Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri

Senator Roy Blunt on Border Funding: “Let’s deal with this immediate humanitarian crisis”

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri, Chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies, spoke on the Senate floor to reiterate his call for Congress to provide the Department of Health and Human Services the funding it needs to get the humanitarian crisis at the southern border under […]

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High nitrate in hay can, and is, killing beef cows in complex ways

Two years of abnormal weather changed plant growth, which changes livestock digestion and in the end, cows die. The words “it’s very complex” kept popping up in a University of Missouri emergency teleconference of state and regional MU Extension specialists.  This winter farmers find groups of cows dead, often falling on newly unrolled baled hay. […]

Swan Lake Wildlife Refuge

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge to open for the season on Saturday, March 2nd

The gates at Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge will once again open to the public on Saturday, March 2, 2019, at 6 AM.  The Refuge is closed annually from late October to the first Saturday of March to allow for undisturbed habitat for migrating and wintering waterfowl.  Once spring arrives the place becomes a Refuge […]

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Mexican national sentenced to 12 years for meth trafficking

A Mexican national was sentenced in federal court after being arrested at a local bus station carrying a duffel bag that contained more than six pounds of methamphetamine. Jose Miguel Cabrera-Arteaga, 32, a lawful permanent resident married to a United States citizen residing in Ontario, Oregon, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Gary A. Fenner […]

Bob Ross Winters Grace Painting

Livingston County Library to offer Bob Ross paint-along

The Livingston County Library will be offering a Bob Ross Paint-Along. Those attending will be watching an episode of The Joy of Painting while painting right along with Bob. Attendees will be using oil paints to create the painting “Winter’s Grace”. All supplies will be provided and participants will get to take home their 16 […]


Audio: Medical marijuana distribution outlined as advocates speak out

Supporters of medical marijuana are speaking out after Amendment 2’s passage by Missouri voters Tuesday.  Amy Aldridge, a mother in southeast Missouri, said she would have moved mountains to give her daughter, Sahara, relief from cancer treatments and wishes she had medical marijuana as an option to do so.     Amy Aldridge, a mother […]

Same Time Next Year

Theatre Northwest to perform awarding-winning ‘Same Time, Next Year’

Theatre Northwest will perform its version of one of the world’s most widely produced plays, “Same Time, Next Year,” November 8 through November 11th. “Same Time, Next Year” is set between the 1950s and 1970s and follows the 25-year love affair of George and Doris, who are married to others but secretly meet once a […]

Missouri Department of Conservation to hold public meeting in Kirksville on CWD

The Missouri Department of Conservation invites deer hunters, property owners, and others to a special public meeting to get information and have questions answered about chronic wasting disease (CWD). The meeting will take place Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the MDC Northeast Regional Office, 3500 S. Baltimore St. in Kirksville. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. […]

Independence Day

Trenton Chamber of Commerce announces change in location of fireworks display

The location has been changed for Trenton’s fireworks display Tuesday night, July 3rd. Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce President Debbie Carman says due to dry conditions, the fireworks will now be discharged from the fairgrounds grandstand area instead of the Rock Barn.  The display is to begin at approximately 9:30 tonight and individuals watching the fireworks […]

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Area residents receive top honors in Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest

A Laclede resident received the Best in Show in the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest. Marian Frizzell’s photo “End of a Harvest Day” was chosen from among a record-breaking 1,370 submitted photos from amateur photographers from the state. Several other area photographers participated in the five contest categories for those […]

Trenton VFW members conduct flag raising ceremony on Memorial Day

Trenton VFW members conduct flag raising ceremony on Memorial Day

Under sunny skies, light winds, birds chirping, and approximately 75 people watching, VFW Post 919 at Trenton conducted a flag raising ceremony and rifle salute Monday morning, Memorial Day, to officially open up the Grundy County Museum properties for this season. While VFW members were hoisting the U.S. flag out in front of the Baker one-room school, […]