Shopko

Shopko files for bankruptcy, Carrollton store to close

An area Shopko store is to close due to the Green Bay, Wisconsin-based retailer and its subsidiaries filing voluntary petitions for a court-supervised financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The company’s website provides a list of the 38 stores to close including the Shopko Hometown store in Carrollton. The expected […]

Feeding cattle (cows, livestock)

Feeding corn to cows replaces hay, but care is needed when adding starch to diets

Wintering cows in a year with bad hay or shortages of hay proves challenging to beef farmers with the prolonged drought last summer upsetting haymaking plans. Beef nutritionist Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension, answered farmers’ questions December 2nd at the Missouri Livestock Symposium in Kirksville.  His topic: “Winter Feeding With Expensive Hay.”  Less hay can […]

Child being examined by doctor

Number of uninsured children grows in Missouri

About 75,000 children in Missouri lacked health insurance in 2017, or about 5.1 percent, according to a new report from Georgetown University’s Center for Children and Families.  That’s a small increase over 2016 and is just above the national average, which increased from 4.7 to 5 percent. Amanda Schneider, director of the Medical-Legal Partnership at Legal Services […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

NCMC Board of Trustees accept retirement request

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees accepted the retirement of Green Hills Head Start Program Director Doctor Beverly Hooker at its meeting Tuesday afternoon. Hooker’s last day of employment will be January 31st, 2019, which is the end of the current fiscal year. She has been employed at NCMC and Head Start since […]

Ministerial Alliance

Trenton Ministerial Alliance offers financial assistance to both residents and non-residents

The Trenton Area Ministerial Alliance has a Transient/Benevolence Ministry available for individuals visiting the community. Steve Merrin with the Ministerial Alliance says one of the alliance’s major components is service, which involves reaching out and helping those in need. He explains money is set aside within the alliance’s budget for the ministry and is one […]

Missouri Department of Conservation reminds deer hunters about CWD sampling, carcass disposal, and Share the Harvest

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters that it is conducting mandatory sampling and voluntary sampling of harvested deer to help find cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD). MDC encourages hunters to properly dispose of deer carcasses to help limit the spread of the disease. MDC also encourages hunters to Share the Harvest […]