Unemployment

Unemployment rates in northern Missouri take a huge dive compared to August

County unemployment rates are down considerably when comparing the September numbers with August. The Division of Employment Security reports Missouri’s unemployment rate last month dropped to 4.3% compared to an August rate that was 7.1%. For Grundy County, the state report shows 108 unemployed out of a civilian labor force of just over 4,300. That’s […]

Fatal Crash

Audio: Missouri reports 800 traffic-related deaths so far this year – an increase of nearly 100

Missouri has had 800 traffic-related deaths so far this year. During the same period last year, Missouri had 711. During a Missouri Chamber of Commerce Transportation Summit, MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna says the spike in traffic deaths have occurred despite fewer drivers on the roadways.     During a Missouri Chamber of Commerce Transportation Summit, […]

Veterans

Audio: 67 veterans at Missouri veterans homes have died from COVID-19, since September 1

Another 11 veterans living in Missouri veterans homes have died due to COVID-19 in the past week, bringing the total number of deaths to 67 since September 1.     Missourinet followed-up Tuesday with the Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC), on the number of deaths since September, broken down by facility. The Missouri Veterans Commission reports 29 […]

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Missouri continues to lead nation in Registered Apprenticeship efforts

For the second year in a row, Missouri ranks second in the nation for completed apprenticeships. Missouri saw 3,388 Registered Apprenticeships completed in FY 2020, more than any other state except California. Missouri currently has more than 13,560 active apprenticeships, participating in 489 registered programs. Through Registered Apprenticeships, workers obtain on-the-job training through a paid […]

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Spickard Board of Education names Superintendent Weldon as District Homeless Coordinator

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education named Superintendent Doctor Kristi Weldon the District Homeless Coordinator the evening of Monday, October 19th. Weldon reports the Top Pirate Award winner for October was announced as Jakob Holtzclaw. It was announced that five new windows were replaced in the library. Shoes from the Heart of Macon donated new […]

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Grundy County Commission tables approval of snow removal bids; ten firms announce interest in designing 911 system

The Grundy County Commission on Tuesday morning, October 20th tabled approval of snow removal bids until further details can be acquired from the two parties who submitted bids. Chris and Danny Gott’s bid included $500 for snow removal and ice melt application at the courthouse, prosecuting attorney’s office, and law enforcement center as well as […]

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Enrollment begins for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for 2021

Agricultural producers can now make elections and enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs for the 2021 crop year. The signup period opened Tuesday, Oct. 13. These key U.S. Department of Agriculture safety-net programs help producers weather fluctuations in either revenue or price for certain crops, and more than $5 billion […]

Turkeys

Missouri Department of Conservation survey shows slight improvement in turkey production

This year’s annual wild turkey brood survey by the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that turkey production was slightly better on the statewide scale this year and some regions saw significant improvements in productivity. MDC’s statewide poult-to-hen ratio (PHR) for this year was 1.0, which was 11% greater than the 2019 PHR and equal to […]

Missouri National Guard

Audio: A new headquarters planned for the Air National Guard 139th Airlift Wing in NW Missouri

A new headquarters for the Air National Guard 139th Airlift Wing continues to take shape at Rosecrans Memorial Airport. The 139th Vice Commander, Colonel John Cluck,  says serious consideration of a move from the south end of Rosecrans to the north of the airport began after the Air Guard flooded in 1993.     Floods […]