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Tractor Supply Company acquires Orscheln Farm and Home for $297 million

Tractor Supply Company announced on February 17th that it entered into an agreement to acquire Orscheln Farm and Home for about $297 million in cash. Orscheln is based in Moberly and has 167 stores in 11 states. Store locations include Trenton, Chillicothe, Bethany, Brookfield, Cameron, Carrollton, and Kirksville. Tractor Supply Company is based in Brentwood, […]

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Chillicothe Kiwanis Club serve 53 children through “Shop With a Cop” program

The Chillicothe Kiwanis Club served 53 children during its annual “Shop With a Cop.” Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples reports children were not able to do the shopping this year due to the pandemic. Walmart employees did the shopping and had items ready for the children. Gifts were delivered to parents in a drive-through-style event. […]

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Trenton Police Department’s “Shop with a Cop” program to ensure 11 children have a Merry Christmas

The Trenton Police Department will help 11 children during this year’s Shop with A Cop. Assistant Police Chief Lieutenant Larry Smith reports wish lists were obtained from the Department of Family Services Children’s Division, and shopping was done online due to the pandemic. Multiple employees helped with purchasing gifts and will help deliver them. Deliveries […]

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Trenton Police Department reports uptick in package theft from doorways and porches

The Trenton Police Department reports that with many residents shopping online for Christmas, it has recently seen incidents of thefts of packages from doorsteps. The police department advises residents to be vigilant and take steps to protect deliveries. Those steps include tracking packages and knowing delivery details, being available for the delivery or asking a […]

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Linn County officials issue health advisory due to increased cases of COVID-19

The Linn County Health Department and Linn County Commission have issued a health advisory due to the increased number of COVID-19 cases in the county. The advisory reports Linn County is seeing a rapid spread of the virus and increased community transmission, which is overwhelming local and regional health care systems, depleting available resources for […]

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Hy-Vee reinstates reserved shopping hour for those considered high risk

Starting today, Hy-Vee is reinstating its reserved shopping hour for customers considered “high risk” in response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases throughout its eight-state region. The reserved hour will be offered at all Hy-Vee locations from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., Monday through Friday, and is dedicated to these customers: Ages 60 and […]

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Poinsettia: America’s most popular flower

Poinsettia is our nation’s most popular potted flowering plant. What makes this remarkable is that most poinsettias are sold between the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Despite its short sales period, poinsettia contributed $170 million to the U.S. economy last year, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Native to southern Mexico and […]