North Central Missouri Mental Health Center

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center of Trenton to offer free parenting classes

A series of free parenting classes will start at the North Central Missouri Mental Health Center of Trenton next week. Classes will meet on Tuesday afternoons from 1 to 3 o’clock September 4th through October 9th. Topics will include parenting 101 and building relationships, infants and toddlers, handling misbehavior and focusing on children ages five […]

Empire District Liberty Utilities Company

Audio: Missouri to allow state’s third largest regulated utility to move aggressively toward wind power

(Missourinet) – Missouri has given initial approval for the state’s third-largest utility to build a major wind farm to generate power. The plan by Empire District in Joplin is opposed by the state Office of Public Counsel. The Counsel’s Geoff Mark says Empire’s predictions of customer savings is based on unrealistic projections that it’ll be able […]

Gas Tax

Audio: Supporters promote motor fuel tax after lawsuit against it is dismissed

(Missourinet) – A court has dismissed a lawsuit claiming a ballot measure that would increase the state’s motor fuel tax violates the Missouri Constitution. The decision means voters will determine the fate of the tax which would make $400 million a year available for roads. Spokesperson Scott Charton says the motor fuel tax would speed up […]

Right To Work

Audio: Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft Discusses August Right-to-Work Referendum

(Missourinet) – For the first time in more than 36 years, Missourians will be casting ballots on what’s known as a referendum. The right-to-work referendum will appear on your August 7th statewide ballot. A referendum involves a bill approved by the Missouri Legislature, which in this case is a 2017 right-to-work bill. Labor unions were […]

Burn Ban Lifted

Burn ban temporarily lifted in Livingston County

The burn ban for Livingston County has been temporarily lifted due to conditions temporarily improving with Thursday’s rain. Chillicothe Fire Chief Darrell Wright reports Livingston County Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas has authorized the 48-hour temporary lifting of the ban to allow for necessary burning. The ban will return Saturday morning at 9 o’clock. The decision […]

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University Extension to hold free program on drought management in Princeton

The University of Missouri Extension will hold a free program on drought management in Princeton next month.  Drought Management for Producers will be held at the Hal England Center the evening of August 1st at 6:30. Agronomy Specialist Andy Luke will discuss pasture management through drought and emergency annual forage, Livestock Specialist Jenna Monnig will talk […]

Grain Belt Express

Grain Belt Express sent back to State Public Service Commission by Missouri Supreme Court

The Grain Belt Express Clean Line, a proposed energy transmission project through northern Missouri, got new life Tuesday following a ruling by the state’s highest court. The Grain Belt Express Clean Line, if built, would carry energy from Kansas to Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana, running through several counties including Clinton, Caldwell, Carroll, and Chariton within […]


Meeting planned to provide input into federal conservation programs

A local working group charged with identifying local priority resource concerns and providing input about program criteria to the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service will meet at 1:30 pm, July 26 at the USDA Service Center in Bethany. The working group is comprised primarily of representatives of various local, state and federal agencies with knowledge […]

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Public information sought to assist those making decisions during drought

The public may submit information to help local, state, and national decision-makers assess drought conditions and impacts in Missouri. Information may be submitted to the Missouri Extension Drought Impact Reporter online. The website allows contributors to upload image files up to 10 megabytes in size to help authors assess drought at the local level. Extension […]