Missouri National Guard Website

Governor Parson mobilizes National Guard in Missouri’s fight against COVID-19

Gov. Mike Parson has signed an executive order to begin having Missouri National Guard members aid in the state’s battle against COVID-19. In a press release, Parson says soldiers will help to provide more immediate resources to Missourians and enhance the state’s ability to overcome the global pandemic. Parson made the decision after conferring with […]

Casino Slot Machines

Missouri’s 13 casinos to temporarily close on order of Governor Parson

All bets are off at Missouri’s 13 casinos beginning at midnight tonight through March 30. Gov. Mike Parson has ordered the casinos to temporarily halt business to help battle the spread of the coronavirus. On Twitter today, Parson says he consulted with the chairman of the State Gaming Commission and the casinos before making the […]

Grass Fires

No rest for Grundy County Rural Fire Department as they battle multiple fires

Grundy County rural firefighters continuously battled grass fires Saturday from late morning until late afternoon. Grundy County Rural Fire Chief Kenny Roberts said that it included battling two to three fires at the same time. Four brush trucks, two pumpers, and a tanker truck were used during the approximate six-hour period. There were no injuries […]

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Missouri House gives initial approval to bill creating statewide prescription drug monitoring program

The Missouri House has given preliminary approval to a bill that would require the creation of a statewide prescription drug monitoring program. Representatives voted 95-56 in favor of the legislation. The GOP House Speaker and the House Democratic Leader both voted in favor of the bill. Missouri is the only state in the nation without […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center call for red scarves in support of women’s heart health

More women than men die every year from heart disease and stroke. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Annually, the month of February is designated National Heart Month. While the red dress promotes awareness about women’s heart disease, the red scarf symbolizes lifelines […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

The net neutrality battle moves to the states, and to 2020

Net neutrality suffered a significant blow on Tuesday as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the Trump administration’s rollback of Obama-era consumer protections. Because the court upheld the repeal, it remains legal for internet service providers such as AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon to block or throttle any sites they want, and […]

Princeton in Mercer County Missouri

Princeton City Council approves service contracts

The Princeton City Council approved several service contracts Monday night regarding Calamity Jane Days. Deputy City Clerk Corey Willett reports service contracts approved for Kelly Bertrand included $150 for an intermission performance during the Miss Calamity Jane Pageant this Saturday night, $500 for a performance by the Ambassadors Band September 21st, $700 for a performance […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education tackles multiple agenda items at Thursday meeting

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved several employee positions Thursday evening. Rachael Spence was approved as the 2019-2020 district drug testing coordinator. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis will be the Title 9 district compliance coordinator. Part-time positions were also approved, including substitute bus drivers, custodians, and kitchen and teaching positions. The board approved a dairy bid […]