Audio: Pettis County Sheriff writes open letter to citizens about threats made against officers and a child

Protesters held signs Thursday night in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia to show their support for a 25-year-old woman killed last weekend by a Pettis County deputy. Hannah Fizer of Sedalia was shot to death after allegedly threatening to shoot the officer, but a gun was not found in her vehicle. Don Hockaday, a protest organizer, says […]

Summer Food Program for Kids

Online map and text number will help families locate local summer food programs

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services has been helping families in need during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Through the Summer Food Service Program, thousands of meals have been provided and will continue to be provided all summer. The program is designed to provide breakfast, lunch, and/or snacks to children living in eligible […]

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Federal Judge issues stay of execution for convicted Missouri killer set to be executed Tuesday

A federal judge has issued a stay of execution in the case of a convicted southwest Missouri killer, who was scheduled to be executed Tuesday evening at the maximum-security prison in Bonne Terre. 64-year-old Walter Barton was convicted of first-degree murder for the 1991 killing of 81-year-old Gladys Kuehler. She managed a mobile home park […]

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Wright Memorial Hospital offers tips to cope with anxiety and isolation during COVID-19 pandemic

Americans of all ages are experiencing increased social isolation and loneliness in combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.  According to the National Institute on Aging, nearly 14 million older adults in the U.S. live alone and are especially vulnerable during this time. Their research has linked social isolation and loneliness to higher risks for a variety of […]

2020 Elections vote

Grundy County Clerk announces new deadlines regarding April 7th election

Grundy County Clerk Betty Spickard has announced changes to deadlines due to Governor Mike Parson signing an executive order postponing the April 7th General Municipal Election to June 2nd. The Grundy County Clerk’s Office will be open for absentee voting Saturday, May 30th, and absentee voting at the county clerk’s office will continue until June […]

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Governor Parson announces April 7 Municipal Elections postponed until June 2 in response to COVID-19

Pursuant to Governor Mike Parson’s Executive Order 2002 declaring a state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and a request from Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, Governor Parson today signed Executive Order 2003 ordering all Missouri municipal elections previously scheduled for April 7, 2020, to be postponed to June 2, 2020. The Executive Order declares […]

Summer Food Program for Kids

State seeks organizations to provide meals to children during summer months

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services is looking for organizations throughout the state to help feed thousands of children who would otherwise go without meals during the summer months when school is not in session. The Summer Food Service Program reimburses organizations for meals they serve to children under the age of 18 […]

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NCMC Foundation awards book scholarships

North Central Missouri College Foundation announces recipients of the Nancy Ball Book Scholarship.  Sixteen recipients were awarded a $250 book scholarship in honor of Nancy Ball’s gift to the NCMC Foundation.  Recipients were selected based on their involvement on campus, recommendation by a faculty/staff organization sponsor and a 250-word essay. “This is the first time […]

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Chillicothe Education Association to host annual Team Trivia Championship

The Chillicothe Education Association will host its annual Team Trivia Championship on Friday, March 6, 2020, at Chillicothe High School from 7 to 10 p.m. Local businesses, organizations, families, and groups of friends are challenged to form a team of no more than five members.  There is no age requirement for competitors. The entry fee […]