Missouri State Emergency Management Agency Website

More than $9 million in grants approved for six Missouri school districts to provide protection against tornados

The State Emergency Management Agency announced more than $9 million in grant funding has been approved to build tornado safe rooms in six Missouri school districts. The federal grants for school districts in Dunklin, Henry, Ozark, Shannon, Texas, and Wright counties will pay for 90 percent of the cost of the safe rooms, which are […]

Cattle or Cows Behind a Fence in a Field

Thompson Research Center Virtual Field Day set for Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Spickard

Each year, the Thompson Research Center, located in Spickard, Mo., opens its doors to the public to share research findings and information related to agriculture and natural resources during its field day. This year is going to look a little bit different. Instead of offering an in-person event, Thompson will go virtual this year, along […]

Share The Harvest

Missouri Department of Conservation offering CWD sampling; encourages Share the Harvest

With deer hunting in Missouri opening for archery season on Sept. 15 and for firearms portions in the coming months, the Missouri Department of Conservation wants hunters, landowners, and others to know key information about chronic wasting disease (CWD) and the Department’s related efforts to limit the spread of CWD in Missouri deer by finding […]

Employees, Resources, Company, HR, Human Resources, staff

Audio: Missouri is first state in nation to receive maximum funding for shared work program

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DOLIR) has received $1.8 million in grants for the shared work program, which allows employers to bring laid-off employees back to the job by dividing available work among employees. DOLIR Director Anna Hui says the grant will enable the Labor Department to build on a 30-year program. […]

Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group to offer free sports physicals

Free sports physical exams will be offered the afternoon of Wednesday, July 22, 2020, at Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group in Trenton. In order to maintain proper social distancing, appointments are required. Please call the Physicians’ Group at 660-358-5750 to schedule the free screening. The final day to make an appointment will be Friday, July 17.  […]

MoDOT Mowing

Trenton city employee, injured while mowing, passes out; tractor runs into apartment building

A City of Trenton employee received a minor injury while mowing with a street department-owned John Deere utility tractor with a sidearm brush cutter attached.  While attempting to return to the street department barn, police said the tractor also struck and damaged an apartment building on Lord Street. Detective Jerry Smith reports 49-year-old Fred Sowder […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council adds COVID-19 amendment to service agreements

A COVID-19 amendment will be attached to the service agreements approved by the Chillicothe City Council last (Monday) night involving funding for several organizations. The amendment modifies the contract for services between the City of Chillicothe and the service provider for the 2020-2021 city fiscal year. It says the amount to be paid to the […]

Vehicle Fire

Fire destroys truck east of Dawn

Fire on Saturday afternoon destroyed a four-door truck east of Dawn. Chillicothe Fire Department Captain Derrick Allen said an attached trailer loaded with a skid steer appeared to be unaffected by the fire. All occupants were out of the vehicle when firefighters arrived and found the truck fully involved. Approximately 900 gallons of water were […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Missouri House gives preliminary approval to proposed changes to medical marijuana industry

The Missouri House has given preliminary approval to proposed changes to the state’s medical marijuana industry.     Missouri patients asking to use medical marijuana could be required to meet in-person with a doctor, not through the internet or telephone. Joplin Republican Lane Roberts attached the condition to his bill getting initial approval Thursday. He’s […]