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Public comment period opens on Statewide Transportation Improvement Program

A draft 2022-2026 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program that focuses on taking care of the state’s existing transportation system was presented today to the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission. A 30-day public review and comment period began on Wednesday, May 5) Missouri Department of Transportation Planning Director Eric Curtit told commissioners the draft STIP includes 1,417 […]

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Audio: Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Looks to reduce teacher shortage

Missouri is facing a teacher shortage, and for Teacher Appreciation Week, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education is working to inspire more high school and college students to consider becoming educators.     Halley Russell a government teacher at Jackson High School, said the shortage is nothing new but is getting more attention with the […]

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Missouri FFA to honor members April 30 and May 1 in Sedalia

The Missouri FFA Association will honor fellow members for outstanding achievements April 30 – May 1 at the Mathewson Exhibition Center on the Missouri State Fairgrounds, Sedalia. Due to COVID-19-related health concerns, attendance at the 93rd Missouri FFA Convention will be by invitation only. Sessions will be live-streamed at THIS LINK. Convention results will be online […]

Grain Belt Express

Audio: Anti-Grain Belt Express bill gets another Senate hearing with testimony lasting two hours

The Grain Belt Express project plans to run wind power transmission lines across eight rural counties in northern Missouri—from Buchanan through Ralls. Though the Public Service Commission has approved it and the commission’s approval won a court challenge, agricultural opponents have once again found support in the Legislature. The Missouri House passed HB 527 to stop utility […]

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Jamesport City Council approves fireworks purchase, sets time frame for sesquicentennial celebration

The Jamesport City Council on April 19th approved purchasing fireworks and set the time for the city’s sesquicentennial celebration. Five hundred dollars worth of fireworks will be purchased for an Independence Day celebration scheduled to be at the city park on July 5th. The city council agreed the best time to hold the sesquicentennial celebration […]

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Grundy County Commission accepts proposal for 911 recorder license

The Grundy County Commission accepted a proposal and applied for funding on April 20th. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray reports the proposal was for a 911 recorder license from Command 1 for $3,600. The commission applied for annual state funding for the local emergency planning commission of approximately $2,600. The Grundy County Commission had a conference […]

Grain Belt Express

Grain Belt transmission line forges ahead amid landowner, lawmaker pushback

(Missouri Independent) – On the heels of a historic cold snap that left thousands across the Midwest without power, Kansas and Missouri residents could soon reap the benefits of a massive high-powered transmission line delivering renewable energy.  Grain Belt Express, a project a decade in the making, is starting to acquire land along its route spanning […]

CAFO

Audio: United Hog Systems withdraws permit application to build CAFO in Livingston County

United Hog Systems, LLC has withdrawn its permit application to build a concentrated animal feeding operation in northern Livingston County. Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas says the Livingston County Commission got word April 14th from the Department of Natural Resources. Douglas explains United Hog originally applied for a CAFO in February 2020 but withdrew that application. […]

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Fort Osage High School named “School of Excellence” by ACT’s American College Application Campaign

Fort Osage High School received national recognition for its work to increase the number of high school seniors applying to college through the Apply Missouri program. The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD) awarded Fort Osage and Missouri College Advising Corps (MCAC) Advisor Ashley Ginger with the 2020 American College Application Campaign […]

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Video: Lawmakers introduce bill to subject Major League Baseball to antitrust Laws

U.S. Senators Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), Mike Lee (R-Utah), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) have introduced a bill to remove the antitrust exemption that has been in place for Major League Baseball to subject them to existing law. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), with over 20 cosponsors, has produced companion legislation in the House. “MLB […]

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Audio: Missouri Board of Education unanimously approves permanently allowing accelerated substitute teacher training

The state Board of Education has signed off on permanently allowing an accelerated substitute teacher training option. Aspiring substitutes will be able to fulfill the standard 60 college credit hours or they can complete an online training program of at least 20 hours.  Last fall, the board temporarily allowed the online course to help close […]

Investigation

Securities Division seeks repayment from agent who allegedly swindled nearly $60K from investor

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s Securities Division ordered Imani Butler to show cause why restitution and civil penalties should not be paid after he allegedly misled a St. Louis-area investor and misappropriated funds for his own benefit. Between August 2015 and April 2016, Butler allegedly collected at least $59,550 in investments in the form of […]

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Grundy County Commission reviews election results; terminate Grundy County emergency declaration degree

The Grundy County Commission on April 13th went over election results and terminated the county’s emergency declaration in regard to the pandemic. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray reports the county will follow state statutes on the ordinance involving enforcement of brush control adjacent to county roads. Landowners will be allowed 30 days from the delivery of […]

Financial Literacy Month 2021

Financial Literacy Month brings money management resources to Missourians

The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development joins other state agencies, financial institutions, and national organizations during April to celebrate Financial Literacy Month. Financial Literacy Month is recognized each year to raise public awareness of the importance of financial literacy and maintaining smart money-management habits. Throughout the month of April, MDHEWD will focus […]

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Missouri Veterans Commission elects Commission Chair and Vice-Chair

The Missouri Veterans Commission welcomed three new Commissioners and elected a Commission Chair and Vice-Chair during the March 26, 2021 meeting. Randy Alewel, Kelly McClelland, and Steve Maples were appointed to the Commission by Governor Mike Parson on February 4, 2021, and recently confirmed by the Missouri State Senate. During the March 26 meeting, Kelly […]

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Grundy County Commission approves bids for piping, culverts and fuel

The Grundy County Commission approved the replacement of the transmission in an ambulance and accepted bids for pipe and fuel on March 30th. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray reports the Ford OEM replacement transmission for Grundy County Ambulance Medic 2 is estimated to cost $5,000. A bid for metal pipes was accepted from Metal Culverts. The […]

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Grundy County Commission approves entering into contract with NCRS for engineering

The Grundy County Commission approved March 23rd, on a vote of two to one, a motion involving the Natural Resources Conservation Service Streambank Stabilization near the Highway 6 Thompson River Bridge. Commissioner Don Sager and Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray voted in favor of the motion, which involved entering into a contract with NRCS, with the […]