MoDOT road work and maintenance

MoDOT to begin chip seal project on Interstate 35

A chip seal project to extend the pavement life of Interstate 35 will begin next week from the Iowa state line to Eagleville. Contractors from Herzog Contracting Corp., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, are scheduled to begin work Wednesday, June 19 and complete the project on Friday, June 21. Wednesday, June 19: Complete […]

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Patrol reports two arrests on Sunday

The highway patrol reports a 53-year old Kansas City, Kansas man was arrested Sunday morning in Caldwell County on a Johnson County, Kansas warrant accusing him of dangerous drugs. Frederick Cunningham was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center. A 23-year old northwest Missouri resident, Dani Hughes, was arrested early Sunday in DeKalb County. Hughes […]

Missouri Department of Conservation proposes new efforts to limit spread of CWD

The Missouri Department of Conservation is increasing its efforts to slow the spread of the deadly deer disease called Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) throughout Missouri by proposing new regulations that would change requirements for transporting deer carcasses and add carcass-disposal requirements for meat processors and taxidermists. If approved, the regulations would become effective Feb. 29, […]

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Baling wet hay becomes hot news

High-moisture grass baled above 24% moisture can cause spontaneous combustion. Overheated bales can burn down a hay barn. Craig Roberts, University of Missouri forage specialist, said frequent rains this year help grass growth, but it’s been bad for making hay. He’s part of the team on a weekly MU Extension teleconference between state and regional […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency

FEMA hiring disaster recovery workers in Missouri

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has an immediate need to fill temporary positions in Kansas City, Missouri to assist with disaster recovery. FEMA is looking for qualified candidates for a variety of emergency management functions. Currently, posted positions include human resource specialists, emergency management specialists, and procurement specialists. More positions could be available soon. […]

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Laredo Board of Aldermen approve ordinance

The Laredo Board of Aldermen approved one ordinance and one agreement at its meeting Monday evening. The ordinance renewed the city’s agreement with Kansas City Power and Light for franchise taxes and to allow the company to provide electric services to Laredo. The contract is for 20 years. The agreement regarded a renewal with water […]

Feeding America Website

Meal Gap Study maps food insecurity rates for area counties

Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap study shows the food insecurity rate for Grundy County is 14.7%. The childhood food insecurity rate is 20.4%, which is the highest of the 15 Northwest Missouri counties. The study by the country’s largest hunger relief organization also shows 46,910 individuals are food insecure in the 19-county service area […]