United States Senator Claire McCaskill, on Wednesday morning, announced that she has successfully worked with the Department of Homeland Security to obtain an exemption allowing Lauren Gray of Trenton to continue to legally stay in the U.S. and also to seek employment. Lauren will receive a two-year renewable deferral while she and her family continue to wait for Green Card Permanent residency in the U.S.
The village of Jameson has been added to communities with bans on open burning. Spokesman Jared Hogan of the Jameson Fire Protection District noted the burn ban coincides with one issued by the Daviess County Commission for all areas of that county. It was issued because of the continued extremely dry ground conditions and lack of significant rain. The ban on outdoor burning at Jameson will be in effect until further notice.
As of this morning (August 3rd) the Stacy Center pool at Princeton will be closed until further notice due to water restrictions in the city of Princeton. Ketcham Community Center at Trenton announces closing dates for routine maintenance.
A Milan couple and two young children were injured last night when their sport utility vehicle traveled off State Highway 6 east of Milan and overturned. The Highway Patrol described injuries as serious for all four occupants.
A Bucklin youth was fatally injured, and two other people were hurt, in the near head-on collision of two vehicles west of Marceline. Seventeen year old Zachary Cupp of Bucklin was pronounced dead early Thursday morning at University Hospital in Columbia, about 4 1/2 hours after the accident. Cupp was the driver of one of the cars involved.
Chris Green, an NCMC graduate, was offered a minor league baseball contract by the Baltimore Orioles earlier this week. After his graduation from NCMC in 2009, Green transferred to Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville where he pitched two seasons for the Bearcats.
Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri is hopeful something can be done to help Lauren Gray of Trenton regarding the soon-to-be 21-year old's residency status. Lauren, her mother Ali Gray, and a friend of Lauren's, Shelby Muff of Trenton, met with Senator McCaskill on Tuesday in Washington, DC. The Gray family is seeking the ability for Lauren Gray to legally remain in the U.S. when she turns 21 next Wednesday, August 8th.
Livingston County Public Water Supply District #4 has issued a precautionary boil advisory for its customers on 332nd Street, north of Lock Springs (a distance of approximately two miles). The advisory to boil water used for cooking and/or drinking is effective until THURSDAY afternoon at 1:30. It was caused by a water main break.
Wednesday is the deadline to request a ballot to be mailed to those UNABLE to vote in person in the election on Tuesday, August 7th. Requests should be made to the offices of your specific COUNTY clerk.
A Wheeling man died Wednesday morning in a private property accident in rural Livingston County. The highway patrol listed the victim as 33 year old Patrick Kinsella of Wheeling. The Livingston County Sheriff's Department reports that investigation has determined that in addition to the death, authorities are focusing on who might have been present at the time.
Two incumbents won re-nominations in contested races, two others lost Tuesday night as results filtered in from the Republican Primary election in Grundy County. The city of Trenton's sales tax issue lost by the narrowest of margins. It was a high voter turnout for a primary election – 46 percent.
It was nine years ago on August 1st when St. Luke's Health System began operating Hedrick Medical Center. On the anniversary of that agreement, St. Luke's and the city of Chillicothe held a ceremonial ground-breaking to commemorate the start of construction for a new hospital and doctor's building off the southeast corner of Highway 65 and Mohawk Road.
An announcement was made on Monday morning in Trenton, specifically concerning a fund drive that has been established for the construction of a new grandstand on the existing North Central Missouri fairgrounds.
Trenton Municipal Utilities will be conducting water main repairs on Wednesday in a portion of northwestern Trenton. It will result in a WATER OUTAGE on Wednesday morning, beginning at 8 o'clock for TMU customers along 23rd Street between Mable and Chicago Streets, Chicago between 21st and 26th Streets, and Lulu between 23rd and 27th Streets.
Three people received what the Highway Patrol called minor injuries when a pickup truck overturned and hit a fence in Galt. The driver, 22 year old Terry Delauder, and a passenger, 23 year old Amber Delauder, both refused medical attention. Medical attention also was refused for an infant child, Tanner Delauder.
St. Luke's Health System and the city of Chillicothe hold a groundbreaking ceremony this (Wednesday) afternoon for the new Hedrick Medical Center facility. The event is at 4:30 at the intersection of U.S. Highway 65 and Mohawk Road. A reception will follow at the Green Hills Golf Course's clubhouse from 5:00 to 6:30. Both events are open to the public.