Brookfield Missouri

Brookfield Area Growth Partnership to sponsor online auction fundraiser

The Brookfield Area Growth Partnership will sponsor an online auction fundraiser to help promote, restore, and revitalize Main Street. The virtual auction will be from April 17th through 24th. Items up for bidding will include airline tickets, Kansas City Chiefs memorabilia, outdoor equipment, a kayak, restaurant gift cards, jewelry, designer handbags, barbecue grills, spa baskets, […]

North Central Missouri Development Alliance or NCMDA

North Central Missouri Development Alliance announces qualifications for next Director

Qualifications have been announced for the next director of the North Central Missouri Development Alliance. The alliance is seeking a community/economic developer who is self-motivated. The person taking the full-time position should be capable of working independently as well as cooperatively with city and county governments, a board of directors, and regional, community, and county-based […]

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Audio: Missouri is now 11th in nation among those looking to open new business facilities

Missouri’s governor is touting the state’s numerous job expansions and attractions, saying they highlight the state’s increasingly competitive business climate:     Governor Parson is also highlighting the expansions at Boeing in St. Charles and Ford in Claycomo. One of the biggest projects is in southwest Missouri’s Republic, where Amazon will open its first fulfillment […]

North Central Missouri Development Alliance or NCMDA

NCMDA board member Jackie Soptic: “Technology and internet revolutionize economic development”

North Central Missouri Development Alliance Board Member Jackie Soptic says technology and the internet have revolutionized economic development. Site selectors and companies can visit a location from their home or office by reading statistics and demographic information.     The United States Census also provides data on demographics. Soptic says that data should be used […]

Guilty Plea

Waterslide owner in Missouri faces a possible three-year prison term for making a false tax return

The owner of a Cassville, Missouri waterslide attraction has pleaded guilty in federal court to making a false tax return. Jerry Don Beebe, 67, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush on Monday, Oct. 26, to one count of making a false tax return. Beebe owned and operated Beebe’s Roaring River Waterslide in […]

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Audio: Missouri Receives $15 Million in CARES Act Funding for Tourism

Missouri’s governor announced $15 million in grant funding on Thursday to help rebuild Missouri’s tourism industry, which has been hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) says Missouri has seen 30,422 confirmed coronavirus cases, along with 1,113 deaths. State Department of Economic Development (DED) Director Rob Dixon tells Capitol reporters in Jefferson […]

County Fair

North Central Missouri Fair canceled; only livestock and animal shows to be held

Due to concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the North Central Missouri Fair Board Thursday night voted to limit this year’s event to the hosting of only the livestock and animal shows. More information is to be released in the coming days about the livestock and animal shows including the dates, rules, and regulations. The decision […]

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Missouri State Auditor pursues answers for Missourians about offender giveaways

State Auditor Nicole Galloway said her office is demanding answers from the Missouri Department of Corrections on concerns related to the Missouri Offender Management Matrix. The program provides incentives to offenders who are on probation and parole. Local law enforcement and taxpayers have expressed repeated concerns related to this program and how incentives such as […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton Economic Development Committee to recommend public vote on hotel/motel bed tax issue

Members of the city councils’ Economic Development and Administrative committees met separately Tuesday evening at the Trenton City Hall. Information provided by City Administrator Ron Urton shows the Economic Development Committee is recommending a public vote next year on a hotel/motel bed tax issue at Trenton. The recommendation that’s to be presented to the full […]

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Branson Christmas Coalition publishes list of largest Christmas tree displays

The Branson Christmas Coalition, now in its fourth season of growing and enhancing the Ozark Mountain Christmas season, has published its listing of this year’s biggest Christmas tree displays. Dubbed “Landmark” Christmas trees, to qualify for the list a tree must be over 20’ tall, within a collection of 10 or more trees, or completely […]

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Trenton City Council selects construction company to replace 17th Street Bridge

All votes were unanimous Monday night when the Trenton City Council approved three bills and adopted three ordinances. The 17th Street Bridge replacement will be done by Boone Construction Company of Columbia who submitted the lowest of bids from six companies. City Administrator Ron Urton said the selection of Boone has been accepted by the […]