2021 Livingston County Fair Royalty

Royalty crowned and winners announced in shooting sports competition at Livingston County Fair

Royalty has been crowned for the Livingston County Fair near Chillicothe. Selected as Queen to reign over activities this week were Rachel Holt, Princess Bridgett Eller, Junior Princess Alyssa Harris, and Clover Princess is Elizabeth Buttman. Several youths placed in the shooting sports divided up by ages into the junior, intermediate, and senior divisions at […]

Missouri 4-H shooting sports teams won third-place honors at the 2021 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships

Missouri 4-H shooting teams place third at national championships

The Missouri 4-H shooting sports teams won third-place honors at the 2021 4-H Shooting Sports National Championships, June 20-25 in Grand Island, Neb. More than 590 participants from 32 states competed in nine disciplines, demonstrating excellence in marksmanship, safety, responsibility, and teamwork, said Jim Sappington, University of Missouri Extension state 4-H shooting sports coordinator. “It […]

Illegal Firearms and firearm theft

Missouri man charged with drug trafficking, illegal firearms after calling 911

A Missouri man who called 911 to aid his mother was charged in federal court after police officers responded to their residence and found evidence of drug trafficking and illegal firearms. Michael Cummings II, 39, of Kansas City, was charged with possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and with possessing firearms in furtherance of […]

Dark Web

Missouri man sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for attempting to purchase chemical weapon on the dark web

A Missouri man was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison without parole for attempting to purchase a chemical weapon, capable of killing hundreds of people, on the dark web with Bitcoin. Jason William Siesser, 46, of Columbia, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to acquire a chemical weapon and one count of […]

White Clover in a field

Yield and quality improves when legumes are frost seeded at correct time

Forage yield and quality improve when legumes are frost-seeded at the right time, says University of Missouri Extension state forage specialist Craig Roberts. Frost seeding, a method of broadcasting seeds over snow- or frost-covered pastures, improves poor pastures at a low cost. Seeds work their way into the soil and germinate as the ground freezes […]

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EPA takes action to investigate PFAS contamination

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extensive efforts to address PFAS, the agency is making new information available about EPA testing that shows PFAS contamination from fluorinated containers.   Through a coordinated effort with both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a pesticide manufacturer, the agency has determined that fluorinated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers that are used to […]

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Enrollment begins for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for 2021

Agricultural producers can now make elections and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2021 crop year. The signup period opened Tuesday, Oct. 13. These key U.S. Department of Agriculture safety-net programs help producers weather fluctuations in either revenue or price for certain crops, and more than $5 billion […]

Dark Web

Missouri man pleads guilty to attempting to purchase chemical weapon on the Dark Web

A Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to attempting to purchase a chemical weapon, capable of killing hundreds of people, on the dark web with Bitcoin. Jason William Siesser, 45, of Columbia, Missouri pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr. to one count of attempting to acquire a chemical weapon and […]

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Hy-Vee partners with Kellogg’s and Keurig Dr Pepper to help feed hungry kids this summer

Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with Kellogg’s and Keurig Dr. Pepper, announced its End Summer Hunger campaign to provide food for children and families in need. During the month of July, for every qualifying purchase at a Hy-Vee grocery store, one meal will be donated to Feeding America food banks in Hy-Vee’s eight-state region. The program […]

Smithfield Plant in Milan

Workers at Smithfield’s Milan plant file lawsuit over health concerns

Workers at the pork processing plant in Milan are suing their employer, accusing the company of not doing enough to protect their health. The New York Times has reported that an anonymous worker at Smithfield’s plant in Milan, along with a non-profit called the Rural Community Workers Alliance, had filed the suit Thursday in the United States […]

Shooting Sports Competition (target)

Winners announced in shooting sports competition at Livingston County Fair

Among the winners of the shooting sports contests held during the Livingston County Fair near Chillicothe. Archery Compound Fingers-Junior Division 1-Leon Nickell 2nd Braden Stimpson 3rd- Andrew Schreiner Compound Fingers-Intermediate Division 1st- Bo Meeker Compound Release -Junior Division 1st-Harrison Costner 2nd- Colton Carr 3rd- Daniel Perry Compound Release – Intermediate Division 1- Milo Costner 2- […]

Soybeans

Soybean specialist offers tips for handling weather woes

Mother Nature has much to say about soybean yield and grain quality almost every year, says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold. This year was no exception. Several important soybean-growing regions in Missouri experienced severe drought this year. The most worrisome effect from drought is yield loss, but producers face several other effects […]

Solid Waste Collection Event

Livingston County solid waste collection event to be held in Chillicothe

Livingston County residents may dispose of special waste items banned from landfills at a collection event Saturday. The solid waste may be brought to the Old Pellet Building at 200 Brunswick in Chillicothe from 9 o’clock to noon that day. Free will donations will be accepted for household hazardous waste in its original container and […]