Sebastian Tyrese “Ty” Huston

Family members continue searching for teen missing since January

Mercer County has been mentioned by various publications as officials and family continue to request assistance in locating a young man from Centerville, Iowa who has been missing for eight months. Sources report Sebastian Tyrese “Ty” Husted has not been seen or heard from by his family since January 22nd. A family member said Husted […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri prisons reported to still be plagued by corrosive culture; Department says changes in progress

(Missourinet) – Some inmates and former employees say the Missouri prison system is still plagued by a corrosive culture of intimidation and retaliation that came to light almost two years ago. Gary Gross with the Corrections Officers Association says changes made under new leadership, including a 24-hour hotline for disgruntled employees, haven’t been effective.   […]

Thompson Farm Field Day

Thompson Farm field day, scheduled for September 17th, adds forest value to beef genetics studies

New research results will be featured at a September 17th field day at the University of Missouri Thompson Farm, Spickard. Woodland improvements on a beef farm will be the newest show-and-tell at the annual event, says Jon Schreffler, MU farm manager.  Wooded acres now provide income from timber harvest. Dusty Walter, MU forester, will share […]

CVS Pharmacy

Audio: Ribbon-cutting ceremony scheduled today for massive CVS distribution center in Kansas City

(Missourinet) – The Missouri Department of Economic Development says Rhode Island-based CVS Pharmacy’s massive new distribution center in Kansas City will create about 315 new jobs. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 1:30 Friday afternoon. Kansas City Councilman Dan Fowler tells Missourinet the 762-thousand square foot facility is located in the Skyport industrial park, which is […]

Main Street Chillicothe

Main Street Chillicothe named Great American Main Street Award Semifinalist

The National Main Street Center has named Main Street Chillicothe a 2019 Great American Main Street Award Semifinalist. The award recognizes Main Street America programs whose successes serve as a model for comprehensive, historic preservation-based commercial district revitalization. A national jury selected this year’s 10 semifinalists from a nationwide pool of accredited applicants based on […]

Lincoln Pope

Audio: Northwest Missouri teen accused of hanging, killing pet dog

(Missourinet) – A northwest Missouri teenager faces felony charges for allegedly hanging a dog this year from a tree and killing the pet. Nodaway County Prosecuting Attorney Robert Rice tells Missourinet affiliate KMA in Shenandoah, Iowa that 17-year-old Lincoln Pope of Pickering is accused of torturing and mutilating a family dog and wrapping a cable […]

North 65 Center

North 65 Center in Trenton announces the hiring of a new Administrator

The North 65 Center in Trenton has announced that they have a new administrator. Karen Otto of rural Trenton began duties this week, succeeding Connie Reed who was the interim administrator following the resignation of Sarah Maloney. Mrs. Otto brings banking and bookkeeping experience to the administrator job previously working more than 20 years for […]

Minimum Wage

Audio: Efforts to raise Missouri’s minimum wage on ballot in November general election

(Missourinet) – Business owners supporting a ballot measure to raise Missouri’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2023 are speaking out. Stacy Jurado-Miller heads the Vecino  Group in Springfield, which is a real estate development firm that specializes in low-income housing. She says taxpayers end up footing the bill for workers with low paying […]

Right To Work

Audio: Missouri unions win major victory in failure of Right-to-work measure

(Missourinet) – The move by Republicans in the Missouri Legislature to switch Proposition A from November to August in hopes of a favorable turnout has backfired. Right-to-work opponents, including Jack Cardetti, have strongly defeated the measure that would have banned forced union membership or dues as a condition of employment.     Dan Mehan with […]

Right To Work

Environmentalists step up to oppose “Right To Work”

Voters will decide in less than a week whether Missouri will become a right-to-work state, potentially weakening unions. It isn’t just union members and labor groups opposing Proposition A: Environmentalists are standing against the right-to-work proposition as well.  Dennis Roach, a former engineer, and union member and a current member of the Sierra Club said unions […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council takes action on personnel

The Chillicothe City Council took action on two personnel matters and one real estate matter during an executive session this week. The council approved increasing Chillicothe Police Officer Jeremiah Grider’s job duties on a temporary basis until March 31st, 2019 to help with supervisory duties. William Cummings was hired as a paid-by-call firefighter. The council […]

Network cables (RJ45 ) connected to a switch

USDA invests $97 million in rural broadband infrastructure nationwide

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $97 million in 12 projects to provide or improve rural broadband service in 11 states, including Missouri.  “A person’s location should not determine whether he or she has access to modern communications infrastructure,” Secretary Perdue said. “That is why USDA […]