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Unionville man hospitalized in Kirksville after crashing on Highway 129

A Unionville resident received serious injuries when the vehicle he was driving overturned in northeastern Sullivan County. Twenty-three-year-old Jeramiah Summers was taken by ambulance to the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville. Summers was southbound when the sports utility vehicle (Suzuki Vitara) traveled off the left side of Highway 129, eight miles south of Highway […]

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Audio: Conservative group wants to send gas tax hike to Missouri voters

(Missouri Independent) – On Monday morning, Jeremy Cady, state director of Americans for Prosperity, filed paperwork with Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s office to begin the process of putting the 12.5-cents a gallon tax increase on a statewide ballot. To succeed in forcing a referendum on the bill, the campaign would have to gather about 110,000 […]

Take Back Drugs

DEA collects nearly 840,000 pounds of unwanted medications during National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day collected 839,543 pounds (419.7 tons) of unused, expired, and unwanted medications across the country. Americans once again showed their dedication toward helping prevent addiction and potential overdose by removing prescription pills from their homes. The April event included 4,425 community partners at 5,060 collection sites throughout the country. “DEA’s […]

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Cameron resident injured when car overturns on I-35

Three Cameron residents sustained injuries when a car overturned in Clay County on April 14th. The Highway Patrol reports passengers 20-year-old Trevor Bates and Breanne Sample were transported to the Liberty Hospital by emergency medical services. Bates’s injuries were considered serious, and Sample’s were moderate. Driver 23-year-old Shawn Ward reportedly refused treatment of minor injuries. […]

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Trenton City Council sets salaries and adopt budgets at Monday meeting

Without discussion, the Trenton City Council on Monday night adopted budgets for the city and Trenton Municipal Utilities for the year beginning May 1st. Members of the finance committee have met several times with city officials in recent weeks in developing the two budgets. Salaries have been established by city ordinance for the 2021-22 fiscal […]

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Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors hear presentation on retirement plan

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors heard a presentation about an employee retirement plan on March 16th. Jeff Pabst with the Missouri Local Government Retirement Employees System (LAGERS) also answered questions. The board discussed the status of the energy project. Sunnyview Nursing Home Administrator Jerry Doerhoff noted the nursing home district is […]

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Roy Blunt is out. So who’s in? A list of possible Missouri GOP senate candidates

(Missouri Independent) – Roy Blunt’s decision not to seek a third term in the U.S. Senate will have cascading effects across Missouri’s political universe.  The state has no shortage of ambitious Republican officials, each of whom can make a legitimate claim at being the strongest candidate.  So will the 2022 GOP primary turn into a […]

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Who defines the Missouri GOP: Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley or Eric Greitens?

(Missouri Independent) – The eyes of the nation turned to U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley over the holidays when he became the first senator to announce an objection to the certification of presidential electors. But the eyes of local politicos turned instead to his home-state colleague, Missouri’s senior senator. How would Roy Blunt — up for […]

Crime and Courts

Trenton man pleads guilty to bad checks; Spickard man waives preliminary hearing on sexual abuse allegation

Rural Trenton resident Jerry Urick, on a plea agreement in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, has been sentenced, fined, and placed on probation in connection with bad checks from late last year. Urick on Tuesday pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor counts of passing bad checks. Five other counts were dismissed according to […]

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Governor Parson proposes converting closed Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron into training facility

The Associated Press reports the closed Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron may be turned into a training academy. A proposal from Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s budget plan includes $671,714 to convert the idle prison in Cameron into an academy that would train correctional officers before they get assigned to one of the state’s 20 prisons. […]

Wreck at Landes

18-wheeler overturns in entrance to Landes Oil on 28th Street

The Trenton Police Department has released additional information about the tractor-trailer truck overturning into the ditch near Landes Oil Amoco on December 28th. Lieutenant Larry Smith reports the truck with one unit was unoccupied at the time it overturned. Aaron Bunnell was identified as the operator prior to parking it. Bunnell advised he parked the […]