City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council hires two 911 dispatchers

The Chillicothe City Council took action on two items during an executive session this week. Chillicothe City Clerk Rozanne Frampton reports the council hired Brenda Buck and Daniel King as full-time 911 dispatchers. The council also voted to pay Police Records Clerk Ellen Parrack $14.50 per hour with the final vote by the council four […]

Missouri Corn Website

National corn yield contest launches today

Today, May 6, 2019, is opening day for the National Corn Growers Association’s National Corn Yield Contest (NCYC).  Baseball and growing record corn yields may have little in common on the surface, but both feature intense competition, months of preparation and good old-fashioned hard work. Farmers have from today, May 6, through Sunday, July 31, […]

Food Stamps or SNAP

USDA urges states to require child support cooperation through SNAP

The U.S. Department of Agriculture published a memorandum to state agencies (PDF, 156 KB) encouraging them to require Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) participants to cooperate with child support programs. “We want states to take action to ensure that SNAP and child support work together to help children,” said U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue. “Increasing […]

Corn in the field

MU Extension agronomist: Stick with corn until end of May

The wet and cold start to this year’s corn planting season bodes poorly for yields, based on research from the University of Missouri Extension. But MU Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold says farmers should not switch from corn to other crops or early maturing corn varieties because of rain-delayed planting. There is still time to get […]

Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU) Basketball NCAA Division II national championship 2019

Senate passes resolution congratulating Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley announced that the Senate unanimously approved a resolution honoring the Northwest Missouri State University men’s basketball team for winning its second NCAA Division II national championship. “The Bearcats were unstoppable this season, earning another national championship and finishing the year with a perfect record,” said Blunt. “Congratulations to […]

Hy-Vee

Hy-Vee Pharmacies To Participate in “National Prescription Drug-Take Back Day”

Hy-Vee, Inc. announced today that 52 Hy-Vee Pharmacy locations throughout Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Nebraska will participate in National Prescription Drug-Take Back Day on Saturday, April 27. Drug take-back areas will be located in the Hy-Vee pharmacy or clinic’s parking lot and all prescription medications, including controlled substances, will be accepted. For a […]

Smithfield Food Website

Smithfield Foods & RAE launch joint venture to create renewable energy, wildlife habitat

Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) have formed a joint venture called Monarch Bioenergy to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) across Smithfield’s hog farms in Missouri. This partnership converts manure collected from Smithfield farms into RNG, while simultaneously delivering ecological services and developing wildlife habitat. Once complete, all Smithfield company-owned finishing farms in […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council agenda includes 10 ordinances

The Trenton City Council will consider 10 ordinances at its next meeting regarding agreements and city code. The meeting will be at Trenton City Hall on Monday night, Aprill 22, at 7 o’clock. Two ordinances would approve agreements, one with Rapid Removal Disposal, Incorporated for residential solid waste collection and the other with M and […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approves salary increase

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved offering contracts to all non-certified staff members at its meeting Monday evening. Non-certified staff will receive a two percent salary increase and the supplemental pay schedule was also approved. Lankford Flooring was approved to sand and refinish the gym floor for $21,100. The Missouri State High School […]