Michael Smith Joins Mosaic at Maryville

Michael Smith, MD, orthopedic surgeon, now seeing patients in Maryville

Mosaic Medical Center in Maryville announces J. Michael Smith, MD, will see patients one day a week at Mosaic Medical Center-Maryville. Dr. Michael Smith is a fellowship-trained orthopedic sports medicine specialist. He brings the latest minimally invasive techniques in the shoulder, hip, and knee arthroscopy to Maryville, along with an extensive background in open shoulder […]

Stars and Stripes Museum Website

Stars and Stripes Museum kicks off fund-raising campaign with Spirit of Democracy event

Not many Missourians know that the U.S. military’s daily newspaper, Stars and Stripes, was founded here on Nov. 9, 1861. Union soldiers occupying the town commandeered the printing press of the Bloomfield Herald and issued a four-page newspaper with that title. The newspaper proved to be a morale booster for troops away from their families, […]

Chillicothe FFA Mud Volleyball Tournament

Almost 400 attend Mud Volleyball Tournament in Chillicothe

Three-hundred-eighty-five Chillicothe FFA members and spectators attended the chapter’s Sixth Annual Mud Volleyball Tournament recently. Approximately $1,200 was raised from the event, which will go to the Kiwanis’s Shop with a Cop program. The winning team was the Mud Pits, second place went to the Gold Diggers, and third place went to the Beef Tips. […]

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Useful USDA resources available for farmers hurt by 2018, 2019 disasters

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program began Sept. 11, 2019. “U.S. agriculture has been dealt a hefty […]

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcyclist crashes on Highway 116 striking car west of Cowgill; driver accused of driving while intoxicated

The highway patrol reports a Richmond man received serious injuries when the motorcycle he was operating struck a car, then went off Highway 116 and overturned in southern Caldwell County. Forty-six-year-old Michael Milligan of Richmond was flown by medical helicopter to Truman Medical Center in Kansas City. The driver of the car, 54-year old Manley […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education addresses issues with electronic cigarettes and vaping

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved early graduation requests for Kaitlyn Owen and Emma Rorebeck on Tuesday evening. Bus routes were approved with Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels reporting there are 10 regular bus routes and three special education/preschool routes, which is the same as last year. He said there are enough drivers […]

Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle crash near Polo sends two to hospital

The Highway Patrol reports two Excelsior Springs residents sustained serious injuries when they were ejected from a motorcycle one mile south of Polo early Saturday morning. Emergency medical services transported driver 35-year-old Dustin Cope and passenger 32-year-old Andrea Demboski to the Liberty Hospital. The motorcycle traveled north on Fawn Lake Drive at Hideaway Lake before […]

Nestle Sign in front of Corporate offices

Nestle Purina investing $115 million in southeast Missouri plant; 30 new jobs coming

(Missourinet) – One of the largest employers in southeast Missouri’s Bloomfield received a visit Tuesday from the governor, highlighting a major multi-million dollar expansion. Governor Mike Parson traveled to Bloomfield to tour a Nestle Purina plant that’s undergoing a $115 million investment. Nestle is the world’s largest food and beverage company. Nestle’s Bloomfield plant employs about 340 […]

Unemployment Benefits Graphic

Application deadline approaching for disaster unemployment benefits in six Missouri counties

The Missouri Department of Labor’s Division of Employment Security will accept applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) for individuals in six Missouri counties through September 5, 2019, whose employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding that began April 29, 2019, and ended July 5, 2019. A disaster assistance amendment was […]