Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act: 2017 saw increase in uninsured Missourians

A new Gallup survey shows that the uninsured rate rose significantly in Missouri in 2017, a year marked by repeated attempts to repeal, sabotage, or weaken the health care programs and protections of the Affordable Care Act. Gallup attributes the dramatic increase in the number of uninsured Missourians to both the uncertainty created by repeated […]

Ticks

Ticks can carry many diseases so be tick aware this Summer

Tick season is here and milder winters and warm spring temperatures could result in higher numbers of ticks and tick-borne disease. National numbers recently released May 1 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that cases of diseases transmitted by ticks doubled from 2004 – 2016. In addition, new disease-causing agents that can […]

Turkeys

Missouri’s spring turkey season ends with nearly 35,800 birds harvested

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that turkey hunters checked 34,055 birds during Missouri’s 2018 regular spring turkey season April 16 through May 6. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 760 birds checked, Texas with 732, and Laclede with 657. Young turkey hunters harvested 1,729 birds during the 2018 spring youth season, […]

Trenton VFW members conduct flag raising ceremony on Memorial Day

Trenton VFW members conduct flag raising ceremony on Memorial Day

Under sunny skies, light winds, birds chirping, and approximately 75 people watching, VFW Post 919 at Trenton conducted a flag raising ceremony and rifle salute Monday morning, Memorial Day, to officially open up the Grundy County Museum properties for this season. While VFW members were hoisting the U.S. flag out in front of the Baker one-room school, […]

Fall Turkey Hunting Season

Spring turkey season ends with 44,187 birds harvested in Missouri

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that turkey hunters checked 44,187 birds during Missouri’s 2016 regular spring turkey season April 18 through May 8. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 961 birds checked, St. Clair with 878, and Texas with 861. Young turkey hunters harvested 4,167 birds during the 2016 spring youth […]

Chillicothe Fire Department recognized as”Fire Department of the Year” by Missouri Fire Fighters Association

The Fire Fighters Association of Missouri has named The Chillicothe Fire Department as “Department Of The Year” for 2016. The FFAM serves 7, 533 members and 367 fire departments. The award was presented to the department at the FFAM 62 annual convention held at Tan Tara resort. The Chillicothe Fire Department is a progressive Department with […]

Chillicothe Firefighter/Paramedic to receive state wide honor

(Chillicothe Constitution-Tribune) –  A Chillicothe firefighter and paramedic is to receive a statewide honor this July. Larry Warren, Commander of the Vern R. Glick Post No. 25, of the American Legion, announced that Firefighter Lieutenant Tracy Bradley was named The American Legion’s Firefighter of the Year for Missouri. The announcement came during the regular meeting […]