Fan donations going quick at Salvation Army

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The Salvation Army said fans donated for those in need are quickly going out the door. Wednesday the agency received a donation of 55 box fans from Westlake ACE Hardware to give to those in need. As of noon Thursday 15 fans had already been given away. “Heat poses a very real danger to the elderly, families […]

School district pays $32,000 to part with Flowers

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The St. Joseph School District has severed ties with former HR Director Doug Flowers. The Board of Education has agreed to pay Flowers a severance of $32,000 to decline his teaching contract for the 2015-2016 school year. “Basically the district did this for several reasons,” said Dr. Robert Newhart, Interim Superintendent. “We have to move forward […]

Endangered Persons alert issued for missing teen

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A state-wide endangered person advisory has been issued for a missing teen in Mercer County. 15-year-old Corrisma Jean Cook was reported missing from her home in Princeton, Mo. around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said she was discovered to not be home when she was supposed to be picked up for work. […]

Undeclared candidate appears in court charged with selling meth near school

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An undeclared candidate for Congress appeared in court Wednesday after he was accused of distributing controlled substances near schools. Donnie Swartz, 43, is charged in Dekalb County with three Class-A felony counts. During his initial court appearance Wednesday a judge scheduled the case for a preliminary hearing setting August 11. A judge earlier set bail […]

Northwest Missouri road closures due to flooding update

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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. – Several routes have reopened but new routes are now closed due to flooding across Northwest Missouri. The Missouri Department of Transportation provides a Traveler Information Map at www.modot.org/northwestwhich lists all road closures and planned roadwork. Motorists are advised to check the map before heading out to plan alternate routes, as needed. […]

Bringing back the Bacon with Pork Wars

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BaconFest is kicking off a second year in St. Joseph with this year’s theme of Pork Wars: The Bacon Awakens. “We are excited to bring BaconFest to St. Joe for its second year” says James Fisher, Baconfest St. Joe coordinator. “This year we are challenging our booths, as well as the attendees to incorporate the […]

Sunshine continues, enjoy

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Tonight Mostly clear, with a low around 63. Southwest wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Friday Sunny, with a high near 89. West wind 3 to 8 mph. Friday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 67. West southwest wind 5 to 7 mph becoming light and variable after midnight. Saturday Sunny, […]