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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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Missouri Supreme Court mulls challenge to laws that blocked abortion bill vote

(Missouri Independent) – Making people who want to force a statewide vote on newly passed laws wait while the Secretary of State writes a ballot title undermines the constitutional right of referendum, attorneys for an abortion-rights group argued Wednesday to the Missouri Supreme Court. A ballot title was “not necessary for most of Missouri history,” […]

Farmers Market

Audio: Farmers market to be held at Trenton Rock Barn

A farmers market will be held in the Trenton Rock Barn courtyard September 25th to benefit the North Central Missouri Children’s Advocacy Center of Trenton. The advocacy center makes money by vendors paying $25 for each booth. Vendors from the area will be open from 8 o’clock to noon. Advocacy Center Development Coordinator Amanda White […]

Pumpkin Contest

Audio: Large pumpkin contest to be featured at the Harrison County Fall Festival

The Harrison County Extension Council will host a large pumpkin contest at the Harrison County Fall Festival on the Bethany Square. Extension Field Specialist in Agronomy Andy Luke says pumpkin weigh-in will be on the west side of the courthouse on September 25 from 8 to 10 am. Cash prizes will be awarded for the […]

Chautauqua In The Park

Audio: Stage performances announced at Chautauqua in the Park in Chillicothe

Performers of various genres will provide stage entertainment at Chautauqua in the Park at Simpson Park in Chillicothe this weekend. Chillicothe Area Arts Council Administrator Mary Lou VanDeventer says the first thing to be on the stage in the center of the park on September 11th will be a 20th-anniversary tribute of the September 11th terror […]

Local Emergency Planning Committee

Deadline extended for vendors to submit proposals for radio system for Grundy County

The deadline has been extended for proposal submission in response to a request for proposals for a digital simulcast radio system for Grundy County. Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs reports the deadline was originally September 7th, but potential vendors now have until September 24th to submit proposals to the Grundy County Clerk. He says two […]

Chautauqua In The Park

36th Annual Chautauqua in the Park kicks off Saturday in Chillicothe

The 36th Annual Chautauqua in the Park will be held September 11 and 12, 2021, at Simpson Park in Chillicothe. This annual event, sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chillicothe Area Arts Council, and presented by Hedrick Medical Center, has various entertainment, activities, artists, crafts, and food. “We have well over […]

Gavel and Missouri Flag

Judge orders no change – for now – in Missouri’s prisoner health care contractor

(Missouri Independent) – Work to bring a new contractor for prisoner health care services online in Missouri can continue, but the actual transition from Corizon, the current provider, won’t occur until at least early November, Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green ordered Tuesday. Green issued a temporary restraining order blocking the state from canceling its […]

Main Street Chillicothe

Main Street Chillicothe to host “Drop of Dublin” on September 17

Main Street Chillicothe will host its second annual craft beer tasting festival to raise funds to continue the beautification of Downtown Chillicothe. “Drop of Dublin” will be in Downtown Chillicothe on September 17, 2021. Tasting times will go from 7 to 9 o’clock that night. Kansas City rock band Flannigan’s Right Hook will perform from […]