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Master Gardener Classes Now Online

Extension horticulturists certainly have an interesting job. We get to work with everyone from commercial growers to homeowners. Another enjoyable group of folks are our Master Gardeners. Master Gardeners meet monthly to learn about gardening. They also serve the community through volunteer projects.

Master Gardeners are trained through a series of 12 classes, held in Northwest Missouri every spring. Training locations are determined on interest. It usually takes a minimum

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DWI Saturation in Livingston County

During a DWI saturation that was conducted by the MSHP in Livingston County 11 p.m. Feb. 6 to 3 a.m. Feb. 7, four patrolling officers made seven criminal arrests, and issued 13 citations and 16 warnings: 2 – Driving while intoxicated arrests; 1 – Minor in possession arrest; 13- Summonses issued for traffic violations; 4 – Felony warrant arrests; 16 – Warnings. “Impaired driving poses a significant threat to motorists

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Four Schools Added to GRC Ranks; More Could Follow

The Grand River Conference announced last Friday the addition of Trenton, St. Joseph Christian, North Andrew and Pattonsburg as new members to the league, beginning with the 2016-17 school year.

The announcement came on the heels of a meeting of league officials in St. Joseph. All four new members received unanimous support from the ten current league members.

In addition, the conference voted unanimously to adopt a two-division format for

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Troop H Involved in Pursuit of Murder Suspect

On Feb. 4, 2015, around 10 p.m., Troop H of the MSHP received information which included the possible location of a murder suspect, Michael D. Burkman, from Wayne County, Mo. A warrant indicated that Burkman was wanted for 1st degree murder and armed criminal action in Wayne County, and assault on law enforcement officers in Bollinger County. Troop H officers soon observed Burkman southbound on I-29 in Andrew County, in

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Calves Missing, $10,000 Reward Offered

Walt Morrell lost one round hay bale to fire on Jan. 29, on property adjacent to Barney and Shay Esbeck’s. (See our previous post about the Esbeck hay and tractor fire HERE.)

In a separate incident, he lost one round hay bale, plus gates and fencing, and a brass mail box, which were stolen about two months ago.

Mr. Morrell thinks it is the same vandals responsible for both

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Arson Suspected in Hay, Tractor Fire, Reward Offered

Updated 2/3/15: 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

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Potential Suspect in St. Joseph

Buchanan County police are on high alert today (Tuesday), after a green Dodge minivan — Ohio plates GIT 6870 — believed to have connection with a murder was spotted on I-29 in St. Joe this morning. Police have reported that the vehicle, with a driver and two passengers, could be linked to the murder of two people in Ohio. There were reports of early lockdown at several St. Joe schools

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Group Trip to Costa Rica, General Public Invited

Another trip is being planned by EF College Study Tours, in association with North Central Missouri College in Trenton, and an informational meeting is scheduled for Feb. 11 at noon. (Meet on campus at Geyer Hall, room 100. Lunch will be provided.) The trip to Latin America is expected to include San Jose, Monteverde, Arenal, and Manuel Antonio National Park, all for a reasonable price. Participants need not be college

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Mudcats Throw Pre-Season Party for Fans

The Chillicothe Mudcats baseball team is gearing up for their 2015 season, and is hosting the First Pitch Party this Friday, Feb. 6, for all Mudcat fans. Free hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served, and coach Tai Mitchell will speak about the season ahead. This shindig, planned for the Celebrations Events Hall at the Fast Lane Bowling Alley, begins at 5:30 p.m.

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