Main Street Chillicothe

Main Street Chillicothe named Great American Main Street Award Semifinalist

The National Main Street Center has named Main Street Chillicothe a 2019 Great American Main Street Award Semifinalist. The award recognizes Main Street America programs whose successes serve as a model for comprehensive, historic preservation-based commercial district revitalization. A national jury selected this year’s 10 semifinalists from a nationwide pool of accredited applicants based on […]

Small Business Administration Website

Small Business Administration providing loans to non-farm businesses affected by drought

Small non-farm businesses in multiple counties of Missouri are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration. These loans are to offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought that is currently affecting the area. Small non-farm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in […]

Missouri Hospital Association

Hospital workforce challenges persist in Missouri

A new report from the Missouri Hospital Association finds increased turnover rates among the majority of hospital-based healthcare positions. Vacancy rates decreased for several employee categories, including registered nurses, between 2016 and 2017. However, combined turnover among all professions surveyed increased statewide from 16 percent in 2016 to 17.7 percent in 2017. “Every Missourian has […]

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Missouri Department of Natural Resources making funds available to drought stricken communities

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Financial Assistance Center is making emergency funding available for drought-impacted publicly owned community water systems in response to an executive order by Governor Mike Parson putting 47 counties on drought alert. Public systems serving fewer than 10,000 people and are within the drought alert area designated in the executive […]

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Northern Missouri counties to be recipients in portion of $237M from USDA funding

The United States Department of Agriculture is investing $237,000,000 in 119 rural community service facilities in 29 states with some of that money is going to recipients in northern Missouri. The Sunnyview Foundation, Incorporated will receive a $36,500 loan and a $19,400 grant to be used to purchase an accessible lift van for the Grundy […]

Missouri Department of Conservation accepting applications for next class of conservation agents

The Missouri Department of Conservation is accepting online applications from June 25 through Aug. 5 for its next class of conservation agent trainees. To apply — and for more information including salary range, duties and responsibilities, degree requirements, qualifications, and special-ability requirements — visit the MDC website directly at short.mdc.mo.gov/ZcS. Applicants can also go to […]

City of Trenton Website

Nuisance officer and downtown buildings dominate Trenton Administrative Committee meeting

Discussion of two topics dominated a meeting last night of the Trenton City Councils’ Administrative Committee. One involved downtown buildings with the other designating one person to handle nuisance violations on behalf of the city. For the last few years, Trenton Police officers have been responsible for investigating nuisances such as tall weeds, automobile parts; […]

Deer

Department of Conservation to open applications for managed deer hunts

Beginning July 1, deer hunters can apply online through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts throughout the state for archery, muzzleloading, and modern firearms from mid-September through mid-January at conservation areas, state and other parks, national wildlife refuges, and other public areas. Some managed hunts […]