Trump, Clinton

Trump, Clinton all but certain to face off in general election

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton – a stunning political triumph for a first-time candidate whose appeal to frustrated voters was widely underestimated. Trump’s victory in Indiana Tuesday and […]

Scholarship

FCS Financial announces scholarship recipients in northwest Missouri

FCS Financial has announced 35 scholarship recipients including several from northwest Missouri. Each student receives a 15 hundred dollar scholarship to assist with costs of higher education. According to F-C-S Financial, the recipients include Emma Fordyce of Bethany; Derek Hardy of Browning; Robert Parkey of Chula; Marissa Surber of Wheeling; and Dylan Watts of Sumner. Others from […]

House committee votes to require women to register for draft

House committee votes to require women to register for draft

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — Women would be required to register for the military draft under a House committee’s bill that comes just months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat units. A divided Armed Services Committee backed the provision in a sweeping defense policy bill that the full House will consider […]

Tractor in field

Rain slows Missouri planting, but still ahead of normal

Rain last week slowed planting of some Missouri row crops keeping farmers out of the field all but a couple of days. Topsoil moisture’s 89 percent adequate to surplus. Corn planting is 89 percent done, 40 percentage points ahead of last year and 42 percentage points ahead the 5-year average. It’s about 57 percent emerged. Soybean […]