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USDA invests $35 million in rural water, energy, and biofuel infrastructure in Missouri

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Missouri Acting State Director D Clark Thomas announced the agency is investing $35,046,000 in critical infrastructure that will help rural Missouri communities build back better and stronger while prioritizing climate-smart solutions and environmental stewardship. USDA is making the investments under the Water and Environmental Program, the Rural Energy for […]

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Midwestern Pet Foods voluntarily recalls products due to possible salmonella health risk

The Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Feed & Seed Program issued a consumer alert following a voluntary pet food recall published by Midwestern Pet Foods. No pet or human illness has been reported at this time. According to the company’s announcement, the voluntary recall applies to specific expiration dates and pet food brands, including CanineX, Earthborn […]

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Groundbreaking ceremony set for Caldwell County’s Little Otter Creek Reservoir March 19, 2021

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Missouri, Caldwell County Commission, USACE, and Caldwell County SWCD will host a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the beginning of construction on the Little Otter Creek Reservoir on March 19th, 2021. After over two decades of planning, design, reviews, and permitting, the Little Otter Creek Reservoir will begin […]

First place winner, Northeast Nodaway High School competing in the boomilever competition

Area high schools compete in Science Olympiad at NCMC

Several high schools recently participated virtually in Science Olympiad hosted by North Central Missouri College in Trenton, Missouri. Those high schools included Maysville, Northeast Nodaway, Pattonsburg, South Harrison, and Stanberry. The event covered several areas of the sciences, including life, earth, space, physical, chemistry, technology engineering, and inquiry. As a few examples, in one event, […]

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Made in Missouri: Batteries that power Mars rover, Perseverance, made in Joplin

The new Mars rover is powered by batteries manufactured by EaglePicher Technologies in Joplin, Missouri. There were 14 EaglePicher silver-zinc batteries on the Atlas V launch rocket. Two of the company’s thermal batteries powered the spacecraft during entry, descent, and landing stages, including igniting the pyrotechnics that opened parachutes. The rover’s main power system consists […]

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Gallatin Board of Aldermen accept ordinances, move forward with plans for county fair

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen accepted several ordinances at a meeting Monday evening. One added a new chapter to city code regarding regulations for medical marijuana cultivation, manufacturing, testing, transportation, and dispensaries. The board voted in April to draft a city ordinance reducing the medical marijuana dispensary distance requirement from 1,000 feet to 100 feet […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve drafting ordinance on medical marijuana dispensary

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen Monday evening, on a split vote of three to one, approved drafting a city ordinance reducing the medical marijuana dispensary distance requirement from 1,000 feet to 100 feet from any church, school, or daycare. Board President Carol Walker was the no vote. The vote was taken after online survey results […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Regional Water Commission provides information on the dam for East Locust Creel Reservoir

The General Manager of the North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission says there seems to be interest in and discussion about the dam for the East Locust Creek Reservoir. While the dam has presented challenges, they are not insurmountable. In 2014 after more geologic information was gathered, the proposed dam was moved upstream approximately 170 […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve ordinances

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved several ordinances at a meeting this week. The ordinances regarded a salt storage lease agreement with Larry Johnson, an engineering agreement for professional services with Allstate Consultants for the Gallatin Wastewater Treatment Plant and collection system, and an operation and maintenance agreement with People Service, Incorporated for operation, maintenance, […]