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Wright Memorial Hospital Auxiliary awards scholarships to students pursuing a career in healthcare

Wright Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has awarded five $500 scholarships that are renewable for multiple semesters dependent upon the student’s performance.  Recipients will pursue or are currently pursuing health-related careers. The 2021 recipients are: McKenna Cox, North Central Missouri College Christina De Jesus, North Central Missouri College Sidney Lynch, North Central Missouri College Maddie Searcy, North […]

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Evergy to shutter Kansas coal plant, speed transition to renewable energy

(Missouri Independent) – Evergy, an electric supplier to about 600,000 customers in western Missouri, will retire its coal power plant in Lawrence, Kansas, by the end of 2023, the company announced on Friday. The utility revealed its plan to regulators in a filing with the Missouri Public Service Commission. The “integrated resource plan” lays out Evergy’s next […]

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USDA invests $35 million in rural water, energy, and biofuel infrastructure in Missouri

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Missouri Acting State Director D Clark Thomas announced the agency is investing $35,046,000 in critical infrastructure that will help rural Missouri communities build back better and stronger while prioritizing climate-smart solutions and environmental stewardship. USDA is making the investments under the Water and Environmental Program, the Rural Energy for […]

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Grain Belt transmission line forges ahead amid landowner, lawmaker pushback

(Missouri Independent) – On the heels of a historic cold snap that left thousands across the Midwest without power, Kansas and Missouri residents could soon reap the benefits of a massive high-powered transmission line delivering renewable energy.  Grain Belt Express, a project a decade in the making, is starting to acquire land along its route spanning […]

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USDA announces funding available to assist socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency announces the availability of $2 million to establish partnerships with organizations to provide outreach and technical assistance to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers. The funding was made possible by USDA’s new Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, an effort to distribute resources more broadly and to put greater […]

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American Coalition for Ethanol says EPA’s proposed ethanol rule is a tough pill to swallow

A proposed biofuels rule from the EPA is getting criticism from ethanol supporters. The part of the rule ethanol supporters like would address E-15 labeling and infrastructure requirements and not act on 66 petitions for Small Refinery Exemptions. Growth Energy’s Chris Bliley tells Brownfield EPA’s proposed rule is in the middle between good and bad.  […]

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North Central Missouri College Foundation announces Allied Health Scholarship Awards

“Through the generosity of others in the form of endowed funds or the giving of a gift each year, the NCMC Foundation is honored to announce that over $56,000 was recently awarded to NCMC Nursing and Health Sciences students,” commented NCMC Director of Development Alicia Endicott.  “53 awards were recently made during the fall 2020 […]

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Wright Memorial Hospital Auxiliary announces scholarship awards

Wright Memorial Hospital Auxiliary has awarded four $500 scholarships that are renewable for multiple semesters dependent upon the student’s performance. Recipients will pursue or are currently pursuing, health-related careers. The 2020 recipients are: McKenna Cox, Trenton High School, daughter of Dustin and Mandy Cox, and James and Heather Evans Sidney Lynch, North Central Missouri College, […]

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Missouri officials take regulatory action to address child care needs amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Departments of Health and Senior Services and Social Services have taken regulatory action to assist child care providers and families during the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.  “We recognize that child care is an essential component of fighting COVID-19,” said Dr. Randall Williams, director of DHSS. “Health care and other emergency medical personnel must have appropriate […]

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Smithfield Foods and Roeslein Alternative Energy continue development of manure-to-energy projects in Missouri

Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy announced an additional $45 million investment in their Monarch Bioenergy joint venture, which captures methane from hog manure to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) in Missouri. The additional investment will enable the continued implementation of “manure-to-energy” projects on Smithfield’s farms, resulting in RNG generation across 85% of the […]

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Russell and Vonda Gillespie Scholarship awarded to Zackery Lewis

Prior to the Dr. Albert & Vera Cross Hall 10th anniversary open house, $45,000 in Allied Health scholarships were announced by the North Central Missouri College Foundation.  Mr. Mitch Holder, NCMC Dean of Instruction, made the announcements with scholarship donors, student recipients, and guests in attendance.  Forty-four scholarships were announced with award amounts ranging from […]

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Evergy customers to see slight increase in monthly bill

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an application filed by Evergy Missouri West, Incorporated to adjust the renewable energy standard rate adjustment mechanism charge. The charge currently appears as a separate item on customers’ monthly electric bills and is designed to recover costs associated with Missouri’s Renewable Energy Standard. A residential customer using 1,000 […]

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Campaign launches to oppose wind turbines in Buchanan County

A citizen’s group has kicked off a campaign aimed at heavily restricting wind turbines from being built in northwest Missouri’s Buchanan County. Turbines have not gone up in Buchanan County, but some companies have shown interest.Anita Simon with the group ‘Friends of Buchanan County’ says a petition gathered asks County Commissioners to require a one-mile […]

Maude Ryan Scholarship 2019

Melissa Yoakum receives NCMC Foundation Allied Health Maude Ryan Nursing Scholarship

Prior to Dr. Albert & Vera Cross Hall’s 10th-anniversary open house, $45,000 in Allied Health scholarships were announced by the North Central Missouri College Foundation.  Mr. Mitch Holder, NCMC Dean of Instruction, made the announcements with scholarship donors, student recipients, and guests in attendance.  Forty-four scholarships were announced with award amounts ranging from $5000 to […]

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Cameron Regional Medical Center awards NCMC Foundation Allied Health Scholarship

Prior to the Dr. Albert & Vera Cross Hall 10th anniversary open house, $45,000 in Allied Health scholarships were announced by the North Central Missouri College Foundation.  Mr. Mitch Holder, NCMC Dean of Instruction, made the announcements with scholarship donors, student recipients, and guests in attendance.  Forty-four scholarships were announced with award amounts ranging from […]

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Dr. Albert and Carol Cross award NCMC Foundation Allied Health Scholarships

Prior to the Dr. Albert & Vera Cross Hall 10th anniversary open house, $45,000 in Allied Health scholarships were announced by the North Central Missouri College Foundation.  Mr. Mitch Holder, NCMC Dean of Instruction, made the announcements with scholarship donors, student recipients, and guests in attendance.  Forty-four scholarships were announced with award amounts ranging from […]

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Smithfield announces completion of renewable natural gas project

Smithfield Foods, Incorporated announces construction has been completed on a low-pressure natural gas transmission line connecting a Smithfield hog farm with the city of Milan’s natural gas pipeline. Renewable natural gas (RNG) produced at the hog farm will be directly injected into the transmission line flowing into Milan’s natural gas distribution system prior to delivery. […]