Missouri Day Festival

Entries for 2019 Missouri Day Festival Parade now being accepted

Entries for the 2019 Missouri Day Festival Parade are now being accepted. The parade, scheduled for Saturday, October 19th will feature marching bands, colorful floats, antique cars and tractors, equestrian units and many special guests. Parade judging will award prize money in 10 categories including: “Spirit of Missouri Days” with a $200.00 grand prize, a […]

White 1976 Pontiac Firebird

Grundy County Sheriff’s Department seeking public assistance in locating stolen car

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office is requesting public assistance regarding a recent burglary in rural Laredo that included the theft of a 1976 Pontiac Trans Am Firebird. The burglary is believed to have occurred between August 31st and September 7th. Also taken during the burglary were numerous tools, pedal cars, tires, chains, and other antique […]

Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Parson officially announces run for Missouri Governor

Missouri’s 57th governor wants to stay put in his office. During a large campaign gathering Sunday in southwest Missouri’s Bolivar, Governor Parson officially entered the 2020 governor’s race.     During Parson’s address, protesters held Medicaid posters shouting “Shame on Parson”.  Sunday’s announcement was made in southwest Missouri’s Bolivar – the town showcasing his humble […]

Missouri Day Festival

Missouri Day parade theme for 2019 is “Missouri Day Embraces the Past, Looks to the Future”

The 35th Annual Missouri Day Festival Parade next month will be sponsored by the Trenton Rotary Club with a parade theme of “Missouri Day Embraces the Past, Looks to the Future.” The October 19th parade will again feature marching bands, floats, antique cars and tractors, equestrian units and special guests. Prize money will be awarded […]

MoDOT road work and maintenance

Resurfacing underway on Livingston County Highway 65 and Linn County Route M

Work is underway on both U.S. Route 65 through Chillicothe and on Linn County Route M. Missouri Petroleum, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, began work earlier this month to prepare the roadways for a micro-resurfacing project. Over the course of this week, crews will remove the existing pavement markings in preparation for a […]

Train Derails South of Mercer

Video: Union Pacific train carrying sand derails south of Mercer

A train with cars carrying sand derailed south of Mercer Thursday morning. Union Pacific Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Media Relations Kristen South reports a southbound train derailed about 70 cars near the intersection of U. S. Highway 65 and Destiny Loop. No hazardous materials were spilled, and no injuries were reported with South […]

Ambulance with Medic Symbol (accident)

Cameron man injured in south-central Missouri crash

A Cameron man was among two people injured Monday morning when two vehicles collided in Miller County of south-central Missouri. Forty-nine-year-old Dean Holden of Cameron and 25-year-old Ashley Turpen of Rocky Mount, Missouri were the drivers of oncoming cars that collided after the one driven by Turpen hydroplaned and crossed into the path of Holden. […]

Harbor Freight Tools For Schools

Three Missouri high school teachers among semifinalists for 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools prize

Three Missouri high school skilled trades teachers are among 50 teachers and teacher teams from across the country who were named today as semifinalists for the 2019 Harbor Freight Tools for Schools Prize for Teaching Excellence. They and their skilled trades programs are in the running for a share of $1 million in total cash […]