The Jamesport Tri-County School District will not have classes on Thursday and Friday because of illness to students and staff. Superintendent Phil Fox said 29% of the students were absent today (Wednesday). That number is up from 25 percent on Tuesday. Four to five staff were also absent, with another two to three reporting "feeling poorly".
Assistance in helping people quit smoking is the focus of an eight session class being offered by the Grundy County Health Department. The class begins Tuesday January 29 and persons can signup at the health department.
Elizabeth Gibson and Abby Oberman from the Grundy County Health Department were featured on KTTN's Open Line Program, Monday, January 21st with host Dan Maxey.
The Princeton Lady Tigers rallied for a non-conference victory on Friday night over the Lady Wildcats of Milan High School, in the front end of a girls/boys basketball doubleheader broadcast on KTTN FM 92.3 and 'Internet TV'.
The Highway Patrol reports that a second person has been accused in connection with the armed robbery of a bank in northeast Missouri last Thursday afternoon. Twenty-six year old Savanna Barger of Atlanta, Missouri is accused of Felony Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery. She is also accused of 'failing to appear in court' in Macon County on traffic charges.
A Saturday morning house fire in Trenton caused what was described as 'extensive fire damage' to a bathroom and nearby hallway, and major fire damage to the living room area. There also was smoke damage throughout the single story house at 915 Kumler where Bryan McGuire and Camry Holsted resided.
A Brookfield resident was injured early Sunday morning when the pickup truck she was driving overturned off Highway 11 at the Linn-Chariton County line. Twenty-four year old Dustie Howard was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield and later flown to University Hospital in Columbia. The Highway Patrol said she had MODERATE injuries.
The Trenton R-9 Board of Education has selected its next principal for Trenton Middle School. At a special meeting last (Thursday) night, the board employed Dustin Jenkerson for the position, starting in the 2013-14 school year.
A sport utility vehicle overturned off of a FROST-covered Highway 6 near Galt early Thursday morning, injuring a Lucerne resident. Twenty-two year old Daniel Thompson was taken to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton, with injuries described as minor by the Highway Patrol.
The North Central Missouri College basketball teams won games against JV competition on Wednesday night, with the Lady Pirates downing the Central Methodist JV 89-56 at the Ketcham Community Center, and the NCMC men winning in Marshall against the Missouri Valley JV, 85-73.
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) announced that Chris Chinn (Clarence, Mo.), has been selected as one of the winners of its Faces of Farming & Ranching program. This nationwide search was launched by USFRA in June 2012 as a way to identify farmers and ranchers who are proud of what they do and are eager to share their stories.
The North Central Missouri College Pirates were able to play their style of basketball, namely a grinding, tough defensive effort combined with timely offense, and in the process picked up their biggest win of the basketball season on Saturday, 64-61 over the visiting St. Louis Archers. Redshirt sophomore Marshon Norfleet scored 20 points in the victory, including the game-winning basket and free throw with 2.5 seconds remaining in the second half. Tom Johnson had the play-by-play call:
The Livingston County Sheriff's Department is seeking information from the public regarding daytime residential burglaries in northwestern Livingston County. The Sheriff's Department says it recently began an investigation of a residential burglary on LIV 511 where a forced entry was made into the unoccupied home, and a variety of firearms and sporting goods were stolen.
One person was killed and another suffered SERIOUS injuries on Friday night when a car overturned off a road northeast of Grant City, throwing both teenage boys from the vehicle. Fatally injured was the driver, 17-year old Cody Schrock of Grant City. A passenger, 17-year old Justin Smith of Grant City, was taken to Northwest Medical Center in Albany with what the Highway Patrol described as SERIOUS injuries.
Four members of a Kidder family were hurt when a van traveled off Highway 6 east of Jamesport, hit a ditch, became airborne, and hit the ground again. The Highway Patrol said the driver, 27-year old Melissa Potts, and her children - three year old Brooklyn Morgan, eight-year old Zayden Edge, and three-year old Tristan Edge, all of Kidder, were taken to Liberty Hospital with MODERATE injuries.
A Carroll County resident was injured early Sunday morning when the car he was driving overturned off Highway 24 east of Carrollton. Twenty-year old Chase Ewing of Bogard was taken to University Hospital in Columbia, with injuries described as MODERATE by the Highway Patrol.
A Cameron resident was hurt early Thursday morning when the car she was driving slid off a road south of Cameron. Thirty-nine year old Brandy Skouby was taken to Cameron Regional Medical Center with what the Highway Patrol called minor injuries.
The Trenton Lady Bulldogs and Hamilton Lady Hornets, two teams with a total of just THREE losses between them, have the top two seeds for next week's Hamilton Basketball Tournament, to run from Monday, January 21st to Saturday, January 26th at Penney High School.
Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports that Judge Thomas Chapman has sentenced 38-year old Jeffery Dwain Stevens of Chillicothe to a total of 17 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections for his actions in a 2012 day-time burglary one mile to the east of Chillicothe.