USDA ag census forms due February 5th

Forms for the 2017 U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Census of Agriculture are due Feb. 5. University of Missouri Extension economists urges farmers to complete the census. It can be returned by mail or securely submitted online at MU Extension economist Ryan Milhollin says federal, state and local governments as well as agribusinesses, researchers, trade […]

Eric Schmitt

MOST 529 savings program expanded to include tuition for public, private and religious K-12 schools

The board governing Missouri’s MOST 529 plan recently passed a resolution acknowledging the expansion of the program to include tuition for public, private and religious K-12 schools. “The expansion of the MOST 529 program to include K-12 tuition is one of the most important improvements to Missouri education policy in the past decade,” said State […]

Driver's License

Bethany License Office under new management

The Bethany License Office opened under new management Wednesday morning. The Missouri Department of Revenue reports Gray’s Jewelry and Gifts received the management contract for the office in November. The Department of Revenue reports license offices in Missouri are awarded through a bid process. License offices are operated by independent contractors and overseen by the […]

House Fire

Fire destroys home in Chillicothe

A house fire Wednesday afternoon in Chillicothe sent firefighters to 123 Tenth Street where smoke was billowing from the eaves of a one and a half story, single family, residence. A fire department report says the structure was a total loss. The occupants were listed as Devon and Amy Hand. The owner is Imogene Grouse.  The […]

Seatbelt on road

Two area residents hurt in crash on I-35

The Highway Patrol reports two area individuals sustained moderate injuries when their vehicle collided with a semi truck in Clay County Wednesday morning. Sixty-two-year-old Connie Queery of Bethany traveled south on Interstate 35 when she reportedly attempted to pass the semi, driven by 52-year-old Carlton Coleman of Parsons, Kansas. Her vehicle hit the truck’s rear […]

Smoke Alarm

Spickard Fire Protection District receives smoke detectors

The Spickard Fire Protection District has received smoke detectors from the Red Cross of Saint Joseph to distribute. Spickard Fire Training Officer Jesse Richmond reports the smoke detectors come with a ten-year battery. He says the devices are available to anyone in the Spickard Fire Protection District. Anyone interested in receiving a smoke detector should […]