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Arson Suspected in Hay, Tractor Fire, Reward Offered

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office is asking for any information the public might have regarding a suspected arson fire that happened over Thursday night, Jan. 29. A tractor and eight round hay bales were set on fire sometime between 4 p.m. in the afternoon Thursday and 7 a.m. Friday morning.

The tractor and hay belong to Shay Esbeck and are located at 230th Street and Midway outside Gallatin.

Shay’s

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Bald Eagle Killed in Clinton County

A juvenile bald eagle that had been shot, according to the MDC, was found dead beneath a tree in Clinton County earlier this week. Because the American bald eagle is a federally protected species, the person responsible, if found, could face up to one year in prison and have up to a $5000 fine. If anyone has any information, contact the Missouri Department of Conservation.

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Lake Viking Polar Plunge Feb. 21

Lake Viking Polar Plunge is set for Feb. 21. This “unbearable” event is a unique opportunity to show your bravery as you support local Special Olympics athletes by walking, running or crawling into the frigid winter waters.

Participants must be at least 10 years old and raise a minimum of $75 by event day. The Polar Plunge is a project of the Law Enforcement Torch Run(R) for Special Olympics Missouri.

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Letter to the Editor: Fugitive in Poosey

Dear Editor:

On Jan. 19, 2015, we had a unique situation in Livingston County, Mo., where a fugitive from the State of Iowa wanted for attempted murder was hiding in a conservation area and reported to be armed and dangerous.

Daviess County Sheriff Ben Becerra responded to our location for assistance and made his staff available to assist however needed.

Graham later allegedly gave multiple indicators to law enforcement and/or

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Ramp to I-29 Closed

ST. JOSEPH, MO — MoDOT will close the westbound ramp to I-29 Southbound at Hwy 36 on Tuesday (today) and Wednesday for bridge maintenance at that location. The work should last only the two days, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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Volunteer with Meals on Wheels

The North 65 Center is looking for volunteers to deliver for Meals on Wheels, serving seniors in the Grundy County area. For more information, call 660-359-3058.

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Defense Class for Women

The Trenton Police Department will be holding a women’s self-defense and survival awareness class on March 14, in the Trenton High School wrestling room. The cost is $25 per person, which includes lunch. Contact Chief Wright at 660-359-5557 or Debbie Carmen at 660-359-4324 for more information. This class — limited to 40 students — is in partnership with the Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce and Damsel in Defense and Scientific

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Burn Warning Issued

Grundy County Emergency Services is asking people to consider delaying their open burning. Abnormally dry weather conditions, plus dormant vegetation and above normal temps, have made conditions dangerous, leading to an increase in fires. Please use extreme care if doing any open burning.

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GHCAA Offers Help to Weather the Weather

Green Hills Community Action Agency is currently seeking home owners and renters/landlords interested in participating in the Weatherization Program. The main purpose of this program comes down to improving a home by using certain saving energy measures, and in turn, cutting utility bills down to size for many low income families in northern Missouri.

All households interested in applying to receive weatherization services for their home are invited to fill

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