Bethel Church

Grand River Historical Society to relocate Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church built in 1868

The Grand River Historical Society Museum of Chillicothe plans to move the Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church of Chillicothe to a location near the museum Wednesday. Museum Curator Pam Clingerman says the church was donated to the museum, and the museum has spent the last year raising funds to relocate the building with a basement […]

Farm News

As meat supplies grow for export demand, trade and tariff doubts hurt on-farm prices

Large supplies of meat and dairy, possibly record-setting tons, are coming to U.S. consumers. For consumers, this can be good news with lower prices at grocery cases. For producers of beef, pork, chicken, and milk it doesn’t bode so well.  In a mid-year baseline update for livestock and dairy, University of Missouri economist Scott Brown […]

Civil War

Audio: Historians push to install statue of black Civil War Soldier in southeast Missouri town

(Missourinet) – Historians want to add a historical attraction to a downtown square in southeast Missouri’s Cape Girardeau. The attraction is a limited-edition bronze statue of James Ivers, a black soldier who fought in the Civil War. Historian Steven Hoffman with Southeast Missouri State University told KFVS-TV the square’s location was a place where slaves […]

University Mo Extension

University of Missouri Extension to hold programs on historical document preservation and stained glass

The University of Missouri Extension in Grundy County plans to hold programs on historical document preservation and stained glass. State Historical Society of Missouri Conservator Erin Kraus will conduct the document preservation workshop in the meeting room in the basement of the Willis Alexander Student Center in Trenton the afternoon of August 25th from 1 […]

Sliced Bread Day Chillicothe Missouri

Audio: Chillicothe to showcase history of sliced bread during Sliced Bread Day on Saturday

(Missourinet) – On July 7, 1928, the Chillicothe Baking Company in northwest Missouri became the first commercial bakery in recorded history to have bread mechanically cut into uniform slices. The invention, developed by Otto Rohwedder of Iowa, revolutionized the baking world. To celebrate the 90-year milestone, the town of Chillicothe is gearing up for its […]

City of Trenton Website

Nuisance officer and downtown buildings dominate Trenton Administrative Committee meeting

Discussion of two topics dominated a meeting last night of the Trenton City Councils’ Administrative Committee. One involved downtown buildings with the other designating one person to handle nuisance violations on behalf of the city. For the last few years, Trenton Police officers have been responsible for investigating nuisances such as tall weeds, automobile parts; […]

Missouri State Museum

Missouri’s Bicentennial the focus of Museum after Hours at the Missouri State Museum

The Missouri State Museum will present the program Missouri Bicentennial as part of its ongoing Museum After Hours series starting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6, in the History Hall, located in the east wing of the State Capitol.  Missouri will celebrate its 200th birthday on Aug. 10, 2021. The State Historical Society of Missouri […]

Grundy Electric Website

GEC Foundation awards $6,461 in grants to area organizations

The Trustees of the GEC Community Foundation, Inc. met April 13, 2018, and awarded 14 grants totaling $6,461. All grants are funded by member donations called Operation Round Up where members voluntarily round up their utility bills each month to fund grants to eligible entities. Education grants were awarded to Grundy County R-V School District, Humphreys; Trenton […]