Health News

Missouri is ‘high performer’ in public health emergency preparedness

Missouri is among states rated as high performers in public health emergency preparedness measures by a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for optimal health for people and communities through the prevention of illness and injuries. The Trust for America’s Health report “Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism 2020” released […]

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Grundy County Courthouse hit with cybersecurity breach

The Grundy County Courthouse in Trenton experienced a cybersecurity breach on Friday, January 30, 2020. Grundy County Clerk Betty Spickard said the breach affected the county’s server and computers on it, including those used by the offices of the county clerk, collector-treasurer, and assessor. Information technology was able to recover some information from a cloud […]

Fraud

Former Missouri business owner pleads guilty to multi-million dollar fraud schemes

A former Aurora, Missouri, business owner pleaded guilty in federal court to a series of multi-million dollar fraud schemes. Russell Grundy, 50, of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, formerly of Aurora, pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to two counts of wire fraud, one count of making a false statement on […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees approve personnel actions

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved several personnel actions Tuesday evening. One action was an increase in salary for several Trio staff members to align with national Trio salary surveys. Student Support Services changes included Stacey Russell’s salary increasing from $24,877 to $27,000 for a 10-month, 80% time contract, John Wilbur’s salary […]

Gene Cowherd is one of three Barry County producers working with MU Extension agronomist Tim Schnakenberg to establish warm-season grasses through the NRCS + MU Grasslands Project.

Southwest Missouri producer sees success in first-year warm-season crop

The sea of native warm-season grass on Gene Cowherd’s Barry County farm is a reminder of a time when buffalo grazed tall prairie grasses. Cowherd’s first-year grasses stand more than 6 feet high with thick, green undergrowth. The grasses are part of a diverse grazing system that also includes alfalfa, Bermuda grass, orchardgrass, red clover, […]

Chillicothe Police Department Grant

Chillicothe Police Department receives grant for in-car camera

The Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association has provided the Chillicothe Police Department with a grant for $2,635.75 for an in-car camera. Sergeant Jeremy Stephens authored the grant, which the police department reports will assist with the cost of equipment when the new patrol vehicles arrive. The department has received more than $100,000 in grants in […]

Livingston County Library

Livingston County Library among nine that receive grants

Nine libraries have received Workforce Development Collection Improvement Grants totaling $15,900.  “Missouri’s libraries serve as resource hubs for their communities, with many acting as the de facto business center in their area,” Ashcroft said. “These grants ensure they can continue to offer their patrons materials which are vital to the development of business and workforce […]

Great Plains Growers Conference

Great Plains Growers Conference set to begin January 9, 2020 in Saint Joseph

The Annual Great Plains Growers Conference in Saint Joseph will offer updates on technology, production, and safety in commercial fruit and vegetable production. The event will be held at the Fulkerson Center on the Missouri Western State University campus on January 9th through 11th. Workshop topics will include food safety grower training, honeybees, drip irrigation, […]

Journey to College

Pilot programs focus on helping more students finish a college degree in less time

Ten Missouri colleges and universities are participating in two programs that aim to reduce college costs and help students earn a degree in less time. The Department of Higher Education is set to begin pilot projects for Guided Pathways to Success and Concurrent Enrollment programs. “These programs focus on helping more students graduate on time, […]

GRM Networks

GRM Networks awards third quarter Community Grants

A total of $1,250 has been awarded by GRM Networks® during its third-quarter allocation of the company’s Community Improvement Grants. Organizations receiving funding during the third quarter included the Bethany Kiwanis Club, Decatur County Hospital Auxiliary Senior Life Solutions and One Act. The Bethany Kiwanis Club received a $500 grant that will be used to […]

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GRM Networks in Princeton receives USDA grant of $41.6 million dollars through ReConnect Program

GRM Networks of Princeton recently received a $41.6 million grant/loan from the United States Department of Agriculture’s ReConnect Program helping GRM Networks fulfill its commitment to bring fiber-optic connectivity to northern Missouri and southern Iowa. USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Richard Fordyce awarded the grant/loan to GRM at a reception held at the David Callaway […]