Chautauqua In The Park

35th Annual Chautauqua in the Park kicks off Saturday in Chillicothe

The 35th Annual Chautauqua in the Park will be held September 7th and 8th, 2019 at Simpson Park in Chillicothe, Missouri. This annual event, sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chillicothe Area Arts Council, and presented by Hedrick Medical Center, has a wide variety of entertainment, activities, artists, crafts, and food. […]

Hepatitis A

Over 400 cases reported statewide in Hepatitis A outbreak in Missouri

From September 15, 2017, to August 20, 2019, there have been 414 hepatitis A outbreak-associated cases in 35 Missouri counties. Of the cases reported, there have been 233 hepatitis A outbreak-associated hospitalizations and 2 hepatitis A outbreak-associated deaths. The disease appears to be spreading through direct person-to-person contact, mostly among people who use illicit injection […]

Smithfield Food Website

Smithfield announces completion of renewable natural gas project

Smithfield Foods, Incorporated announces construction has been completed on a low-pressure natural gas transmission line connecting a Smithfield hog farm with the city of Milan’s natural gas pipeline. Renewable natural gas (RNG) produced at the hog farm will be directly injected into the transmission line flowing into Milan’s natural gas distribution system prior to delivery. […]

Pinky Swear Foundation Website

Hy-Vee to hold “Round-Up” fundraising event for Pinky Swear Foundation

Hy-Vee, Inc., in partnership with Pinky Swear Foundation, a national charitable organization that supports children with cancer and their families, has announced that its register round-up fundraising event will be held on August 1 through August 18, 2019, at Hy-Vee’s more than 260 stores. The annual Hy-Vee Pinky Swear Register Round-Up gives customers the opportunity […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

North Central Missouri College Criminal Justice Degree ranked among best in the nation

The North Central Missouri College Online Associates degree in Criminal Justice was recently featured as one of the top fifty online Associates in Criminal Justice degree programs in the nation by The Best Schools website for 2019. To see the full listing, visit THIS LINK. “We are extremely grateful for the recognition, said Jenna Vandel, […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri Department of Corrections staff pay raise finalized as Governor signs state budget

In a ceremony at Jefferson City Correctional Center, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed into law a state operating budget that includes the largest pay raise for corrections staff in Missouri Department of Corrections history.  Developed by the department, championed by Governor Mike Parson and approved by the state legislature, the pay plan calls for a […]

East Locust Creed Reservoir Website

Financing plan for East Locust Creek Reservoir project receives $3M in state funding

The financing plan for the East Locust Creek Reservoir project in Sullivan County has received $3,000,000 in state funding following legislative approval this year. Governor Mike Parson had requested and the General Assembly supported $10,000,000 to be placed in the Multi-purpose Water Resources Fund which enables the State to enter into a debt-share arrangement with […]

Flooding in northwest Missouri

Disaster aid package that includes resources for Missouri farms and communities passed by Senate

A disaster aid package that includes much-needed resources for Missouri farms and communities impacted by flooding passed the Senate by a vote of 85 to 8. “The flooding in our state has been completely devastating in some areas – from destroyed homes to lost crops to damaged infrastructure,” said Blunt. “Relief is finally one step […]