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Audio/Video: Dream Factory presents Rhonda Vincent and the Rage in Trenton on October 6

Grammy Award-winning bluegrass singer-songwriter Rhonda Vincent and her band The Rage will perform at a concert in Trenton to raise funds for the Dream Factory of Northwest Missouri. The concert will be held in the Trenton High School Performing Arts Center on October 6th. Doors will open at 6 p.m., and the music will start […]

Health News

Grundy County Health Department Board of Trustees to meet; health departments report on COVID-19 cases; Linn County to offer flu shots

The Sullivan County Health Department on September 24th confirmed eight additional COVID-19 cases, raising the total to 1,168. Sixteen cases were active. The Daviess County Health Department September 24th reported 10 new COVID-19 cases since September 16th. That brought the total to 967. The number of active cases went down by 23 to 13. The […]

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Caldwell County Cares Coalition receives $100,000 grant to address alcohol and substance abuse issues

The Caldwell County Cares Coalition has received funding to address alcohol and substance use issues. The group received a Mega Grant Award for $100,000 from Preferred Family Healthcare Prevention. The 3C Power in Prevention project will be a joint effort of sectors of Caldwell, Daviess, and DeKalb counties. It will implement a three-fold initiative that […]

Tricia Burkhardt

Tricia Burkhardt announced as Executive Director of Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation

The Missouri Conservation Heritage Foundation Board of Directors unanimously approved the appointment of Tricia Burkhardt as the executive director of the nonprofit devoted to advancing the conservation and appreciation of Missouri’s natural resources, including fish, forest, and wildlife. Burkhardt replaces Kevin Roper, who retired June 30, 2021, after serving as executive director for five years. […]

Coronavirus Update

Three area health departments report on COVID-19 case updates

The Sullivan County Health Department confirmed September 10th three additional COVID-19 cases, raising the total to 1,144. Eighteen cases were active. Thirty-six percent of Sullivan County residents had completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. Two more probable COVID-19 cases have been added in Mercer County. The health department September 10th reported 243 probable cases and 220 […]

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Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education takes action on several agenda items during Wednesday meeting

The Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education took action on several items on September 8, 2021. The board approved a change order on the old gym remodel to lower the cost of the ceiling insulation. Secretary Heather Turner says the price was lowered by $10,000. Bids are to be sought for demolition and site preparation of […]

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Audio: State Appeals court upholds another employee discrimination case against the Missouri Department of Corrections.

A state appeals court has upheld another employee discrimination case against the Missouri Department of Corrections.     The case could potentially cost taxpayers more than $700,000. The St. Louis Post Dispatch says it’s the latest in a series of big-ticket judgments against prison system administrators revolving around an employee’s concern about an attempt to […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education meets on Wednesday

The Tri-County Board of Education will hold a meeting Wednesday evening, September 8, 2021, at the Jamesport school at 6 o’clock in the library. The agenda includes COVID-19 response and planning, capital projects, CD investment, and maintenance equipment. New business topics include the Esser 3 Tutoring Program, fundraising requests, and information about a grant. There […]

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Missouri 4-H’ers donate more than a half-ton of protein to fight food insecurity by donating pigs at Missouri State Fair

This summer, Missouri 4-H youths raised more than 1,100 pounds of protein for Missourians in need by donating pigs at the 2021 Missouri State Fair. The pork contributed through Missouri Farmers Care’s Hogs for Hunger program will provide 5,028 meals for food-insecure Missourians. Hogs for Hunger, previously known as the Missouri Farmers Care Pork Partnership, […]

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Dream Factory Volunteer Ron Dougan presents program to Trenton Rotary

Dream Factory Volunteer Ron Dougan presented information on the organization to the Trenton Rotary Club on August 26th. The Dream Factory grants wishes to serious and chronically ill children. Dougan has volunteered with the organization since 1990 and currently works with fundraising and organizing “dreams” for area children. He said when he first got involved, […]

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USDA accepts 2.8 million acres for the Conservation Reserve Program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has accepted 2.8 million acres in offers from agricultural producers and private landowners for enrollment into the Conservation Reserve Program in 2021. This year, almost 1.9 million acres in offers have been accepted through the General CRP Signup, and USDA’s Farm Service Agency has accepted over 897,000 acres for enrollment […]

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Cease and desist ordered after ponzi-style scheme defrauds Missourians

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division issued a final cease and desist order against Monarch Capital Investment Fund, LLC, and top executive Timothy Patrick Peabody after several investors in Missouri were defrauded. Missouri Commissioner of Securities David Minnick found that between April 2015 and October 2016, Peabody, “engaged in fraudulent or deceitful acts and […]

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Group abandons effort to force a vote on Missouri gas tax increase

(Missouri Independent) – A push by a conservative anti-tax group to force a statewide vote on a gas tax hike approved by Missouri lawmakers earlier this year has been abandoned, the group’s Missouri director said Monday. Jeremy Cady, state director of Americans for Prosperity, confirmed via text message that his organization is no longer working to place the […]

Coronavirus Update

Grundy County reports 13 new cases of COVID-19; Sullivan County 6 new cases

Sullivan County Health Department Thursday night confirmed six more cases of COVID-19, raising their overall total to 968. The health department noted 42 cases are active. Sullivan County reports 30.6% of the residents have completed vaccinations. The Missouri Department of Health and Human Services website shows more than three thousand COVID-19 cases have been added […]

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Items being collected for Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Area Youth Benefit Fund auction

Items are being collected for the 29th Annual Farmers’ Electric Cooperative’s Area Youth Benefit Fund’s fundraising events. An online auction will be held from August 30 through September 12 in place of the annual dinner-auction banquet. The golf tournament will be on August 30. The auction will be available on the Farmers Electric Coop website as […]

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While Cedar County, Missouri awaits ruling in CAFO lawsuit, a large chicken operation moves in

(Missouri Independent) – When the attorney general’s office asked a judge in 2019 to lift a temporary restraining order blocking a Missouri law pre-empting county regulations on concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, that were stricter than the state’s, the argument was straightforward. No one was trying to build a large animal feeding operation in Cedar […]

Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Governor Parson praises northern missouri’s Macon, during Bicentennial Tour across Highway 36 corridor

The governor visited seven small northern Missouri towns across the Highway 36 corridor on Monday, as part of his Bicentennial Tour. One of them was Macon, a farming community between Moberly and Kirksville. Governor Mike Parson describes Macon’s Historical Society museum as incredible.     Several presidents have visited Macon over the years, including then-President […]