Wild Turkey

Firearms turkey hunting expected to be similar to recent seasons

With fall firearms turkey season running Oct. 1 – 31 and archery turkey season underway, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) advises turkey hunters it could be another challenging season. According to MDC, turkey production in Missouri steadily increased during the 1990s before declining during the 2000s. While production began to increase throughout much of […]

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Missouri counties mailing new ballots after Amendment 3 language goof

Nearly 2,000 Buchanan County voters in northwest Missouri will be sent new ballots after receiving absentee ballots with language thrown out by the courts. Some voters in southwest Missouri’s Vernon County were reportedly also given ballots with the wrong language. Buchanan County Clerk Mary Baack-Garvey says the county received ballots with the original language for […]

Missouri National Guard

Governor activates Missouri National Guard in response to civil unrest

Gov. Mike Parson signed today an executive order activating the Missouri National Guard as a “precautionary measure” in response to demonstrations continuing across the country. Members will aid in the state’s effort to protect people and property from being harmed. On Wednesday, a Kentucky grand jury chose not to charge police officers in the death […]

Census 2020

Green Hills counties have lower self-response rate for U.S. Census compared to national response rate

As of Thursday, September 24th, most of the Green Hills area counties had lower self-response rates for the United States Census than the national rate of 66.2% and the state rate of 65.4%. Only Livingston County had a self-response rate higher than the national and state rates. Livingston County’s rate was 67.5%. Linn County had […]

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Chillicothe woman commits election violation by posting ballot with candidates selected on Facebook

A Chillicothe woman has been charged in Livingston County with misdemeanor committing class four election offenses after allegedly posting a picture to Facebook of her ballot with candidates selected. Tari Gayle Graves was issued a criminal summons, and an initial appearance in court is scheduled for October 21st at 9 am. A probable cause statement […]

Generic City Water

Trenton Municipal utilities to begin changes in water disinfection and flushing of system

The Trenton Municipal Utilities Water Treatment Plant will begin utilizing free chlorine, or a free chlorine conversion, in its water system Friday, September 25th. The temporary changes to water disinfection will last for three to six weeks. The changes will involve feeding free chlorine, instead of chloramines, as the disinfectant leaving the water treatment plant. […]

Common Carp Species of fish

Anglers should take note of regulation change regarding the use of live bait

The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds anglers that a definition for “invasive fish” has been added to the Wildlife Code of Missouri and effects what type of fish is allowed for use as live bait. The definition includes a list of bighead carp, silver carp, grass carp, and common carp. “Invasive fish are not native […]