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Robin Wenneker appointed to Coordinating Board for Higher Education

Governor Mike Parson announced the appointment of Robin Wenneker to the Coordinating Board for Higher Education  Wenneker, Columbia, is the managing partner for her family-owned multi-county property management company with farm, rental and raw landholdings. She previously worked with Marketing Mix, the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games, and Procter & Gamble. “I am honored to serve in […]

Fast Track Website

Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant application now open to students

The Missouri Department of Higher Education officially launched the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant Program for the 2019-20 academic year. The grant application became available on August 7, less than a month after Governor Mike Parson signed Senate Bill 68 into law. The program becomes effective Aug. 28.   Fast Track is a new financial […]

Harrison County Extension Group Photo With Sign

MU Extension in Harrison County celebrates 100 years of service

On Saturday, July 27, 2019, Harrison County Extension Council members celebrated 100 years of extension service in Harrison County. The day included an opportunity for the public to get a closer look at programming available through MU Extension, as well as help raise funds to support future extension programming. A 5K Fun Run started off […]

Livingston County Sheriff Website

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department receives grant to supplement salaries

The MoSMART board and the Missouri Department of Public Safety have awarded the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office a one-year continuing grant to supplement salaries of the deputy sheriffs. For the year beginning in July, deputy sheriffs in Livingston County will receive an additional $100 per month. The grant total is for just over $14,000 and […]

GI Bill 75th Aniversary

Missouri Department of Higher Education shares GI Bill stories and resources for student veterans

The Missouri Department of Higher Education (MDHE) is partnering with the Missouri Veterans Commission and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to join a nationwide movement celebrating the impact of the educational benefits available through the GI Bill. During June, the MDHE will share stories on social media of veterans who used the GI […]

Battleship USS Missouri

Audio: Battleship USS Missouri crew members from 1945 being sought for major event

Cole County’s presiding commissioner is asking for your assistance in locating living crew members who were on the battleship Missouri, during the 1945 Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay. Commissioner Sam Bushman says a MAJOR event is planned for September 2020 at Pearl Harbor and says airfare and hotel costs will be provided for U.S. Navy […]

Audio: Grundy County Commission assessing flood damage; documentation of damage imperative

The Thompson River near Trenton has started to recede and Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs says he hopes the river will be “back to normal” soon and advises residents to be careful on area roads.     Grundy County Emergency Management and the Grundy County Commission have been assessing flood damage the last few […]

Emergency Operations Center

Livingston County activates Emergency Operations Center

The Livingston County/Chillicothe Emergency Operations Center has been activated due to major flooding and road closures. Livingston County Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas and Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelly report provisions for shelters have been set up. Residents are advised to travel only if necessary and to verify road conditions before traveling with proper authorities. Livingston County […]

CAFO Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation

Missouri House approves SB-391 that prevents counties from passing health ordinances aimed at CAFOs

The Missouri House of Representatives has given final approval to Senate Bill 391, legislation that would prevent counties from passing health ordinances aimed at large agricultural operations. The House voted 103-44 to approve the bill, which would prevent county health boards or county commissioners from passing standards stricter than state law. The Missouri House of […]

Audio: Missouri House approves CAFO health ordinance legislation

The Missouri House has given final approval to legislation that would prevent counties from passing health ordinances aimed at large agricultural operations.     The House voted 103-44 today to approve the bill from Pleasant Hill State Representative Michael Haffner, which would prevent county health boards and/or county commissioners from passing standards that are stricter […]