Grain Bin Safety

Review grain bin safety rules before harvest begins

University of Missouri Extension rural safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch said National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 15-21, is a good time to review precautions for grain bins with farmworkers and family members. This year’s theme, “Shift Farm Safety Into High Gear,” reminds us to remain vigilant at all times when working on or visiting […]

Randy Davis Chalk Art

Audio: Chalk artist Randy Davis to make appearance at Grundy Center United Methodist Church

A chalk artist who uses illustrations to share Bible teachings will visit the Trenton area this month. Randy Davis of Ottumwa, Iowa, and his Drawing Closer Ministries will be at the Grundy Center United Methodist Church the evening of August 17th at 6 o’clock and the morning of August 18th at 9:30 and 10:30. Davis […]

Lifeflight Eagle

8-year-old falls from pickup tailgate; Life-flighted to Children’s Mercy Hospital

The Highway Patrol reports an eight-year-old boy from Hamilton fell from the tailgate of a pickup early Sunday evening while on private property off Route CC five miles north of Hamilton. Alex Rich received moderate injuries and was flown by LifeFlight Eagle to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. Investigators report the boy was sitting […]


As the weather warms drivers are urged to watch for motorcycles

As the weather warms up, so do the engines on motorcycles. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists and motorcyclists alike to “Watch for Motorcycles” in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries on Missouri roadways. “Preliminary data shows that approximately 12% of Missouri traffic fatalities in 2018 involved a […]

Large bale of hay

High nitrate in hay can, and is, killing beef cows in complex ways

Two years of abnormal weather changed plant growth, which changes livestock digestion and in the end, cows die. The words “it’s very complex” kept popping up in a University of Missouri emergency teleconference of state and regional MU Extension specialists.  This winter farmers find groups of cows dead, often falling on newly unrolled baled hay. […]

Holiday Parade

Chillicothe Holiday Parade set for 10:00 am start time Saturday, November 17th

The 72nd Annual Holiday Parade, presented by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce, is sponsored again this year by Hedrick Medical Center, HyVee and Midwest Gloves & Gear with a theme of “The Sounds of Christmas.” The parade will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 17th and will include floats and entries from many […]