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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 […]

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USDA invests more than $1 million to support rural Missouri businesses

U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Missouri Acting State Director D Clark Thomas announced 19 organizations statewide are being awarded a total of $1,006,698 to create jobs and increase economic opportunities throughout the state. “USDA Rural Development has worked tirelessly to support rural Missouri businesses throughout the pandemic,” said Thomas. “The Rural Business Development Grants […]

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Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors approve pay increases for CNA and CNT staff

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors on September 28, 2021, approved a wage increase for nurse aids at Sunnyview Nursing Home in Trenton. Administrator Jerry Doerhoff reports the pay was raised to $14.00 per hour for certified nursing assistants and $15.00 per hour for certified nursing technicians. Different nurse aids made different […]

Video: One of the only annual fireworks competitions in the U.S. is this Saturday in Missouri

The Missouri Pyrotechnics Association holds one of the only annual fireworks competitions in the country. The Sky Wars Invitational Fireworks Championship is this Saturday near eastern Missouri’s Innsbrook. Vice President Rob Cima says the event is expected to attract a total of 8,000 people from 31 other states.     Missouri Pyrotechnics Association Vice President […]

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Governor Parson announces three appointments to various boards, fills two county office vacancies

Governor Mike Parson announced three appointments to various boards and commissions and filled two-county office vacancies. Teresa Creek, of Memphis, was appointed as the Scotland County Recorder of Deeds.  Ms. Creek has served as the Deputy Recorder for the Scotland County Recorder of Deeds Office since 2019. Prior to joining the Recorder’s Office, she worked as […]

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Chillicothe Fire Department responds to vehicle fire on Grandview Street

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire at 408 Grandview Street on September 8, 2021. Captain and Emergency Medical Technician Tracy Bradley says the caller reporting the fire did not believe anyone was in the vehicle. A Chillicothe Police officer on the scene said the fire was in the engine compartment. Upon arrival, […]

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Governor Parson awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2020

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 15 first responders and 7 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions during 2020. The awards are Missouri’s highest recognition for first responders acting during critical incidents. The civilians, who include a 12-year-old boy who performed a life-saving rescue at age 11, were honored […]

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Audio: MoDOT has lost more than half of its 5100-person workforce over the past four years

Like many industries dealing with worker shortages, so is the Missouri Department of Transportation. MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna says his department has had a high turnover rate for several years.     The current state budget includes a pay raise for MoDOT workers, but Missouri still has one of the lowest-paid state workforces in the […]

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Chillicothe City Council announces personnel actions from executive session

Information has been released from an executive session of the Chillicothe City Council last week. City Clerk Rozanne Frampton reports the city council approved promoting paid-by-call firefighter Zach Dunn to a full-time firefighter/emergency medical technician. Katherine Hobbs, Corbin Valdez, Keagan Allen, and Andy McLean were hired as paid-by-call firefighters. McLean had submitted his resignation as […]

Maryke Willis named Wright Memorial Hospital’s Employee of the Quarter

Maryke Willis, a health information technician at Wright Memorial Hospital, was honored as the hospital’s Employee of the Quarter for the first quarter 2021. Steve Schieber, CEO, presented the award to Willis at a ceremony held in her honor on May 27. The Employee of the Quarter Award recognizes an employee who provides exemplary service, […]

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18 graduates recognized at Vicki Wheeler Honors Brunch

In addition to NCMC Commencement on Saturday, the Vicki Wheeler Honors brunch recognized eighteen (18) NCMC graduates for their accomplishments. The Outstanding Student Award is given to only one student in each degree program annually. The faculty selects students based on academic merits, campus involvement, and leadership in the classroom. The honors brunch is named […]

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North Central Missouri College names “Outstanding Honors” graduates

In addition to NCMC Commencement on Saturday, the Vicki Wheeler Honors brunch was held and recognized eighteen NCMC graduates for their accomplishments. The NCMC Outstanding Student Award is given to only one student in each degree program annually. The faculty selects students based on academic merits, campus involvement, and leadership in the classroom. Student honored […]

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Missouri pharmacy owner and technician indicted on 34 counts related to Medicaid fraud, forgery and identity theft

Shane Becker, owner of the Old Town Pharmacy LLC, and Montserrat Ortega-Saucedo, a pharmacy technician at Old Town Pharmacy, were both indicted on 34 total counts in Cole County on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. A Cole County grand jury returned 26 counts of Violations Involving Health Care Payments (Class D Felony), 6 counts of Forgery […]

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Audio: Three students recognized at North Central Missouri College Foundation Scholarship Reception

Three students were featured at the North Central Missouri College Foundation Scholarship Reception on April 14th. The reception recognized recipients of Foundation and institutional scholarships. The three student speakers shared their background and what their scholarships meant to them. Calvin Basham of Cowgill received the Paul and Betty Preston Steele Agriculture Scholarship. He is pursuing […]

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Brinda Marsh named Wright Memorial Hospital 2020 Employee of the Year

Wright Memorial Hospital recently announced their 2020 Employee of the Year. Brinda Marsh, a pharmacy technician II at Wright Memorial Hospital, was presented with the award at a ceremony held in her honor on February 25. The other finalist for the award was Audra Beverlin, 4th Quarter 2020 Employee of the Quarter. Marsh has been […]