Children playing on floor

Missouri ranks 28th of 50 states in child well-being

The approximately 1.4 million children who comprise nearly one-quarter of Missouri’s population are more likely to live in poverty than Missouri’s children in 1990. According to the KIDS COUNT Data Book, released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The 30th edition of the Data Book — a comprehensive annual report on child well-being for […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education accepts bids

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education accepted bids for propane, fuel, and milk Monday evening. Secretary Robin Griswold reports the propane bid was from Ferrellgas for 98 cents per gallon and the fuel was from Landes Oil at a five cent discount per gallon. Central Dairy was accepted for milk. The board approved voluntary student […]

Suspect in Handcuffs

Patrol reports two arrests on Sunday

The highway patrol reports a 53-year old Kansas City, Kansas man was arrested Sunday morning in Caldwell County on a Johnson County, Kansas warrant accusing him of dangerous drugs. Frederick Cunningham was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center. A 23-year old northwest Missouri resident, Dani Hughes, was arrested early Sunday in DeKalb County. Hughes […]

Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson

Missouri requests joint Federal, State, and local damage assessments in preparation for 2nd Federal Disaster Declaration

Governor Mike Parson has announced Missouri has requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) participate in joint Preliminary Damage Assessments across a total of 56 counties – almost half the 114 counties in the state – in response to tornadoes, severe storms, and worsening flooding. The joint teams will survey the damage that began with […]

Flood of 2019

Farmers can go online for flood-related resources

Farmers dealing with flooding in Missouri can find reliable, up-to-date information on many flood-related topics from the University of Missouri Extension at extension.missouri.edu. “Our specialists in MU Extension have assembled information on flooded fields, crops, forages, livestock, and property, as well as information on how to navigate an array of government agencies and entities prepared […]