People & Living

Angel Memorial Tree

Written on November 23, 2021

The Community Hospital-Fairfax Auxiliary Angel Memorial Tree is set up in the hospital lobby. You may purchase an angel in memory of a loved one or in honor of a loved one. With each angel placed on the tree, the person purchasing the angel receives a lace angel to place on their tree at home.

MDC and USFWS welcome visitors to Eagle Days Dec. 4-5 at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge

Written on November 23, 2021

Bald eagles are the main attraction during Eagle Days at Loess Bluffs National Wildlife Refuge near Mound City. But visitors also see abundant waterfowl including the large and beautiful white trumpeter swans. Photos by Bill Graham, Missouri Department of Conservation Migrating waterfowl and eagles are back in northwest Missouri, and late autumn is a good  Continue Reading »

ACDC board meeting

Written on November 23, 2021

The Atchison County Development Corporation (ACDC) board met November 17, 2021. Present were: Bob Alldredge, Lori Seymour, Craig Corken, W.C. Farmer, and Jill Davis, board members; Monica Bailey, director; and Carol Clark, administrative assistant. Board members approved the minutes of the October meeting. They also approved the October financials as presented. Director’s Report • Careers  Continue Reading »

Planning underway for Great Northwest Day at the Capitol 2022

Written on November 23, 2021

Great Northwest Day at the Capitol (GNW) allows constituents of the 19-county Northwest Missouri region a more direct and effective voice in Jefferson City. The GNW steering committee is comprised of community leaders throughout the region. County coordinators are selected to represent each county and are appointed with the task of reaching out to their  Continue Reading »

Tips to simplify Thanksgiving entertaining

Written on November 23, 2021

Preparing Thanksgiving dinner for a houseful of close friends and relatives can be a tad overwhelming. Thanksgiving is a food- and tradition-centric holiday, and all eyes will are typically on the dinner table. Pulling off a feast of this magnitude – multiple courses, side dishes and desserts – takes considerable effort. These tips, tricks and  Continue Reading »

Crustless pie a treat for those with gluten intolerance

Written on November 23, 2021

The holiday season is a popular time to entertain. Food is often a focal point of holiday season entertaining. Individuals who navigate food allergies or intolerances may shy away from certain celebrations out of fear that a nibble of this or a bite of that may trigger an allergic response. In such instances, concern about  Continue Reading »

Highlights with Hegeman

Written on November 23, 2021

To Be Thankful in a Trying Year Every year that goes by, whether we realize it or not, Thanksgiving provides an increasingly rare opportunity. As we have become more mobile as a society, with relatives scattered about, or mobile in our communications, it seems we seldom have opportunities to slow things down a bit. Many  Continue Reading »

Gov. Parson joins 14 Republican governors in signing onto Operation Open Roads Initiative

Written on November 23, 2021

Governor Mike Parson joined 14 other Republican Governors November 22, 2021, in signing onto the Operation Open Roads initiative. The governors issued a joint statement committing to use their respective state authority to implement solutions that support supply chain efficiency, cut regulatory red tape, and increase market access, in response to supply chain shortages being  Continue Reading »

Sweet potato a recent guest at Thanksgiving

Written on November 23, 2021

Though sweet potato is one of the most widely served side dishes at Thanksgiving dinner today, it probably wasn’t on the menu at the first Thanksgiving in 1621, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. According to an account by Plymouth settler Edward Winslow, waterfowl, venison and seafood dominated the meal. He also mentions  Continue Reading »

Deer harvest

Written on November 23, 2021

Weber downs 9-point buck Aricin Weber of Rock Port, Missouri, harvested this large, 9-point buck Saturday, November 20, 2021. Hale harvests 8-point beauty Macie Hale of Rock Port, Missouri, harvested a nice, 8-point buck Saturday, November 20, 2021.

Salvation Army ringing in hope

Written on November 23, 2021

The Atchison County Salvation Army has helped medical patients, paid for milk and lunches at school, supplied backpacks for the Atchison County back-to-school fair, and bought personal hygiene products for students. An amazing 84% of what is donated locally stays in Atchison County, and even more in the event of a disaster such as our  Continue Reading »

MoDOT urges extra caution for Thanksgiving travelers

Written on November 23, 2021

The Thanksgiving holiday is one of the busiest travel weeks of the year. As you visit family and friends, the Missouri Department of Transportation recommends you focus on four safe driving tips to help you arrive safely to your destination: buckle up everyone in your vehicle, put your phone down while driving, don’t speed and  Continue Reading »