Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves property and liability insurance cost

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education this week approved insurance to be provided by the Missouri United School Insurance Council for 2020. Superintendent Phil Fox reports the property and liability insurance will cost $36,206, which is up about $650 from 2019. Updates were approved to the District Wellness Plan involving personnel changes. The board […]

Tractor mowing hemp on hemp farm

Educational program on industrial hemp to be held at Forage Systems Research Center near Linneus

Industrial hemp was once widely grown in Missouri as a fiber crop. The Controlled Substance Act of 1970 made it illegal to produce or possess any form of the cannabis plant. Recent changes in federal and state legislation have increased interest in growing hemp for fiber, grain, and CBD oil. An educational program will be […]

Governor Mike Parson

Area companies receive training assistance through Missouri One Start program

Governor Mike Parson announced on Wednesday the award of more than $7,800,000 to 226 projects in Missouri for customized training assistance through the Department of Economic Development’s Missouri One Start program. Area companies receiving training assistance include Modine Manufacturing Company at Trenton; Sonoco Plastics at Chillicothe; Landmark Manufacturing at Gallatin; Kraft Heinz Foods of Kirksville; […]

Child Sex Crimes

Chillicothe Police Department begins investigation into sexual misconduct, enticement of a minor

The Chillicothe Police Department began an investigation Tuesday on sexual misconduct, statutory rape, sodomy, and enticement of a minor. Police Chief Jon Maples reports Chillicothe School staff contacted officers in reference to an allegation by a juvenile female in reference to the enticement of a minor while at home. Officers of the police department, Livingston […]

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USDA Risk Management Agency to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop insurance premiums

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency announced Thursday that it will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help farmers and ranchers affected by this year’s “extreme weather.” The USDA will defer the accrual of interest on crop insurance premiums to the earlier of the applicable […]

Chillicothe Area Arts Council

Chillicothe Area Arts Council staff attend meeting in Rocheport

Chillicothe Area Arts Council Administrator, Mary Lou VanDeventer, Assistant, Terri Dupy and Director, Mary Higgins, recently attended the Fall Gathering and Annual Meeting of the membership and board of the Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies in Rocheport, Missouri. Over sixty community arts leaders from across the state attended the meeting, which included networking, guest […]

Veterans Foreign Wars

With community support, organizers hope to complete $500,000 remodel of Trenton VFW post

Joseph L. Norton VFW Post 919 plans to remodel its hall at 919 Washington Street in Trenton. Commander Tony Ralston says the anticipated $500,000 remodel would make the building ADA compliant and handicap accessible with a lift elevator. Several other upgrades are planned to make the VFW Hall a “safe place for veterans,” including installing […]

Court News

Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court has busy docket on Tuesday

Among cases Tuesday in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court, Kyley Culbertson of Trenton pleaded guilty to hindering prosecution stemming from October 26th. On a plea agreement, Culbertson was sentenced to 60 days in the detention center with the execution of the sentence suspended by the court in favor of two years probation. […]

Heather Harpham

Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Language, Literature, and Writing to host author Heather Harpham

Northwest Missouri State University’s Department of Language, Literature, and Writing is hosting author Heather Harpham as part of its 2019-20 Visiting Writers Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, in the J.W. Jones Student Union Living Room.  The event is free and open to the public. Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corporation, GreenTower Press, and the Department […]