Sam Graves

Missouri Congressman Sam Graves introduces Bill to remove fish and wildlife from Missouri River priorities

Missouri Congressman Sam Graves introduced a bill this week to remove fish and wildlife as an authorized purpose for management of the Missouri River and make flood control the highest priority. “Time and again, we continue to see fish and birds take precedence over people and property when it comes to managing the Missouri River,” […]

Missouri Department of Agriculture Agribusiness Academy

Area students selected to participate in Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Agribusiness Academy

Several area high school sophomores were recently selected as part of a group of 30 to participate in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Agribusiness Academy. Students selected for the 2019 class include Ada Fox of Galt, Seth Hansen of Chillicothe, and Rylee Johnson of Laredo. The selected students will convene at the Missouri Department […]

Wellness Challenge

Green Hills Wellness Challenge winners announced

The 12th Annual Green Hills Wellness Challenge had it’s final weigh-in last Thursday, April 4th and Friday, April 5th. The Grundy County Health Department reports 23 participants obtained 10% or greater weight loss from their initial weigh in. The individuals in the top five with the highest percentage of weight loss were Tona Crawford with 16 […]

Main Street Chillicothe

Main Street Chillicothe maintains highest level of accreditation a downtown program can achieve

Main Street Chillicothe is once again nationally and state accredited as a Main Street community following a program visit from representatives of the National Main Street Center and Missouri Main Street Connection. A news release from the Missouri Main Street Connection says accreditation is the highest level a downtown revitalization program can achieve. To receive […]

Tai Chi

Tai Chi classes to be offered in Chillicothe

The Livingston County Health Center and Grand River Multipurpose Center, both of Chillicothe, will hold Tai Chi for Health classes for seniors at 60 years old or those living with arthritis, fibromyalgia, and other conditions that cause balance problems and joint pain. Tai Chi for Health Institute Certified Instructors Ann Burchett and Ron Krammes will […]

Cow grazing in pasture

Improving cattle grazing fescue pastures with legumes

Cattle producers see more profit when they add legumes to fescue pastures and manage grazing systems properly, says Patrick Davis, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist. Fescue remains the hardy mainstay of southwestern Missouri pastures. Adding legumes gives fescue fields more nutritional punch and profit, Davis says.  Proper management is key to making grasses and […]

FFA

Area teams take part in Schuyler County Truman FFA event

FFA judging teams from Green City and Putnam County at Unionville captured two first-place events during the Schuyler County Truman FFA contests held Monday. Schools with one first-place winning team include Newtown-Harris, Milan, and Brookfield. The Green City team took first place in farm management and FFA knowledge. Putnam County FFA teams placed first in […]

Missouri Hospital Association

Missouri hospitals’ community benefit exceeded $3.3 billion In 2017

New data from the Missouri Hospital Association reveals that in 2017, the state’s hospitals provided more than $1.4 billion in uncompensated care and exceeded $3.3 billion in total community benefit — record totals for both categories. The report and hospital-specific data are available on the association’s consumer data site, FocusOnHospitals.com. “Hospitals are committed to building […]