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Computers on the Farm Conference meets February 8-9 via Zoom

With its virtual format, this year’s Computers on the Farm Conference, Feb. 8-9, will vividly underscore the increasingly vital role of computers in agriculture. “The topics are designed to simulate a hands-on experience for both beginner and advanced farm computer users,” says Kent Shannon, University of Missouri Extension agricultural engineering specialist and MU assistant teaching […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education adopts Grundy County Hazard Mitigation Plan; approves audit

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education approved a resolution at a meeting Tuesday evening, January 18th adopting the Grundy County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Superintendent Doctor Kristi Weldon reports Jennifer Wyckoff with the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission spoke on hazard mitigation planning. The board approved the 2019-2020 audit. Alexis Sturgeon and Glen Wilson were appointed […]

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EPA takes action to investigate PFAS contamination

As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) extensive efforts to address PFAS, the agency is making new information available about EPA testing that shows PFAS contamination from fluorinated containers.   Through a coordinated effort with both the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and a pesticide manufacturer, the agency has determined that fluorinated high-density polyethylene (HDPE) containers that are used to […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy County R-5 Board of Education approves extension of COVID Response Act; approves purchase of new math curriculum

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education approved an extension of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on Wednesday evening, January 13th. The act provides employees 80 hours of paid sick leave if the employee is quarantined with COVID-19. The board approved the purchase of a new curriculum for the elementary school. Math Expressions will […]

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Feds tell states to give COVID-19 vaccine to anyone 65 and older in bid to speed rollout

(Missouri Independent) – The Trump administration on Tuesday directed state officials to expand who is getting vaccinated for COVID-19, and announced that all available doses will be distributed to states instead of holding back a reserve of follow-up doses. Under the policy changes outlined by Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, states should begin […]

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Audio: Missouri Capitol heightens security after FBI warning of armed protests; House discusses emergency plans

The Missouri Capitol has extra law enforcement keeping an eye on the building after reports of possible “armed protests” at all 50 state capitols and the U.S. Capitol. The increased presence follows an FBI warning of threats of an “uprising” in the days leading up to the January 20 inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden. During […]

Josh Hawley stands his ground despite Missouri officials calling for his resignation and donors pulling support

Calls for the resignation of Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley continue to trickle in, along with some Republican allies and corporate donors pulling their support for him. The political backfire follows his efforts to challenge President-elect Joe Biden’s election victory and the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol that followed last week. “I will never […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council approves ordinance declaring Sliced Bread Building historic landmark

The Chillicothe City Council approved ordinances on January 11th accepting a re-subdivision in the Industrial Park and declaring the Sliced Bread Building a historic landmark. The re-subdivision involves lots of two, four, and five in the Industrial Park. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports the subdivision effort was originally presented to the city more than 20 […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council approves employment of police officer and purchase of dump truck

Two ordinances were adopted and authorization was given to purchase a used truck when the Trenton City Council met Monday night.  The council also approved the employment of a new policeman subject to Police Officer Standards certification. A recommendation was advanced by the Police Personnel Board. Per an agreement between the city of Trenton and […]