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Chillicothe woman sentenced for real estate fraud

A Chillicothe woman was sentenced in federal court Aug. 29 for real estate fraud in the Kansas City area, according to David M. Ketchmark, Acting U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

Angela Beetsma Allen, 33, of Mooresville, Mo., was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 10 months in federal prison without parole.

On Oct. 18, 2011, Allen pleaded guilty to wire fraud in the attempted purchase

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Free live music to enliven Living History Day

KING CITY, MO — The 30th annual Living History Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at the Tri-County Museum in King City, with some new entertainment and several popular returning musical acts. New this year is the appearance of the $3 Dollar Band, a Kansas City-based group formed in 2009 that has developed a unique blend of folk music. The group will perform on the museum stage at

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Senator Blunt’s staff in Daviess County Sept. 11

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s staff will host a Listening Post Meeting on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Daviess County Courthouse, 102 N. Main, in Gallatin. During this meeting locals can share their questions and concerns.

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Missouri Day Festival plans taking shape

TRENTON, MO — The 2012 Missouri Day Festival was the topic of a program presented during the Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon, held on Wednesday in the Lager Laboratory on the North Central Missouri College, Barton Farm Campus. Missouri Day Parade Co-Chairmen Steve Maxey and Rick Klinginsmith, along with Chamber President Debbie Carman, told about this year’s event, which will begin on Thursday, Oct. 18 with opening ceremonies

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Maysville man a part of world record tractor parade

MAYSVILLE, MO — John Murphy of Maysville participated in the world’s largest tractor parade during the Nebraska State Fair on Aug. 25, 2012. The previous record, according to the Guinness World Record book, was 745 tractors set in Germany in 2008. Murphy was part of a parade organized by RFD-TV which attracted 1,139 tractors from 31 states. The longest distance for a participant and tractor was 1,700 miles from Harrisburg,

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Business building collapses at Albany

ALBANY, MO — Three Albany businesses and two renters were displaced when a building at 117 N. Polk Street collapsed in the early morning hours of Aug. 23, 2012. Jared Reidlinger, the owner of Iron Will weight room, and a renter had left the building earlier in the evening and were was not at home when the building collapsed. Wil Grussing, a renter at 111 N. Polk Street, was at

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Hamilton imposes water restrictions

HAMILTON, MO — The City of Hamilton plans to impose Stage II water conservation restrictions effective Sept. 10, 2012. City ordinance calls for this action whenever the water level falls 48 inches below the overflow at the spillway of the city reservoir. It is anticipated that the water level will be about 40 inches by Sept. 10 but officials believe this is a prudent step due to drought conditions. All

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Fire deaths ruled accidental

CAMERON, MO — The Missouri Department of Public Safety reports there were no batteries in any of the three smoke detectors in the house where Robert Borchardt and his two children, Chelsey Borchardt and Tucker Borchardt, died Aug. 17, 2012. The fatalities have been pronounced accidental deaths by the Cameron Police Department. The state fire marshal’s office is continuing its investigation of the fire, which originated on top of a

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Unusual albino hummingbird sited

Photo by Dorothy Usher, Cameron

CAMERON, MO — Albino ruby-throated hummingbirds are extremely rare, so Dorothy Usher of Cameron, Mo., grabbed her camera on Aug. 28, 2012, for a photograph of this one and a normal-colored hummingbird fluttering nearby. The albino appeared in her yard over the weekend, about the same time an albino hummingbird disappeared from a backyard in Lake Waukomis, which is in Kansas City’s Northland area. Are

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