Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen, with lengthy agenda, approve ordinance related to commercial structures billed for utility cost

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance on November 23rd establishing rules related to multiple-unit commercial structures to be billed for utility cost of service. City Clerk Hattie Rains explains the ordinance provides a definition and acknowledges that multiple units within the same commercial structure would have to adhere to additional cost of service […]

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With no statewide mandate in Missouri, more local governments are requiring masks

(Missouri Independent) – In early July, the Columbia City Council passed an ordinance requiring everyone over 10 years old to wear a face mask when in close contact with someone from outside their household. Since that vote, a requirement for face masks has been in every health order issued for the city of 123,000 by the Columbia-Boone […]

Murder

Missouri Supreme Court issues ruling involving woman who was 16 when her crime was committed

A Missouri prisoner who was 16 when she killed a man during a meth transaction in western Missouri’s Cass County will remain in prison for now, under a key ruling Tuesday from the Missouri Supreme Court. The inmate, 41-year-old Jessica Hicklin, was sentenced in April 1997 to mandatory life without parole. Hicklin is incarcerated at […]

COVID or Coronavirus Vaccination Website

Governor Parson announces the launch of new COVID-19 vaccine website for Missouri residents

As research and development of multiple COVID-19 vaccines continue to show promising safety and effectiveness findings, Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a new vaccine website for Missouri residents.  MOStopsCOVID.com provides Missourians with information regarding the safety of the vaccines, research and production processes, and when they may be eligible for vaccination. The website will […]

NCMC Mini Grant Recipients

NCMC Foundation announces Bill Ausmus Faculty/Staff Mini-Grant Recipient

North Central Missouri College Foundation announces the fall 2020 recipient of the Bill Ausmus Faculty/Staff Mini-Grant. Student Support Service (SSS) Assistant Director Tocarra Williams’s proposal for assistive technology for students with learning barriers has been granted full funding.  Mrs. Williams’s grant application requested funding to purchase two digital tools to assist students with dyslexia and […]

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Hy-Vee reinstates reserved shopping hour for those considered high risk

Starting today, Hy-Vee is reinstating its reserved shopping hour for customers considered “high risk” in response to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases throughout its eight-state region. The reserved hour will be offered at all Hy-Vee locations from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m., Monday through Friday, and is dedicated to these customers: Ages 60 and […]

CRP Website Revised Version

USDA to open signup for the Conservation Reserve Program and CRP Grasslands in early 2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the signup periods for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) and the CRP Grasslands in 2021. Signup for general CRP will be open from January 4, 2021, to February 12, 2021, and signup for CRP Grasslands runs from March 15, 2021, to April 23, 2021. Both programs are competitive and […]

Coon Creek Baptist Church

Audio: Final preparations underway for Thanksgiving meal from Coon Creek Baptist Church

Preparations are underway for the Thanksgiving Dinner at the Union Coon Creek Baptist Church west of Trenton. The pastor’s wife, Dianna Crawford, says things are going well. Crawford says more than 650 meals have been ordered so far for the meal to be delivered or picked up on November 26th. The church has purchased some […]

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Sullivan County confirms 12 new cases of COVID-19 and 2 deaths; Putnam County 10 new cases of COVID-19

Sullivan County Health Department has confirmed twelve additional positive cases of COVID-19 in Sullivan County.  Currently, Sullivan County sits at a total of six hundred and eight, with three active probable cases, seven deaths, and one hundred and sixteen active cases. The positive cases have been determined to be community-related.  To maintain confidentiality, no other […]

Poinsettia

Poinsettia: America’s most popular flower

Poinsettia is our nation’s most popular potted flowering plant. What makes this remarkable is that most poinsettias are sold between the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Despite its short sales period, poinsettia contributed $170 million to the U.S. economy last year, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Native to southern Mexico and […]