Wild Turkey

Firearms turkey hunting expected to be similar to recent seasons

With fall firearms turkey season running Oct. 1 – 31 and archery turkey season underway, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) advises turkey hunters it could be another challenging season. According to MDC, turkey production in Missouri steadily increased during the 1990s before declining during the 2000s. While production began to increase throughout much of […]

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Audio: Former state lawmaker is challenging mask mandate in southeast Missouri’s St. Francois County

A former state lawmaker who’s an attorney in southeast Missouri’s Farmington is challenging the scope of the St. Francois County health department’s mask mandate. Former State Representative Tom Burcham represents businesses and residents who oppose the mandate. He says criminal penalties and fines cannot be part of a mask mandate imposed by health officials:   […]

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Veterans Affairs offers debt relief to Veterans impacted by natural disasters

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced the commitment to extend debt relief to Veterans adversely impacted by natural disasters. The department recognizes Veterans and beneficiaries are negatively impacted by the wildfires and hurricanes prompting the offering of financial debt relief. “Veterans and their families should be focused on their health and safety during the […]

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Missouri Education Department proposes $8.5 billion FY2022 budget

The Missouri Board of Education has voted today in favor of the state Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s (DESE) $8.5 billion proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning next July. The plan is a slim increase over the current budget year – about $26.8 million. “FY22 almost certainly will be a challenging revenue year, […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital named “2020 Guardian of Excellence” award winner

Wright Memorial Hospital has been named a 2020 Guardian of Excellence Award winner by Press Ganey. The award recognizes top-performing health care organizations that have achieved the 95th percentile or above of performance in clinical quality. It’s the second year in a row that Wright Memorial Hospital received this award. The Press Ganey Guardian of […]

Mail in Ballot (Election)

Audio: Missouri being sued over Election Day deadline for mail-in ballots to count

The state of Missouri is being sued over its deadline for Election Day mail-in ballots to count.     Four plaintiffs are challenging the constitutionality of Missouri’s law requiring mailed-in ballots to be received by election authorities by 7 p.m. on election night in order to count. They say the law “makes it more difficult […]

Audio: Business picks up at Missouri’s 13 casinos since reopening in June

Operations at Missouri’s 13 casinos are getting back to normal, at least as normal as they can be during the ongoing spread of COVID-19. Due to the pandemic, they were closed from mid-March through May 31. St. Jo Frontier Casino officials in northwest Missouri has welcomed its customers back while working to maintain safe conditions […]

United States Postal Service (USPS)

Are postal service delays hampering small business?

Operational changes intended to help the financially troubled U.S. Postal Service save money aren’t going over well with some small-business owners in Missouri and other states. Recent modifications, including the end of overtime for workers, have led to numerous reports of delays, both in personal and commercial mail and package delivery. John McHugh, chairman of […]

GRM Networks

GRM Networksd donates $750 to Mercer County Food Pantry

GRM Networks has donated $750 each to area food pantries through the cooperative’s Community Improvement Grant Program. Five food pantries in the cooperative’s operating area received the grants. From Missouri, they include the Harrison County Food Pantry in Bethany and the Mercer County Food Pantry in Princeton. In Iowa, the food pantries receiving grants are […]