The “100 Deadliest Days of Summer” are designated as the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day. These days cover the summer travel season and are historically a deadly time on our nation’s roadways. During this time in 2019, there were 291 fatalities on Missouri’s roadways. That’s nearly three lives lost each day during that […]
Presiding Judge Thomas Alley of the Third Judicial Circuit Court reports he’s reviewed COVID-19 health conditions and received guidance from the Missouri Supreme Court to begin the process of re-opening local courts. This applies to the counties of Grundy, Mercer, Harrison, and Putnam which are in the third circuit of Missouri. Judge Alley stated these […]
Several more area school districts have announced the extension of their closures due to Coronavirus concerns. Cainsville R-1 now plans to be closed through April 30th and resume classes on May 1st. Learning opportunities will continue to be offered to students through packets. The Cainsville School District will start serving lunches for everyone younger than […]
The Chillicothe City Council approved several actions this week. R. J. (Roger) Cain was hired as a full-time street maintenance work on a split vote. Council members Tom Ashbrook, Wayne Cunningham, and Pam Jarding voted for the hiring. Council members Denny Albertson and Michael Smith voted against it. Alan Head was promoted as street foreman […]
President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden were easy winners among Grundy County voters in Missouri’s presidential preference primary election. Grundy County had nearly a 24 percent voter turnout with a total of 1,3 66 ballots cast. That’s considerably fewer than the 39 percent voter turnout, (2448 four years ago) in Grundy County for the […]
The February weather summary in Trenton shows temperatures were near average while precipitation was considerably below normal. There were just four-tenths of an inch of rain and melted precipitation for the month of February in Trenton which is only 28 percent of normal. Normal for the month is 1.45 inches. The four-tenths of an inch […]
The Chillicothe City Council hired two full-time police officers during an executive session this week. Kami Nelson and Jake Baucom were hired on votes of five to zero. Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples says they will start at the department in the second week of March. Nelson and Baucom are currently police officers in Trenton.
North Central Missouri College Vice President for Student Affairs Doctor Kristen Alley reported on recognition at the NCMC Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday evening. Jaqueline Perez of Milan was nominated for the Newman Civic Fellowship. Four A-Plus students were recognized as outstanding students: Sidney Lynch of Trenton High School, Josephine Deen of Jefferson C-124 High […]
The chief veterinarian for the National Pork Producers Council, Dr. Liz Wagstrom, says the U.S. has made good progress in preparing for a potential outbreak of African swine fever. “We are a lot better off than we were two years ago,” Wagstrom says. “I believe because of our high biosecurity herds that, even if we […]
The Chillicothe City Council hired two firefighters during an executive session at the last meeting. Mathew Chaney was hired as a full-time emergency medical technician/firefighter, and Mathew Gabrielson was hired as a firefighter paid-by-call. The vote on each was five to zero.
Mother Nature is reminding residents of northern Missouri that Spring doesn’t start until mid-March. A winter storm will spread across Missouri this morning, and linger through tonight. This storm will start as snow, but surface temperatures may warm up just enough to convert the precipitation type to rain or a rain/snow mix by the afternoon […]