Governor Mike Parson

Parson defends out-of-state firm’s role in Missouri’s COVID-19 response

Missouri has paid a consulting firm more than $829,000 so far in federal coronavirus aid to help coordinate the state’s pandemic response. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports payroll records show the McChrystal Group has received federal funding from the state. The contract bypassed the normal bidding process. During a press conference at Washington University in […]

Share The Harvest

Missouri Department of Conservation offering CWD sampling; encourages Share the Harvest

With deer hunting in Missouri opening for archery season on Sept. 15 and for firearms portions in the coming months, the Missouri Department of Conservation wants hunters, landowners, and others to know key information about chronic wasting disease (CWD) and the Department’s related efforts to limit the spread of CWD in Missouri deer by finding […]

back to school

Missouri Board of Education President pleased with school preparation

Many Missouri schools have kicked off fall classes and others will soon start. Missouri Board of Education President Charlie Shields says board members have been impressed with the plans schools have made to reopen this fall amid a pandemic. “The thing that we have been impressed with is the local schools, the school boards, and […]

Breastfeeding

Andrew County recognized as model program for their exemplary support of breastfeeding mothers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Andrew County, Missouri, with the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children Loving Support Award of Excellence for exemplary efforts in supporting breastfeeding WIC mothers. These awards were part of USDA’s National WIC Breastfeeding Week, celebrated August 1-7. Breastfeeding provides countless benefits to both babies and […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council sets property tax rates; grants conditional use permit for installation of cell phone tower

The Chillicothe City Council approved several ordinances on the evening of Monday, August 10th. One ordinance involved setting the property tax rates. The tax levy for all property real, personal, and mixed was set at 69.17 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for the General Reserve Fund of the city. The tax levy was set […]

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Community leaders in Livingston County encourage wearing of masks in public

Livingston County health, governmental, business, and school officials are encouraging people to wear a mask in public where social distancing is difficult to maintain. The plea comes following an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Livingston County during the past several weeks. Officials they want to stop the spread of the virus now, so the […]

Edward and Betty Hatcher

North Central Missouri College announces creation of “Edward and Betty Hatcher Scholarship”

A recent North Central Missouri College Gifts in Action donation by Betty Hatcher created the Edward and Betty Hatcher Scholarship. The scholarship will assist a Milan C-2 or Grundy County R-5 graduate in pursuing an allied health degree or certificate at NCMC. The first award of the scholarship will be in the fall of 2021. […]

Election 2020

Some Missouri election authorities expanding polling places for August primary election

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says 21 of the state’s 116 election jurisdictions are increasing the number of polling places for the August primary election, compared to the 2016 primary. A press release from Ashcroft’s office says some polling places are being consolidated into larger venues, creating an efficient flow of voters and more […]