Weathering the Storm by Christine Peper

2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest winners announced

An astonishing photo featuring a rural Missouri barn standing strong following a storm is the Best in Show for the 2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest, hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The photograph, submitted by Christine Peper of Jefferson City, Mo., was chosen from nearly 1,000 photos submitted by amateur photographers from […]

Missouri Day Festival

Officials release statement on Missouri Days Marching Festival

Officials of the Missouri Days Marching Festival today released a statement regarding plans for the upcoming Marching Band Festival. “2020 has proven difficult to plan anything. While there are many unknowns, we are continually planning for the 2020 Missouri Days Marching Festival. This festival has always put students first. 2020 is nothing different. We fully […]

Grundy County Museum

Audio: Grundy County Museum opens with “Photography: Then and Now” exhibit

When the Grundy County Museum opens for the season this Saturday, July 4, 2020, officials say visitors will be required to wear a face mask and observe social distancing due to the COVID-19 virus. Hand sanitizing and disposable masks are to be available and the museum plans to follow the recommendations of the Grundy County […]

Planned Parenthood

Missouri panel grants abortion license renewal request for St. Louis Planned Parenthood

A state judge has ruled today the St. Louis Planned Parenthood meets requirements to get its abortion license renewed. The State Administrative Hearing Commission’s decision is a major blow to Gov. Mike Parson’s administration attempting to shut down the only abortion clinic in Missouri. The Missouri Department of Health denied the clinic license one year […]

Governor Parson and Christine Smith

Pfizer facility in Chesterfield, Missouri scaling up operations for COVID-19 vaccine production

Governor Mike Parson was joined by Christine Smith, head of the Pfizer Biotherapeutics and Pharmaceutical Sciences Department and site head of Pfizer’s Research and Development facility in Chesterfield.  Pfizer’s Chesterfield facility is one of three Pfizer-owned sites in the United States that has been identified as an initial manufacturing center for COVID-19 vaccine production.  “For […]

Farmers Market

Small farmers markets share strategies at April 30 roundtable

COLUMBIA, Mo. – As summer approaches, Missouri’s estimated 240 farmers’ markets are struggling with how they will comply with COVID-19-related restrictions. Regarded by many as vital and vibrant community hubs, farmer’s markets will need to rethink how to work with their vendors and still serve a public hungry for locally grown food. To help with […]

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Hy-Vee adding one-way directional aisles, suggesting one person per cart

Hy-Vee, Inc. is announcing additional changes to its operations to help protect its employees and customers in response to the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Over the upcoming days, all Hy-Vee stores will install additional temporary window panels on the backside of checkouts to help provide an additional layer of protection for both cashiers and customers. […]

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Hy-Vee to install temporary protective windows at checkouts

Hy-Vee, Inc. has announced additional changes to its operations in response to the evolving coronavirus outbreak. Effective Friday, March 20, customers will no longer be allowed to bring in reusable bags until further notice since it is difficult to monitor their cleanliness. Because it is not always easy to know the sanitization procedures customers are […]

Grundy County Museum

“Photography Now and Then” the theme for exhibit at Grundy County Museum

“Photography Now and Then” will be the theme for this year’s focus exhibit at the Grundy County Museum of Trenton. The exhibit will include a display of the museum’s collection of cameras and darkroom equipment, 16 informational panels presenting the sequential technical innovations as photography progressed from pinhole cameras to digital still and video cameras, […]