Local Emergency Planning Committee

Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee tackles busy agenda

The Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee this week discussed preparations for the Missouri Day Festival. Preparations will be similar to past years with volunteers staffing the Emergency Operations Center and assist with traffic and the parade route. Bill Brinton with Region H Hazmat brought lights for use at the festival as requested. He reported […]

Melissa Grandel Missouri Teacher of the Year 2019

Fordland R-III educator named 2020 Missouri Teacher of the Year

The home page of the City of Fordland’s website provides a succinct description of what visitors will find in this quaint community, located in southern Webster County less than 30 miles east of Springfield. However, what the depiction fails to note, the education community in the region already knows: Melissa Grandel symbolizes what a top-flight […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council to meet Monday at City Hall

The Chillicothe City Council will hear a presentation on the city’s 2018-2019 audit and consider several ordinances Monday, September 16, 2019. The council will meet at the Chillicothe City Hall at 6:30. One ordinance would accept an agreement with Allgeier, Martin, and Associates for preparation plans, specifications, and bidding documents for Corporate Drive. Other ordinances […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Officials announce progress report on East Locust Creek Reservoir

While dam construction for the East Locust Creek Reservoir project cannot begin until environmental and construction permitting actions are complete, there has been a great deal of progress leading up to heavy construction activity. The list below represents some of the more significant activities in progress or completed. Land acquisition for the reservoir completed in […]

NCMC Upward Bound Summer 2019 Color Run

NCMC Upward Bound students participate in Summer program

North Central Missouri College Upward Bound (UB) high school students from Trenton, Galt, Hamilton, Gallatin, Chillicothe, and Jamesport recently spent five weeks on the NCMC campus participating in academically and culturally enhancing activities through the UB Summer Component. Upward Bound is a college-prep program designed to assist participants in their preparation for college through academic, […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of August 5, 2019

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in north Missouri for the week of August 5 – 11. Continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole patching, […]

MoDOT road work and maintenance

Resurfacing underway on Livingston County Highway 65 and Linn County Route M

Work is underway on both U.S. Route 65 through Chillicothe and on Linn County Route M. Missouri Petroleum, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, began work earlier this month to prepare the roadways for a micro-resurfacing project. Over the course of this week, crews will remove the existing pavement markings in preparation for a […]

Education and Teachers

Orientation for adult education classes in Trenton set for August, 2019

The next orientation for Trenton Adult Education will be held in August. The Trenton Adult Education program offers tuition-free high school equivalency preparation; skills brush up to enter college; study of reading, math, and language; and career planning. Orientation will be on the North Central Missouri College campus in Trenton the evening of August 6th […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson

Missouri requests joint Federal, State, and local damage assessments in preparation for 2nd Federal Disaster Declaration

Governor Mike Parson has announced Missouri has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) participate in joint Preliminary Damage Assessments across a total of 56 counties – almost half the 114 counties in the state – in response to tornadoes, severe storms, and worsening flooding. The joint teams will survey the damage that began with […]

Livingston County Emergency Management Website

Livingston County Emergency Management Director encourages preparations as Grand River to reach record high

The Grand River near Chillicothe is predicted to rise to a record high around 40 and a quarter feet this week, which is considered to be major flooding. The current record for the Grand River in Chillicothe is 39 and six-tenths feet. Livingston County Emergency Management Director Darrell Wright encourages residents to make preparations, as […]