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Harvests exceed national average

Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:44 pm

With more than 90 percent of the state’s corn crop harvested, the University of Missouri Variety Testing Program reports yields far exceeding national averages. MU Extension specialist Bill Wiebold said Missouri averaged more than 200 bushels per acre. “Those are amazing yields,” he said. Wiebold said this is the best yield he has seen since he began working with the program in 2000. Yields in northern Missouri, where fields are

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  • New utility policy adopted for the City of Vandalia

    Posted on November 19, 2014 at 12:22 pm


    After a couple of months of discussing a possible change to a utility policy that hasn’t been adjusted since August 2000, aldermen adopted Resolution No. 14-08 during the City of Vandalia’s Board of Aldermen meeting held last week. This resolution is set up allowing only property owners to contract for utility services. This is to allow deposits to be eliminated and virtually eliminate write-offs while affording property owners complete control

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  • ANH Foundation donates to local organizations

    Posted on November 5, 2014 at 1:15 am

    John Hodde, Gary Stubblefield, Cathy Schutte, and Ruth Willliams join together for a presentation made by the ANH Foundation to Farber Community Betterment, Inc.

    Each year the ANH Foundation intends to canvas all ANH employees for donation suggestions. The intent is to provide a positive impact to the communities where ANH is involved and also to recognize our employees’ own donations of time, talent, and money to the charities of their choice. The ANH foundation was established in the 1990s and donates between $50,000 and $60,000 annually, is independent and separate from the company,

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  • Election Results – Houghton, Riddle, Graves, and Hartzler among the big winners

    Posted on November 4, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    Audrain County Results are in…Here they are. The Prosecuting Attorney measure passed 3,169-2,108. AUDRAIN CO. FINAL UNOFFICIAL RESULTS Final results for Amendments: Amendment 2 passed: 1,015,899-395,736 Amendment 3 failed: 1,097,807-338,216 Amendment 6 failed: 983,504-414,911 Amendment 10 passed: 788,930-599,929 Unofficial resultsUnofficial 11-4-14 Pike County, MOUnofficial Montgomery County Nov 4, 2014 Election ResultsUnofficialResults11-04Ralls Co. Update: 11:00 p.m. In Montgomery County: Ryan Poston (R) defeated Eric Peterson (D) 2,420-736 to win Presiding Commissioner.

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  • Crop reporting note from USDA

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Audrain County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director Judith Stowers, reminds producers that all 2015 perennial and biennial forage crops must be reported by November 15 and fall-seeded small grains by December 15. Stowers said all 2015 perennial and biennial forage acres, such as pasture acreage intended for haying or grazing, must be reported to FSA by the November 15 deadline. Since November 15 falls on a weekend, reports

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  • Trower receives top award

    Posted on October 29, 2014 at 12:38 pm


    Adam Trower, Vice-President of Community State Bank of Missouri, received the Missouri Bankers Association Leadership Award from Mr. David Turner, Immediate Past Chairman of the Missouri Bankers Association.  Margaret Goodin, Director and Mark Goodin, EVP, Co-CEO, Director of Community State Bank joined the gentlemen for the presentation of the award.

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  • Dr. Fenn settles in at Gentle Healthy Smiles

    Posted on October 15, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Dr. Daniel Fenn

    In order to keep up with the demand and needs of its patients, the Gentle Healthy Smiles dentist office in Vandalia has recently added the services of Dr. Daniel Fenn, D.D.S., who comes to town through the prestigious University of the Pacific: Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. It’s the same location in which Dr. Fenn’s colleague, Dr. Cedric Papa, is also a graduate. With only 6,150 living alumni, its

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