Kristi Millhouse Employee of 3rd quarter WMH

Kristi Millhouse named Wright Memorial Hospital’s Employee of the Quarter

Kristi Millhouse, a patient access representative at Wright Memorial Hospital, was honored as the hospital’s Employee of the Quarter for third quarter 2021. Steve Schieber, CEO, presented the award to Millhouse at a ceremony held in her honor. The Employee of the Quarter Award recognizes an employee who provides exemplary service, going beyond the call […]

Trenton Chamber of Commerce

Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce presents Dueling Pianos at Black Silo Winery

The Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce will present Dueling Pianos at the Black Silo Winery of Trenton. Social hour will start Friday, November 5, 2021, at 7 p.m. The music and entertainment will run from 8 to 11 p.m. Individual tickets cost $30, a table of eight costs $250 and includes a voucher for a free […]

Kari Smith WMH Employee of the Quarter

Kari Smith named Wright Memorial Hospital’s Employee of the Quarter

Kari Smith, a registered nurse II at Wright Memorial Hospital, was honored as the hospital’s Employee of the Quarter for the second quarter of 2021. Steve Schieber, CEO, presented the award to Smith at a ceremony held in her honor on August 26. The Employee of the Quarter Award recognizes an employee who provides exemplary […]

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Missouri seeks to boost prizes in local vaccine incentive program

(Missouri Independent) – Prizes awarded through a vaccine incentive program offered by local public health departments in Missouri may get boosted to $100-per-person under a new federal allowance. After previously rejecting Missouri’s proposal to exceed a $25 limit on prizes paid for with federal funding to incentivize immunizations, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently […]

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Groups connect Missouri youth in foster care with life and work skills

Community partnerships in Missouri are working to help young people, either in or aging out of foster care, connect with the resources they need to start their independent lives, and the pandemic has brought added financial hardship for many. DeWayne Bright, Sr., youth advocate for the Local Investment Commission (LINC) in Kansas City, works with […]

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Missouri Department of Agriculture announces 2021 Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced that the Missouri Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program is up and running for the summer. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Nutrition Services, the SFMNP assists low-income seniors in obtaining fresh, Missouri Grown produce and generates more than $200,000 for the farmers’ market community. Through the […]

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, […]

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri

Audio: Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri offers a multitude of services including LIHEAP and services for women

The Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri provides various services in the Green Hills area.  One of those services is the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, which helps households in need with utilities. Executive Director Chris Small reports Community Action works with more than 40 utility vendors. Some of the vendors are municipal […]

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Groups say slate of school bills would undermine public education

Advocates for public schools are urging the Missouri Legislature to bolster funding for public education rather than shift resources towards charter schools and school voucher programs. A bill pending in the House would provide tax credits for paying for private school tuition.  Another would change school funding formulas to give more resources to charter schools, specifically […]

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Grundy County Commission sign agreement for streambank stabilization project near Thompson River Bridge

The Grundy County Commission on April 27th signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the Natural Resources Conservation Service Streambank Stabilization project near the Thompson River Bridge on Highway 6. The agreement is with the Grundy County Industrial Development Corporation for providing local match funding in conjunction with the project. The county is the designated sponsor. […]

Audra Beverlin 4th QtrWMH EOTM

Audra Beverlin named Wright Memorial Hospital’s Employee of the Quarter

Audra Beverlin, a patient access representative at Wright Memorial Hospital, was honored as the hospital’s Employee of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2020. Jennifer Dixon, Director of Nursing, presented the award to Beverlin at a ceremony held in her honor on February 10. The Employee of the Quarter Award recognizes an employee who […]

Missouri Job Center Website

Missouri Job Centers move to appointment only openings, require masks at all locations

The Missouri Office of Workforce Development has issued a new policy within all Job Centers across the state to help protect staff and customers from spreading COVID-19. Beginning Friday, Nov. 20, all Job Centers will be open for in-person services by appointment only. Staff have been wearing masks, but now customers will also be required […]

Brinda Marsh 3rd Qtr

Brinda Marsh named Wright Memorial Hospital’s Employee of the Quarter

Brinda Marsh, a pharmacy technician II at Wright Memorial Hospital, was honored as the hospital’s Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2020. Steve Schieber, Chief Executive Officer, presented the award to Marsh at a ceremony held in her honor on November 12. The Employee of the Quarter Award recognizes an employee who […]

Missouri Job Center Website

All Missouri Job Centers now open to the public, virtual services still available

The last remaining Missouri Job Center that was closed due to COVID-19 reopened to the public this week to help displaced workers find meaningful employment. The Warrenton Job Center opened Wednesday, Sept. 16. All Missouri Job Centers closed to the public in March when Gov. Mike Parson closed state office buildings due to COVID-19. Reopening […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri State Auditor pursues answers for Missourians about offender giveaways

State Auditor Nicole Galloway said her office is demanding answers from the Missouri Department of Corrections on concerns related to the Missouri Offender Management Matrix. The program provides incentives to offenders who are on probation and parole. Local law enforcement and taxpayers have expressed repeated concerns related to this program and how incentives such as […]

Jamie Kottwitz WMH Employee of the quarter 2020

Jamie Kottwitz named Wright Memorial Hospital’s Employee of the Quarter

Jamie Kottwitz, a registered nurse II at Wright Memorial Hospital, was honored as the hospital’s Employee of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2019. Steve Schieber, Chief Executive Officer, presented the award to Kottwitz at a ceremony held in her honor on January 23. The Employee of the Quarter Award recognizes an employee who […]

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Community Food Bank to hold food drive and distribution in December

Second Harvest Community Food Bank of Saint Joseph will conduct a 19-county food drive and hold a food box distribution in December. Food for the Holidays encourages people to add one non-perishable item to a box each day from December 1st through 18th. The items include canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, boxed potatoes, canned sweet potatoes, […]

Kaycee West WMH Employee of the Quarter 2019

Kaycee West named Wright Memorial Hospital’s Employee of the Quarter

Kaycee West, a patient access representative at Wright Memorial Hospital, was honored as the hospital’s Employee of the Quarter for the third quarter of 2019. Steve Schieber, Chief Executive Officer, presented the award to West at a ceremony held in her honor on September 30. The Employee of the Quarter Award recognizes an employee who […]