Grain Bin Safety

Review grain bin safety rules before harvest begins

University of Missouri Extension rural safety specialist Karen Funkenbusch said National Farm Safety and Health Week, Sept. 15-21, is a good time to review precautions for grain bins with farmworkers and family members. This year’s theme, “Shift Farm Safety Into High Gear,” reminds us to remain vigilant at all times when working on or visiting […]

Farmer Combining Corn in Field

As harvest time approaches, be patient with farm equipment on public roads

Farming plays a vital role in Missouri’s economy, history, and identity and In the coming weeks, farmers across the state will be harvesting their crops. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to share the road. Expect to see an increase in farm machinery traffic–especially on rural highways. Please obey all traffic laws and remain […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Officials announce progress report on East Locust Creek Reservoir

While dam construction for the East Locust Creek Reservoir project cannot begin until environmental and construction permitting actions are complete, there has been a great deal of progress leading up to heavy construction activity. The list below represents some of the more significant activities in progress or completed. Land acquisition for the reservoir completed in […]

White 1976 Pontiac Firebird

Grundy County Sheriff’s Department seeking public assistance in locating stolen car

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public assistance regarding a recent burglary in rural Laredo that included the theft of a 1976 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird. The burglary is believed to have occurred between August 31st and September 7th. Also taken during the burglary were numerous tools, pedal cars, tires, chains, and other antique […]

Jordan Jones PA

Jordan Jones joins Saint Luke’s Mercer County Clinic

Saint Luke’s Mercer County Clinic in Princeton is pleased to welcome physician assistant, Jordan Jones, PA-C, to the medical team. Jones will begin treating patients in early September. Prior to joining the Mercer County Clinic, Jones earned her master’s degree in Medical Science – Physician Assistant from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. Since […]

Grundy Electric Foundation

Grundy Electric Cooperative Community Foundation now accepting grant applications

The GEC Community Foundation, Incorporated is accepting grant applications. The Foundation assists qualifying schools and organizations with grant monies in the areas of education, health, and rural development. Grants are open to eligible entities in the Grundy Electric Cooperative 12-county service area. The service area includes the Missouri counties of Harrison, Mercer, and Grundy and […]

MU School of Medicine

MU School of Medicine receives nearly $5 million in grants to train more rural Missouri doctors

The University of Missouri School of Medicine has received two Health Resources and Services Administration grants totaling nearly $5 million to increase the number of doctors in Missouri and address the physician shortages in rural parts of the state. A Missouri Hospital Association study last year predicted a shortage of up to 49,000 primary care […]

Bridge Work

MoDOT to replace 40 rural northern Missouri bridges

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be able to replace 40 bridges in northern Missouri as a result of an announcement by Congressman Sam Graves that Missouri has received a $20.7 million federal grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Competitive Highway Bridge Program. The bridges, all located north of I-70, are in poor condition, […]