Health News

Missouri is ‘high performer’ in public health emergency preparedness

Missouri is among states rated as high performers in public health emergency preparedness measures by a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates for optimal health for people and communities through the prevention of illness and injuries. The Trust for America’s Health report “Ready or Not: Protecting the Public’s Health from Diseases, Disasters, and Bioterrorism 2020” released […]

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National Assessment of Educational Progress releases Missouri’s scores on nationwide report card

Missouri’s 2019 scores in national math and reading assessments remained statistically steady in math at Grade 4 and Grade 8, as well as at Grade 8 reading, but fell in Grade 4 reading according to data released by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The state was in line with national averages in all […]

Bridge Work

MoDOT to replace 40 rural northern Missouri bridges

The Missouri Department of Transportation will be able to replace 40 bridges in northern Missouri as a result of an announcement by Congressman Sam Graves that Missouri has received a $20.7 million federal grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Competitive Highway Bridge Program. The bridges, all located north of I-70, are in poor condition, […]

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Area student attends National 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Training

An area youth attended the National 4-H Shooting Sports Ambassador Training at Texas A&M in Kingsville, Texas. Kaci Persell was one of 30 participants from 15 states who learned about public speaking, leadership skills, and etiquette. The participants met with industry representatives and toured King Ranch. A maximum of two from each state were selected […]

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Audio: Chalk artist Randy Davis to make appearance at Grundy Center United Methodist Church

A chalk artist who uses illustrations to share Bible teachings will visit the Trenton area this month. Randy Davis of Ottumwa, Iowa, and his Drawing Closer Ministries will be at the Grundy Center United Methodist Church the evening of August 17th at 6 o’clock and the morning of August 18th at 9:30 and 10:30. Davis […]

Vehicle Safety Inspection

Audio: Missouri House gives initial thumbs up to ending required vehicle inspections

The Missouri House has given initial approval to a bill that would end mandatory inspections for non-commercial vehicles. Bill sponsor J. Eggleston, a Republican from northwest Missouri’s Maysville, says Missouri is one of 15 states requiring the inspections.     Republican Dave Muntzel of mid-Missouri’s Boonville is against the proposed repeal and says 25-percent of […]

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FCC awards $255M to expand broadband internet access in Missouri

The Federal Communications Commission awarded nearly $255,000,000 to expand rural broadband in Missouri, the most of any state. The award was distributed through the FCC’s Connect America Fund Phase 2 (II) Auction, which will award one and a half billion dollars over 10 years to 45 states. Sixth District Congressman Sam Graves reports nearly half […]

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USDA Invests $256 Million in Water Infrastructure in Rural Communities

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $256 million in 81 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 35 states.  Missouri State Director Jeff Case is pleased to announce that over $10 million was invested into rural Missouri communities. “Rural […]

Drugs

Missouri among five states selected to participate in project addressing maternal opioid use

Missouri is one of five states selected by the National Governor’s Association to work on a new project titled, “Addressing Maternal Opioid Use Disorder to Prevent and Reduce the Effects of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome: Preventing NAS Learning Lab.” This project will be a collaborative effort between the Governor’s Office, Missouri Department of Social Services, Missouri […]