Jen Sorensen National Pork Producers Council president

Newly elected National Pork Producers Council president outlines her priorities

The newly elected president of the National Pork Producers Council outlined the organization’s priorities following the conclusion of their meeting at the National Pork Industry Forum. Jen Sorenson, an Iowa pork producer, says the expansion of export markets is at the top of their list.  “Ultimately we see joining CPTPP as a major opportunity under […]

Senior Citizens section of COVID-19 website

Northeast Missouri Area Agency partners with RSVP to assist seniors with online vaccination registration

The Northeast Missouri Area Agency has contracted with RSVP (660-665-8314) and Monroe City Senior Center (573-735-2131) to assist seniors with online vaccination registration, coordinate round trip transportation to and from their vaccination appointments, and conduct reminder calls for seniors’ second doses. These services are provided in partnership with the Department of Health and Senior Services. […]

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Audio: Missouri Congressman Sam Graves says CARES Act has helped rural hospitals in northern Missouri

A congressman who represents northern Missouri says the federal CARES Act has helped rural hospitals in his district. Tarkio Congressman Sam Graves voted for the bipartisan legislation this spring, which included 75-billion dollars for personal protective equipment for health care employees.     Graves who represents 36 counties across northern Missouri, says there is a […]

Trenton High School

Trenton Golden Bulldog Marching Band to attend a variety of competition events

The Trenton Golden Bulldog Marching Band will perform at several competitions this year as well as home football games. Director of Bands Ethan Stewart reports high school competitions will include Carrollton Band Day September 28th, Monroe City Marching Festival October 5th, Odessa Marching Invitational October 12th, and the Trenton Marching Festival October 19th. The band […]

Fatal Crash

Novinger couple killed after tractor-trailer truck slams into pickup

A Novinger couple was killed Wednesday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident at Monroe City, in Marion County. The highway patrol reports the driver of a pickup, 77-year-old Janie Goodwin, was pronounced dead at the scene. The passenger, 72-year-old Earl Goodwin, died less than an hour later at University Hospital in Columbia. The eastbound pickup attempted […]

Soil Health Partnership

Area farmers farmers join Soil Health Partnership effort

Six Missouri farms have joined the Soil Health Partnership, a move that could hasten the adoption of agricultural practices linked to optimizing crop production and sustainability alike in the Show-Me State.    Often called the next frontier in agriculture, research shows the benefits of nurturing soil health include improved crop yield, enhanced water quality, increased […]