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Department of Health and Senior Services says COVID-19 testing continues to be important factor in reducing spread

The State of Missouri is now partnering with the Missouri Primary Care Association and MAKO Medical to continue hosting free COVID-19 testing events throughout the state.  Missourians can register for events currently scheduled at health.mo.gov/communitytest and continue to check back for future opportunities to be tested at a nearby event. Missouri residency is the only requirement; individuals […]

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Princeton’s Mayor signs easement regarding ball fields; “No Parking” ordinance signed for East Hickory Street

The Princeton Mayor signed a real estate easement with the Missouri Department of Transportation at the city council meeting on November 9th regarding the new ball fields. City Clerk Corey Willett reports the easement will let the city have about another acre of land. A no parking ordinance was signed for East Hickory. Harlene Dougan […]

Missouri Department of Conservation changes November 14-15 mandatory CWD sampling to voluntary

The Missouri Department of Conservation announces it has changed its mandatory sampling requirements for chronic wasting disease to voluntary sampling in 30 counties during the opening weekend of this year’s November firearms portion of deer season. The change was prompted by ongoing cases and public-health concerns in Missouri regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. The change will […]

Share The Harvest

Missouri Department of Conservation offering CWD sampling; encourages Share the Harvest

With deer hunting in Missouri opening for archery season on Sept. 15 and for firearms portions in the coming months, the Missouri Department of Conservation wants hunters, landowners, and others to know key information about chronic wasting disease (CWD) and the Department’s related efforts to limit the spread of CWD in Missouri deer by finding […]

Disaster Declaration

President Trump approves Governor Parson’s request for major disaster declaration due to May severe storms

President Donald Trump has approved Governor Mike Parson’s request for a federal major disaster declaration for Missouri as a result of severe storms that swept across the state on May 3 and 4, 2020. The disaster declaration means federal Public Assistance will be available to 19 Missouri counties, which allows local governments and nonprofit agencies […]

Disaster Declaration

Governor Parson requests federal disaster declaration for 19 Missouri counties due to severe storms in May

Governor Mike Parson has requested that President Trump approve a major disaster declaration for Missouri to provide federal assistance to a total of 19 counties in response to severe storms and tornadoes that swept across the state on May 3 and 4, resulting in widespread destruction. “Our local, state and federal assessment teams have documented extensive damage to electric power […]

CAFO

Missouri Supreme Court affirms Clean Water Commission’s decision approving CAFO in Grundy County

The Supreme Court of Missouri affirmed Tuesday, June 16th a Clean Water Commission decision approving a concentrated animal feeding operation in Grundy County. Hickory Neighbors United, Incorporated appealed a water commission decision affirming the Department of Natural Resources’ permit issuance to Trenton Farms RE, LLC. Court documents say Hickory Farms asserted that a House bill […]

School Funding

Missouri works to avoid K-12 funding decline from coronavirus inflicted attendance drop

Some health experts predict a spike in coronavirus cases this fall – putting Missouri K-12 public schools in a potential funding dilemma. Missouri’s foundation formula – the system used to determine how much state aid to give to schools – is based on a combination of components, including student attendance figures and academic achievement. During […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of April 6, 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 April 6 – 12. All road closures for roadwork, incidents, and ongoing flooding can be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes […]

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Chillicothe woman and child injured in southwest Missouri crash

A Chillicothe woman and young child were injured in the collision of two cars in southwest Missouri’s Hickory County. Twenty-eight-year-old Jami Miller and an 11-year-old girl were taken to the Citizen’s Memorial Hospital in Bolivar. The youth received moderate injuries and Ms. Miller had minor injuries. The driver of a second vehicle, 70-year-old Judith Shiverdecker […]