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Road work on Hwy. 13 in Daviess and Caldwell

The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in the Northwest Missouri region planned for the week of Jan. 9 – 15 from the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Daviess County: Route 13 – From Route 6 to Route HH for sealing, Jan. 9 – 13

Caldwell County: U.S. Route 36 – closed at the Route 13 overpass for bridge maintenance, Jan. 9 – 13, 7:30 a.m.

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Teacher’s salary schedule and benefits report available

Missouri teachers are making small gains in salaries but are still making less than teachers nationwide, according to an annual report featuring data from 100% of the state’s public school districts. Missouri teachers earn $9,004 less per year than the national average.

The 2016-2017 Missouri State Teachers Association Missouri Salary Schedule and Benefits Report offers a clear picture of salaries for Missouri teachers. All 518 school districts responded to the

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Trenton woman named to regional board

A Trenton businesswoman has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri. Cara McClellan was elected at the Annual Meeting of the Board in December and will begin a three-year term on the 24-member board.

A graduate of Trenton High School and North Central Missouri College, Mrs. McClellan is married to Kipp McClellan and they have one son, Korbyn. The McClellans reside on a

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Route 36 closed in Hamilton

U.S. Route 36 will close daily after the first of the year in Hamilton. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation will close all lanes of eastbound U.S. Route 36 at Route 13 for bridge maintenance. The road will be closed from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm. Monday through Friday, weather permitting, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 3. Motorists will be rerouted up and over the ramps at Route 13. It

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Penalties increased for government officials who steal public money

Auditor Galloway announces bipartisan effort to increase penalties for government officials who steal public money

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has announced a bipartisan effort to increase penalties for government officials who steal public dollars. Senate Bill 176 increases the penalties for public officials convicted of misconduct, and grants additional authority to Missouri prosecuting attorneys and law enforcement agencies when inappropriate or illegal activity is suspected at the local level.

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Pedestrian fatalities on the rise in Missouri

State officials say pedestrian fatalities are on the rise in Missouri. To date, 83 pedestrians have been killed in Missouri traffic crashes in 2016, according to the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety. This equates to nearly 10% of all statewide traffic fatalities.

There were no pedestrian accidents recorded in Daviess County this year; however, there have been several over the past years, including fatalities. The following accident summaries, pulled from

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Road Work for Hwy. 13

The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in Daviess County planned for the week of Dec. 26 – Jan.1 from the Missouri Department of Transportation: Route 13 – From Route 6 to Route HH for sealing, Dec. 27 – 30.

In addition to the work listed below, there may be pothole patching, bridge maintenance, striping, brush cutting, guardrail repairs and other road work conducted throughout

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Seth Davis found, Safe!

*UPDATE* 7-year-old Seth Davis found in Texas … safe!

Seth Davis, 7, a second grader at Searcy Elementary School in Gallatin, has been found, according to the Gallatin Police.

Seth and his father Anthony Davis were found in Brownsville Texas on Dec. 15 at approximately 10:30 a.m. Seth appeared to be in good condition and is with the Brownsville Police Missing Persons Unit waiting to be reunited with his mother,

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Building worlds from science and dreams — that’s another story for local writer

An area writer has published her first novel. C.L. Denault released Gambit on March 31, 2015. It is published by REUTS, an independent book publisher. The style is called ‘speculative fiction.’

“Overall, sales for Gambit have been pretty good,” she said. “Indie authors have to work super hard to get their books noticed, but I’ve been blessed with some great friends and book bloggers helping me spread the word. Reviews

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