Fatal Crash

Three dead, five injured in southeast Iowa crash

Authorities in Iowa report three people were killed and five others injured early Sunday after a minivan and a sedan crashed into an overturned tractor-trailer on Highway 34 in southeastern Iowa. Officials responded to the crash scene at 3:30 Sunday morning just west of Mount Pleasant after a minivan carrying five passengers and a sedan […]

Cattle in ring at sale

Kirksville heifer sale hits an average price of $1,716

At the Kirksville Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer sale, 133 heifers averaged $1,716. It wasn’t the strong sale expected, said Zac Erwin, sale coordinator. A lot of things worked against bidder enthusiasm. “I was hoping for a stronger market,” Erwin said after the sale Friday night, Nov. 16. “But it wasn’t a bust by any means.”  The […]

Smithfield Food Website

Smithfield Foods announces investment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions

Smithfield Foods, Inc. announces, through the nationwide expansion of Smithfield Renewables, innovative projects designed to help meet its goal to reduce the company’s greenhouse gas emissions 25 percent by 2025, which it set in concert with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF). This month marks the one-year anniversary of Smithfield Renewables. As part of the expansion of Smithfield […]

Town Hall

What’s next after Proposition A defeat?

Local and state leaders will join citizens groups and unions today to establish ways to build on the momentum gained after the defeat of Proposition A.  A town hall meeting at Oppenstein Brothers Park in Kansas City will discuss how to increase wages to at least $15 an hour for low-wage workers. Jessica Podhola, director […]