Local Emergency Planning Committee

Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee to meet next week

The Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee will meet next week and discuss a local emergency planning committee exercise. The meeting will be held in the lower level of the Grundy County Health Department July 10th at noon. Other Local Emergency Planning Committee topics include Tier 2 filings. Emergency Management Agency and All-Hazards meeting topics […]

Flood of 1993

Audio: Missourians impacted by the Great Flood of 1993 remember the experience 25 years later

(Missourinet) – For a six-month period 25 years ago, extremely high waters devastated areas in Missouri as well as eight other states. The late Mel Carnahan was the governor during the disaster known as the Great Flood of 1993. Missourinet affiliate KWIX spoke to Carnahan when he visited northwest Missouri’s Brunswick and urged for public […]

Drought Graphic

Meeting scheduled to discuss livestock concerns caused by drought conditions

A meeting has been scheduled in Savannah to discuss livestock concerns caused by drought conditions, a shortage of pasture and hay, as well as water concerns. The University of Missouri extension reports the meeting is to be held Wednesday, July 11th at 5:30 pm in the Andrew County Youth Building, 201 South Banyon, in Savannah. […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education adopts surplus budget for next school year

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved amendments to the 2017-2018 budget and a preliminary budget for 2018-2019 at a meeting Thursday evening. Administrator Misty Foster says the preliminary budget projects revenues of $955,030 and expenditures of $953,997 leaving a projected budget surplus of $1,033. The board approved secretary Mona Loyd to receive $20 per […]

National Association for Amateur Radio Website

Radio operators connect with stations in 40 states during disaster simulation

Approximately a dozen amateur radio operators from northern Missouri simulated communication needed in a disaster Saturday. Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs reports operators made contact with nearly 125 stations in more than 40 states, two Canadian provinces, and one South American island near Brazil. Briggs says operators used a variety of communication methods, […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Audio: Governor Parson signs five bills, but 61 still await his attention

(Missourinet) – Governor Mike Parson has signed five bills into law since replacing Eric Greitens as head of state, but 61 other measures await his attention.     Among the bills signed by Parson Friday was one dealing extensively with the Department of Natural Resources. It gives the agency the authority to establish rules and […]

Deer with Chronic Wasting Disease or CWD

Missouri Department of Conservation sets CWD sampling efforts for upcoming deer season

The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for its fall and winter efforts to find cases of chronic wasting disease and help limit the spread of the deadly deer disease to more deer and more areas. MDC confirmed 33 new cases of CWD following the testing of nearly […]

Cow and cattle herd

Drought cuts pasture growth; farmers face culling cow herds

In dry weather with short pastures, Missouri cow-herd owners face tough culling decisions. One way to match cows’ needs to available grass is to sell cows.  Give careful thought to which grass eaters go first, says Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension beef nutritionist. Under drought stress, identifying those cows becomes urgent. The first cut is […]

Missouri Department of Conservation accepting applications for next class of conservation agents

The Missouri Department of Conservation is accepting online applications from June 25 through Aug. 5 for its next class of conservation agent trainees. To apply — and for more information including salary range, duties and responsibilities, degree requirements, qualifications, and special-ability requirements — visit the MDC website directly at short.mdc.mo.gov/ZcS. Applicants can also go to […]

Court News

Prison sentence handed down in Division One of Grundy County court

A Minnesota man has been sentenced to prison after pleaded guilty to three felony charges stemming from incidents in April and May in Grundy County. Larry Edward Brown Junior of Lakefield, Minnesota appeared yesterday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Guilty pleas were entered on April charges of tampering with a motor vehicle and resisting, […]

Chronic Wasting Disease

Mercer and Grundy Counties added to deer feeding ban by Department of Conservation

The Missouri Department of Conservation has expanded its restrictions on feeding deer and placing minerals for deer to seven new counties in response to finding cases of chronic wasting disease in or near them. The seven new counties are Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Grundy, Madison, McDonald, Mercer, and Perry. The feeding ban for these seven new […]

Cattle Grazing

University of Missouri Extension offers four-day tour for cattle producers

The University of Missouri Extension offers cattlemen a bus tour of cattle operations in Kansas and Oklahoma Aug. 6-9. MU Extension livestock specialist Patrick Davis said the tour offers an opportunity to learn to manage herds better to make them healthier and more profitable. Registration deadline is July 15. Tour stops include: • Neosho Valley […]

Dairy Cows

Close-up cow’ barns help cows avoid heat stress, produce more milk

Martin Prairie Farms near Humansville treats dairy cows like guests.  The family-owned dairy farm north of Humansville in Hickory County dedicates itself to top-of-the-line herd nutrition and care, says University of Missouri Extension dairy specialist Reagan Bluel. Freddie and Mary Martin, son David, and David’s spouse, Alana, own and operate the nearly 3,000-acre farm. Almost […]

KCP&L

KCP&L files application to increase charge on consumer bills

KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company (GMO) has filed an application with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking to adjust the Demand Side Investment Mechanism (DSIM) charge on customer bills.  The DSIM charge, which appears as a separate line-item on customer bills, allows GMO to recover demand-side management program costs and incentives under the Missouri Energy […]