Missouri Public Service Commission Website

Missouri Public Service Commission opens case to adjust rates of Union Electric Company

The Missouri Public Service Commission has opened a case to adjust electric rates of Union Electric Company doing business as Ameren Missouri under the provision of Senate Bill 564, which the Missouri General Assembly passed and was recently signed into law. The Commission reports a section of the bill gives the Commission one-time authority to […]

Rockhurst University

Rockhurst University announces partnership to provide educational opportunities to Chillicothe Correctional Center

Rockhurst University is announcing a partnership with the Missouri Department of Corrections to provide new educational opportunities for both incarcerated offenders and staff at the Chillicothe Correctional Center, an all-female facility with approximately 1,660 inmates located about 90 miles northeast of Kansas City. Funded by grants from The Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, The Laffey-McHugh […]

Missouri Sunshine Law

Three prosecutors added to Western District of Missouri to focus on violent crime

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Missouri Tim Garrison announced that the Department of Justice is taking a dramatic step to increase resources to combat violent crime and drug trafficking. In the largest increase in decades, the Department of Justice is allocating 311 new Assistant United States Attorneys […]

Swan Lake Wildlife Refuge

Ducks Unlimited to begin major restoration at Swan Lake on June 1, 2018

Swan Lake National Wildlife Refuge south of Sumner reports Ducks Unlimited will begin a major habitat restoration project at the refuge Friday, June 1st. The refuge notes Ducks Unlimited secured a $1,000,000 grant from the North American Wetlands Conservation Act to restore and enhance the refuge’s wetland habitat. The project was bid out to CC […]

Sliced Bread Mural

Large slate of activities scheduled for Sliced Bread Day 90th Year Celebration in Chillicothe

Multiple activities will be held as part of the Sliced Bread Day 90th Year Celebration in Chillicothe in July. Chillicothe Area Arts Council Administrator Mary Lou VanDeventer says a tentative schedule has been released for the celebration July 7th and 8th. The Grand River Museum plans to hold a bread contest with State Representative Rusty […]

Chillicothe Arts Coucil

Chillicothe Area Arts Council to hold performances during Sliced Bread Jam Bluegrass Festival

The Chillicothe Area Arts Council will hold performances during Chillicothe’s Sliced Bread Jam Bluegrass Festival weekend. The performances will be held at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center of Chillicothe as part of the Sliced Bread Day 90th Year Celebration July 7th and 8th. Arts Council Administrator Mary Lou VanDeventer tells that the Clint Campbell […]

MoDOT Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in North Missouri for the week of May 28, 2018

The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in North Missouri planned for the week of May 28 through June 3 from the Missouri Department of Transportation. In addition to the work listed below, there may be pothole patching, mowing, shoulder work, bridge maintenance, striping, brush cutting, guardrail repairs, litter pick […]

Grazing School Photo of Cattle in Field

Cool-season pastures start regrowth with arrival of warm-weather rains

Cool-season grasses such as fescue that dominate pasture grass in Missouri need warm weather to grow. The coldest April since 1907 set back forage for Missouri’s beef cow herds. Now, warm weather with rain creates forage for grazing and haying, said forage specialist Craig Roberts in a weekly University of Missouri Extension teleconference. New grass […]

Missouri Veterans Recognition program

Missouri Veterans Recognition Program expands to include Gulf War, Iraq

 Missouri’s Veterans Recognition Program is now accepting applications from Veterans who served on active duty during recent conflicts in Iraq. The Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn Veterans Recognition Awards are now being offered to eligible Missourians, said retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Ortmeyer, the Veterans Recognition Program manager. “The awards […]

Electric Transmission Line

Watchdog groups say massive utility bill just passed in Missouri favors corporate utilities

A far-reaching utility bill just passed by the state legislature calls on Missouri power companies to pass the savings they’re getting from corporate tax cuts on to customers. David Woodsmall with the Midwest Energy Consumers Group contends the stipulation has an out clause for the utilities. He says it allows them to delay the savings […]