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North Central Missouri College recognizes Outstanding Honor Graduates

The Vicki Wheeler Honors Brunch is held each year to recognize North Central Missouri College Outstanding Honor Graduates for their accomplishments. The NCMC Outstanding Student Award is given to only one student in each degree program annually. Faculty select students based on academic merits, campus involvement, and leadership in the classroom. NCMC was unable to […]

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Missouri’s lack of e-commerce use tax means missing out on revenue from items sold online

As Missouri moves to reopen the state’s economy while still respecting social distancing measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, city and county government leaders warn of dire financial problems due to Missouri’s lack of an e-commerce use tax. Callaway County Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann said the failure of the Missouri legislature to pass an e-commerce […]

Smithfield Food Website

Smithfield Foods to temporarily close plants in Wisconsin and Martin City

KANSAS CITY, MO (AP) – The Associated Press reports Smithfield Foods will temporarily close plants in Wisconsin and at Martin City, Missouri because of the coronavirus pandemic. The plant near Milwaukee will be closed for two weeks while the facility on the south side of Kansas City is closed indefinitely. The Martin City location of […]

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Missouri River likely to enter minor flood stage this week

Levels on the Missouri River could move into minor flood stage from Nebraska City to northwest Missouri’s St. Joseph this week. Chairman Tom Waters with the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association says the area isn’t prepared for a high-than-normal runoff predicted. “The big issue for us is soil moisture,” Waters tells Missourinet affiliate KFEQ […]

Audio: Hamilton in final four of Strongest Town Competition

Hamilton is in the final four for the Strongest Town Competition. Strong Towns introduced 16 communities two weeks ago that stood out among nominees for their efforts, including local financial strength and resilience, civic engagement, and bottom-up development. Strong Towns describes itself on its website as “an international movement…dedicated to making communities across the United […]

CRP Website

USDA announces more than 3.4 million acres selected for general signup in Conservation Reserve Program

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the acceptance of more than 3.4 million acres in the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup recently completed, the first general signup enrollments since 2016. County offices will begin notifying producers with accepted offers no later than April 3. Through CRP, farmers and ranchers receive an annual rental payment for […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Special Education Department to host silent auction and bake sale

The Trenton R-9 Special Education Department will host a silent basket auction and bake sale during spring parent-teacher conferences to support a trip for special education students. Bids for donated baskets with various items will be accepted the March 13th online in the morning and at Trenton High School/Middle School at parent-teacher conferences from 2 […]

Cattle and hog futures continue downward trend into the weekend

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, except for the nearby contract, live cattle futures continued to tumble on another round of follow-through selling, with additional pressure from the volatility in the broader markets, lack of support from this week’s cash business, and weakness in wholesale values.  Feeder cattle futures were sharply lower on the same factors […]

Missouri Star Quilt Company

Audio: Missouri Quilt Museum in Hamilton to exhibit quilts involving musician Prince

An exhibit featuring quilts involving the musical artist Prince will be on display at the Missouri Quilt Museum in Hamilton. Museum Director Dakota Redford says the Prince Challenge Exhibition from Cherrywood Fabrics is made up of 75 two by two-foot art quilts designed by contestants from all over the world. The quilt will hang in […]