Trooper Matthew Neely awarded Medal of Valor by Governor Parson

Governor awards Missouri Public Safety Medals to first responders and civilians for heroic actions in 2018

Governor Mike Parson awarded Missouri Public Safety Medals to a total of 18 first responders and 6 civilians for heroic and life-saving actions in 2018. The awards are the state’s highest recognition for first responders working as individuals and as members of teams during critical incidents. The civilians were honored for taking on extreme risks […]

Road Closed leading to bridge

Audio: Even with new funding, Missouri is far behind on road and bridge repairs

Critical bridge repair is getting underway around the state – spurred by the first installment of state money to MoDot, says agency Director Patrick McKenna.     Those projects are boosting construction hiring in the state, making Missouri one of the busiest builders in the nation in August, however, MoDOT Director McKenna says, the state is […]

Oats Bus

New procedures to be set in place for OATS transit

OATS Transit will soon begin new procedures that officials say are designed to make scheduling trips and dispatching buses more efficient. For more than four decades, local residents and drivers have devoted hundreds of hours to answering phones and taking reservations for trips. As of October 1st, anyone from 18 counties of northwest Missouri, including all of […]

Stars and Stripes Museum Website

Stars and Stripes Museum kicks off fund-raising campaign with Spirit of Democracy event

Not many Missourians know that the U.S. military’s daily newspaper, Stars and Stripes, was founded here on Nov. 9, 1861. Union soldiers occupying the town commandeered the printing press of the Bloomfield Herald and issued a four-page newspaper with that title. The newspaper proved to be a morale booster for troops away from their families, […]

Bryan Savage

Bryan Savage to perform at Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center in Chillicothe

Bryan Savage, saxophonist, and flutist will be performing in Chillicothe, Saturday, September 28th, 2019, 3:00 p.m., at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center, 2800 Hornet Drive.  The show is sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Arts Council and is part of their Season Shows.   Bryan was born and grew up in Chillicothe, Missouri, the son […]

Traffic Alert

Temporary traffic impacts expected for routes in Adair County

Weather permitting, MoDOT will be doing work on the following routes in Adair County. Please see the dates and locations below. Adair County Route D – Sept. 18, the road will be closed Missouri Route 149 to Missouri Route 6 for sealing operations.  Work will be completed between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. that day. Adair County Route AA – Sept. 19, the […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer Board of Education approves co-op baseball with Princeton

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved 21st Century grant employee contracts Wednesday evening. The extra-duty contracts will be paid through a federal grant. A one-year cooperative was approved for baseball with the Princeton School District. It was decided to continue cheerleading and dance and to have dance performances at the halftime of basketball […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education to hold community meeting on 4-day week

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved after-school program contracts, the Local Program Compliance Statement, and the substitute list Monday. Policy updates were also passed. There was a discussion on how to move forward with the elementary school boiler. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis thanked the staff for its “excellent” handling of a lockdown last week. He […]