MoDOT Road Work

Audio: MoDOT Engineer Michael Marriott says local economy benefits from contractors

A spokesman for the Missouri Department of Transportation anticipates the local business economy should get a boost once the general contractor moves the resurfacing operation into Grundy County and the city of Trenton. Resurfacing began this month on Highway 69 at Interstate 35 and is progressing eastward onto Highway 6 before that phase ends at […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carroll County Memorial Hospital modifies visitor policy for inpatients

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announced effective Monday, July 6, one visitor, who meets the qualifications below, will be allowed to see patients in our inpatient care unit. Under this modification, the Inpatient Care visitor policy is as follows: One visitor at a time Adult visitors only (18 and older) Visiting Hours are 4-7 p.m. Must […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital offers tips to cope with anxiety and isolation during COVID-19 pandemic

Americans of all ages are experiencing increased social isolation and loneliness in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the National Institute on Aging, nearly 14 million older adults in the U.S. live alone and are especially vulnerable during this time. Their research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of […]

Google

Webinar on “Digital Skills For Everyday Tasks” to be offered in Trenton

North Central Missouri Business Facilitation Stephanie Williams reports a webinar will be held next week with a topic of “Digital Skills For Everyday Tasks.” Google National Trainer Bryan Caplan will demonstrate how to manage work and life tasks more effectively using Google tools. The webinar will be held on the morning of April 28th at […]

Milan C-2 School Construction

Contractors continue progress at Milan school; time capsule from 1925 discovered

The Milan C-2 School District reports contractors continue to progress with construction at the school. A concrete floor was installed in the last few weeks in the kitchen/cafeteria-commons area, and several doors were removed to prepare for the new doors in several spots. The district notes the next step is for masonry blocks to be […]

Health News

State of Missouri recruiting medical personnel to boost COVID-19 response across state

Additional medical professionals are needed by hospitals across Missouri to help meet the challenges posed by COVID-19. To supplement the state’s current health care workforce, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency, and the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Missouri One Start Division are teaming up to recruit medical professionals not currently […]

Officer in school building carrying weapon

Audio: A new proposal would put an armed officer in each of Missouri’s nearly 2400 school buildings

A new proposal from an O’Fallon State Representative would require schools to have an armed officer in every building.     In what he’s calling the “Keep Our Schools Safe Act,” Representative Nick Schroer wants each of Missouri’s over five hundred school districts to hire, or train, someone to carry a concealed weapon in each […]

Gene Cowherd is one of three Barry County producers working with MU Extension agronomist Tim Schnakenberg to establish warm-season grasses through the NRCS + MU Grasslands Project.

Southwest Missouri producer sees success in first-year warm-season crop

The sea of native warm-season grass on Gene Cowherd’s Barry County farm is a reminder of a time when buffalo grazed tall prairie grasses. Cowherd’s first-year grasses stand more than 6 feet high with thick, green undergrowth. The grasses are part of a diverse grazing system that also includes alfalfa, Bermuda grass, orchardgrass, red clover, […]

Melissa Fike

Missouri math teacher presented national Milken Educator Award

Oakland Middle School eighth grade math teacher Melissa Fike was presented the national Milken Educator Award today by Milken Educator Awards Senior Program Director Greg Gallagher and Missouri Commissioner of Elementary and Secondary Education Dr. Margie Vandeven. The recognition comes with an unrestricted $25,000 cash prize for winners. Only one teacher from each participating state […]