USDA encourages rural Missouri communities to apply for loans to improve and rebuild infrastructure

“USDA is committed to being a strong partner to rural communities in building their futures,” Hazlett said. “All people – regardless of their zip code – need modern, reliable infrastructure to thrive, and we have found that when we address this need, many other challenges in rural places become much more manageable.” Eligible rural communities […]

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Missouri Department of Natural Resources making funds available to drought stricken communities

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Financial Assistance Center is making emergency funding available for drought-impacted publicly owned community water systems in response to an executive order by Governor Mike Parson putting 47 counties on drought alert. Public systems serving fewer than 10,000 people and are within the drought alert area designated in the executive […]

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Department of Natural Resources to offer free workshop on water and wastewater infrastructure financing

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources and two other agencies are offering a free workshop June 21 in Macon about funding opportunities for drinking water systems and wastewater treatment plants. “Nothing beats a face-to-face discussion,” said Hannah Humphrey, director of MoDNR’s Financial Assistance Center. “We know that state and federal assistance programs have a reputation for being […]


USDA Invests $256 Million in Water Infrastructure in Rural Communities

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $256 million in 81 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 35 states.  Missouri State Director Jeff Case is pleased to announce that over $10 million was invested into rural Missouri communities. “Rural […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Highway patrol conducts DWI saturation in Harrison County

Highway Patrol Troop H Commanding Officer Captain James McDonald announces a driving while intoxicated saturation conducted in Harrison County resulted in 19 traffic citations and 32 warnings issued. Five officers patrolled Harrison County during the saturation Friday night at 7 o’clock to Saturday morning at 3 o’clock. The goal of the DWI saturation was to […]

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Trenton Police Department says “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

The Trenton Police Department will be part of the nationwide Saint Patrick’s Day “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” substance-impaired driving crackdown. The crackdown will involve high-visibility enforcement throughout Trenton and run March 16 through 19. The nationwide crackdown will include high-profile events and will be supported by national paid advertising, creating a campaign to […]

Chillicothe Police Department

Chillicothe Police Department responds to party involving drugs and underage drinking

The Chillicothe police early Saturday received a report of a party in the 900 block of Locust street involving possible underage drinking and drug use. Police report an officer could smell marijuana coming from a residence where multiple cars were located. Chillicothe Police Detective Jon Maples said officers busted the party and discovered multiple people using […]

Sobriety Check Point

Highway Patrol plans two northwest Missouri crackdowns, hoping to reduce DWI’s

The Missouri State Highway Patrol plans a driving while intoxicated checkpoint in Clinton County this month (August), and a DWI saturation in DeKalb County next month (September). The selected areas are based on a high number of drinking related accidents, a high number of contacts with drivers who have been drinking, and officer input as […]