Missouri State Fair 2020

Missouri State Fair officials announce Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion Market Lambs

Reagan Rodgers, daughter of Blaine and Melissa Rodgers, is the exhibitor of the 2020 Grand Champion Market Lamb at the Missouri State Fair Youth Livestock Show. Reagan is from Savannah and is a member of the Kodiak Kadettes 4-H Club. Reagan’s prize-winning Hampshire Lamb weighed 123 pounds. The Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb honor went […]

Missouri State Fair 2020

Missouri State Fair officials announce Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion market pen of chickens

Lauren Bailey, daughter of Cathy and Danny Bailey, is the exhibitor of the 2020 Grand Champion Market Pen of Chickens at the Missouri State Fair Youth Livestock Show. Lauren is from Clinton and is a member of the Clinton FFA Chapter. Lauren’s prize-winning Pen of Chickens weighed 6.944, 6.899, 6.953, and 6.882 pounds. The Reserve […]

Missouri officials report 220 cases of COVID-19 among offenders at Chillicothe Correctional Center with 190 active

The Missouri Department of Corrections reports new cases of COVID-19 at the Chillicothe Correctional Center. There are 220 cumulative cases among offenders, which is an increase of four since Thursday, August 6th. One hundred ninety are active, and 30 have recovered. There are 23 cumulative staff cases at the Chillicothe Correctional Center. Eleven are active, […]

Livestock Show

Daviess County Junior Livestock show officials announce winners in beef judging, rabbit and poultry competition

In beef judging at the Daviess County Junior Livestock show on Saturday, Cutler Epperson exhibited the Grand Champion bull, Nathan Meek had the Reserve Champion bull, Lilly Stedum showed the Grand Champion Heifer, and Abby Burton exhibited the Reserve Champion heifer. Ashley Knibb had the Grand Champion market animal. Kimber Woodworth showed the Reserve Champion […]

Grain Belt Express

Missouri’s municipal electric utilities encouraged by General Assembly regarding Grain Belt Express

Missouri’s municipal electric utilities are encouraged by the outcome of the 2020 General Assembly Among the favorable outcomes was the reconsideration and defeat of parts of SB 782 by the Missouri Senate. Senators found a ‘hidden’ House amendment in the bill that was an attempt to kill the Grain Belt Express transmission line project (GBX). […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Sullivan County reports eleven additional cases of COVID-19, now thirty five active cases

Sullivan County Health Department has confirmed eleven additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Sullivan County. Currently, Sullivan County sits at a total of thirty-six cases with thirty-five cases remaining active. The positive cases have been determined to be community related. To maintain confidentiality, no other information will be provided about the individuals. The Sullivan County […]

Smithfield Plant in Milan

Workers at Smithfield’s Milan plant file lawsuit over health concerns

Workers at the pork processing plant in Milan are suing their employer, accusing the company of not doing enough to protect their health. The New York Times has reported that an anonymous worker at Smithfield’s plant in Milan, along with a non-profit called the Rural Community Workers Alliance, had filed the suit Thursday in the United States […]

Scholarship

Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation approves 23 to receive scholarships

The Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation, Incorporated Board of Directors approved 23 female graduates of North Mercer and Princeton high schools to receive $117,639.44 in scholarships for the Spring 2020 semester. Eleven recipients are attending North Central Missouri College in Trenton. Five are attending Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville. Four are attending Missouri Western State […]

Polar Plunge

Lake Viking Polar Plunge raises $11,000 for Special Olympics Missouri

Eleven thousand dollars was raised, and 44 individuals participated in the Lake Viking Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Missouri hosted by the Chillicothe Correctional Center. North Area Development Director Melody Prawitz reports the highest fundraising individuals were Mike Lowe with 25 hundred dollars, Mark Parkhurst $1,050, and Catherine Jackson at $900. The highest fundraising teams […]

Emergncy Snow Route

Trenton’s Emergency Snow Ordinance to once again become active Friday night

Trenton City Administrator Ron Urton says overnight snowfall hampered the street department’s efforts in removing snow from streets. Trenton’s emergency snow route ordinance will once again go into effect Friday night at 11 o’clock until Saturday morning, January 25th at 7 o’clock. This allows snow to be cleared from streets designated as emergency snow routes. Vehicles […]