Farmers Electric Cooperative Website

Annual essay contest sponsored by Farmers’ Electric Cooperative now open for submissions

The 58th annual essay contest sponsored by Farmers’ Electric Cooperative in Chillicothe will look different this year. The Youth Tour trip to Washington, D. C. has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, however, area high school sophomores and juniors will still have an opportunity to win an all-expense paid experience this summer. Juniors will compete […]

Winter Weather

Winter weather returns to northern Missouri with a Blizzard Warning and Winter Weather Advisory

Just when most of the snow has melted in Northern Missouri, Mother Nature throws a curveball at us. Beginning Friday morning, portions of northwestern Missouri will fall under a Blizzard Warning with portions of north-central Missouri falling under a Winter Weather Advisory. A Blizzard Warning will take effect beginning at Midnight Friday morning through 6 […]

Evergy Website

Evergy electric customers to see monthly bills increase beginning February 1, 2021

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved requests filed by Evergy Missouri West and Evergy Metro to adjust the demand side investment mechanism charge on customer bills. The charge allows Evergy to recover demand-side management program costs and incentives under the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act. An Evergy Missouri West residential customer using 1,000-kilowatt hours […]

Coronavirus News Graphic

Grundy County Health Department reports 3 COVID-19 deaths; cases increase by 8 in Grundy and Mercer counties

The Grundy County Health Department reports it received confirmation of three COVID-19-related deaths. That brings the total to 32. It is noted that it may take several weeks to receive an official notice after someone dies. There may be several notifications at once when information is released. COVID-19 cases increased by six for Grundy County, […]

Coronavirus Update

Livingston County reports 4 COVID-19 deaths; cases of COVID-19 rise by 22 across four counties

The Livingston County Health Center reported four COVID-19-related deaths on January 12th, bringing the total to 41. There were seven new cases for a total of 1,242. Seventy-two cases are active, with 40 community actives, 25 facility actives, and seven school actives. Eleven current COVID-19-related hospitalizations were reported for Livingston County. Eight more COVID-19 cases […]

Coronavirus Update

COVID-19 numbers continue to climb in northwest Missouri

The COVID-19 count continues to climb in northwest Missouri. Regional information provided this morning by the Grundy County Health Department shows since testing began, 15 counties have collectively, 22,000 thousand positive COVID-19 probable cases come in at 21,966 along with 395 COVID-19-related deaths. The Grundy County update shows an increase by ten in the positive […]

Farm Scene

Audio: University of Missouri releases report on 2020 survey regarding crop and pasture land

University of Missouri extension has a report on the 2020 survey regarding crop and pasture land. MU Specialist in agriculture and the environment, Jackie Spainhauer, reports the average cropland values for eight area counties.     Jackie Spainhauer noted the average 2020 land values are based on surveys among ag lenders and others in the […]

Dan Hegeman

Audio: 12th District State Senator Dan Hegeman discusses Missouri’s economy and Senate Bill 282

With the Missouri legislative session underway, State Senator Dan Hegeman believes COVID-19 will continue to be among priorities, and Senator Hegeman also discusses the economy of Missouri, as well as talks about Senate Bill 282.     Republican State Senator Dan Hegeman of Cosby who represents the 12th district which includes several counties in northwest […]

Coronavirus Update

Sullivan and Harrison counties report 8 new cases of COVID-19; one death in Sullivan County

On Saturday evening, the Sullivan County Health Department reported four more cases and one additional death attributed to COVID-19. Sullivan County has had 12 deaths and 791 cases since testing began. The number of active cases was 34 as of Saturday evening, decreasing one from Friday’s report. There also was one active probable case. The […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

NCRS releases final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for East Locust Creek Watershed Plan

USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Missouri released a final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) recently for the East Locust Creek Watershed Plan. The plan involves the construction of a proposed multiple-purpose reservoir in Sullivan County.  The supplement addresses changes since NRCS prepared the East Locust Creek Watershed Plan and Environmental Impact Statement in 2006. […]

Coronavirus News Graphic

COVID-19 cases increase by 10 overall in Putnam, Sullivan and Mercer counties

The Putnam County Health Department reports five new individuals tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 387. Fourteen cases are being actively monitored by public health. There have been nine COVID-19-related deaths. The Putnam County Health Department announces it has been approved to order and administer the vaccine once it is available. It is […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Grundy County Health Department reports so far, no COVID-19 vaccine for employees

Hospitals and health departments in the state have reported immunizing their employees and front line workers with a COVID-19 vaccine. Grundy County Health Department Administrator Elizabeth Gibson reports no doses of a COVID-19 vaccine are yet available at the health department for its employees. The health department is working on getting a vaccine for individuals […]