Ayers Family on Horses

Three generations of family build a beef business at Ayers Stock Farm in Green City

Ayers Stock Farm in Green City, Mo., has spent three generations in the rolling hills of northern Missouri building a beef business driven on horseback. Rick Ayers has been involved in his family’s livestock farm since 1967 and his wife, Jonna Ayers, joined the family farm while both were teaching agriculture education at the local […]

Harold Piatt poaching items

Call to Missouri Department of Conservation’s Operation Game Thief leads to arrest

The Missouri Department of Conservation credits public cooperation, investigative work, and an anonymous tip for a major poaching arrest near the Lake of the Ozarks. Throughout the month of October, conservation agents who work the area near the Lake of the Ozarks responded to multiple complaints of dead deer with only the heads, tenderloins, and […]

Arson

Missouri man pleads guilty to arson at Planned Parenthood Clinic

 A Columbia, Mo., man pleaded guilty in federal court to the arson at the Columbia Health Center (operated by Planned Parenthood Great Plains) on February 10, 2019. Wesley Brian Kaster, 42, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps Jr. to one count of maliciously using explosive materials to damage a building owned by […]

Melissa Grandel Missouri Teacher of the Year 2019

Fordland R-III educator named 2020 Missouri Teacher of the Year

The home page of the City of Fordland’s website provides a succinct description of what visitors will find in this quaint community, located in southern Webster County less than 30 miles east of Springfield. However, what the depiction fails to note, the education community in the region already knows: Melissa Grandel symbolizes what a top-flight […]

NCMC Ketcham Community Center

Ketcham Community Center celebrates upgrades with an Open House

The Ketcham Community Center on the campus of North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Missouri has recently undergone construction and upgrades to the facility.  To celebrate the improvements, and the 21-year history of KCC, the community is invited to stop by during an Open House on Monday, September 30, 2019, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. A ribbon-cutting […]

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A vaccine now recommended for all children ages 2-18

Nationwide, cases of hepatitis A are on the rise. Many states, including Missouri, are currently experiencing outbreaks, and the hepatitis A vaccine is the best way to prevent hepatitis A infection. The hepatitis A vaccine is a two-dose vaccination. However, the first dose of hepatitis A provides 95 percent protection for up to 11 years […]