Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA)

Missouri Public Utility Alliance responds to Grain Belt-related legislation passed by Missouri House

The Missouri House advanced House Bill 1062 to the Missouri Senate. This bill will effectively kill new infrastructure projects like the Grain Belt Express transmission line. Members of the Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA) have repeatedly let lawmakers know that 39 local consumer-owned utilities, representing more than 350,000 people in the state, stand to lose […]

Mike Parson

Governor Parson signs FY 2019 supplemental appropriations

Governor Mike Parson signed HB 14 to ensure that the state has the necessary funds to operate through Fiscal Year 2019.  The supplemental appropriations bill allows for the continued current operations of Missouri state government. The Truly Agreed to and Finally Passed Fiscal Year 2019 supplemental HB 14 totals $468 million, including $189 million General […]

Gary Riedel

Missouri farmer inducted into Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame

Missouri Soybean Hall of Fame 2019 inductee Gary Riedel says demand for soybean increased greatly since farmers approved checkoff dollars to fund research and promotion. Riedel served as head of Missouri Soybean Association in the early 1980s and was president of the American Soybean Association when the national soybean checkoff went into effect. This year, […]

Sales Tax Holiday

Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday runs Friday, April 19th through April 25th.

Sales of Energy Star-certified new appliances will be exempt from state sales tax during the Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday Friday, April 19th through April 25th. Energy Star-certified appliance qualifying for the sales tax holiday include clothes washers and dryers, water heaters, dishwashers, air conditioners, furnaces, refrigerators, freezers, and heat pumps. The Show Me Green […]

Trooper Matthew Neely

Trooper Matthew Neely receives award of Valor

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has honored 30 employees for their service, among them, an award of valor has been presented to Trooper Matthew Neely of the highway patrols’ Northwest Missouri troop. It was reported that on March 19, 2018, the Harrison County Sheriff’s Department advised law enforcement of a theft in progress at Ridgeway. […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education accepts resignations

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education accepted a bid for mowing at its meeting Wednesday evening. Superintendent Rob Deaver reports the accepted bid was from Chris Novak for $160 per combined mowing of the elementary and high school lawns. The board approved the transfer of $80,000 from the general fund to the capital projects […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves salary increases

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education voted to increase the certified base salary and increase pay for several other positions at a meeting Monday evening. The certified base salary was increased by $500 to $28,900. The office aid and part-time custodian position were increased to $8.60 per hour. The bookkeeper, head cook, head custodian, and […]