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Wagon Wheel Takes Last Turn

The Wagon Wheel II, located north of Pattonsburg, closed its doors this March and held an auction on April 18. The Wagon Wheel was a family friendly music hall. Founded in 2000 it claimed the largest dance floor in northwest Missouri. The Green River Band was its house band.

Its most recent owners, John and Lorrie Green, cited on the Wagon Wheel’s Facebook page health problems and the expense of

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Exam Stations Closed

The Missouri State Highway Patrol would like to remind the public that driver examination stations throughout the state will be closed in observance of July Fourth Holiday, on Friday, July 3, 2015. Normal operations will resume on Monday, July 6, 2015.

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Letter to the Editor: Hesitation About Hog Farms

Dear Editor:

The purpose of writing this letter is to express our concerns regarding the proposed construction of a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation (CAFO) adjacent to Highway W in the Hickory Creek area of Grundy County.

In close proximity to this planned CAFO, about 3.1 miles SW, lies the Poosey Conservation Area. Many of us in this part of Missouri and beyond are much aware of the varied recreational opportunities

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Reward Increased in Lake Viking Case

UPDATE 6/22/15: The reward for information leading to the arrest of person or persons responsible for the property damage to residents of Lake Viking has been increased to $1000. If you have any information, please contact the sheriff’s department.

Original story (posted June 10): On June 6, numerous reports of property damage were made to the sheriff’s office by residents on Lake Viking Terrace. The damage included mailboxes being run

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Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Holds 77th Annual Meeting

Approximately 700 people attended the 77th Annual Meeting of Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Tuesday evening at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center in Chillicothe. The member/owners of the cooperative re-elected three directors to serve three-year terms. Re-elected to the cooperative’s seven-person Board of Directors were: Ronnie Cornett (District 1: Daviess, Harrison, Gentry & DeKalb Counties), Warren Hoyt (District 4: Livingston and Grundy Counties) and Richard Anderson (District 5: Carroll

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USDA Opens Enrollment Period

For Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Safety-Net Programs

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that eligible producers may now formally enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for 2014 and 2015. The enrollment period begins June 17, 2015, and will end Sept. 30, 2015.

The new programs, established by the 2014 Farm Bill, trigger financial protections for agricultural producers

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Kid’s Fishing Day at Wallace State Park on June 20

Kid’s Fishing Day at Wallace State Park will be held on Saturday, June 20. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks and the Missouri Department of Conservation, the event will start at 9 a.m. and children aged 5 to 12 can fish for free. The event will be held at Lake Allaman in the park, and will run until 12 p.m.

Fishing poles will be provided to the first 40 kids who

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Father, Son Indicted for $862,000 Fraud Against Farmers

Same men plead guilty in Daviess County case in 2012

A father and son in northern Missouri were indicted by a federal grand jury June 9 for their roles in a conspiracy to defraud farmers in 10 states of nearly $862,000, according to Tammy Dickinson, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri.

Mark Henry, Sr., 50, of Cameron, and his son, Mark Henry, Jr., 28, of Lucerne, were

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Free Concert June 13

Grand River Valley Choir and Orchestra are pleased to present a stirring collection of summer favorites you won’t want to miss. This free concert will be held Saturday, June 13, at 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, 2421 Oklahoma Ave, Trenton. Doors open at 6:30. Audience members are invited to contribute canned food items to benefit the Grundy County Food Pantry.

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