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Lawmakers approve Missouri operating budget

Missouri foster care advocates are praising Friday’s passage of the $35.1 billion state operating budget, saying it provides unprecedented support for the foster families who care for the thousands of children in Missouri foster care. House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith (R-Carthage) tells Missourinet that the budget provides a $90 million increase for foster and adoptive […]

Audio: “Kids Win Missouri” praises Missouri House’s $76 million Increase for foster and adoptive children

A coalition that’s dedicated to improving the well-being of Missouri children is praising the Missouri House’s bipartisan approval of a 76-million dollar increase for foster and adoptive children. Kids Win Missouri policy director Craig Stevenson says the House budget includes unprecedented support for the kinship and foster families who care for the 14,000 children in […]

Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Parson’s budget proposal would close half of housing units within Missouri women’s prison

The women’s prison in northeast Missouri’s Vandalia could have about half of its housing units permanently closed. Trevor Foley, with the state Department of Corrections, says Governor Mike Parson’s new state budget proposal would make the change. Gov. Parson’s proposed $34.1 billion budget for the fiscal year beginning in July includes about $802 million for […]

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Dangerously cold temperatures coming this weekend to northern Missouri, wind chills as cold as 30 degrees below zero

The overnight low temperatures this coming weekend to northern Missouri will dip well below zero so be sure you and your family are prepared.  The number-one thing you can do to protect yourself and your family against the extreme cold is to plan ahead and prepare before the cold temps hit.   Saturday and Sunday […]

Charges Filed

Two from Texas facing multiple felony charges including forgery

Two Houston, Texas residents arrested by the Highway Patrol in Harrison County on January 16th have been charged with multiple felonies, including forgery and fraudulent use of a credit/debit device. Forty-year-old John Lindsey Follis the Second (II) and 21-year-old Kaitlyn Marie Spicer also face charges of possession of a forging instrument and three counts of […]

Bethany Kiwanis

GRM Networks awards $3,750 in Community Improvement Grants

GRM Networks has awarded a total of $3,750 as part of the company’s Community Improvement Grant program. Organizations receiving funding in the semiannual distribution included the Bethany Kiwanis Club, Lamoni Community Center, Newtown Ball Association, and the Harrison County Council on Aging. The Bethany Kiwanis Club received a $500 grant used to purchase winter clothing […]

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Cameron Food Pantry and Clothes Closet reports break-in on Thursday night

The Cameron Food Pantry and Clothes Closet reports $200 cash as well as clothing, jewelry, shoes, and handbags are missing after a break-in the night of January 7th. The Cameron Police Department is investigating. The clothes closet supports food pantry operations, and the organization notes stealing money and clothing makes the group’s job harder. The […]

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Bright Futures Trenton Advisory Board selects Champions and Partner of the Year

The Bright Futures Trenton Advisory Board has selected its Champions and Partner of the Year. Fred and Sara Stipkovits were selected as the Champions of the Year. The couple has sent backpacks, clothing, and school supplies. The couple also helped secure child-sized masks for Trenton R-9’s younger students. The Partner of the Year is the […]

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Audio: United Cooperative President talking with northwest Missouri farmers about growing hemp

Tiger Fiber is breaking ground on a hemp processing plant near St. Louis and is looking at possible locations for a processing plant in northwest Missouri. Selby says hemp could become a great new cash crop for northwest Missouri farmers.     United Cooperatives of Plattsburg and Osborn has made an investment in Tiger Fiber, […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol to have extra troopers out over Thanksgiving holiday weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds everyone there may be an increase in traffic over the Thanksgiving holiday. If so, drivers should remain alert to changes along their normal route. Regardless of traffic patterns, safety should remain a priority. “No matter how many vehicles are sharing the road, it’s important to be a courteous and […]

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Department of Conservation reminds hunters of hunter orange requirements ahead of firearms deer season

The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds hunters not to forget their hunter orange before heading out the door for the opening weekend of firearms deer season Nov. 14-24. Hunters must wear a hunter orange hat and a hunter orange vest, shirt, or coat. The color must be visible from all sides. Camouflage orange does not […]

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Traversing Troubling Times: Practical Preparedness, for Now event to be held in Coffey

Information on a variety of topics will be shared during an event in Coffey. Traversing Troubling Times: Practical Preparedness, for Now, will be held at the Old School at 309 Route B October 17th from 10 to 3 o’clock. Individuals considered to be experts will talk about emotional preparation, alternate energy, spiritual preparedness, herbs and […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation to offer dove clinic and hunt in Macon County

The Missouri Department of Conservation has partnered with the Missouri Disabled Sportsmen to offer a dove clinic and hunt in Macon County for youth and mobility-impaired hunters. The free event for disabled hunters and/or youth ages 11 to 17 years old will be held at the Atlanta Conservation Area on September 12th from 8 to […]

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More than 300 Grundy County students take part in Bright Futures “Back-to-School” event

More than 300 Grundy County students received backpacks and school supplies during Bright Futures Trenton’s Back to School Event Thursday, August 13th. Two hundred forty-one of those students were from Trenton R-9, which was 18 more than at last year’s event. Twenty-six Spickard students and 44 Laredo students also received backpacks and supplies. There were […]