Pheasants and Quail Forever

Pheasants and Quail Forever encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider pollinator habitat

With a November 16 deadline approaching, Pheasants and Quail Forever is encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider utilizing a federal program that provides financial and technical assistance to establish habitat that benefits Monarch butterflies and other wildlife. Jake Swafford, Coordinating Wildlife Biologist, said the Monarch Initiative administered by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) […]

Sunnyview Nursing Home

Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors reviews employee retirement options

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors completed its biannual review of employee retirement benefit options at its meeting this week. Retirement benefits are offered to full-time employees or part-time employees who work at least 15 hundred hours annually through the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System. The board updated the nursing home […]

Livingston County Sheriff Car

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department awarded grant

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports the sheriff’s office has been awarded up to $3,000 for deputy sheriffs to work driving while intoxicated/impaired driver enforcement activities. The department also could receive up to another $2,000 for hazardous driving violations on highways in Livingston County. Cox says the grants pay overtime for deputy sheriffs to conduct […]

Prison Sentence

Belton man sentenced to 17-years for meth conspiracy in northern Missouri, Trenton man pleads guilty

A Belton, Mo., man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine in north-central Missouri and for illegally possessing firearms. Robert Ryan Hicks, 36, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner to 17 years and seven months in federal prison without parole. On Dec. 4, 2017, Hicks […]

Bobwhite Quail

Missouri Department of Conservation predicts good quail season in parts of the state

With the quail-hunting season starting November 1, the Missouri Department of Conservation advises hunters that overall quail production was about the same as last year, but below the 10-year average. MDC staff note that good hunting can be found in areas with quality habitat in north the and west-central portions of the state. Each August, […]

Members of the NCMC Shooting Sports who participated in the Hannibal-LaGrange competition were, from left to right: Seth McMullin, Caleb Sedmak, Ethan Hayes, Stetson Klise, Tyler Tipton, Zach Carr, TJ Hudlemeyer, Tyson McCrary, Wyatt Adams, and Jamee Scearce.

North Central Missouri College Shooting Sports Club participates in first event

Members of the Shooting Sports Club at North Central Missouri College (NCMC) recently competed at a shooting competition hosted by Hannibal-LaGrange University. This was the first intercollegiate shooting event for the Shooting Sports Club at NCMC, now in its second year. The event was held at Hannibal-LaGrange University’s home range near Taylor, Mo. The top […]

Wild Turkey

Missouri Department of Conservation predicts fall turkey hunting to be challenging

With fall firearms turkey season and archery season underway, the Missouri Department of Conservation advises hunters it could be a challenging season. This year’s annual wild turkey brood survey shows statewide turkey production was below average. The statewide poult-to-hen ratio (PHR) for this year was 0.9, which was 13% higher than last year’s ratio, but […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Livingston County Sheriff reports on moving violation enforcement operation

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports that a recent hazardous moving violations enforcement focused on U. S. Highway 36, U. S. 65, and Highway 190 resulted in 10 vehicle stops. Two deputies made one arrest for driving while suspended or revoked and two for drug law violations. They also involved two speeding citations and six […]

ATV accident

Two children, ages 2 and 5, hurt in Saturday ATV crash

Two children from Savannah were hurt late Saturday afternoon when an all-terrain-vehicle overturned northwest of Savannah. The highway patrol reports two-year-old Eliza Hummer received moderate injuries and five-year-old Alivia Hummer had minor injuries. Both girls were taken by private vehicle to Mosaic Life Care in St. Joseph.  Both were passengers on an ATV operated by 32-year-old John […]