Gas Tax

Missouri Lt. Governor says Missourians to decide if gasoline tax increase is needed

The state’s lieutenant governor says Missourians will have to decide whether a gasoline tax increase is needed. Missouri’s 17-cent gasoline tax has remained the same since 1996. Last November, voters rejected a proposed ten-cent gas tax increase. At his campaign announcement, last week at Jefferson City’s Memorial Park, Lieutenant Governor Mike Kehoe (R) told the audience […]

Crop - Corn Harvest

Missouri crops, harvesting benefit from above normal temperatures

Above normal temperatures helped Missouri crops mature, and it helped many farmers with harvest progress.  Corn is now 54% mature, with 88% dented.  Fifteen percent of the corn-for-grain has been harvested.  More than three-quarters of Missouri’s corn is in fair or good condition. Soybeans are mostly fair to good, with 94% setting pods, 35% of […]

Kickin Cancer (Fundraiser)

Kickin’ Cancer with Kindness Daviess County to hold block party fundraiser

Kickin’ Cancer with Kindness Daviess County will hold a barbecue fundraiser block party in Gallatin next week to benefit Daviess County cancer patients. A sandwich dinner will be served on Market Street between the Gallatin Methodist Church and lumber yard the evening of September 28, 2019, from 5 o’clock to 6:30. Carry-outs will also be […]

Individual Vaping

Authorities report first vaping associated death in Missouri – eighth nationally

A Missouri man in his mid-40s died this week at Mercy Hospital St. Louis due to an illness associated with the use of e-cigarettes. This is the first vaping-related death in Missouri and the eighth nationwide. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services concluded it was a vaping-related lung injury after lung samples were taken […]

Ashley Ewing

Wright Memorial Hospital launches Oncology Nurse Navigator program

Wright Memorial Hospital recently launched a new program that will provide an oncology nurse navigator dedicated to easing the physical, spiritual, emotional, and financial hardships of living with and beyond cancer. The program is being funded in part by the Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation. The program will center around an on-staff oncology nurse navigator whose […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of September 16, 2019

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in north Missouri region for the week of September 16 – 22. Continued flooding may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There may also be moving operations throughout the region such as pothole […]

MoDOT road work and maintenance

Chip seal project for Harrison County Interstate 35 to begin September 17

Preventive maintenance treatment is scheduled for a section of Harrison County Interstate 35 next week. Local maintenance crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation plan to chip seal the southbound driving lane of I-35 from mile marker 88 (Route 13 exit) to mile marker 85 (Route AA/H exit) beginning Tuesday, September 17, 2019. The ramp […]

Individual Vaping

Missouri health officials report confirmed cases of vaping-related lung illness

To date, nine possible cases of lung illness associated with the use of e-cigarette products have been reported to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, with two cases confirmed and the remaining seven under investigation. These are amongst the 450 possible cases in 33 of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands. […]