People & Living

Rotarians hear update on football program

Written on August 20, 2019

East Atchison Football Coach Aaron Behrens brought three of his high school football players with him to the Tarkio Rotary meeting on August 13, 2019. The team attended two camps in July and are working hard to prepare for the first game with Southwest Livingston. There are 25 boys out for football this year. Hopefully,  Continue Reading »

Gene Bradfield Memorial Bench installed at Fairfax City Park

Written on August 20, 2019

Pictured with the Gene Bradfield Memorial Bench, from left to right, are: front row – Jack Kruse, Betty Wennihan, Norma Bradfield, Marilyn Alldredge, and Bob Alldredge;  second row – Danny Kemerling and Kris Umbarger; and third row – Jim Allen, Nathan Johnson, Gene Carder, and Pastor Andrew Sanders. The Fairfax Kiwanis Club has purchased a  Continue Reading »

Pleasant View activities

Written on August 20, 2019

Ben Johnson, an Elvis tribute artist, visited Pleasant View Nursing Home Saturday, August 10. “Elvis” is pictured above with Judy Buerkle. Nancy George and Mary Meinecke are pictured in the background. Tisha Jackson demonstrated the art of painting a flower for Kathy Athen, Effie Bredensteiner, guests, and Eunice Rader, Elaine Schwindt, Sharon Johnson, Brenda Shaw,  Continue Reading »

Planned road work for Northwest Missouri

Written on August 20, 2019

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in Atchison County for the week of August 19 – 25. Continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole patching,  Continue Reading »

ACDC Board meeting

Written on August 20, 2019

The Atchison County Development Corporation (ACDC) board meeting was held August 12, 2019. Present were: Lori Seymour, Craig Corken, Lydia Hurst, WC Farmer, Jeff Meyer, Bob Alldredge, and Eryn Stepp, board members; Monica Bailey, and Carol Clark. The minutes were approved as presented. Farmers State Bank CD #67000762 matured on August 8, 2019, and was  Continue Reading »

Farmers prevented from planting crops on more than 19 million acres

Written on August 20, 2019

Agricultural producers reported they were not able to plant crops on more than 19.4 million acres in 2019, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This marks the most prevented plant acres reported since USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) began releasing the report in 2007 and 17.49 million acres  Continue Reading »

Help available for Missouri residents feeling stress after disasters

Written on August 20, 2019

The state of Missouri has received federal funding for a program that provides counseling for residents feeling stressed or overwhelmed because of the storms and flooding April 29 – July 5. The Show Me Hope program is open to individuals and families who live in the following 20 counties designated for federal disaster assistance: Andrew,  Continue Reading »

Highlights with Hegeman: Senator Dan Hegeman District 12

Written on August 20, 2019

Back-to-school time in Northwest Missouri It may be hard to believe, but many of our locals schools have either already started or start back into classrooms this week. All of the hard-working teachers in our districts have been preparing in preparation for the new school year to begin. They start much sooner than the official  Continue Reading »

Northwest Missouri Horticulture: Bagworms

Written on August 20, 2019

By Tim Baker, Extension Professional and Field Specialist in Horticulture Recently, I have been getting many calls about bagworms, so I thought it might be a good idea to write another column about these pests and the best way to control them. Bagworms can occur on a variety of trees and shrubs. These infestations range  Continue Reading »

More work zones ahead prompts MoDOT to issue safety plea

Written on August 20, 2019

Just because summer is winding down doesn’t mean road and bridge construction is coming to a halt. In fact, the Missouri Department of Transportation’s construction and maintenance season stretches for as long as the weather holds and doesn’t typically die down until sometime in November. That’s why MoDOT officials are issuing a reminder to keep  Continue Reading »

Capitol Report by Allen Andrews August 16, 2019

Written on August 20, 2019

State treasurer encourages families to make the MOST of their education savings As families send their kids back to school, Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick is encouraging parents to take advantage of a MOST 529 account, which is an investment account that can be used for education savings. A 529 plan allows Missourians to save tax-free  Continue Reading »

Commemorative booklet honors county’s heroes

Written on August 13, 2019

Atchison County citizens have been working for years to compile a listing of the service men and women of Atchison County, Missouri. Transforming that list of men and women into book form has been a major project for the past year. “A Tribute to Our Heroes” is now available and can be purchased at Do  Continue Reading »