Unemployment rate

Audio: Missouri Governor “3.1 percent unemployment rate is a record Low”

Missouri’s governor says the state’s economy is growing because of legislative actions like “Fast Track” and an emphasis on workforce development. Governor Mike Parson says 37-thousand new jobs have been created in the past year.     The state Department of Economic Development says Missouri’s unemployment rate for October was three-point-one percent, remaining unchanged from […]

Cattle in ring at sale

First Show-Me-Select fall sale better than farmers thought with $1,672 average

Show-Me-Select replacement heifers sold for $1,672 average on 190 head. The sale at Joplin Regional Stockyards was the first of six sales across Missouri this fall. This year’s price topped a $1,586 average from one year ago, says Eldon Cole. The University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist, Mount Vernon, manages the sale. The heifers come […]

Drug Trafficking

Additional charges filed against former Kansas City Chiefs player, more defendants in drug-trafficking conspiracy

Additional charges have been filed against a former Kansas City Chiefs football player and eight co-defendants for their roles in a drug-trafficking conspiracy that operated primarily in Eastern Jackson County. Saousoalii P. Siavii Jr., also known as “Junior,” 41, of Independence, Missouri, was charged in a nine-count superseding indictment returned under seal by a federal […]

Individual Vaping

Second vaping-associated death reported in Missouri

A Missouri woman in her mid-50s died last week with her death being associated with the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products. This is the second vaping-related death in Missouri.  Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS), in discussion with the person’s treating physicians, concluded that vaping was a contributing factor to the female’s […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of November 18, 2019

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in north Missouri for the week of Nov. 18 – 24. Inclement weather and continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such […]

Governor Mike Parson

Area companies receive training assistance through Missouri One Start program

Governor Mike Parson announced on Wednesday the award of more than $7,800,000 to 226 projects in Missouri for customized training assistance through the Department of Economic Development’s Missouri One Start program. Area companies receiving training assistance include Modine Manufacturing Company at Trenton; Sonoco Plastics at Chillicothe; Landmark Manufacturing at Gallatin; Kraft Heinz Foods of Kirksville; […]

Chillicothe Area Arts Council

Chillicothe Area Arts Council staff attend meeting in Rocheport

Chillicothe Area Arts Council Administrator, Mary Lou VanDeventer, Assistant, Terri Dupy and Director, Mary Higgins, recently attended the Fall Gathering and Annual Meeting of the membership and board of the Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies in Rocheport, Missouri. Over sixty community arts leaders from across the state attended the meeting, which included networking, guest […]

Bill Siebenborn Receives Award

Grundy County resident, William “Bill” Siebenborn, honored with national award

The National Dairy Promotion and Research Board honored William “Bill” Siebenborn as the 2019 recipient of the Richard E. Lyng Award for his contributions and distinguished service to dairy promotion. Siebenborn, a dairy farmer from Trenton, Missouri, was recognized at the Joint NDB/ National Milk Producers Federation/United Dairy Industry Association (UDIA) Annual Meeting in NewOrleans. […]

Green Hills Animal Shelter

Prai Beauty to cover adoption fees at Green Hills Animal Shelter during special event

A cruelty-free skincare and beauty company has chosen the Green Hills Animal Shelter of Trenton for its National Free the Shelters Program. Terri Webb with the animal shelter says an animal shelter supporter nominated it for the event hosted by Prai Beauty. The company’s products are featured on the Home Shopping Network and are available […]