Missouri National Veterans Memorial Wall

Audio: Missouri National Veterans Memorial Wall in Perryville approaches completion

The final panels for the Missouri National Veterans Memorial wall in Perryville are now in place. The memorial wall is an exact replica of the Vietnam War memorial wall in Washington D.C. Perryville City Administrator Brent Buerck says it’s great to have the wall finished, but notes many other aspects of the memorial are still […]

Civil War

Audio: Historians push to install statue of black Civil War Soldier in southeast Missouri town

(Missourinet) – Historians want to add a historical attraction to a downtown square in southeast Missouri’s Cape Girardeau. The attraction is a limited-edition bronze statue of James Ivers, a black soldier who fought in the Civil War. Historian Steven Hoffman with Southeast Missouri State University told KFVS-TV the square’s location was a place where slaves […]

Right To Work

Environmentalists step up to oppose “Right To Work”

Voters will decide in less than a week whether Missouri will become a right-to-work state, potentially weakening unions. It isn’t just union members and labor groups opposing Proposition A: Environmentalists are standing against the right-to-work proposition as well.  Dennis Roach, a former engineer, and union member and a current member of the Sierra Club said unions […]

Livestock Show Winners

North Central Missouri Fair announces results of Dairy, Rabbit and Poultry shows

The results have been announced of the North Central Missouri Fair Dairy Show. Hillary Shahan of Unionville had Champion Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, and Jersey. She also had the Supreme Champion Female and Reserve Bull.  Caleb and Abigail Gondringer of Trenton both received blue ribbons in the Dairy Bucket Calf class. Results for the rabbit […]

Missouri Hospital Association

Hospital workforce challenges persist in Missouri

A new report from the Missouri Hospital Association finds increased turnover rates among the majority of hospital-based healthcare positions. Vacancy rates decreased for several employee categories, including registered nurses, between 2016 and 2017. However, combined turnover among all professions surveyed increased statewide from 16 percent in 2016 to 17.7 percent in 2017. “Every Missourian has […]

Ag Learning Center exterior perspective

AgriVision Equipment lends support to Northwest Missouri State Ag Learning Center

AgriVision Equipment Group, a locally owned and operated farming equipment company with 17 locations across southern Iowa, has added its support to Northwest Missouri State University’s School of Agricultural Sciences and a planned Agricultural Learning Center at the University’s R.T. Wright Farm, pledging $100,000 toward the project. “We are so grateful and appreciative of the […]

Right To Work

Audio: Right to Work opponents mobilize ahead of next week’s Missouri primary election

(Missourinet) – Opponents of a Right To Work measure continue to urge voters to defeat the ballot initiative ahead of next week’s primary election. During a press conference, today in St. Louis, Amy Blouin of the Missouri Budget Project says banning mandatory union fees would have a negative impact on all workers, not just organized […]

Branson Duck Boat

Audio: Announcement from attorneys representing Missouri Duck Boat victims coming today

Lawyers representing victims of the Duck Boat tragedy on Table Rock Lake near Branson are holding a news conference today in Kansas City. Seventeen people were killed when the vehicle sank while taking on four waves during a storm. Attorney Andrew Duffy says the Duck Boat industry has irresponsibly portrayed their excursions as fun and […]

Special Olympics Missouri

Special Olympics athletes embark on journey to National Games on Friday

Every four years, Special Olympics North America manages the national summer games in the United States that include athletes from all 52 US programs. The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, July 1-6, will bring not just 58 athletes, 20 coaches and 16 Unified Partners from Missouri, but more than 3,400 other delegates (athletes, coaches, and […]