I-35 resurfacing project to begin sooner than expected

The resurfacing portion of an improvement project along the Interstate 35 corridor in Clinton County has been advanced and will begin earlier than anticipated. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Herzog Contracting Corp. to resurface I-35 between the DeKalb County line and Shoal Creek near Exit 48. Some partial and full-depth concrete patching began […]

Governor Mike Parson

Missouri to receive $66M for child care assistance under federal CARES Act

Missouri will receive $66 million for child care assistance and $1.5 million for food banks under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Governor Parson was joined by the Missouri Department of Social Services Acting Director Jennifer Tidball and Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard Brigadier General Levon Cumpton.  Child Care […]

Republican Party

Republican Congressional District Conventions to be held by mail

The Executive Committee of the Republican National Committee on Thursday approved the Missouri Republican Party’s request to hold its Congressional District Conventions by mail instead of in-person as originally planned. Missouri Republican Party Chairperson Kay Hoflander says the party believes it is “prudent” to hold the district conventions by mail for the health and safety […]

Smithfield Plant in Milan

Workers at Smithfield’s Milan plant file lawsuit over health concerns

Workers at the pork processing plant in Milan are suing their employer, accusing the company of not doing enough to protect their health. The New York Times has reported that an anonymous worker at Smithfield’s plant in Milan, along with a non-profit called the Rural Community Workers Alliance, had filed the suit Thursday in the United States […]

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Missouri officially alters this year’s State Summer Games

Special Olympics Missouri is officially altering this year’s State Summer Games originally scheduled for June 5-7 in Columbia. SOMO already announced the cancellation of all of its training and events through May 31 due to COVID-19. Since SOMO is a year-round sports organization that requires athletes to train for at least eight weeks before a […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton city budget fails to pass; finance committee to “sharpen pencil”

Trenton’s’ Finance Committee will take another look at the proposed city of Trenton budget after an ordinance to adopt the budget, failed to get enough affirmative votes during Monday nights’ city council meeting. The city budget shows deficit spending of $158,000 for the one year period from May 1st through next April 30th. The roll […]

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Faith leaders encouraging Missouri residents to find creative ways to celebrate Easter

Multiple Missouri health departments are asking Missourians to Stay and Pray this Easter Sunday by celebrating traditions at home to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Residents are asked to look for alternative virtual or televised Easter or Passover services instead of attending in-person services. Faith leaders are encouraged to find creative ways to celebrate […]