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USDA invests $1 billion to improve community infrastructure for people living in rural towns across the country

United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh today announced that USDA is investing $1 billion to build and improve critical community facilities in 48 states, Puerto Rico and Guam (PDF, 449 KB). This infrastructure funding will increase access to health care, education, and public safety while spurring community development and building sound […]

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Director of Agriculture announces grants for 4-H and FFA service projects

Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn announced that 16 youth groups from across Missouri were awarded grants from the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s 2022 Building Our American Communities grant program. Eight local chapters of the National FFA Organization and eight Missouri 4-H clubs statewide have been awarded funds for their community service projects this year. “We […]

Guilty Plea

Missouri doctor pleads guilty to making false statements to obtain insurance coverage for fentanyl prescription

A Missouri, physician pleaded guilty in federal court to making a false statement to Medicare to obtain insurance coverage for a fentanyl prescription and to conspiring with others to use his DEA registration number to issue Schedule II controlled substances to patients in his absence. Randall Halley, 65, Nixa, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Music students at THS and TMS to present “Winter Concert” and perform “A Christmas Vesper”

Vocal music students at Trenton High School participate in holiday concerts on two consecutive nights, December 12th and 13th. Vocal music instructor Tyler Busick reports “A Christmas Vesper” will be Sunday, December 12th at the First Baptist Church in Trenton. It’s a 5 o’clock presentation of the Trenton Area Ministerial Alliance and the Trenton high […]

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Numerous activities announced for “Christmas Kickoff on the Milan Square”

A tree lighting, a parade, and Santa are planned for the “Christmas Kickoff on the Milan Square.” Everyone is invited to attend on December 11th. The event will start at 4 pm with registration for a drawing. The drawing will be held at 5 pm. Winners of the business and residential decorating contest will also […]

Winterfest

“Winterfest” in Unionville kicks off on Saturday

Unionville’s Winterfest will be held Saturday, December 4, 2021, around the town square. The festival kicks off at 2 p.m. with a Local Author Reception in the Putnam County Library. The two-hour reception features authors Doris Bland, Carl Schnelle, Melissa Hedrick, Linda Couchman, Enfys McMurry, Julie Brundage, and the Varner family. They will be answering […]

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Princeton man facing felony assault and peace disturbance charges for incident on the Princeton square

The Mercer County Sheriff reports an individual allegedly waving a pipe and threatening people sent officers to the west side of the Princeton square on Friday night. Officers with the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department and Missouri State Highway Patrol detained a male. The sheriff’s office said further investigation revealed that an assault had occurred. The […]

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Walgreens to build new $30 million fulfillment center in Liberty, creating 200 new jobs

Walgreens retail and wholesale pharmacy announced it will open a new $30 million, high-tech fulfillment center in the Kansas City metro area. The new operation, located in a 65,000-square-foot space in Liberty, is expected to create 200 new jobs. “When you combine our state’s top talent in health care with our strategic location in the […]

Christmas on the Square

“Christmas on the Square” in Green City set for November 27

Christmas on the Square in Green City will be November 27th. Activities will begin on the Green City Square at 6 pm with a Parade of Lights. No preregistration is necessary for the parade.  There will also be a visit from Santa Claus; hot cider, cocoa, and cookies; roasted chestnuts; and children’s activities. Donations of […]

Christmas on the Square

Details about activities and events announced for Christmas on the Square in Mercer

More information has been released about the Second Annual Christmas on the Square in Mercer. The town square Christmas lighting will be held on December 4th at 5 p.m. Other activities will run until 8 o’clock. Santa will arrive on a fire truck after the Christmas lighting and will be on the stage to visit […]

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New funds and strategy may boost “massive task” of reducing lead exposure for Missouri kids

(Missouri Independent) – It’s clear that lead exposure is a problem for Missouri’s children. An estimated 4.5% have elevated levels of lead in their blood, more than almost any other state in the country. What’s far more difficult is figuring out where children are getting exposed to lead, said Carlton Waterhouse, President Joe Biden’s pick for […]

Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University to celebrate Agriculture Week with an open house and national broadcast

 Northwest Missouri State University will celebrate agriculture with a series of activities Nov. 13-17, including a national broadcast emanating from the University’s new Agricultural Learning Center. All of the week’s activities are scheduled at the ALC, located on the R.T. Wright Farm at 22790 Icon Road in Maryville, and they are open to the public. […]

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ALPLA to build new facility in Kansas City, creating 75 new jobs

ALPLA Inc., North America announced it will break ground on a new manufacturing plant in Kansas City, Missouri, creating 75 new jobs. The new facility will be the company’s fourth site in Missouri and the first dedicated to injection molding. “ALPLA’s decision to grow in Missouri demonstrates our state’s ability to support companies with our highly […]