As a result of the continuing drought, beef cattle producers are facing decisions regarding their crops, pastures, and cow herds. Even after the drought is over and crops are out of the field, the producers are expected to continue to deal with the lasting implications of this summer's drought.
On Monday morning the Grundy County LEPC announced that effective on Tuesday, July 31st, Grundy County Emergency Management Director Marisa Hutson is resigning her position as the county EMD to pursue a career opportunity outside the area.
In response to recent extreme temperatures and drought that has impacted forage acres, Curtis Crawford, Grundy County executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced emergency haying and grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres is now authorized in Grundy County, Missouri.
There is a goal of $18,000 to provide food to as many as 120 school-age children for weekend consumption in the 2012-13 school year. The program is called “Backpack Buddies.” This is the fourth year for the program offered to eligible children from the Grundy County Community Food Pantry.
North Mercer High School senior Sierra Michaelis has given a verbal commitment to the University of Missouri women's basketball program, choosing the Tigers over other interested suitors from Nebraska, Creighton, Drake, and Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
A Maysville resident was hurt when the car she was driving overturned off a road in northern DeKalb County. Nineteen year old Natalie Lemmon of Maysville was taken by private vehicle to Heartland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph.
The date and time have been announced for groundbreaking ceremonies in Chillicothe for the construction of a new hospital. On August 1st at 4:30 PM, the event is northern Chillicothe will begin, with J.E. Dunn Construction Company beginning to build a new 28 million dollar hospital and medical office building. Chillicothe Mayor Chuck Haney spoke about the developments this week with KTTN's John Anthony:
During a closed session for personnel held this past week at Grundy R-5, the Board of Education voted to offer a contract to Kristi Weldon of Trenton to fill the Elementary Principal position for the 2012-2013 school year. The Board confirmed with KTTN that the contract has been signed and returned.
The Highway Patrol says a Cainsville man was injured on Thursday when his motorcycle was struck by an unknown vehicle. The accident happened on Harrison County Route N, just a half mile west of Route B.
The Mercer County Commission today (Thursday) enacted a ban on outdoor burning. The action was taken this morning when commissioners signed a resolution to begin the burn ban throughout Mercer county because of the continued very dry conditions.
Four contestants are expected for this year's contest to choose the next North Central Missouri Fair Queen. The contest itself is Sunday, July 29th with an outdoor coronation to occur on opening night of the fair, Tuesday July 31st.
Because of the heat, the Livingston County Jail has announced some changes regarding this week's livestock entries. The poultry show in the north barn was moved to 10 o'clock on Wednesday morning from its original time of 1 o'clock, with a sheep show scheduled for 3 o'clock in the expo center with the goat show to follow (both on Wednesday afternoon). On Wednesday night, a talent show will be held in the outdoor arena northwest of Chillicothe.
Two teenagers were injured on Tuesday when (according to the Highway Patrol) their pickup twice ran off a road north of Bethany and overturned onto the driver's side. The accident happened on Harrison County Route W, three miles north of Bethany.
Novinger and Milan residents were hurt when a car traveled into the path of a truck in Novinger this weekend (according to the Highway Patrol). The driver of the car, 35 year old Jason Brandenburg of Novinger, was taken to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, with "MODERATE" described injuries.
The Missouri Division of Finance, on Friday, accepted possession of Glasgow Savings Bank (of Glasgow), and appointed the FDIC as receiver. To protect depositors, an agreement to acquire the bank was reached with Regional Missouri Bank, a 133 million dollar state-chartered bank based out of Marceline.
Spickard Mayor Jesse Richmond has announced that, although his city is under a "Burn Advisory", fireworks WILL be allowed today (Saturday, July 14th). Fireworks will also be allowed in the city of Trenton, today between the hours of 8 o'clock in the morning and 12 midnight.