Lawsuit

Attorney generals from 13 states file suit against Biden administration for ban on future oil and gas leasing, drilling on federal land

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt joined a coalition of thirteen states in filing suit against the Biden Administration for imposing a moratorium on future oil and gas leasing and drilling permits on federal land. The lawsuit contends that the moratorium on leasing through the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA) and the Mineral Leasing Act […]

UK or United Kingdom COVID-19 or Coronavirus mutation or Variant

Audio: Resident of Northeast Missouri has state’s first confirmed case of UK Coronavirus variant

The state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) says an adult in northeast Missouri’s Marion County has the state’s first confirmed case of a COVID-19 variation initially detected in the United Kingdom. A press release from DHSS says the version, known as B.1.1.7, was identified in a sample from the individual.     The […]

Face Mask photo from Unsplash

With no statewide mandate in Missouri, more local governments are requiring masks

(Missouri Independent) – In early July, the Columbia City Council passed an ordinance requiring everyone over 10 years old to wear a face mask when in close contact with someone from outside their household. Since that vote, a requirement for face masks has been in every health order issued for the city of 123,000 by the Columbia-Boone […]

Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence

Schuyler County teacher named finalist in Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence

An agriculture teacher at Schuyler R-1 Schools in Queen City is one of 50 teachers and teacher teams from the United States named as finalists for the Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. Coley Hanes, the other teachers, and their trades programs are in the running for a share of $1 million […]

Environmental Protection Agency EPA

Two north Missouri school districts to receive EPA funds to replace school buses

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $1,000,000 to 23 Missouri school districts and one Missouri school bus transportation company to replace older diesel school buses. Two area school districts will receive funding including Linn County R-1 of Purdin who will receive $40,000 for two buses and Winston R-6 is to receive […]

Finance

Natural Resources Conservation Service announces March 30th application deadline for financial assistance

The Missouri USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced March 30th as the cut-off date to apply for Fiscal Year 2020 funds through the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) and the Regional Conservation Partnership Program -Environmental Quality Incentive Program (RCPP-EQIP). EQIP allows farmers, ranchers, forestland managers, and landowners an opportunity to conserve natural resources by […]

Nursing or Medical Generic Graphic

North Central Missouri College LPN Program ranked in top 3 by professional website

North Central Missouri College’s LPN program has been ranked among the “Best LPN Programs in Missouri” for the year 2020 by the team at Nursing Process. NCMC ranks third in the state out of 43 state programs reviewed. North Central Missouri College was ranked based on academic quality, NCLEX-PN pass rates, affordability, and reputation. “We […]

Honorary FFA Degree

Honorary State FFA Degrees bestowed on area residents

At the state convention. the Missouri FFA Association has presented HONORARY state degrees to several education agriculture leaders and officials. Among the recipients from northern Missouri are Carmen Buller of Kirksville, Brooke Swindler of Norborne, Connor Dignan of Mound City, Tom Zweifel of Maryville; Jason Dimmitt and Ashley McCarty – both of Kirksville. Carmen Buller […]

Electric Transmission Line

USDA invests in rural electric infrastructure and smart grid improvements in 13 States

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley announced that USDA is investing $485 million to upgrade rural electric systems and reduce energy costs. The funding includes nearly $7.1 million for smart grid technologies that improve system operations and monitor grid security. “Under the leadership of Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is a proud […]

Rotary Logo

Trenton Rotary Club discusses efforts to provide storage for Bright Futures Trenton program

Incoming Trenton Rotary Club President Tim Michael and Phil Hoffman discussed the availability of Rotary District Grant funds for a local community project at Thursday’s meeting. The Trenton club could receive up to $10,500 by committing to up to a $3,500. Michael said the district has $300,000 available for clubs and noted there is a […]

Grundy Electric Website

Grundy Electric receives $10M loan from USDA

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced Wednesday that the United States Department of Agriculture is investing more $398,500,000 to improve rural electric service in 13 states through the Electric Infrastructure Loan Program. Grundy Electric Cooperative, which is headquartered in Trenton, received a $10,000,000 loan, which includes $270,000 for smart grid projects. […]

Cow grazing in pasture

Three-State Beef Conference to be held at Albany

The University of Missouri Hundley-Whaley Learning Discovery center at Albany is among the sites for a three-state beef conference next month. The programs are sponsored by University of Missouri Extension, Iowa State Extension and Outreach, and the University of Nebraska – Lincoln Extension. The program at Albany is the evening of January 11with registration at 5:30 […]