Children playing on floor

Missouri ranks 28th of 50 states in child well-being

The approximately 1.4 million children who comprise nearly one-quarter of Missouri’s population are more likely to live in poverty than Missouri’s children in 1990. According to the KIDS COUNT Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 30th edition of the Data Book — a comprehensive annual report on child well-being for […]

Boil Advisory

Boil advisory issued for portions of Mercer County

The Mercer County Public Water Supply District has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for some customers. The office recommends boiling of water before cooking or drinking. Affected are rural water customers in Mercer County within the boundaries, going clockwise: Route K on the north, Highway 65 on the east, Highway 136 for the south […]

House Fire

Firefighters respond to house fire on Jones Avenue

Smoke and fire damage was reported in a house fire late Monday morning at Brimson. The Grundy County Rural Fire Protection District, among others, responded to the scene at 517 Jones Avenue, the residence of Lawrence and Erma Newton. A report from assistant rural chief Brandon Gibler said visible smoke was coming from the house […]

Medical Marijuana

Online application process to open early for qualifying medical marijuana patients and caregivers

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation is pleased to announce that systems are in place to begin accepting applications for patient and caregivers on June 28, six days ahead of the July 4 deadline set by Article XIV of the Constitution. Patients and caregivers must visit medicalmarijuana.mo.gov to […]