May unemployment rates for north Missouri

The latest unemployment rate for Grundy County is nearly steady with the previous month. The May rate was four point one percent – based on 211 unemployed out of a civilian labor force of over 51 hundred workers. For April, the Grundy county rate came in at four point two percent with 217 unemployed. This year’s rate for […]


Nominations now open for Farm Service Agency committees

Grundy County USDA Farm Service Agency Executive Director Curtis Crawford announced that the nomination period for local FSA county committees began on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. “County Committees are unique to FSA and allow producers to have a voice on federal farm program implementation at the local level,” said Crawford. To be eligible to serve […]

Job Fair

Job Fair to be held in Trenton July 14

Persons looking for jobs are being advised of a job fair Thursday, July 14th at the Trenton Job Center which is 11-04 Main Street – the location of the offices of the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission. Smithfield Farms will be holding informational sessions with candidates who have first contacted the job center to schedule their […]

Chillicothe Police Department

Chillicothe Police Department busy first week of July

The Chillicothe Police Department has been very busy the first week of July responding to a variety of calls. Officers responded to a two-vehicle non-injury accident in a private parking lot in the 200 block of North Washington Street.   Officer advised a vehicle driven by Kenton Williams backed into a vehicle driven by Selena […]

Farmers Market

Shopping safely at a farmers market

Farmers markets are a great place to buy healthy local produce and other foods, meet and support local farmers, and enjoy shopping in a fun environment. But shoppers should also pay attention to food safety when buying and using foods from farmers markets. “Because the experience level of the vendors with food safety practices may […]


June temperatures in top 10, lack of rain affects farming

Yes, June in Missouri was hot and dry, excessively so in spots. Preliminary data indicates the monthly average will be eighth- or ninth hottest on record since 1895, says state climatologist Pat Guinan. The temperature will average slightly above 77 degrees, about 4 degrees above normal, says Guinan with the University of Missouri Extension. Columbia […]