Linn County Prosecuting Attorney Shiante McMahon speaks during an April 23 mock trial of the Big Bad Wolf put on for students in local schools. (Photo courtesy Linn County Prosecuting Attorney's Office via Facebook)

Linn County roiled by prosecutor’s charge of racism, sexism in Marceline Police Department

(Missouri Independent) – When Linn County Prosecuting Attorney Shiante McMahon saw a photo of one of her campaign shirts defaced with obscene, racist, and sexist writing — and learned it had been on display in the headquarters of the Marceline Police Department — she decided a complaint with the city wouldn’t do any good. So she posted the photo […]

Master Gardener

University of Missouri Extension to offer Master Gardener course

Gardening offers many rewards, according to David Trinklein, state horticulture specialist for the University of Missouri Extension. One of them, he said, is the satisfaction of sharing plant knowledge with others. The MU Extension Master Gardener program has a motto of ‘helping others learn to grow. Trinklein notes it emphasizes service to others as the program’s […]

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USDA expands aquaculture disaster assistance to include fish raised for food

In response to catastrophic aquaculture losses due to major winter storms that hit states along the U.S. Gulf Coast in February, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced a policy change that makes food fish, and other aquatic species eligible for the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees and Farm-raised […]

Food Safety Website

Don’t be left in the dark about food safety when the power goes out

When the power goes out, the clock starts ticking on the safety of your refrigerated and frozen foods. Meats, seafood, ice cream, cut produce and even leftover pizza can become susceptible to foodborne contaminants in just a few hours, said Londa Nwadike, food safety extension specialist for the University of Missouri and Kansas State University. […]

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University of Missouri Extension in Harrison County invites growers to participate in a large pumpkin growing contest

The University of Missouri Extension in Harrison County is inviting growers to participate in a large pumpkin growing contest at the Harrison County Fall Festival in Bethany this September. Cash prizes will be available for the three heaviest pumpkins. The Festival will take place on Saturday, September 25th, on the square in Bethany. All contestants […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carroll County Memorial Hospital celebrates Heart Health Month with CCMH Foundation Donation

Carroll County Memorial Hospital acknowledged heart health awareness by encouraging employee involvement and raising funds for the CCMH Foundation, which will be directed towards the needs of CCMH’s Cardiopulmonary Department. For the month of February, the hospital also took on a hue of red in lights and decorations. Employees sported red attire for GO RED […]

FFA Week

Audio: Trenton High School to observe National FFA Week with a variety of activities

Trenton High Schools’ FFA Chapter is observing National FFA Week with daily activities plus the rescheduling of two events normally held during this week. Sunday, 23 members attended Laredo Christian Church. Today was designed as “Boots and Bibs” day at TH-S.  Tuesday involves FFA members bringing tractors and trucks to school. Kidridge Griffin is the […]

Fruits and Vegetables

Online workshops set for fruit and vegetable growers for produce safety training

Missouri fruit and vegetable growers can enroll in upcoming no-cost or low-cost online produce safety training. Webinar topics include creating a food safety plan for USDA Good Agricultural Practices certification, Food Safety Modernization Act training, produce safety best practices, and wildlife control for produce growers, said Londa Nwadike, an extension associate professor of food safety […]

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Dangerously cold temperatures coming this weekend to northern Missouri, wind chills as cold as 30 degrees below zero

The overnight low temperatures this coming weekend to northern Missouri will dip well below zero so be sure you and your family are prepared.  The number-one thing you can do to protect yourself and your family against the extreme cold is to plan ahead and prepare before the cold temps hit.   Saturday and Sunday […]

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Missouri Department of Agriculture announces grants for Missouri specialty crop producers

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is now accepting proposals for anticipated funding through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. Interested individuals, community organizations, and research institutions working to enhance the competitiveness of specialty crops in Missouri should submit their application by March 8, 2021. “Specialty Crop Grants are one of the many financial assistance options […]

Senator Roy Blunt

Audio: Missouri Senator Roy Blunt on inauguration, President Trump and Josh Hawley

Senator Roy Blunt is the chair of the presidential inaugural committee and learned today that President Trump will not attend.     Blunt told Missourinet that Pence stepped up this week and did what the Constitution required. Pence refused to go along with President Trump’s demand that he stop the electoral count as he presided […]

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EPA proposes registration of Trifludimoxazin, a new herbicide active ingredient

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposes registering pesticide products containing the new active ingredient trifludimoxazin, a vital additional tool in managing resistant weeds. Trifludimoxazin is an herbicide intended for pre-and/or post-emergent control of broadleaf and grass weeds. It can be applied by aircraft on citrus fruits, pome fruits, cereal grain (except rice), tree nuts, peanuts, […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education adopt virtual instruction policies

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education adopted policies Monday evening involving virtual instruction, English Language Learners, and transgender students. The 2019-2020 audit was approved. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reported Newtown-Harris is setting up a virtual program for students. Arrangements are being made, so after school activities can continue. Virtual platforms will be used as necessary. Ceiling […]

Operation Legend 2020

Operation LeGend results in over 500 arrests, including 37 murder suspects

U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison, at a joint press conference with Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and Kansas City Police Chief Rick Smith, announced that 518 arrests have been made by local and federal law enforcement officers in Operation LeGend. “On behalf of the team of federal law enforcement agencies involved in this groundbreaking initiative, I […]

Gilman City School

Gilman City Board of Education approves coordinator for programs

The Gilman City R-4 Board of Education has approved Principal Jill Sperry as the Homeless, Foster Care, and Migrant Coordinator. The McKinney-Vento Act Dispute Resolution, policy updates, and Daviess County CARES Act funding were also approved. Superintendent Roger Alley reported Gilman City R-4 started the Seamless Lunch and Breakfast program. Students will receive a free […]