Audio: Missouri lawmakers hope to see a cattle slaughter facility in Missouri

Two state lawmakers testified Thursday in Jefferson City that an effort is underway to get a cattle slaughter facility in Missouri. State Reps. Don Rone, R-Portageville, and Dan Shaul, R-Imperial, testified before the Joint Committee on Agriculture. Rone says he and Shaul participated in a conference call this week with retailers, grocers and meat wholesalers. “This would be […]

COVID-19 Interactive Dashboard website

Governor Parson announces launch of COVID-19 interactive dashboard

Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a new COVID-19 dashboard containing Missouri-specific data from across the state.  “Throughout COVID-19, we have worked very hard to be transparent and provide Missourians with the most accurate, up-to-date information as possible, and the same goes for this dashboard,” Governor Parson said. “We want Missourians to have access to the […]

Gallatin City Hall

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 […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve drafting ordinance on medical marijuana dispensary

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen Monday evening, on a split vote of three to one, approved drafting a city ordinance reducing the medical marijuana dispensary distance requirement from 1,000 feet to 100 feet from any church, school, or daycare. Board President Carol Walker was the no vote. The vote was taken after online survey results […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission presented updates on COVID-19 from various agencies

The Grundy County Commission heard reports on Tuesday regarding COVID-19. Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs said Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Declaration 4490 is now open, and applications are due by April 25th. The major disaster declaration regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in Missouri was declared Thursday and involves public assistance being used to […]

Cattle and hog futures continue downward trend into the weekend

At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, except for the nearby contract, live cattle futures continued to tumble on another round of follow-through selling, with additional pressure from the volatility in the broader markets, lack of support from this week’s cash business, and weakness in wholesale values.  Feeder cattle futures were sharply lower on the same factors […]

Empire District Liberty Utilities Company

Customers of Empire to see reduction in billing of up to $64.00 over Winter season

Natural gas customers of Empire are to see a decrease in costs as a result of a filing with the Missouri Public Service Commission. The change is to reflect the company’s wholesale cost of natural gas as noted in the actual cost adjustment factor. For residential customers in Trenton, Chillicothe, and Marceline, the natural gas […]