Baby deer (fawn) in grass

Missouri Department of Conservation encourages public to leave wildlife wild this spring

As you head outdoors this season to enjoy the sunshine and warmer weather, you may encounter a variety of newborn animals. Young wildlife can pull on our heartstrings as they appear to be abandoned, but that’s usually not the case. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds the public that interfering with wildlife can do […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council table “right of way” agreement with MoDOT, discuss generation of power at Monday meeting

The Trenton City Council on Monday night tabled an ordinance, approved a resolution, accepted a bid, and agreed to buy a riding lawnmower locally. More details also were presented on TMU’s use of diesel generators during the cold weather. The council voted to table a “right of way” agreement between the city of Trenton and […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Marceline man life-flighted after mower runs off road in Brookfield

The Highway Patrol reports a Marceline man sustained moderate injuries when the mower he operated ran off the road in Brookfield the afternoon of Tuesday, August 4th. An ambulance transported 67-year-old John Polson to Pershing Memorial Hospital of Brookfield. An air ambulance then took him to the University Hospital of Columbia. The mower traveled west […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council to consider capital improvement funds for street equipment at Monday meeting

The Chillicothe City Council will consider $170,000 of capital improvement funds for street equipment and an ordinance amending the 2019-2020 budget. The council will meet Monday evening, April 27th at 6:30 by teleconference due to the COVID-19 pandemic and emergency declaration in effect. Other ordinances on the agenda would accept a bid for two new […]

Spickard, Missouri

Community of Spickard to pay more for water but customers rates to remain the same

The Spickard Board of Aldermen approved several actions Monday evening regarding loan applications. One involved looking into a loan from the National Rural Water Association to repair the existing pump station. That vote was taken following discussion of a small borrowers loan for wastewater and drinking water needs. City Clerk Amy Chapman reports the city […]

Corn in Beginning Stages of Drought

Rules allow corn, soybean cover crops to provide fall forage for cattle herds

Corn and soybean crops planted on “prevented acres” not planted last spring may provide corn and soybean forage for cattle this fall. With a wet spring, many farmers failed to make quality hay for cow herds. Now, cover crops needed on bare crop ground may produce quality forage.  Earlier regulations on unplanted cropland restricted using […]