Congested Roads (traffic)

Impaired and Impatient: Traffic Trifecta around Thanksgiving holiday presents problems for motorists

As thousands of Missouri drivers travel home to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends this week, the Missouri Department of Transportation is urging them to exercise patience, caution and good judgment behind the wheel. The holiday week brings a trifecta of concerns to the roadway, including impaired driving, distracted driving, and heavy interstate congestion. The […]

Tammy Spencer at Trenton Middle School

Wright Memorial Hospital launches “Partners in Education” with Trenton Middle School

Wright Memorial Hospital has partnered with Trenton Middle School to provide education to the 5th-grade students, featuring professionals from the hospital covering various topics. The first session was presented by Tammie Spencer, manager of the WMH Rehab Department. Tammy presented information on proper ergonomics while using handheld devices and while sitting at a computer. The […]

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USDA announces investments to support infrastructure and other essential services for rural Missourians

USDA Rural Development State Director Jeff Case announced today that the USDA is investing over $734,000 in eight (8) projects that will build community infrastructure and provide essential services for over 57,000 rural Missourians. “The commitment to improving infrastructure and essential services throughout rural America is a priority of this administration,” said Case.  “USDA is […]

Sgt James Ellis Marine Force Reserve

Faces of the Force: Sergeant James Ellis

Marine Forces Reserve consists of skilled warfighters who are not only prepared to serve their country at all times but who are also prepared to support and provide in their local communities as well. Sgt. James Ellis, a rifleman with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 23rd Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, and a full-time student at […]

One Lane Road Ahead

Lane closure planned west of Laclede on Highway 36

Traffic will be narrowed on a section of westbound U.S. Route 36 between Meadville and Laclede beginning next week. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Klocke, Inc. to repair scour damage at the Higgins Ditch Bridge. The contractor plans to close the driving lane between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. daily beginning Tuesday, Aug. […]