Missouri Governor Mike Parson delivers State address in Missouri House January 19, 2022 (Photo courtesy of Tim Bommel - Missouri House Communications)

Governor Mike Parson touts Missouri’s COVID-19 response in annual State of State address

(Missouri Independent) – Gov. Mike Parson praised his administration’s handling of the still-unfolding COVID-19 pandemic Wednesday, telling a joint session of the Missouri General Assembly that the state has emerged ready to make long-term investments in its future.  “The bottom line is Missouri’s economy is strong,” Parson said in his annual State of the State […]

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Trenton Rotary Club hears presentation on ALICE Active Shooter Training Program

A Trenton Police officer discussed the ALICE Active Shooter Training Program at the Trenton Rotary Club meeting on November 18.  ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate, which is the protocol followed in an active shooter situation. Officer Jeff Spencer reported the program was developed in 2000 originally for school situations, but it […]

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75th Annual Chillicothe Chamber Holiday Parade rolls through downtown Saturday morning

The 75th Annual Holiday Parade “Recipe for a Merry Christmas”, presented by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce, is sponsored this year by Sonoco & Chillicothe Hy-Vee. The parade will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 20th, and will include floats and entries from many different organizations, youth groups, churches, businesses, and individuals throughout […]

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75th Annual Chillicothe Holiday Parade Grand Marshal announced

The 75th Annual Holiday Parade, presented by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Sonoco & HyVee, will boast the festive theme of “Recipe for a Merry Christmas” on Saturday, November 20, 2021 beginning at 10 am in downtown Chillicothe. “It is going to be a great parade for our 75th year,” stated […]

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Twyla Johnson wins Viewers Choice Award at Scrappy Quilters Quilt Show

“Churches Around the World” by Twyla Johnson of Spickard won the Viewers Choice Award at the Scrappy Quilters Quilt show over the weekend during the Missouri Days Festival. The quilt was the Highway 36 Shop Hop design for 2019. Quilt shops along Highway 36 from St. Joseph to Hannibal choose a theme and then each […]

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Audio: “Operation Christmas Child” provides shoebox gifts to children; You can help locally through area churches

International relief organization Samaritan’s Purse provides partners around the world with shoebox gifts through Operation Christmas Child. The boxes can be filled with items and are given to children in need in countries around the world. National Collection Week is November 15th through 22nd. There are multiple area drop-off locations with varied hours. They include […]

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Serve Trenton completes 12 projects over the weekend

A group of individuals representing four area churches met for Serve Trenton this past Saturday and Sunday. Spokesman Doctor Kevin Harris reported 12 improvement projects were completed by the volunteers. He noted these were done on behalf of the area’s elderly and indigent citizens. The event began at CF Russell Stadium with prayer, worship, and […]

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“Recipe for a Merry Christmas” is theme of 2021 Chillicothe Chamber Holiday Parade

The Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that “Recipe for a Merry Christmas” has been chosen as the 2021 Holiday Parade theme. The Holiday Parade this year will be sponsored by HyVee & Sonoco. The parade will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 20, 2021, in downtown Chillicothe and will include […]

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Results announced for the Daviess County Quilt Show

Results have been announced from viewer’s choice awards for the Daviess County Quilt Show in August. The Green Hills Quilt Guild sponsored the show at the Daviess County Library to celebrate Missouri’s bicentennial. Viewer’s choice first place went to Debbie Heldenbrand of Gallatin for Sampler: Bristle Creek Farmhouse. Second place went to Twyla Johnson of […]

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Community participation sought for Student Organization Fair

Area businesses, churches, and organizations are invited to participate in the annual North Central Missouri College Student Organization Fair on Monday, August 23. The Student Organization Fair is set to begin at 11 a.m. and will run until approximately 1:30 p.m.  The event is being organized by the NCMC housing staff. .  NCMC wants to […]

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Trenton Area Ministerial Alliance assists residents with utility bills and rent

The Trenton Area Ministerial Alliance helps Grundy County residents with paying utilities and sometimes rent. Tenth Street Baptist Church Pastor Ron Ratliff says the Good Samaritan Fund was started about 10 years ago.     He explains the Trenton Area Ministerial Alliance will help in the best way and as much as it possibly can. […]

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Governor Parson signs SB 51 into law giving healthcare providers and others protections against COVID-19 related civil action

Governor Mike Parson signed SB 51 into law, which protects health care providers, businesses, religious organizations, and others from being held liable in COVID-19 exposure civil actions.  “When COVID-19 first struck Missouri, health care providers, manufacturers, businesses, churches, schools, and other entities quickly altered their operations to protect public health and accommodate the needs of […]

Economic Development

Department of Economic Development awards $15.8 million for community development projects statewide

The Department of Economic Development announced it will award more than $15.8 million to 38 recipients through its Community Development Block Grant Program to help communities with infrastructure improvement and other projects across Missouri. “Strengthening infrastructure and improving our workforce remains my administration’s top priorities,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Whether repairing roads, upgrading facilities, or […]

Healthcare

Audio: Parson to sign into law restrictions on Missouri’s local health departments

Governor Parson plans to sign into law tomorrow restrictions on Missouri’s local health departments.     The legislation bans county health departments from issuing public health orders during a state-declared emergency. It limits them to ordering the closure of businesses, schools, churches, and gatherings for up to thirty days. After that time, closures will be […]