Foster Parent Family

Informational meeting on foster parenting scheduled for October

Informational meetings on foster parenting are scheduled next month in Cameron and Brookfield. Healthy Families / Cornerstones are looking to increase the number of foster parents for kids who have been traumatized by abuse and neglect. What’s called “no obligation” type sessions are October 3rd at Cameron First Baptist Church, 202 East Ford Street and […]

Grain Belt Express Route Map

Missouri Public Service Commission sets intervention deadline for Grain Belt Express

The Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC otherwise known as the Grain Belt Express has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct, own, operate, and maintain a high voltage, direct current transmission line, and associated facilities within Buchanan, Clinton, Caldwell, Carroll, Chariton, Randolph, Monroe […]

Roads closed in Buchanan, Caldwell and Livingston Counties due to flooding

Several roads remain closed due to flooding in Carroll, Daviess and Livingston Counties

Drier conditions allowed several Northwest Missouri routes to reopen after closing yesterday due to high water. Routes in Carroll, Daviess, and Livingston counties remain closed, however. Situations can change quickly, especially during flooding. Motorists are reminded to stay alert and to not drive through any water over the roadway. It only takes six inches of […]

Burglary

Grundy County Sheriff seeks information on burglaries at Spickard

The Grundy County Sheriff’s office is seeking information on three burglaries at Spickard Wednesday night or early yesterday in which a large number of handguns and long guns were stolen. Grundy County Sheriff Rodney Herring said the items were taken from a vacant building, a mechanics shop, and a gas station. Those three structures have […]

Dunn Ranch Prairie

“Prairie Days” activities planned for Harrison County’s Dunn Ranch, final weekend of June

Northwest Missouri’s grassland heritage will be celebrated at Prairie Days June 24-25 at Dunn Ranch in Harrison County. Bison, butterflies, birds and native plants that support them will be on display. Experts will interpret prairie ecology at a free event sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), The Nature Conservancy, and the Missouri Prairie […]

Fall Turkey Hunting Season

Spring turkey season ends with 44,187 birds harvested in Missouri

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that turkey hunters checked 44,187 birds during Missouri’s 2016 regular spring turkey season April 18 through May 8. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 961 birds checked, St. Clair with 878, and Texas with 861. Young turkey hunters harvested 4,167 birds during the 2016 spring youth […]

KCP&L

Missouri Public Service Commission rules KCP&L in violation of rules

The Missouri Public Service Commission has determined Kansas City Power & Light Company (KCP&L) and KCP&L-Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO) violated Commission rules by making customer-specific information available to a third-party, Allconnect, Inc. (Allconnect) without the consent of their customers. The Public Service Commission Staff filed a complaint against the two electric companies on May […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Free sports physicals to be offered May 4 and May 11

Wright Memorial Hospital and the Grundy County Health Department are once again working together to offer sports physical exams for all area students planning to participate in athletic/cheerleading activities during the 2016-2017 school year. Free sports physical exams will be offered on May 4 and May 11 from 3 – 5:30 p.m., at Wright Memorial […]

Weeds such as Dandelions

Identifying weeds just got easier with this app for smartphones

The University of Missouri Extension recently released an update for its free ID Weeds app for iPhones, iPads, and Android devices to help people easily identify weeds in the field, lawn, or garden. Kevin Bradley, an MU Extension weed scientist, says the update includes new graphics and is more user-friendly than the initial version.  The app […]

Trenton Fire Department

Learn all about the tax issue: Trenton Fire Tax “Sparks” interest

A Trenton committee promoting the city sales tax issue for the fire department points out home and business owners could see lower insurance premiums once a proposed fire training facility is established at Trenton.  Part of the revenue generated by a one-quarter of a cent sales tax is earmarked for firefighter training locally and from […]

Chillicothe Firefighter/Paramedic to receive state wide honor

(Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune) –  A Chillicothe firefighter and paramedic is to receive a statewide honor this July. Larry Warren, Commander of the Vern R. Glick Post No. 25, of the American Legion, announced that Firefighter Lieutenant Tracy Bradley was named The American Legion’s Firefighter of the Year for Missouri. The announcement came during the regular meeting […]

Police Lights

Carrollton police officer resigns in wake of sexual misconduct allegation

A Carrollton Police Officer has resigned their position in the wake of a sexual misconduct allegation. Chief Robert Turner of the Carrollton Police Department reports the allegation occurred on February 17, 2016. After an internal investigation, the Chief suspended the officer pending a hearing, however, the officer chose to resign prior to the hearing. The […]