emPowerU Campus

Heartland Foundation hosts emPowerU Open House

Heartland Foundation will celebrate the transformation of emPowerU with an open house on May 29, 2019. Join Heartland Foundation on May 29 from 4-6 p.m. to tour the renovated emPowerU Central area and enjoy refreshments. Guests will be the first to see the redesigned collaboratories, experience virtual reality stations and will be the first to […]

Smithfield Food Website

Smithfield Foods & RAE launch joint venture to create renewable energy, wildlife habitat

Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) have formed a joint venture called Monarch Bioenergy to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) across Smithfield’s hog farms in Missouri. This partnership converts manure collected from Smithfield farms into RNG, while simultaneously delivering ecological services and developing wildlife habitat. Once complete, all Smithfield company-owned finishing farms in […]

Unemployment Rate

Unemployment rates remain fairly steady in northern Missouri

Grundy County’s latest unemployment rate changed only slightly from the January figure. Statistics from the Division of Employment Security show Grundy County has 174 unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 4,400.  That’s a percentage of three-point-nine percent for February (the latest month available). In January, Grundy County had a rate of four percent, […]

Mitch Holder graduates Leadership Academy

North Central Missouri College Dean graduates from Leadership Academy

Mitch Holder, Dean of Instruction at North Central Missouri College recently participated and graduated from the Missouri Community College Association Leadership Academy. During his involvement in the academy, Mitch attended sessions on leadership aspects, heard from community college leaders and former college presidents, participated in a book study, and collaborated in groups to provide presentations. […]