpress Mart in Kirksville

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with an alleged armed robbery at the Xpress Mart in Kirksville on the afternoon of Sunday, July 19th. The Kirksville Police Department reports Edina Police arrested 22-year-old Baxter Belt of Edina. He and the other suspect, 30-year-old Kevin Potter previously of Kirksville, have been charged in Adair […]

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Mercer County Fire Protection District provides additional details regarding Cedar Ridge Apartments fire

A dispatcher with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Office confirms there are no known injuries among occupants of the Cedar Ridge Apartments who were able to escape a raging fire with heavy smoke yesterday afternoon. The Mercer County Fire Protection District was dispatched to the blaze east of Princeton on Highway 136. When crews arrived, the […]

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Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve ordinances, presented reports from departments

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen accepted several ordinances this week. One authorized the city entering into an equipment lease agreement with the Friends of Gallatin. Another approved an electric franchise with Farmers’ Electric Cooperative, Incorporated. A third authorized the city entering into a service contract agreement with the Missouri Rural Water Association to conduct sewer […]

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Adopted son of Jameson couple charged after fire destroys home on May 31

A man described as homeless has been charged in Daviess County with multiple felonies after a house fire at the home of his adopted parents in Jameson. Matthew Rouner faces charges of stealing, motor vehicle/watercraft/aircraft and prior stealing offender, burglary, second degree, and three counts of stealing, firearm/explosive weapon/ammonium nitrate. He also faces misdemeanor stealing. […]