Missouri State Fair 2021

Audio: Events at Missouri State Fair planned around bicentennial celebration with $9 million in renovations

The theme for this year’s Missouri State Fair is “Our Missouri Celebration.” State Fair Director Mark Wolfe says the theme is tied to the state’s bicentennial celebration, which is what the events at the fair are planned around.     August 10 is the actual 200th anniversary of Missouri entering the United States. Missouri State Fair Director […]

Prison Healthcare or medical

Missouri prison healthcare contract won by a company accused of bid-rigging in Tennessee

(Missouri Independent) – The long-time contractor for medical services in Missouri’s prisons is protesting the state’s decision to award the business to a company that will charge more than lawmakers appropriated and is accused of bid-rigging to obtain a contract in Tennessee prisons. Centurion Health, a Virginia subsidiary of St. Louis-based managed care company Centene, beat […]

MoDOT painting lines on roads and highways

Seasonal road striping operations underway, so watch out for slow-moving paint crews

Road striping operations are in progress throughout the state and the Missouri Department of Transportation is urging motorists to use caution when encountering work crews. Drivers may come upon slow-moving caravans of trucks refreshing the lines on the roadway at various locations in the state through August. “Stripes are refreshed periodically for the safety of […]

Missouri Hospital Association website

Missouri hospitals sue to block changes in Medicaid payments

(Missouri Independent) – After obtaining some relief from lawmakers for revenue cuts likely from a change in the way Medicaid pays for outpatient services, Missouri hospitals are asking the courts for relief from a coming change in payments for inpatient care. The Missouri Hospital Association on Friday filed a lawsuit in Cole County alleging the Department of […]

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Train

Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad cancels plans to close Route 11 for one week in Brookfield

Burlington Northern Santa Fe railroad has notified the Missouri Department of Transportation that they have canceled their plan to close Route 11 in Brookfield this week for emergency repairs to the Brookfield Sub railroad bridge over Route 11. A new date for the closure has not been set yet. When rescheduled, the road will close […]

Veteran benefit opportunities postponed for two weeks due to COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, the veteran’s service officer reports all veteran’s benefits opportunities for the next two weeks have been canceled. Those opportunities include the previously scheduled visits to Milan this Friday, June 11, 2021 and to the Trenton VFW Post home on the 18th of June. In the meantime, the veteran’s service officer, Wayne Kleinschmidt, […]

Annual Banquet

Audio: Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce holds annual banquet; recognizes Pillars of the Community, Businesses of the Year

At the Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on June 4, President Debbie Carman reviewed the last year and acknowledged that plans had been made to hold the banquet in March 2020, and then COVID-19 came along.     Carman said it was a tough year, but “the show must go on.” The community […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve setting electric rates

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen this week approved an ordinance and resolution regarding the setting of electric rates. City Clerk Hattie Rains reports the ordinance authorized the city, going forward, to use a resolution instead of an ordinance to set electric rates. The resolution changed the electric rates for citizens and businesses. The rates will […]

Lillian DesMarias Youth Library

Lillian DesMarias Youth Library to begin summer reading program

The Livingston County Library’s Lillian DesMarias Youth Library will begin a summer reading program next month. “Tails and Tales” is the theme, and the program will include animal-themed stories and activities. Youth Department programs are open to children up to age 12. There will be special projects and programs for teens. The summer reading program […]

FFA Website

National FFA announces in-person convention with a virtual program for 2021

The National FFA Organization announced that they would hold their annual in-person convention this fall in the city of Indianapolis. The event, which traditionally brings more than 65,000 attendees, will take place Oct. 27-30. Expected in-person events during the convention include the American FFA Degree Ceremony; Career Success Tours; competitive events; delegate business sessions; entertainment; […]

Trenton Chamber of Commerce

Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce to honor two individuals, two businesses and one organization at chamber banquet

Two individuals, two businesses, and one organization will be honored by the Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual banquet/meeting on Friday, June 4, at the Black Silo Winery. The five honorees will be recognized for their service to the community, with M.G. Kennedy and Dan Wilford being named Pillars of the Community while […]

Colten Roy Awarded Scholarship

Grundy Electric Cooperative awards scholarship to Colten Roy

Grundy Electric Cooperative presented a certificate of scholarship to area high school junior, Colten Roy. The Grundy County youth was selected as a delegate to attend Grundy Electric’s Washington DC Youth Leadership Conference; however, due to COVID-19, the 2021 leadership conference was canceled. The top four Youth Tour winners were awarded a certificate and will […]

Missouri National Guard

Governor Parson announces Missouri National Guard to scale back COVID-19 vaccine support

As demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has significantly decreased in recent weeks, Governor Mike Parson announced the Missouri National Guard (MONG) has begun scaling back its involvement at mass vaccination site locations in May. The drawdown of National Guard members is set to be completed by June 1, 2021. “We are in a far different […]

Chautauqua In The Park

Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce announces 36th Annual Chautauqua in the Park

The 36th Annual Chautauqua in the Park will be held September 11-12, 2021, at Simpson Park in Chillicothe, Missouri. This annual event, sponsored by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce and the Chillicothe Area Arts Council, and presented by Hedrick Medical Center, has a wide variety of entertainment, activities, artists, crafts, and food. Vendor registration […]