Weathering the Storm by Christine Peper

2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest winners announced

An astonishing photo featuring a rural Missouri barn standing strong following a storm is the Best in Show for the 2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest, hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The photograph, submitted by Christine Peper of Jefferson City, Mo., was chosen from nearly 1,000 photos submitted by amateur photographers from […]

Accident with DUI/DWI

UTV crash near Unionville injures one; driver accused of driving while intoxicated

An Indiana resident was hurt when a utility terrain vehicle overturned north of Unionville. Thirty-five-year old Timothy Rufer of South Bend, Indiana was taken to University Hospital in Columbia with moderate injuries. Rufer was a passenger on the UTV operated by 33-year old Dillon Pittman of Unionville who was not reported hurt. The crash happened […]

Shooting Graphic

Columbia man bound to Division One of Putnam County court over shooting of man in Unionville

A case was bound over to Division One of Putnam County Circuit Court this week for a Columbia man accused of shooting and seriously injuring a man in Unionville in December. The Putnam County Circuit Clerk’s Office reports 23 year old John Daniel Crawford Murry is next scheduled for court July 22nd. Online court information […]

Ambulance with Medic Symbol (accident)

Four teenage girls injured in UTV crash near Powersville

Four teens from Smithville sustained injuries when a utility vehicle overturned four miles northwest in Powersville on the morning of Wednesday, June 17th. Two 13-year-old girls and two 14-year-old girls were transported by private vehicle to the Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville. Injuries for the 13-year-old driver and a 14-year-old passenger were moderate while […]

MSHP Cruiser and Boat

Patrol reports arrest of area residents on Friday

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of area residents in area counties Friday, one on various drug-related allegations. Thirty-nine year old Stephanie Dunkin of Unionville was arrested in Putnam County and accused of the felonies of possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance—lorazepam, and possession of a controlled substance—methylphenidate. She was also […]

Coronavirus Pandemic School Closings

Local list of schools closed due to Coronavirus concerns

Numerous area schools have reported plans to cancel in-person classes out of concerns for the coronavirus. KTTN has collected a list from various sources including websites, social media, and phone calls from school officials. As announced Monday, Trenton R-9 schools are on spring break which was a previously-scheduled week for classes to not be held. […]