School Bus

Several area schools extending closure to April 27th due to COVID-19

Several area school districts have extended their closures to reduce the spread of COVID-19. School districts extending their closures through April 24th include Chillicothe, Jamesport Tri-County, Gallatin, Braymer, Polo, and Southwest Livingston County of Ludlow. Those districts tentatively plan to resume classes on April 27th. Chillicothe R-2 reports its meal program will continue through April […]

CRP Website

USDA announces more than 3.4 million acres selected for general signup in Conservation Reserve Program

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the acceptance of more than 3.4 million acres in the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup recently completed, the first general signup enrollments since 2016. County offices will begin notifying producers with accepted offers no later than April 3. Through CRP, farmers and ranchers receive an annual rental payment for […]

Grocery Shelves

Audio: Missouri grocers working with attorney general to prevent gouging during pandemic

Missouri’s attorney general is teaming up with the Missouri Grocers Association (MGA), to protect you from any potential price-gouging during the COVID-19 outbreak. State Rep. Dan Shaul, R-Imperial, heads the 1,300 member MGA. He told the attorney general’s office last week that there will be upward price pressure on some commodities, due to the rapid sale […]

Calvin Basham

NCMC Student Elected as National Professional Agriculture Student officer

North Central Missouri College student, Calvin Basham has been elected as Vice President in the National Professional Agriculture Student Organization for the 2020 – 21 year.   Calvin, son of Rob and Amy Basham from Cowgill, MO, lives on a small cattle farm in Ray County Missouri. Calvin currently attends college at North Central Missouri […]

Grand River Multipurpose Center

Grand River Multipurpose Center in danger of discontinuing daily meal program to seniors

The Grand River Multipurpose Center in Chillicothe reports it is in danger of discontinuing its daily meal program and limiting its home-delivered meal program. The program provides about 410 hot meals at the center per week, and volunteers deliver about 640 meals to homebound seniors in Livingston County each week. The meals served at the […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

USDA implements measures to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by COVID-19

USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep customers, partners, and stakeholders updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America. Rural Housing Service Single-Family Housing Effective March 19, borrowers with USDA single-family housing Direct […]

WIC Women Infant Children

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 […]

Charles Spencer Henson

Livingston County authorities arrest child sex offender who failed to register change of address in Chillicothe

An investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office of a possible registration violation on a child sex offender has resulted in the arrest of a man on alleged felony violation for failing to register as a sex offender. Sheriff Steve Cox reports 30-year-old Charles Spencer Henson was also arrested on two outstanding Trenton municipal arrest […]

United States Attorney Office Website

U.S. Attorney urges the public to report suspected COVID-19 fraud

U.S. Attorney Tim Garrison urges the public to report suspected fraud schemes related to COVID-19 (the coronavirus) by calling the National Center for Disaster Fraud hotline (1-866-720-5721) or writing to the NCDF email address at disaster@leo.gov. The Department of Justice is committed to preventing, pursuing, prosecuting, and punishing individuals and businesses that take advantage of […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Mike Parson addresses the many concerns of Missouri citizens impacted by COVID-19

As the COVID-19 crisis continues, Governor Mike Parson and his administration are taking daily steps to respond accordingly and protect the health and well-being of Missourians. “My administration and I are committed to providing quality healthcare to those most dependent on state assistance and ensuring access to those in need of medical services or medications,” […]

Coronavisus Executive Order (COVID-19)

Chillicothe officials issue Executive Order regarding COVID-19

The Livingston County Health Center, Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelley, and Livingston County Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas have issued an Executive Order regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, effective Saturday, March 21, 2020, at noon. The order prohibits group gatherings of 10 people or more until further notice. This includes at any restaurant, tavern, professional, social, cultural, entertainment, […]