Cattle in ring at sale

First Show-Me-Select fall sale better than farmers thought with $1,672 average

Show-Me-Select replacement heifers sold for $1,672 average on 190 head. The sale at Joplin Regional Stockyards was the first of six sales across Missouri this fall. This year’s price topped a $1,586 average from one year ago, says Eldon Cole. The University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist, Mount Vernon, manages the sale. The heifers come […]

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Hodge Presbyterian Church to host fundraiser for Bright Futures Trenton

A fundraiser for the Bright Futures Trenton initiative is scheduled on Sunday, November 17, 2019, at the Hodge Presbyterian Church in Trenton. What’s called the “Hodge Drive-Through Cafe” will offer tenderloin sandwiches with toppings, chips and a cookie from 12 noon until 1:30 on Sunday. This is an eat and pay what you want promotion. […]

WIC Women Infant Children

Grundy County Health Department signs contract to provide WIC services

The Grundy County Health Department of Trenton has signed a contract with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to continue to provide WIC services for the federal fiscal year 2020. The health department will serve 242 people eligible for WIC every month under terms of the contract. WIC is a nutrition education program […]

Children playing on floor

Missouri Children’s Division grapple with 80% turnover rate among welfare workers

Missouri has about an 80% turnover rate among child welfare workers on the front lines handling child abuse and neglect cases. They are the ones out there investigating the 60,000 reports made each year through the state’s child abuse and neglect hotline. They are also handling the cases involving the roughly 13,700 foster kids in […]

Child Sex Crimes

Alabama man pleads guilty in Missouri to enticing a minor for sex

An Alabama man pleaded guilty in federal court to enticing a 16-year-old victim, whom he met through the “Game of War” application on her cell phone, to engage in illegal sexual activity. James Reece Vance, 46, of Madison, Ala., pleaded guilty before U.S. Chief District Judge Beth Phillips. The investigation began when the child victim’s […]

Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]

Norfolk Southern collapsed into the Grand River in Brunswick

Audio: Norfolk Southern suspends train service in northern Missouri due to Brunswick bridge collapse

Norfolk Southern has suspended train service between northern Missouri’s Moberly and Kansas City, because of the collapse of the heavily-traveled railroad bridge over the Grand River in Brunswick. The bridge washed out, after a debris strike caused by heavy rain. Brunswick emergency management director Brent Dickerson tells our Moberly affiliate KWIX that trains could be […]

Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled with Bus

FFDD celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Grundy County Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled Executive Director Kayla Graham explains the designation is to raise awareness of disability employment and celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities. Graham says FFDD is “very fortunate” to have several employers in the community that employs individuals […]