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Trenton man injured in crash on Highway 6

A Trenton man sustained injuries when the pickup truck he drove was struck by a semi-truck one mile east of Trenton on Thursday evening, January 14th. Emergency medical services transported 47-year-old Jason Hunter to Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton with what the Highway Patrol called minor injuries. No injuries were reported for semi driver 41-year-old […]

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Kirksville man injured in crash south of Mercer on Highway 65

The Highway Patrol reports a Kirksville man sustained serious injuries when a pickup truck ran off the road and overturned two miles south of Mercer Thursday evening, January 14th. Emergency medical services transported 55-year-old John Moots to Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton. He was then taken to Saint Luke’s on the Plaza. The pickup traveled […]

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Two from Trenton hurt in crash on Highway 65; third Trenton man cited for failing to drive on right half of roadway

The Trenton Police Department reports two Trenton residents sustained injuries when a pickup truck sideswiped a car on Highway 65 Monday morning, January 11, while another Trenton resident received a citation. Emergency medical services transported car driver 58-year-old Ronald Lee Seward and passenger 37-year-old Russell Duane Ellis to Wright Memorial Hospital. Pickup driver 26-year-old Garrett […]

Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarships 2019

Deadline to submit Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship application is February 1

The Missouri State Fair and the Youth in Agriculture Committee are accepting applications for Youth in Agriculture scholarships for Missouri high school seniors graduating in 2021. The application form can be found on the Fair’s website. Applications should be submitted to the Missouri State Fair and must be postmarked by February 1, 2021. Applicants must […]

Darrin Molin receives COVID-19 Vaccine at Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital employee, Darrin Moulin, first to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Wright Memorial Hospital reports the first administration of the COVID-19 vaccine was Monday to a healthcare worker. Darrin Moulin is a registered nurse in the emergency department and received the first COVID-19 vaccination at Wright Memorial in Trenton. Staff have been preparing for the day and employees were described by a spokesman as “eager to […]

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Wright Memorial Hospital to receive shipment of COVID-19 vaccine

Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton plans to receive doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in the next couple of weeks for staff. Marketing and Public Relations Director Jordan Ferguson reports the hospital is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on vaccine distribution. The CDC recommends prioritizing health care workers and residents of […]

Woman hospitalized after crashing at Bucklin intersection

A Bucklin woman was taken by ambulance to a hospital after she was injured Thursday afternoon when two vehicles collided at Highway 129 and East 3rd Street in Bucklin. Forty-year-old Eva Gillespie received moderate injuries and was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital. A van, driven by 17-year-old Gavin Wright of Bucklin, allegedly pulled into the […]

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Grundy County Commission to consider mask order after meeting with numerous health professionals

Representatives from Wright Memorial Hospital, the Grundy County Health Department, and Grundy County Ambulance discussed a possible mask order with the Grundy County Commission the morning of December 8th. Wright Memorial Chief Nursing Officer Catherine Hamilton said she does not think communities understand the stresses on hospital staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. She explained there […]