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 […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of September 16, 2019

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in north Missouri region for the week of September 16 – 22. Continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole […]

Calamity Jane Days

Calamity Jane Days in Princeton set to kickoff on Saturday

Twelve contestants will participate in the Miss Calamity Jane Pageant in Princeton on Saturday. The event will be held at the Princeton United Methodist Church at 7 o’clock that night. Contestants are Livi Binkley, Kyla Coffman, Raynah Collins, Jillian Finney, Jaysa Goodin, Becca Kile, Hannah King, Jarica Nelson, Alyssa Olson, Jaden Purdun, Cailynn Stokley, and […]

Bull Elk

Learn about Elk and Elk hunting in Missouri during live MDC webcast

Join the Missouri Department of Conservation on Wednesday, October 9, from noon to 1 p.m. for its Wild Webcast on Elk and Elk Hunting in Missouri. Get information on seeing free-ranging wild elk in Missouri and on Missouri’s first upcoming elk-hunting season, possibly starting as soon as next year. MDC experts will share information and […]

Forage Systems Research Center

Annual Forage Systems Research Center Field Day set for September 10, 2019

The Annual Field Day at the Forage Systems Research Systems Center near Linneus next month will feature presentations on beef cattle, industrial hemp, beekeeping, industrial hemp, and weather. The free public event will begin the morning of September 10th at 8:30 and will include a free lunch. Beef cattle topics will include discussions on new […]

County Fair

North Central Missouri Fair officials announce results of several competitions

Results have been released from several competitions at the North Central Missouri Fair in Trenton. Five teams of four members participated in the Super Teen Contest. The overall winning team was Make Farming Great Again. The team members were Taylor Richman, Whitley Richman, Sidney Lynch, and Hunter Beverlin. The second-place team was G. Town, which […]

Saddle Club Arena

Newtown Saddle Club to host a multitude of activities this weekend

Several activities are planned at the Newtown Saddle Club Arena this weekend, August 2nd through the 4, 2019.  Everyone is welcome to Coltrain’s Mules and Furnish Farms Trail Ride and Fun Games Friday through Sunday. Cattle events will be held Friday night at 7 o’clock. The events will include steer dobbing and doctoring as well […]

Corn in Beginning Stages of Drought

Rules allow corn, soybean cover crops to provide fall forage for cattle herds

Corn and soybean crops planted on “prevented acres” not planted last spring may provide corn and soybean forage for cattle this fall. With a wet spring, many farmers failed to make quality hay for cow herds. Now, cover crops needed on bare crop ground may produce quality forage.  Earlier regulations on unplanted cropland restricted using […]

Fescue

For added fall fescue growth, hold off nitrogen until August

Tall fescue, Missouri’s most used pasture grass, provides fall and winter grazing with proper management.  With growing concern about the lack of stored forage, grazing offers potential feed this year.   Fescue grows in two distinct seasons, spring and fall. Fall growth isn’t as robust as in spring. With good management, fescue gives grazing well […]