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Breckenridge receives “STOP School Violence” grant

The community of Breckenridge has received a STOP School Violence grant in the amount of $120,593 for school violence prevention. The STOP School Violence Act authorizes grants designed to improve threat assessments, train students and faculty to provide tips, leads and prepare law enforcement officers and emergency professionals to respond to school shootings and other […]

Indictment

Over 24 indicted in connection with Crossroads Correctional Center riot

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Tuesday that over two dozen individuals were indicted by a DeKalb County grand jury for their involvement in a May 2018 riot at the Crossroads Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri. A grand jury was convened in DeKalb County, Missouri, at the request of DeKalb County Prosecuting Attorney Erik Tate […]

Corn in the field

Grain crop review for August 2019

Volatility seems to be the theme for the last several months. Weather forecasts, overseas trade relations, and harvest predictions have been large contributors for the past month. There has been plenty of moisture this year throughout the Corn Belt. However, the excessive moisture paired with the cooling temperatures have raised some concern over potential yields. […]

17th Street Bridge

Low bid for 17th Street Bridge replacement project comes in at $2.3 million

Six bids were opened on Friday for the 17th Street Bridge replacement project in Trenton. Trenton City Administrator Ron Urton reports the apparent low bidder is Boone Construction with a bid of $2,339,736.75. The other bids ranged from $2,630,567.65 to $3,041,705. The engineer’s estimate for the 17th Street Bridge replacement was $2,180,000. Urton says the […]

Northwest Missouri State University

Northwest Missouri State University foundation awards record number of scholarships

Northwest Foundation Inc., the fundraising arm of Northwest Missouri State University, awarded its second-highest level of scholarship distributions and secured $5.3 million in donor funding during Fiscal Year 2019, a 15 percent increase over last year’s total and adding to a record $21.5 million during the last three years. As scholarship support remains a central […]

Flood Recovery

Flood recovery funding for northwest Missouri broken down by county

FEMA has provided more than $13 million in funding to help northwest Missourians recover from flooding and severe storms. FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program has paid more than $12 million to flood insurance policyholders in Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, and Platte counties. There is no requirement that a disaster be declared for flood insurance policyholders […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA agrees to Missouri’s request to consider expanding disaster assistance to 21 additional counties

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agreed to the state of Missouri’s request to consider expanding last week’s federal disaster declaration. FEMA agreed to reevaluate the request for inclusion of 21 counties that were denied federal assistance on July 9. FEMA agreed to do the following:  Conduct new damage assessment with the State Emergency Management […]