Weathering the Storm by Christine Peper

2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest winners announced

An astonishing photo featuring a rural Missouri barn standing strong following a storm is the Best in Show for the 2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest, hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The photograph, submitted by Christine Peper of Jefferson City, Mo., was chosen from nearly 1,000 photos submitted by amateur photographers from […]

Missouri Day Festival

Officials release statement on Missouri Days Marching Festival

Officials of the Missouri Days Marching Festival today released a statement regarding plans for the upcoming Marching Band Festival. “2020 has proven difficult to plan anything. While there are many unknowns, we are continually planning for the 2020 Missouri Days Marching Festival. This festival has always put students first. 2020 is nothing different. We fully […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Highway patrol report two arrests; one in Grundy County and one in Harrison County

The highway patrol reports the arrest Sunday night of a St. Joseph resident while in Grundy County. Twenty-year-old Colton Youngs is accused of alleged unlawful use and exhibiting a weapon as well as operating a vehicle in an alleged careless and imprudent manner. Youngs was taken to the Grundy County Sheriff’s Department. In Harrison County […]

MSHP Cruiser and Boat

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports multiple arrests

The patrol reports an Eldon, Iowa man, 58-year old Frederick Larue, was arrested Saturday evening in Putnam County and accused of felony possession of methamphetamine, unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia, operating without a valid driver’s license, and no proof of insurance. Larue was taken to the Putnam County Jail. A Gladstone resident, 20-year old Jeramiah […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approves budget at special meeting

The Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 budget at a special meeting. Revenues are budgeted for $2,777,512, and expenses are projected at $2,858,657. The net is a deficit of $81,145. Revenues were lowered from the previous years to reflect withholdings in state funding and other decreases due to the economic impacts of the […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves deficit budget, looks for ways to cut spending

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education has approved the 2020-2021 budget. Estimated revenues total $1,656,423, and projected expenditures are $1,666,809.55. That leaves a deficit of $10,386.55. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reports Newtown-Harris is undergoing a shift in staff population, as there are new teachers, and other teachers retire. The district also saw costs it does not […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Polo man arrested on several allegations

The Highway Patrol reports the arrest of a Polo man in Clinton County the afternoon of Friday, June 26th on several allegations. Sixty-one year old James Barnes was accused of felony possession of a controlled substance—methamphetamine, driving while intoxicated—drug intoxication, and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia. He was also accused of driving while suspended and […]