Partial Government Shutdown

Audio: Missouri Congressman thinks shutdown could last for several weeks

East-central Missouri Republican Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer thinks the federal government shutdown could last several more weeks. He says both sides are not budging.     Luetkemeyer says the legal immigration system should be fixed.     Congress is expected to get back to work about funding the federal government.  East-central Missouri Republican Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer thinks […]

Robin Hood Performance

Auditions for presentation of “Robin Hood” to be held January 7th at Chillicothe’s Dickinson Arts Center

The Chillicothe Area Arts Council announces auditions for the Missoula Children’s Theatre’s Robin Hood will be held in January. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade can audition for roles at the Gary Dickinson Performing Arts Center at 2801 Hornet Road in Chillicothe the afternoon of January 7th at 4 o’clock. The auditions are expected to last […]

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Board of Trustees approves budget at Thursday night NCMC meeting

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved the fiscal year 2018 annual audit as presented at its meeting last (Thursday) evening. Matt Wallace of KPN reported the audit received an unmodified, clean opinion. The report audited the college, Building Corporation, and Foundation financial statements through June 30th, 2018. Wallace said the college’s total assets were 34.9 […]

Waterfowl at Fountain Grove Conservation Area

New pump and drainage system planned for Fountain Grove Conservation Area of Livingston County

The Missouri Conservation Commission has approved a contract for a project to install a pump station and drainage system to improve wetland habitat management at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Fountain Grove Conservation Area in Livingston County. The contract for the eight point three million dollar project was approved with Lehman Construction, LLC of California, […]

Missouri Capital Building Jefferson City

Senator Hegeman chosen as Senate Appropriations Chairman for 2019 session

State Senator Dan Hegeman of Cosby will be the Senate Appropriations Chairman for the upcoming Missouri Legislative Session.  Hegeman spoke about his duties as chairman during a legislative forum held at North Central Missouri College of Trenton earlier this week. Hegeman noted a lot of requests for funding are received.  Among other topics, the senator […]

Daviess County Courthouse

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve audit services ordinance at Monday meeting

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance regarding audit services at a meeting last (Monday) evening. The ordinance authorized entering into a contract with John W. Gillum, CPA, LLC for audit services. The board also approved authorizing the mayor to sign a service contract with UCI Testing for a Drug Free Workplace for the City of […]

Gas Tax

Audio: AAA spokesman says Missouri gas tax proposal’s “bait and switch” language could have led to its demise

The Missouri Legislature is expected to make highway funding a top issue in the upcoming session, according to Triple-A spokesman Mike Right.     Right says one of the reasons November’s ballot measure failed was likely from “bait and switch” language. Proposition D would have increased the gas tax by two and a half cents […]

Missouri School Boards Association

Trenton R-9 Board of Education signs contract with MSBA to assist in search for Superintendent

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved a contract with the Missouri School Boards Association Tuesday evening to assist with a superintendent search for the district. The board approved a letter of resignation from Superintendent Dan Wiebers at a special closed session meeting at the end of last month. The resignation will take effect on […]

Cows grazing in pasture

MU Agronomist: Grazing fall pasture growth extends high-price hay

Managed grazing makes better use of forage in a year of high-priced hay. After a drought with short grass and little hay, fall pastures grew fast with good rains. Management-intensive grazing (MIG) extends fall grass supplies. Or the grass can be saved for winter grazing, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist. Controlled […]