Empire District Liberty Utilities Company

Natural gas rates to decrease slightly for customers of Empire Gas and Liberty Utilities

The Missouri Public Service Commission reports natural gas customers of the Empire District Gas Company and Liberty Utilities will see rates change under filings that take effect December 1st. The rate change is to reflect estimated changes in the wholesale cost of natural gas as well as a change in the companies’ actual cost adjustment […]

Generic City Water

Residents of Stanberry and Grant City to see water rates increase by almost 20%

The Missouri Public Service Commission approved an agreement in a case filed by the Middlefork Water Company, which authorizes the company to increase annual water operating revenues by $60,154. The increase of 19.39% will go into effect January 1st. Middlefork sought a rate increase, citing increases in operational costs, such as utility insurance, chemicals, and […]

Farm News

As meat supplies grow for export demand, trade and tariff doubts hurt on-farm prices

Large supplies of meat and dairy, possibly record-setting tons, are coming to U.S. consumers. For consumers, this can be good news with lower prices at grocery cases. For producers of beef, pork, chicken, and milk it doesn’t bode so well.  In a mid-year baseline update for livestock and dairy, University of Missouri economist Scott Brown […]

Sinkhole in Missouri

Audio: Missouri is home to 16,000 sinkholes that vary drastically in size

(Missourinet) – Missouri has about 16,000 known sinkholes. Fletcher Bone with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources says they can be found statewide but are prevalent in certain parts of the state.     Bone says sinkhole reports often increase during certain times of the year.     He says the size of sinkholes can […]

Rick McCartney

Audio: Clinton Missouri man facing numerous felony charges after shooting at police during stand-off

A Clinton man in western Missouri faces multiple felony charges after shooting at police in a stand-off at a residence Saturday.     Police responded to a domestic disturbance Saturday and found McCartney’s wife outside the residence, who told them he was inside destroying things. When officers yelled in through the front door for McCartney […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

David Bain named as Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation Development Officer

Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation announced the selection of a new Foundation Development Officer. David Bain of Trenton is a lifelong resident of Trenton, noting he has a special place in his heart for the community and the people, Bain said the Wright Memorial Hospital Foundation plays an important role in the healthcare environment of the […]