Mo Highway Patrol Car (MSHP)

Public gives Missouri State Highway Patrol a 93.9% approval rating

According to the recent public opinion survey the Missouri State Highway Patrol is fulfilling its mission of service and protection. Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol announced the results of the 2020 Public Opinion Survey. Although the response rate increased with the use of a web-based survey compared to the […]

Unemployment

Unemployment rates in northern Missouri take a huge dive compared to August

County unemployment rates are down considerably when comparing the September numbers with August. The Division of Employment Security reports Missouri’s unemployment rate last month dropped to 4.3% compared to an August rate that was 7.1%. For Grundy County, the state report shows 108 unemployed out of a civilian labor force of just over 4,300. That’s […]

Randall Williams, Director Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services

Medical marijuana lawsuit: Missouri health department illegally concealed documents

(Missouri Independent) – A Missouri family that sued after being denied a medical marijuana license is alleging the state department of health and Attorney General Eric Schmitt’s office illegally concealed documents and violated open records laws in order to undercut their lawsuit. The allegations — which are included in a 28-page motion seeking sanctions against […]

Barry Eschenbrenner and Sarah Lovell, co-superintendents of the Horticulture and Agroforestry Research Center

Virtual field days allow CAFNR Agricultural Research Centers to continue outreach

From August to October, the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Agricultural Research Centers showcase research projects and share demonstrations during its field day season.  The COVID-19 pandemic forced the Research Centers to reevaluate how they would proceed with their in-person field day events. After discussions with advisory boards and […]

Turkeys

Missouri Department of Conservation survey shows slight improvement in turkey production

This year’s annual wild turkey brood survey by the Missouri Department of Conservation shows that turkey production was slightly better on the statewide scale this year and some regions saw significant improvements in productivity. MDC’s statewide poult-to-hen ratio (PHR) for this year was 1.0, which was 11% greater than the 2019 PHR and equal to […]

Doctor Gus Ridgel

Audio: Mizzou’s first Black graduate student inducted into the school’s Hall of Fame

The University of Missouri has inducted Mizzou’s first Black graduate student into the school’s Hall of Fame. Dr. Gus Ridgel was admitted to the university in 1950 after civil rights groups won a court ruling to desegregate the university. During a virtual ceremony, Former Deputy Chancellor Mike Middleton says Ridgel was an inspiration for a […]

Gena Ross Democrat for Congress

Resident of Platte City hopes to become first Democrat to represent far northern Missouri in Congress in 20-years

The Democrat running against U.S. Rep. Sam Graves, R-Tarkio, in northern Missouri battled COVID this year and says a mask mandate early on could have saved lives. Platte City resident Gena Ross won the August Democratic nomination and is facing Graves, a dean of Missouri’s congressional delegation. Ross is an adjunct professor at Baker University […]

Court News

Judge Steve Hudson presides over busy court docket in Tuesday session of Grundy County Court

Preliminary hearings were waived on Tuesday by seven defendants in the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court. Each is to be arraigned on their various charges on Thursday in Division One of the Circuit Court in Trenton. Cory Jack Burchett of Trenton is charged with the September 30th offenses of possessing a controlled substance […]

Jobs Report

Missouri monthly jobs report for September, 2020

The Missouri labor market’s recovery resumed in September 2020. Employment, seasonally adjusted, increased by 13,000 jobs over the month, and over-the-year job losses from COVID-19 shutdowns dropped below 125,000. Missouri’s smoothed seasonally adjusted unemployment rate went down by 2.1 percentage points in September 2020, decreasing to 4.9 percent from an August 2020 rate of 7.0 […]