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Sumner teenager sent to Hedrick Medical Center after crashing on Highway 36

The Highway Patrol reports a Sumner resident sustained moderate injuries when the truck he drove overturned in Linn County the morning of December 15th. A private vehicle transported 19-year-old James Tye to the Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe. The truck traveled north on Highway 130 before running off the left side of the road two […]

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Missouri Highway Patrol reports traffic fatalities increase over Thanksgiving holiday weekend compared to 2019

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 10 people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period–from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 29, 2020. During the Thanksgiving holiday counting period, troopers report the following traffic statistics for 2020: Crashes ─ 321 Injuries ─ 72 Fatalities ─ 9 DWI ─ 100 Drug Arrests ─ […]

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Missouri education official calls substitute teacher shortage a crisis

Missouri schools continue to struggle with having enough teachers available to educate kids in traditional classrooms this year. The Show-Me State has had a chronic problem with teacher shortages, but COVID-19 has made the can of worms open even more. Missouri has about 70,000 pre-K through 12 teachers instructing roughly 900,000 public school students. Many […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District to offer virtual learning for upcoming school year

The Trenton R-9 School District will offer students an opportunity to participate in distance learning via a virtual option for the 2020-2021 school year. The option will be provided due to health concerns brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will not be a self-paced platform and will parallel what is being done in the […]

Election Results

August 4th Primary Election results in northern Missouri

Grundy County will have a new commissioner at the first of the year following Businessman Brad Chumbley’s victory Tuesday evening in the Republican primary. Chumbley received 442 votes to defeat two others. Incumbent Joe Brinser had 296 votes and challenger Martha Roberts received 245. There’s no Democratic opponent for Chumbley in the November general election. […]

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Audio: Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church to be restored and converted to Bethel Black History Museum

The Grand River Museum of Chillicothe was involved in the moving of the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Chillicothe in September 2018. Museum Curator Pam Clingerman explains a board member informed her before the move that a church built in 1868 was going to be torn down, and the board wanted to save the […]