Bear Standing on Hill

Missouri Department of Conservation sets proposed bear-hunting framework for future seasons

The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved a proposed hunting framework by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for a potential future black bear season in Missouri. The Commission approved the framework at its Sept. 4 open meeting in Jefferson City and is asking for final public input Oct. 16 through Nov. 14. If the season […]

Missouri Highway Patrol

Missouri State Highway Patrol announces promotions effective September 1, 2020

Captain Scott A. Shipers, commanding officer of Troop A, Lee’s Summit, announces the following promotions effective September 1, 2020. Trooper Beau M. Ryun is being promoted to the rank of corporal and will remain in his current assignment as a criminal interdiction officer assigned to Zone 17, Troop A’s Special Enforcement Zone. Ryun was appointed […]

Captain Matthew Walz (MSHP)

Director of the Water Patrol Division, Captain Matthew Walz, retires after 30-years of service

Captain Matthew C. Walz, director of the Water Patrol Division, will retire on September 1, 2020, after over 30 years of service. Walz was appointed to the Missouri State Water Patrol on April 30, 1990, as a communications operator. He entered the Water Patrol Academy on January 2, 1994. After graduating, Walz was assigned to […]

Hay and Grazing with cattle in pasture

USDA announces changes to emergency haying and grazing provisions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency has announced changes for emergency haying and grazing of acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. This includes changes outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill that streamlines the authorization process for farmers and ranchers. “FSA authorizes emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program acres under certain […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 School District to offer virtual learning for upcoming school year

The Trenton R-9 School District will offer students an opportunity to participate in distance learning via a virtual option for the 2020-2021 school year. The option will be provided due to health concerns brought by the COVID-19 pandemic. The program will not be a self-paced platform and will parallel what is being done in the […]

Audio: Missouri Receives $15 Million in CARES Act Funding for Tourism

Missouri’s governor announced $15 million in grant funding on Thursday to help rebuild Missouri’s tourism industry, which has been hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) says Missouri has seen 30,422 confirmed coronavirus cases, along with 1,113 deaths. State Department of Economic Development (DED) Director Rob Dixon tells Capitol reporters in Jefferson […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education presented updates on summer sports and activities including graduation

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education heard updates on summer sports and activities as well as graduation last (Tuesday) evening. Trenton High School Principal Kasey Bailey, THS Assistant Principal John Cowling, and Athletic Director Wes Croy created the tentative schedule for summer sports and activities. It involves no sports or activities practices or contests in […]