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Grants available to help local public safety agencies address COVID-19

Public safety agencies in the Western District of Missouri are eligible for more than $3.2 million in Department of Justice grants announced today to aid their response to the challenges posed by the outbreak of COVID-19. The Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding program, authorized by the recent stimulus legislation, will allow eligible state and local and […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital prepared for COVID-19 response should it be needed

Wright Memorial Hospital Chief Executive Officer Steve Schieber says hospital employees are working together as a team and are well prepared to deal with COVID-19. Protections are in place at the hospital at Trenton for patients, employees, and the community. He notes Wright Memorial has an adequate supply of personal protective equipment for its employees […]

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Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) remains operating in Missouri during COVID-19 crisis

The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, known as WIC, remains in operation in Missouri. Local agencies continue to support current participants and to enroll new participants who may now be income-eligible due to the impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. Given the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to control […]

Fraud

Former Missouri business owner pleads guilty to multi-million dollar fraud schemes

A former Aurora, Missouri, business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to a series of multi-million dollar fraud schemes. Russell Grundy, 50, of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, formerly of Aurora, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to two counts of wire fraud, one count of making a false statement on […]

USDA Reconnect Program

USDA announces $61 million investment to bring broadband to rural Missourians

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $60.9 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity for more than 11,000 rural households, 81 farms, 73 businesses, 16 educational facilities, 12 critical community facilities, and two health care facilities in rural Missouri. […]

Missouri Sunshine Law

Missouri State Auditor announces transparency initiative to make Sunshine requests/responses accessible to the public

State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced that Sunshine Law requests submitted to her office, and responses to those requests, are publicly available online and free of charge. More than 200,000 pages of responsive documents and materials can be viewed here. “As Missouri’s independent watchdog, I consistently encourage governments at all levels to adopt policies that strengthen the […]

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Missouri Finish Line Grant helps individuals complete their degree

North Central Missouri College, in partnership with the Missouri Scholarship and Loan Foundation), is offering individuals the chance to participate in the Finish Line Degree Completion Grant. The Finish Line Grant is designed to assist Missouri residents who have left college before completing a degree and are prevented from re-enrolling due to a past financial […]

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Producers encouraged to enroll in Agriculture Risk Loss and Price Loss Coverage Programs

USDA’s Farm Service Agency encourages agricultural producers to enroll now in the Agriculture Risk Loss and Price Loss Coverage programs. March 15, 2020 is the enrollment deadline for the 2019 crop year. Although more than 200,000 producers have enrolled to date, FSA anticipates 1.5 million producers will enroll for ARC and PLC. By enrolling soon, […]

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MU Extension livestock specialist to be in Trenton each month to answer questions

Beginning January 27th, MU Extension livestock specialist, Jenna Monnig, will be at the Grundy County Extension office in Trenton to answer those who have questions about livestock. Monnig will be available on the last Monday of each month from 9 to 12 and from 1 to 4 o’clock. The Grundy County Extension Office is in […]

Ayers Family on Horses

Three generations of family build a beef business at Ayers Stock Farm in Green City

Ayers Stock Farm in Green City, Mo., has spent three generations in the rolling hills of northern Missouri building a beef business driven on horseback. Rick Ayers has been involved in his family’s livestock farm since 1967 and his wife, Jonna Ayers, joined the family farm while both were teaching agriculture education at the local […]

Deadly Crash

ATV crash in Adair County claims the life one, another life-flighted to Columbia

An all-terrain vehicle accident Sunday evening in southwest Adair County has claimed the life of one man and injured another. The accident at 5:45 pm occurred on Highway 11, four miles to the east of Winigan. The highway patrol reports 35-year-old Nicholas Hauser of Washington, Missouri was pronounced dead at the scene by the Adair […]