Wild Turkey

Firearms turkey hunting expected to be similar to recent seasons

With fall firearms turkey season running Oct. 1 – 31 and archery turkey season underway, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) advises turkey hunters it could be another challenging season. According to MDC, turkey production in Missouri steadily increased during the 1990s before declining during the 2000s. While production began to increase throughout much of […]

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Missouri Board of Education to consider proposal intended to boost available substitute teachers

Missouri is in the market for more K-12 substitute teachers during the COVID-19 time. The level of need varies around the state depending on the district, grade, subject, and region. According to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), the number of candidates preparing to become full-time teachers has been declining steadily over […]

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Report finds Missouri declining in children’s health coverage

Missouri is among states experiencing a serious erosion in children’s health coverage, according to a new report. The findings, released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, indicated there were 12,000 more uninsured Missouri kids in 2018 than in 2016, a 17% increase. Traci Gleason, vice president for internal affairs at the Missouri Budget Project, […]

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Wildlife biologist to host free workshop at Barton Farm Campus

A Farm Bill Wildlife biologist will host a free workshop about how landowners, gardeners, and local communities can improve their property by establishing native pollinator plots. Josh Marshall will present information during the Pollinators and Wildlife Presentation and Field Tour at the Barton Farm Campus in Trenton on the evening of June 21st at 6:30.  […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Audio: Legislature approval not required for Missouri prison reorganization plan

The Missouri Department of Corrections is moving many inmates and workers at the Crossroads prison in Cameron to the nearby Western Missouri Correctional Center. Director Anne Precythe says moving to the older prison makes sense.     The state has budgeted three-million dollars to convert half of Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron into a […]

Fall Turkey Hunting Season

Hunters check 2,169 turkeys during Missouri’s Fall firearms turkey season

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that hunters checked 2,169 turkeys during Missouri’s fall firearms turkey season, Oct. 1-31. Top harvest counties were Greene with 57, Henry with 48, and Laclede with 47. Last year’s fall firearms turkey harvest total was 2,899. MDC’s turkey biologist says the low harvest total can […]

Wild Turkey

Missouri Department of Conservation predicts fall turkey hunting to be challenging

With fall firearms turkey season and archery season underway, the Missouri Department of Conservation advises hunters it could be a challenging season. This year’s annual wild turkey brood survey shows statewide turkey production was below average. The statewide poult-to-hen ratio (PHR) for this year was 0.9, which was 13% higher than last year’s ratio, but […]

Bethel Church

Grand River Historical Society to relocate Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church built in 1868

The Grand River Historical Society Museum of Chillicothe plans to move the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Chillicothe to a location near the museum Wednesday. Museum Curator Pam Clingerman says the church was donated to the museum, and the museum has spent the last year raising funds to relocate the building with a basement […]