Approximately thirty minutes prior to the Caldwell County accident Saturday, Chillicothe Police received a phone call from a citizen in reference to a reckless driver. The complainant advised they were nearly struck by the suspects’ vehicle, along with the same vehicle nearly striking a school bus and another vehicle head-on. Chillicothe Chief Jon Maples reported […]
‘Tis the season for holiday shopping, which means it’s also the time of year that online scammers try to get your personal information. Timothy Johnston with the Better Business Bureau says to make sure a website has “h-t-t-p-s” in the address bar before you buy. Charities collect hundreds of millions of dollars in […]
The University of Missouri Extension Office of Grundy County in Trenton is looking for volunteers for its county council. Community Engagement Specialist in Community and Economic Development Meridith Berry explains the Extension Council is made up of 12 county residents who are elected for their positions. The positions rotate on a cycle, and many members […]
Mosaic Life Care, a health-care system based in St. Joseph, Mo., and St. Louis-based SSM Health, have finalized the purchase agreement to transfer ownership of SSM Health St. Francis Hospital – Maryville. The agreement includes St. Francis Hospital and its affiliated outpatient, home care, hospice, and medical group services and locations, as well as SSM […]
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education will discuss property and health insurance renewals Monday, December 10th. The board will meet that evening at 6 o’clock. Other items on the agenda include budget amendments, a school report card, and a superintendent evaluation.
Faculty and staff of North Central Missouri College recently held a food drive on campus for non-perishables to donate to the Community Food Pantry of Grundy County. Over 600 pounds of food were collected and taken to the pantry to help with restocking after Thanksgiving and holiday distribution. Also donated to the Community Food Pantry […]
The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education will review and consider approval of the 2017-2018 school audit next week. The board will meet on Wednesday evening, December 12th at 5 o’clock. Other items on the agenda include a program evaluation for Vocational Agriculture and a closed session.
Managed grazing makes better use of forage in a year of high-priced hay. After a drought with short grass and little hay, fall pastures grew fast with good rains. Management-intensive grazing (MIG) extends fall grass supplies. Or the grass can be saved for winter grazing, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist. Controlled […]
After a discussion of employee health insurance Thursday evening, members of the Trenton City Council Finance Committee and other city officials reviewed six-month financial information. The current fiscal year began May 1st with information provided for the half-year period that ended October 31st. City Administrator Ron Urton reported questions were asked about various items but […]
Missouri school kids were so eager to participate in the “No Kid Hungry Innovation Challenge” that it was a full house when they pitched their ideas for reducing child hunger and food insecurity. The challenge distributed $14,000 in grants to students who had the most innovative ideas for increasing access to, or participation in, school […]
The finance committee is recommending the full Trenton City Council accept a smaller than expected increase in cost of insurance in employee health insurance for next year. Five members of the city council, plus the mayor, city administrator, city clerk, and department heads met last night with a consultant working on behalf of Missouri Intergovernmental […]
Atchison County farmer Blake Hurst was re-elected president of the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation (MOFB) at its 104th annual meeting. Voting delegates elected Hurst, of Westboro, Dec. 4, to a fifth two-year term. He is the 14th president of the organization. Approving 2018 legislative policy and electing board members capped the three-day meeting of Farm Bureau county […]