A house fire in Cameron yesterday (Friday) afternoon claimed the lives of three people. The Cameron Fire Department discovered the deceased victims upon entering the structure at 113 East Fourth Street just before 5 o'clock.
Authorities in Livingston County are investigating an alleged attempt to escape from the jail in Chillicothe this week. On Sunday night, Sheriff Steve Cox says a male detainee "bolted" out of the cell area and down a hallway as a detention officer was about to lock down other detainees in that cell block. Locked security doors prevented the man from exiting that part of the building.
Classes at North Central Missouri College in Trenton are scheduled to begin on Monday, with move-in activities planned for tomorrow (Saturday), closing Mable Street on the campus while students move into residence halls and participate in "Welcome Events".
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources will host an event tomorrow (Saturday) in Macon that is aimed at helping area residents rid their homes and farms of unwanted pesticides and related chemicals.
The Missouri Department of Economic Development has announced approval of Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) designation for Linn County. The designation, which includes the cities of Browning, Laclede, Linneus, Meadville, and Purdin, will allow county officials to continue to move forward with economic development efforts.
Backpack Buddies is preparing for the approaching school year. Nearly 3,200 children in 15 counties across Second Harvest Community Food Bank’s service area are taking part in the program for the 2012-2013 school year.
Rosters have been released for the celebrity softball games in Trenton August 25th. It is one of two major fund raiser for the DAWGS—Disabled Athletes with Grundy Support. The other is the Festival of Trees held in Trenton on Thanksgiving weekend.
Two Spickard residents were flown by medical helicopter to Kansas City following a four-wheeler accident on Saturday night (August 11th) near Spickard. The Highway Patrol says that 47-year old Robert Blozvich Junior and Sue Thrasher (age unavailable) both received SERIOUS injuries, and were flown to St. Luke's Hospital.
Shatto Dairy in Osborn has resumed operations after a plant permit was reinstated. That information came from the Missouri Milk Board, in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture and the Department of Health and Senior Services.
At this week's Board of Aldermen meeting in Gallatin, Mayor Barb Ballew recommended, and the aldermen approved, the removal of Terri Wright and Mike Butcher from the Gallatin Park Board. Carrie Holcomb was re-appointed to serve on the Park Board for a three-year term.
A Brookfield woman received 'minor' injuries on Wednesday afternoon in an accident six miles southeast of Brookfield. The Highway Patrol said 30-year old Jessica Baker was taken to Pershing Memorial Hospital. She was southbound on Jade Drive when her car ran into the ditch, resulting in extensive damage to the automobile.
Several members of the Class of 1987 remember their years at Trenton High School with a well-loved coach, Coach Richard “Dick” Mellencamp. Mellencamp will be the honoree for next month’s THS 25 Year Class Reunion.
The Trenton R-9 Board of Education has agreed to make a conditional payment to the city for use of portable bleachers, adopted a lower school tax levy, and heard about some changes as a result of Missouri's waiver from the federal law known as “No Child Left Behind”. The graduation date for Trenton High School's Class of 2013 also was set.
Maysville High School will host a four-team football jamboree this Friday night, August 17th at Wolverine Field. The action will begin at 7:00 pm with all 4 teams on the field. The schools involved will be Maysville, Trenton, South Harrison, and Christ Preparatory School.