Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson requests Army Corps of Engineers manage Missouri River for flood control, navigation

Governor Mike Parson has submitted written testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.  The committee field hearing in Glenwood, Iowa, will focus on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers river management following devastating flooding in the region. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley will participate. Witnesses will include officials from the Army Corps as well […]

Farm Field

Funding available to farmers interested in installing edge-of-field monitoring stations

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is making $2 million available to interested farmers to help install voluntary edge-of-field monitoring stations on agricultural land in five states, including Missouri.  “Edge-of-field water quality monitoring provides quantifiable data that supports voluntary-based conservation efforts aimed at reducing the movement of sediment and nutrients off Missouri farms,” State Conservationist […]

Sam Graves

Missouri Congressman Sam Graves introduces Bill to remove fish and wildlife from Missouri River priorities

Missouri Congressman Sam Graves introduced a bill this week to remove fish and wildlife as an authorized purpose for management of the Missouri River and make flood control the highest priority. “Time and again, we continue to see fish and birds take precedence over people and property when it comes to managing the Missouri River,” […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council passes ordinance regarding City Administrator Darin Chappel’s employment contract

The Chillicothe City Council passed an ordinance during an executive session Monday evening that authorized an amendment to the employment agreement with City Administrator Darin Chappell. The amendment involved automatically renewing Chappell’s contract each April 1st, commencing April 1st, 2021 for successive one-year terms. It also involved setting his annual base salary at $130,000 for […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Governor Parson calls for damage assessments in preparation for federal disaster declaration request

Governor Mike Parson has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency participate in joint Preliminary Damage Assessment in seven Missouri counties in response to devastating Missouri River flooding that began in March. The joint teams will survey damage in preparation for a request from the Governor for federal disaster assistance. “Although the floodwaters have not fully […]

Skin Cancer Screening

Free skin cancer screenings to be offered in Trenton

The Grundy County Health Department and Cleaver Dermatology are partnering to offer free skin cancer screenings to community members. A physician will examine specific skin spots patients identify as concerns during the screenings at the health department at 1716 Lincoln Street in Trenton May 22nd from 11:30 to 3:30. The health department reports skin spots […]

Road Closed Due to Flooding

Roads in northern Missouri remain closed due to flooding and damage

Flooding along the Missouri River has devastated parts of Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, and Kansas. In addition to the continued closure of Interstate 29 and many other routes throughout Northwest Missouri, receding floodwaters have exposed damage to some roadways and bridges that may require emergency contracts. An estimated date for reopening the following roadways and bridges […]