PUTNAM COUNTY RI CAREER AND TECHNICAL STUDENT OF THE MONTH

Putnam County R-I announces Career and Technical Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Gavin McLain as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for September 2019. The acknowledgment included the presentation of a certificate, a CTE Student of the Month shirt, and the addition of his name to the 2019-2020 CTE Student of the Month awards plaque which […]

Corn in the field

Grain crop review for August 2019

Volatility seems to be the theme for the last several months. Weather forecasts, overseas trade relations, and harvest predictions have been large contributors for the past month. There has been plenty of moisture this year throughout the Corn Belt. However, the excessive moisture paired with the cooling temperatures have raised some concern over potential yields. […]

MU School of Medicine

MU School of Medicine receives nearly $5 million in grants to train more rural Missouri doctors

The University of Missouri School of Medicine has received two Health Resources and Services Administration grants totaling nearly $5 million to increase the number of doctors in Missouri and address the physician shortages in rural parts of the state. A Missouri Hospital Association study last year predicted a shortage of up to 49,000 primary care […]

Safe Room for Tornado Safety

Missouri schools build “Safe Rooms” for shelter from tornadoes

The Joplin School District has built 14 safe rooms since 2011, when a deadly tornado killed 161, to shelter students and community residents when the next tornado strikes. The safe rooms, constructed to meet Federal Emergency Management Agency specifications, provide near-absolute protection against injury or death in extreme weather events. Made of reinforced concrete and […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Well-being check in Chillicothe turns into leisurely drive to Wheeling and back for officers

Chillicothe police officers responded late Thursday morning to a residence in the 1200 block of Alexander Street for what was requested as a well-being check.  Officers were advised that a resident had taken their mother’s purse and the vehicle then left the house. Police said the person in question was reportedly suffering from a mental […]

Chillicothe Fire Department

Chillicothe Fire Department improves rating, placing in top 15% in the country

In a report of the Insurance Services Office, dated July 29, 2019, the Chillicothe Fire Department (CFD) has been recognized as achieving a reduced ISO rating of “3,” dropping from the “4” rating of just four years ago, placing Chillicothe in the top 15th percentile of Communities surveyed in 2019. This new rating is the […]

Varsity Spirit Uniforms

Varsity Spirit acquires Stanbury Uniforms in Brookfield

Varsity Spirit, the leader in cheer and dance camps, competitions and apparel and a division of Varsity Brands, announced that it has acquired Stanbury Uniforms, one of the leading providers in-band apparel nationwide, and SA Feather Company, a specialty supplier of costume, millinery and special events products. Varsity Spirit has grown the activity of cheerleading […]

Prescription Drugs with syringe (needle)

Audio: Northwest Missouri Opioid Summit underway in St. Joseph

A scourge throughout the nation gets the full attention of those attending the Northwest Missouri Opioid Summit in St. Joseph.  Opioid addiction has become a very real problem nationwide and has become an extremely difficult problem in Missouri.     Missouri gets low marks for prescriber education, prescription guidelines, but especially as the only state […]

Fescue

For added fall fescue growth, hold off nitrogen until August

Tall fescue, Missouri’s most used pasture grass, provides fall and winter grazing with proper management.  With growing concern about the lack of stored forage, grazing offers potential feed this year.   Fescue grows in two distinct seasons, spring and fall. Fall growth isn’t as robust as in spring. With good management, fescue gives grazing well […]