Polar Plunge

Special Olympics Missouri, Polar Plunge to be held at Simpson Park in Chillicothe

A Special Olympics Missouri Polar Plunge will be held at Simpson Park in Chillicothe to benefit training and competition of Special Olympics Missouri North Area athletes. The Chillicothe Correctional Center will host the event on February 13th. Registration will begin that morning at 11 o’clock, and the plunge for anyone at least 10 years old […]

Smithfield Food Website

Mercer County Sheriff confirms explosion at Smithfield contract farm

The Mercer County Sheriff’s Office confirms there was a minor explosion on January 11th at a contract farm for Smithfield Hog Production of Princeton. Smithfield Hog Production, Missouri General Manager, Michael Rainwater released a written statement saying the company is “deeply saddened” that a team member was “involved in a serious accident.” Rainwater said “Smithfield […]

Coronavirus in Prisons

Missouri Department of Corrections implements technology to cut COVID-19 infection rate within prisons

Implementation of three technological innovations in the Missouri Department of Corrections aims to cut COVID-19 infection rates in Missouri state prisons and other facilities. These strategies: Kill the virus in the air Kill the virus on surfaces Detect the virus in wastewater The department now has ionization generators — air purifying devices that destroy 99.4% […]

Operation Christmas Child

Area churches to participate in Operation Christmas Child

Several area churches are scheduled to participate in Operation Christmas Child, a project of the international relief fund organization Samaritan’s Purse. The project involves shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, school supplies, personal notes, and a photo can also be included.   An area volunteer, David Hogan, noted items that should not be packed include […]

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University of Missouri online crop conference set for December 1st and 2nd

Farmers and crop specialists can hear updates from some of the nation’s leading agricultural researchers Dec. 1-2 at the 2020 University of Missouri Crop Management Conference. Due to Missouri COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s conference is offered live online, said MU Extension weed scientist Kevin Bradley. Technology discussions lead the conference. Bradley tells about MU research […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View R-6 recipient of two grants; dates announced for school-related activities

Pleasant View R-6 Superintendent Rebecca Steinhoff gave an update on Tuesday evening, October 13th on two grants the district received. One grant is the Access Grant from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education for $4,000. The other is from the Patterson Family Foundation for $3,200. Dates were announced for school-related activities. Pleasant View will […]

Hogs

Livestock economist says hog industry faces more pressure in last quarter of 2020

A livestock economist says the hog industry could face some serious pressure in the last quarter of 2020. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says there’s still a lot of hogs backed up in the supply chain from the COVID-related disruptions earlier this year. Brown says it will likely get worse before it gets better.  “We […]