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Missouri offers free community COVID-19 tests for 6 more counties

As part of the state’s COVID-19 community sampling efforts, six additional counties will host testing events. The goal is to test nearly 10,000 people over a 10-day period in Boone, Cape Girardeau, Greene, Jackson, Jefferson, and St. Charles Counties. Jackson County May 26-30, 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Silverstein Eye Center Arena, Independence St. Charles County May […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of May 25, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in north Missouri for the week of May 25 – 31. MoDOT will halt temporary lane closures throughout the state to accommodate an increase in traffic due to the Memorial Day holiday. Most temporary lane closures […]

Audio: Missouri Congresswoman introduces bill to punish China by taking away assets in America

There have been efforts to sue and admonish China for its role in the coronavirus spread worldwide. American leaders say China hid the growing virus threat. Missouri Congresswoman from the St. Louis region Ann Wagner says she is taking an approach that is more realistic in a bill that she is filing to take away […]

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Missouri man, a member of Southwest Honkys gang, pleads guilty to meth conspiracy

A Fair Grove, Missouri, man who is a member of the Southwest Honkys violent prison gang pleaded guilty in federal court to his role in a drug-trafficking conspiracy in which investigators intercepted a shipment of nearly 9.5 kilograms of methamphetamine. William F. Jones, 45, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge M. Douglas Harpool to participating […]

Jacquely Perez NCMC Student Senate President 2020-2021

Milan woman elected NCMC Student Senate President

North Central Missouri College Student Senate recently held elections to fill the roles of president, vice president, and secretary. Jacquelyn Perez from Milan, Mo, has been elected Student Senate President for the 2020-2021 academic year. Also elected was Cheyanne Blanchard from Lucerne, MO as Vice President and Jillian Stiens from Mound City, MO, as Secretary. […]

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Missouri’s municipal electric utilities encouraged by General Assembly regarding Grain Belt Express

Missouri’s municipal electric utilities are encouraged by the outcome of the 2020 General Assembly Among the favorable outcomes was the reconsideration and defeat of parts of SB 782 by the Missouri Senate. Senators found a ‘hidden’ House amendment in the bill that was an attempt to kill the Grain Belt Express transmission line project (GBX). […]

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Pumpkin judging to be held during Northwest Missouri State Fair

The University of Missouri Extension in Harrison County will host a pumpkin growing contest at the Northwest Missouri State Fair in Bethany in September. Pumpkin judging will be held at the Northwest Missouri State Fairgrounds on September 2nd. Contestants will be required to load and unload their pumpkins. The top three finishers will be displayed […]

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Gallatin Board of Aldermen accept ordinances, move forward with plans for county fair

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen accepted several ordinances at a meeting Monday evening. One added a new chapter to city code regarding regulations for medical marijuana cultivation, manufacturing, testing, transportation, and dispensaries. The board voted in April to draft a city ordinance reducing the medical marijuana dispensary distance requirement from 1,000 feet to 100 feet […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves summer programs

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved summer programming dates during a meeting Monday. Summer programming is scheduled for June 1st through 12th and June 22nd through July 2nd. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis said the first session of summer programming will be virtual. There is a possibility the second session could be in-person, but an assessment […]