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Republicans and Democrats agree on new map for 163 seats in Missouri House of Representatives

A panel of 20 Republicans and Democrats reportedly have agreed on a new map for the 163 seats in the Missouri House of Representatives. It’s a proposed map that makes several changes for our area legislative district. The House Independent Citizens Commission voted unanimously to approve the plan, which needed support from 14 members to […]

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Four Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers stationed in Macon to receive promotions

Captain Erik A. Gottman, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces the following promotions and transfer effective February 1, 2022. Corporal Terrance B. Ritter will be promoted to sergeant and designated the zone supervisor of Zone 2, serving the citizens of Macon and Shelby counties. Ritter was appointed to the Patrol on January 7, 2007. […]

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Winter storm to roll through northern Missouri on Friday and Friday night

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has provided new information Friday morning on the upcoming storm that will track through northern Missouri Friday and Friday night. The weather service on Thursday had originally issued a Winter Weather Advisory for counties along the Iowa/Missouri border; however, on Friday morning the Winter Weather Advisory has shifted […]

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Trooper serving in St. Joseph and native of Trenton promoted to lieutenant

Captain Clark N. Stratton, commanding officer Troop H, in St. Joseph announced the following promotion effective January 1, 2022. Sergeant Michael P. Quilty, Troop H, has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant and remains assigned to Troop H, St. Joseph, Missouri. Quilty was appointed to the Patrol on January 1, 1997, as a member […]

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Audio: After an increase in child abuse and neglect cases, five Missouri counties launch regional task force

The Nodaway County Sheriff’s Office has started a new task force meant to combat a rise in child sex crimes in northwest Missouri brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Nodaway County Sheriff Randy Strong has seen an increase in abuse due to more people staying home during the pandemic, and more children being home from […]

Missouri Coronavirus

Missouri COVID cases for September top July despite waning Delta variant wave

(Missouri Independent) – The coronavirus Delta variant wave that hit Missouri in May and peaked in early August continued to abate in September, but the decline has been slow. There were 1,221 more COVID-19 cases reported statewide by the Department of Health and Senior Services in the 30-day month than the 60,847 cases reported in the 31 days of July, making […]

Unemployment Rate

Livingston, Mercer, and Worth counties among those in Green Hills region with lowest unemployment rates

Missouri Division of Employment Security figures indicates Livingston, Mercer, and Worth counties are among those with the lowest unemployment rates for August 2021, the most recent month available. Worth County has the second-lowest unemployment rate for Missouri at two percent. Only Osage county has fewer unemployed, a one-point nine percent. Mercer County’s rate is two […]

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Evergy customers to see slight decrease in monthly electric bills

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Evergy Missouri West and Evergy Missouri Metro to adjust the Demand Side Investment Mechanism (DSIM) charge on customer bills. The charge is a separate line item on customer bills. The charge is designed to allow Evergy Missouri West to recover demand-side management program costs […]

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Maximize NWMO offers survey results of 18 counties as to why residents stay and/or return to northwest Missouri

Final results from the 2020 Alumni and Resident Survey are in, telling a story of hope and promising potential. Survey participants provided reasons why residents stay in, return to, or move to northwest Missouri, prompting key takeaways for what leaders in northwest Missouri can do to keep and bring talent to the region. Within the […]

Wind Chill Advisory

Wind Chill Advisory issued for most counties in northern Missouri

A Wind Chill Advisory will be in effect from midnight tonight until noon on Friday, February 12, 2021 Flurries and light snow return on Friday with a dusting to 1″ expected in most areas. Northwest Missouri may see 1-2″ of new snow accumulations. Bitterly cold temperatures persist through next week. Dangerously cold conditions are expected […]

New Troopers assigned to Troop H Jan 2021 Final Version

Missouri State Highway Patrol announces new Troopers assigned to Northwest Missouri

Captain Clark N. Stratton, commanding officer Troop H, announces the assignment of three new troopers to Northwest Missouri. The new troopers were members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s 110th Recruit Class that graduated from the Patrol Academy on January 20, 2021. The new troopers will report for duty on February 16, 2021. Trooper Sam […]

Winter Weather

Winter weather returns to northern Missouri with a Blizzard Warning and Winter Weather Advisory

Just when most of the snow has melted in Northern Missouri, Mother Nature throws a curveball at us. Beginning Friday morning, portions of northwestern Missouri will fall under a Blizzard Warning with portions of north-central Missouri falling under a Winter Weather Advisory. A Blizzard Warning will take effect beginning at Midnight Friday morning through 6 […]

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Missouri State Highway Patrol Law Enforcement Academy to graduate 31 new troopers

Highway Patrol Superintendent Colonel Eric Olson announces that 31 troopers will graduate from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy. The ceremony will be by invitation only due to COVID-19 guidelines and can be watched live on the patrol’s Facebook page on the morning of January 20th at 10 o’clock. Members of the 110th Recruit Class with […]

Unemployment rate

Unemployment rates in northern Missouri continue to improve with many counties below state average

Grundy County’s unemployment rate for November is down when compared to October and November of 2019. The Missouri Division of Employment Security report shows Grundy County’s current rate is two point six percent, based on 114 unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 4,359. This past October, Grundy County’s rate was three point three […]

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Maysville R-1 School District reports active case of COVID-19

The Maysville R-1 School District reports there is an active case of COVID-19 within the district. Superintendent Chris Heslinga notes he cannot specify if the case involves a staff member or student due to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). He reports classes are being held as normal, and cleaning measures for COVID-19 […]

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University of Missouri Extension to offer non-profit board training

The University of Missouri Extension will offer a state-wide, virtual, non-profit board training beginning July 21, and ending September 10, 2020. The course consists of 16, one-hour sessions, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, from 12:00 – 1:00 PM. The cost for the program is $50 per person. Online registration is required and may be accessed by visiting […]

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Two graduates of Missouri State Highway Patrol class assigned to northern Missouri

Captain Clark N. Stratton, commanding officer Troop H, has announced the assignment of two new troopers to North Missouri. The new troopers were members of the Missouri State Highway Patrol’s 109th Recruit Class that graduated from the Patrol Academy on June 26, 2020. The new troopers will report for duty on July 13, 2020. Trooper […]

Coronavirus Update

Tri-County Health Department reports 9th COVID-19 related death in Gentry County

The Tri-County Health Department reports the ninth death of a Gentry County resident related to COVID-19. The resident was a male in his 90s. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services reported as of the afternoon of Thursday, June 18th that Gentry County had a total of 54 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The Tri-County […]

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Gentry County reports two additional COVID-19 related deaths; Putnam and Adair county updates COVID cases

Tri-County Health Department in northwest Missouri has confirmed two more deaths in Gentry County due to Covid-19. In a Monday report, Tri-County Health reported the latest are two females – one in her 70’s and the other in her 90’s. This brings to eight the number of deaths because of coronavirus in Gentry County. That […]