Air Ambulance Bill of the month

Missourians face large bills, aggressive collection tactics from air ambulance transports

Missourians are frequently subjected to aggressive collection efforts by air ambulance providers totaling tens of thousands of dollars in a practice called balance billing, according to a detailed report released today by the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP). To assess the scope of the problem, the DIFP initiated a data call for […]

Emerald Ash Borer

Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in Caldwell and Harrison Counties

Foresters with the Missouri Department of Conservation have confirmed the presence of the Emerald Ash Borer in six new counties, including locally, Caldwell and Harrison. Other area counties with a confirmed presence of the insect include Adair, Ray, Clay, Clinton, DeKalb, and Schuyler. Statewide, the Emerald Ash Borer has spread to 59 counties and the […]

Firetruck

Chillicothe firefighters respond to SUV fire on Highway 190

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a sports utility vehicle fire near Woodworth Custom Trailers Thursday afternoon. Captain Les Hinnen reports firefighters found the vehicle fully involved in fire and sitting in the eastbound lane in the 5000 block of Highway 190 west of Chillicothe. Firefighters used approximately 500 gallons of water to extinguish the […]

Cow in advanced stage of Fescue Foot

Sharp turn to cold weather brings threat of fescue foot in beef cow herds

Odd fall weather and fescue pasture growth set up potential poisonous pastures causing fescue foot in cow herds. Fall growth after a drought produces more toxins in infected tall fescue grass. The poison develops after rains start regrowth following a drought, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension specialist. Roberts urges herd owners to keep […]

Pheasants and Quail Forever

Pheasants and Quail Forever encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider pollinator habitat

With a November 16 deadline approaching, Pheasants and Quail Forever is encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider utilizing a federal program that provides financial and technical assistance to establish habitat that benefits Monarch butterflies and other wildlife. Jake Swafford, Coordinating Wildlife Biologist, said the Monarch Initiative administered by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) […]

Missouri Department of Conservation reminds deer hunters about CWD sampling, carcass disposal, and Share the Harvest

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds deer hunters that it is conducting mandatory sampling and voluntary sampling of harvested deer to help find cases of chronic wasting disease (CWD). MDC encourages hunters to properly dispose of deer carcasses to help limit the spread of the disease. MDC also encourages hunters to Share the Harvest […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council has full agenda; takes action on ordinances and bids

The Trenton City Council took action last night on several ordinances and bids. Approval was given for Advanced Environment Testing and Abatement of Belton to remove asbestos at two locations: 111 West 11th Street and 1502 Day. Combined, the cost of $3,100 comes from demolition money budgeted by the city.  The city will purchase properties on […]

Missouri Department of Conservation to hold public meeting in Kirksville on CWD

The Missouri Department of Conservation invites deer hunters, property owners, and others to a special public meeting to get information and have questions answered about chronic wasting disease (CWD). The meeting will take place Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the MDC Northeast Regional Office, 3500 S. Baltimore St. in Kirksville. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council holds heated discussion on electric rates, ends in vote to reduce rates by 5%

The Trenton City Council last night voted to authorize a 5% reduction in electric rates effective with the bills received in November, and the council ultimately voted to have an electric rate study done, but not until after the Mayor vetoed two separate motions. Last week, the utility committee advanced discussion on having a three-month […]