Mike Parson

Governor Parson signs FY 2019 supplemental appropriations

Governor Mike Parson signed HB 14 to ensure that the state has the necessary funds to operate through Fiscal Year 2019.  The supplemental appropriations bill allows for the continued current operations of Missouri state government. The Truly Agreed to and Finally Passed Fiscal Year 2019 supplemental HB 14 totals $468 million, including $189 million General […]

Gary Riedel

Missouri farmer inducted into Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame

Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame 2019 inductee Gary Riedel says demand for soybean increased greatly since farmers approved checkoff dollars to fund research and promotion. Riedel served as head of Missouri Soybean Association in the early 1980s and was president of the American Soybean Association when the national soybean checkoff went into effect. This year, […]

Farm Field

Funding available to farmers interested in installing edge-of-field monitoring stations

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service is making $2 million available to interested farmers to help install voluntary edge-of-field monitoring stations on agricultural land in five states, including Missouri.  “Edge-of-field water quality monitoring provides quantifiable data that supports voluntary-based conservation efforts aimed at reducing the movement of sediment and nutrients off Missouri farms,” State Conservationist […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education accepts resignations

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education accepted a bid for mowing at its meeting Wednesday evening. Superintendent Rob Deaver reports the accepted bid was from Chris Novak for $160 per combined mowing of the elementary and high school lawns. The board approved the transfer of $80,000 from the general fund to the capital projects […]

Boil Advisory

Two public water supply districts issue boil advisories

Two water district offices of the area have separate boil advisories for rural water customers. One advisory is in Mercer County and the other is in Putnam County. Due to repairs yesterday to a water line, the Mercer County Public Water Supply District requested a precautionary boil advisory for customers within the boundaries of Route […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy County R-5 Board of Education accepts resignations at latest meeting

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education accepted health insurance and two resignations at a special meeting Thursday. Ozark Schools Benefit Association will be the district’s health insurance provider for the 2019-2020 school year. The monthly premium will be approximately $550 per month. The board accepted the resignation of Elementary Principal Doctor Anne Billington, effective […]