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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects of Missouri are diverse, remarkable, and sometimes just plain strange. From the American beaver, whose teeth are chainsaw-sharp and never stop growing, to box turtles, who partially freeze over the winter and still survive, it’s a weird, wild world out there. You can now learn […]

Ottumwa, Iowa – Working with a talented team of community leaders from the Ottumwa Leadership Academy, the City has launched a food truck opinion survey on its website. The survey is part of collecting feedback for an Ottumwa Leadership Academy project on increasing food truck dining options in Ottumwa. The project includes evaluating the City’s current program […]

COLUMBIA, Mo. – For two years, shoppers have seen how supply chain problems can shock the food system. Initially triggered by the pandemic, these problems have persisted due to labor shortages, transportation bottlenecks and now international conflict. “Supply chain issues have really hit home for consumers,” said Mallory Rahe, University of Missouri Extension agricultural business […]

FORT MADISON, Ia- Christopher Michael Golliher was reported missing and has been entered NATIONWIDE by the Fort Madison Police Department here in Lee County. Mr. Golliher’s family requested authorities ask the public to help find him. Mr. Golliher is 6 feet tall and nearly 300 pounds with several tattoos on his body. If you or […]

MEMPHIS, Mo.- The Memphis City Council met in regular session on Thursday evening March 3rd at 6:30 pm.  Mayor Pro-Tem Jenny Aldridge called the meeting to order.  Aldermen Campbell, Justice, Harris were also present. In unfinished business, Fire Chief Tim Graham reported that the fire department was unable to find any written agreements between the […]

It happens each spring – Iowa’s timber echo with the sounds of male turkeys gobbling and preparing to do battle in an attempt to establish their territories in anticipation of the breeding season.  With each passing day, the competition gets fiercer, and hunters, more excited. “Turkey hunting is a passion with our hunters who enjoy […]

Ottumwa, Iowa – The Cities of Ottumwa, Agency, Eddyville and Eldon and Cardinal Schools will be participating in a statewide tornado drill planned for Wednesday, March 23, 2022. State officials will issue a test tornado watch over the NOAA weather radio at 10 AM Wednesday.  If severe weather threatens on Wednesday, the test will be […]

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is now testing for new troopers. The Patrol is encouraging qualified individuals of all backgrounds to apply and will offer testing at nine different locations in Missouri. Those who successfully complete testing will be eligible to continue in the selection process for the 117th Recruit Class, scheduled to begin training […]

Ottumwa, Iowa – The City of Ottumwa is launching a new exterior home improvement incentive program to encourage residents to come together as neighborhoods to improve the curb appeal of their properties. The Blocks to Neighborhoods program will reimburse property owners up to $2,500.00 for exterior property upgrades. In addition, the program hopes to strengthen neighborhoods by […]

The Missouri Livestock Symposium is currently accepting nominations for the new Missouri Livestock Achievement Award. This award recognizes an individual or organization demonstrating outstanding achievements and distinguished contributions to the livestock industry. Eligible applicants can be producers of livestock, agribusiness personnel, agency personnel or agriculture educators in the state of Missouri. Other parties who have […]