Missouri National Guard Website

Governor Parson extends timeframe of Missouri National Guard help with COVID-19 response

Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order today to let the Missouri National Guard continue helping the state with COVID-19 response efforts. A press release today from the Governor’s Office says the order will allow soldiers to continue supporting the state in this role through December 30. “The National Guard has played a major […]

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Audio: USDA currently in “big hiring phase” in Kansas City

A top official at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) says the agency is making progress in relocating two major facilities to Kansas City: the Economic Research Service and the National Institute of Food and Agricultural Policy. USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs Greg Ibach tells Missourinet the agency continues to transfer employees […]

Republican Party

Audio: Missouri congresswoman says Republican National Convention will focus on optimism and heroes

A west-central Missouri GOP congresswoman says this week’s 2020 Republican National Convention in Charlotte will focus on optimism. While U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler, R-Harrisonville, isn’t a delegate this year, she’s excited about the convention. “And looking at the great American heroes that we have in our local communities, and how we together collectively have made this the […]

Scholarship

Gene Kauffman Scholarship applications open Friday, May 1

The Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation, Incorporated Board of Directors has announced scholarship applications will be available for the fall semester beginning Friday, May 1, 2020. As per the wishes of Kauffman, the scholarship is available to female, non-smoking unmarried graduates of Mercer County high schools. Potential recipients must be enrolled as a full-time student in […]

USDA announces more than 3.4 million acres selected for general signup in Conservation Reserve Program

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced the acceptance of more than 3.4 million acres in the general Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) signup recently completed, the first general signup enrollments since 2016. County offices will begin notifying producers with accepted offers no later than April 3. Through CRP, farmers and ranchers receive an annual rental payment for […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA pays out over $1.5 million to three area counties in storm recovery payments

Three area counties have received $1,603,468 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to aid in flooding and severe storm recovery. FEMA Media Relations Specialist Angela Byrd reports FEMA had approved $545,826 for individual federal disaster assistance in Livingston, Carroll, and Chariton counties as of August 21st, which is when the most recent report on area […]

Backpack Buddies check donation

Area organizations make donation to Backpack Buddies

The Saint Luke’s Regional Nurse Practice Council, Trenton Police Department, and Grundy County EMS presented checks totaling $4,717 to the Grundy and Livingston County Backpack Buddies Programs today, August 21. The amount will be split evenly between the two county programs. The funds were raised during a miniature golf tournament fundraiser held on Saturday, August […]