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Commentary: Family farms are the solution, corporate agriculture is the problem

DISCLAIMER: This article is a commentary. The statements and opinions contained in the article are those of the author, Tim Gibbons. The opinions expressed by the author do not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of KTTN/KGOZ Radio, staff, management, or webmaster. (Missouri Independent) – Last month, Missouri Rural Crisis Center held a telephone town […]

Fugitive takes pursuit off-road, crashes vehicle, then flees into timber before being tracked down by authorities

Fugitive takes pursuit off-road, crashes vehicle, then flees into timber before being tracked down by authorities

Chillicothe Police Department K-9 Enoch and Handler Sergeant Jeremiah Grider assisted the Carrollton Police Department in finding a fugitive on April 30th. The Carrollton Police reports 50-year-old Steven Bittiker of Carrollton was taken into custody after a pursuit and is being held pending formal charges. He was wanted on outstanding felony warrants. The suspect allegedly […]

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Biden infrastructure plan could boost apprenticeship programs

Apprenticeship programs at community colleges are poised for a big investment under President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan. The plan includes $12 billion dollars for community colleges. At a recent congressional hearing, members from both parties expressed support for targeting some of those funds at apprenticeship programs within community colleges. Shalee Hodgson, associate dean for technology, applied […]

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Bill banning trans students from sports teams by gender wins support of Missouri House

(Missouri Independent) – After hours of fierce debate that spanned the course of two days, the Missouri House on Wednesday signed off on a prohibition on transgender students participating on the sports teams that match their gender identity. The provision, offered as an amendment by Rep. Chuck Basye, R-Rocheport, to House Bill 1141 was adopted by a vote […]

Grain Belt Express

Audio: Anti-Grain Belt Express bill gets another Senate hearing with testimony lasting two hours

The Grain Belt Express project plans to run wind power transmission lines across eight rural counties in northern Missouri—from Buchanan through Ralls. Though the Public Service Commission has approved it and the commission’s approval won a court challenge, agricultural opponents have once again found support in the Legislature. The Missouri House passed HB 527 to stop utility […]

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Audio: Missouri farm groups to rally in Jefferson City for private property rights

Farmers from across the state will rally this (Wednesday) afternoon at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City, for private property rights.     Holcomb GOP State Senator Jason Bean will present his bill today to the Missouri Senate Commerce Committee. Under his bill, the Missouri Public Service Commission (PSC) could not issue a certificate of […]

Grain Belt Express

Grain Belt transmission line forges ahead amid landowner, lawmaker pushback

(Missouri Independent) – On the heels of a historic cold snap that left thousands across the Midwest without power, Kansas and Missouri residents could soon reap the benefits of a massive high-powered transmission line delivering renewable energy.  Grain Belt Express, a project a decade in the making, is starting to acquire land along its route spanning […]

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Trenton High School Band and Choir take center stage at Trenton High School Performing Arts Center

The Trenton High School Band and Choir performed on opening night for the performing arts center at the high school on April 16th. The invitation-only event also included recognition of people who made the PAC a reality. Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels expressed appreciation to project engineers and architects, the board of education, former […]

Coronavirus or COVID-19 Mask Order Rescinded

Trenton R-9 School District announces mask mandate has been rescinded

The Superintendent of Trenton R-9 School District, Michael Stegman, announced that effective today, April 16, 2021, Trenton R-IX Schools has rescinded the mask mandate used during the COVID-19 outbreak. Masks are now optional, and social distancing is still encouraged at school, events, and gatherings.  School officials are asking staff and students to stay meticulous in fighting COVID-19.  […]

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Pause for Johnson & Johnson vaccine extended at least a week as federal health panel wrestles with next steps

(Missouri Independent) – Use of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 shot will remain paused for at least a week after a federal vaccine advisory panel said Wednesday that it had too little data on a rare but serious blood-clotting condition reported in at least six women. That means states and federally run vaccine sites will […]

Share The Harvest

Missouri Department of Conservation expresses appreciation to deer hunters for “Sharing the Harvest”

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) and the Conservation Federation of Missouri (CFM) thank the thousands of Missouri deer hunters who donated 238,920 pounds of venison to the state’s Share the Harvest program this past deer season, including 4,787 whole deer. MDC and CFM also thank the participating meat processors throughout the state who grind […]

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COVID-19 cases continue to decrease in Daviess County; residents can register for waiting list for COVID-19 vaccine

One COVID-19 case has been added in Daviess County since March 19th, which the health department notes brings the total to 672. Active cases dropped by two to three. Six hundred fifty-five cases have recovered. Fourteen COVID-19-related deaths have been reported for Daviess County. The health department reports numbers continue to decrease, and it is […]

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Sullivan County Health Department offers unused COVID-19 vaccine to other health departments

The 126 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine not used at the Sullivan County Health Department’s clinic on March 23rd will not be wasted. That according to Administrator Deborah Taylor, who said she has reached out to other county health departments. One health department has expressed an interest in receiving the unused doses of vaccine. Taylor […]

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Mercer County Health Department administers over 1000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine at vaccination event

The Mercer County Health Department reports more than 1,000 COVID-19 vaccines were administered during a mass vaccination second dose clinic at the Smithfield Education Center of Princeton on March 17th. The clinic was held in conjunction with the Region H Implementation Team and State Emergency Management Agency and was made possible by the community, regional, […]

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Missouri joins 20 other states in suing Biden administration for revoking Keystone XL pipeline permit

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt joined 20 other state attorneys general in filing suit on Wednesday, led by Montana and Texas, in United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas challenging President Joe Biden’s cancellation of the permits for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. The lawsuit argues that President Biden’s administration […]

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Daviess County Sheriff’s Department reports suspect who fled crash on Monday has been apprehended

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Department has reported the apprehension of the suspect who allegedly fled the scene of a Monday traffic accident on Interstate 35. It was about noon on Wednesday when officials from several departments mobilized in the Civil Bend area to conduct a “grid search” for 28-year-old Bradley DeWayne Taylor. The sheriff’s office […]