FCCLA and STAR

Fourth-grader at Princeton school donates $100 to FCCLA’s “Care Closet”

A fourth-grader in the Princeton R-5 School District and member of the Pine Evershine 4-H Club of Princeton donated to the Princeton FCCLA for its Care Closet. The $100 Alexis Schurke donated came from selling her market lamb at the Northwest Missouri State Fair in Bethany. She wanted to pay it forward and help purchase […]

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 […]

Lets Fight Hunger Together

American Family Insurance agents with participation of FFA combat hunger

American Family Insurance Agent Cara McClellan of Trenton joined other American Family agents of Missouri in participating in a donation drive and food packaging event with the Future Farmers of America to combat food insecurity. Donations and the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation one-to-one matching gift program for charitable organizations helped provide more than 128,000 […]

Audio: Judge temporarily blocks Missouri’s CAFO law from taking effect

A judge has temporarily blocked implementation of Missouri’s Senate Bill 391 that was to take effect in a week. It prohibits counties from passing ordinances stricter than state laws governing concentrated animal feeding operations – CAFOs. Two county boards (Cooper and Cedar), two property owners and the nonprofit Friends of Responsible Agriculture requested the stay […]

Missouri Department of Corrections Mugshot of Shannon Watts

Inmate who walked away from work at Missouri State Fair apprehended

Shannon Dewayne Watts, a Tipton Correctional Center inmate who walked away from his work site at the Missouri State Fair after completing his work-release job late Sunday night, has been apprehended. At 11:20 p.m. Monday, Aug. 19, Pettis County Dispatch reported Watts had been found unconscious with apparent head injuries near Highway B between Sedalia […]

Gun On American Flag (shooting) (Mass Shooting) (Violence)

Audio: Governor Parson open to reviewing measures intended to prevent mass shootings in Missouri

Governor Parson says he is open to reviewing measures intended to prevent mass shootings in Missouri. Parson says he wants to ensure that people’s rights to carry guns are protected but is open to considering things like more law enforcement and mental health support.     Parson says Missouri needs to fundamentally look at what […]