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Drought conditions deepen in northern Missouri to include 20 counties

Parts of twenty northern Missouri counties are now listed with severe drought conditions. The latest U.S. drought monitor index map for Missouri was released Thursday which shows about 47% of the state’s population is affected by abnormal dryness or drought conditions. Area counties experiencing severe drought are Grundy, Daviess, DeKalb, Caldwell, Clinton, Livingston, Linn, and Chariton. Portions […]

Economic Development

Northern Missouri companies expanding, creating new jobs

The Missouri Department of Economic Development has announced northern Missouri companies are expanding and creating jobs. Thermoformed plastic food container manufacturer Sonoco Plastics plans to create 16 new jobs in Chillicothe. The company is a five billion dollar global provider of consumer packaging, industrial products, and packaging supply chain services. Operations consist of its global […]

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Drought conditions in North Missouri continue to worsen

Six area counties in northern Missouri are now listed with a D-2 or severe drought designation. The U.S. Drought Monitor index issued a map Thursday indicating worsening drought for the western parts of Grundy and Livingston counties as well as all, or nearly all, of Daviess, Caldwell, DeKalb, and Clinton Counties. Three counties in extreme northeast Missouri also […]

MoDOT Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in North Missouri for week of June 18

The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in the Northern Missouri region planned for the week of June 18 – 24 from the Missouri Department of Transportation. In addition to the work listed below, there may be pothole patching, mowing, shoulder work, bridge maintenance, striping, brush cutting, guardrail repairs, litter […]

Cattle in ring at sale

Bred heifer buyers think short grass, bid $1,598 average at Palmyra sale

Hot, dry weather with short grass growth slowed bidders at the spring sale of Show-Me-Select replacement heifers in northeastern Missouri, Saturday, June 2 with 134 calving-ease bred heifers averaging $1,598 in the final of four spring sales in the state.  The heifers will calve this fall. “It was a tough but successful sale,” said Daniel […]

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Grundy Electric Foundation now accepting grant applications

The GEC Community Foundation, Incorporated is accepting grant applications to assist schools and organizations with education, health, and rural development. Grants are available to eligible entities in the Grundy Electric Cooperative’s 12-county service area which include Harrison, Mercer, and Grundy counties as well as portions of Linn, Livingston, Daviess, Gentry, Putnam, and Sullivan counties in […]