Eric Menconi

Chillicothe School Resource Officer completes “A.L.I.C.E.” Training

Chillicothe School Resource Officer Eric Menconi completed a two-day instructors training program with the ALICE Training Institute last week. ALICE stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. The Chillicothe Police Department explains “the program is dedicated to promoting strategies to improve the chances of survival during a violent critical incident, such as an active […]

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FFDD celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Grundy County Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled Executive Director Kayla Graham explains the designation is to raise awareness of disability employment and celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities. Graham says FFDD is “very fortunate” to have several employers in the community that employs individuals […]

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Nestle Purina investing $115 million in southeast Missouri plant; 30 new jobs coming

(Missourinet) – One of the largest employers in southeast Missouri’s Bloomfield received a visit Tuesday from the governor, highlighting a major multi-million dollar expansion. Governor Mike Parson traveled to Bloomfield to tour a Nestle Purina plant that’s undergoing a $115 million investment. Nestle is the world’s largest food and beverage company. Nestle’s Bloomfield plant employs about 340 […]

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Agriculture tech giant Bunge to relocate global headquarters to St. Louis region

Agriculture giant Bunge announced the relocation of its global headquarters from White Plains, New York, to the St. Louis metropolitan area, increasing the company’s presence in the state. Bunge currently employs 525 workers at its office in Chesterfield. An additional 25 employees work at Bunge’s Creative Solutions Center in St. Charles, which includes pilot plants […]

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Winter weather takes toll on north Missouri roads

Across Northwest Missouri, the effects of winter weather are evident everywhere you look frozen ground, canceled classes, snow-covered fields, and potholes. The Missouri Department of Transportation normally launches its pothole efforts in March, but with the extreme weather we’ve faced this year, the roads are taking a beating. When they’re not out plowing ice and […]

Smithfield Foods donates $15,000 to the Sullivan County Exposition Center & Fairgrounds to build amphitheater

Smithfield Foods donates $15,000 to the Sullivan County Exposition Center & Fairgrounds to build amphitheater

Smithfield Foods, Inc. has announced a $15,000 donation to the Sullivan County Exposition Center & Fairgrounds to support the construction of an outdoor amphitheater overlooking Lake Cowgill that will be utilized for events throughout the year. “Our goal is to provide a venue that delivers recreational, social, educational, and cultural opportunities for Sullivan County families,” […]

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North Missouri Solid Waste Management planner addresses Trenton City Council’s vote against recycling

North Missouri Solid Waste Management District Region B Planner Ann Hamilton has written a letter urging the Trenton City Council to reconsider its recent decision concerning the city’s curbside recycling program. The city council last week voted six to one against continuing curbside recycling. Hamilton says Hope Haven Industries provided the Solid Waste Management District […]

Modine

Audio: Modine to celebrate 50th anniversary with open house on Saturday, November 3rd

Modine in Trenton will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an open house Saturday and Plant Controller Kimberly Mengel says the event from 8 o’clock to noon will include plant presentations and guided tours.     Plant Superintendent Miles Moore says attendees will be able to see light production at the facility.     Moore notes golf […]

Loving Support

Livingston County Health Center wins coveted award from USDA

The Livingston County Health Center’s Women, Infants, and Children Program have received a Loving Support Award of Excellence from the United States Department of Agriculture. The award program was established to recognize agencies that provide exemplary breastfeeding promotion and support services. Only agencies that operated a peer counseling program for at least one year and […]