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Did You Know…

Monday, August 17th, 2015

…the Brunswick Revitalization Committee was awarded a $50,000 grant by the American Water Charitable Foundation to complete the courtyard project in downtown Brunswick? This was in addition to a previous $5,000 grant that was awarded to the Brunswick Revitalization Committee for the landscaping project. It looks beautiful!

In addition, the Brunswick Fire Department has been awarded grants from the American Water Charitable Foundation for equipment for the last several years.

Missouri American Water, Brunswick also gave the Brunswick
Fire Department two self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA).

Thank you Missouri American Water for all you do to make our community a wonderful place to live, work, and raise our families.

Rural Missouri County Among Best Places To Grow Up For Future Income Growth

Friday, August 7th, 2015

Who knew?

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Blessings of Living in a Small Town

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

There are many benefits to living in a small town and the evidence filled the downtown area today with a non-stop flurry of activity by Brunswick RII students, donning neon orange T-shirts. A host of community volunteers worked alongside the students and teachers to beautify the downtown area. The windows sparkle and the streets have been swept clean. A great big thank you to the school administration, staff, and students for jumping into this project with such enthusiasm. What a blessing to see the community come together on this project. Everyone involved did a fantastic job! Thank You!

Earth Day Collage

The World’s Largest Pecan Moves to Town

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

Pecan Picter before move WEB

Pecan transported by ASB

Kenny Reichert recognized as National Conservation Leader

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

Chariton County farmer, Kenny Reichert, was recognized as one of the ntion’s conservation leaders January 29 at the National Association of Conservation Districts (NACD) annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Reichert, who owns and operates a farm near Brunswick and is chair of the Chariton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) Board of Supervisors, received the Olin Sims Conservation Leadership Award from Jason Weller, acting chief of the USDA’s Natural REsources Conservation Service (NRCS). The award recognizes an individual who provides superior service to the conservation community in promoting and leading conservation on private lands. The late Olin Sims was a Wyoming rancher and NACD president whose life was distinguished by years of volunteerism to conservation.

“Like Olin Sims, Kenny Reichert sees conservation of natural resources as more than something you  just do for yourself and for the benefit of your own farm or ranch. It’s something you do to benefit your neighbors, community, state and country.” Weller said.

Reichert has been practicing and advocating no-till planting for nearly 30 years, and has served a key role in promoting conservation activities through NRCS’ Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI). Reichert’s efforts have been key in getting farmers in his area to implement practices that are helping to improve water quality in the MIssissippi River and the Gulf of Mexico. REichert also has become an untiring promoter of soil health. He guided the Chariton County SWCD board in organizing two workshops to promote soil-health-building practices like cover crops. More than 300 peoPle attended the workshops.

Reichert also steered the Chariton County SWCD’s efforts in working with NRCS, the MIssouri Department of Natural REsources, the Missouri Department of Conservation, the University of Missouri and private businesses to develop a soil health demonstration farm. The farm is one of two in the nation that is testing which cover crops perform best at improving soil health and water quality.

“I have never seen as much excitement as there is now with cover crops,” Reichert says. “We’re just revisiting the days of my grandfather. They were using cover crops without knowing the science behind why they worked. Now we have the technology and research to back up why they make such good sense.”

To help alleviate fears of his fellow farmers who were concerned with the costs and effectiveness of completely changing their farming practices, Reichert represented his district in encouraging the Missouri Soil and Water Districts Commission to implement a pilot cost-share program in Chariton County for cover crops.

Reichert says he is honored to receive the Olin Sims award, but adds that he doesn’t view what he does as anything special.

“To me, I’m just doing what I should be doing,” he says. “And it isn’t just me doing these things; it’s the “Chariton County) board. I just happen to be chairman and am out front.”


Darold Knowles Inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

Did you know . . . Eight people and one team will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame Wednesday, Dec 5 at Kirksville. One of them will be Brunswick’s own, Darold Knowles. Knowles, who had a successful 16-year major league career, is mostly remembered for the 1972, 1973, and 1974 Oakland Athletics who won back to back to back World Series Championships. In 1973, Darold set a major league record appearing in all seven games as relief pitcher for the Athletics against the NY Mets. This record has never been tied or broken.
Congratulations, Darold!

Check-out the Brunswick Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Visit the Chamber’s new Facebook page today.

Sorry to See Them Go!

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Over the past six months Brunswick has said good-bye to some historic landmarks: three storefronts on the South side of Broadway, the Russel Opera House & old KCP&L building, and the El-Jon Theater. While there was tremendous interest in restoring some of the buildings, the deterioration from being left empty for so long had taken its toll. Many in the community hated to see the loss of familiar landmarks, but there is tremendous excitement about the projects that will re-purpose the sites.

One such project is the courtyard. The stucco on the West wall of the area and new gutters have done much to create an attractive and inviting space for the future landscaping. A special thanks to the Redevelopment & Revitalization Committee for their unwavering commitment to make this vision become a reality and all those who have donated in so many ways over the years. The finished project will be a lovely addition to the downtown district.



Congratulations, Blake and Kaitlynn!

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Blake Dankert, owner of Plantation Antique and Interiors and Kaitlynn Reichert, owner of Kaitlynn’s Deli & Ice Cream Shop are featured in Rural Missouri Magazine. Click here to read the article.

New York Times Reporter Attends Lincoln Dinner/caucus at Railyard Steakhouse

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Here is a link to his article: