18-Wheel truck big rig

Three from Brookfield injured in Highway 36 crash; big rig driver leaves the scene

The Highway Patrol reports three Brookfield residents sustained minor injuries when the minivan they traveled in was struck by the trailer of a tractor-trailer in Macon County Tuesday afternoon. Thirty-two-year-old Kristopher Masuch and 20-year-old Charles Moore were transported by ambulance to Pershing Memorial Hospital of Brookfield. A private vehicle transported 26-year-old Lacee Murphy to Pershing […]

Pothole

Winter weather takes toll on north Missouri roads

Across Northwest Missouri, the effects of winter weather are evident everywhere you look frozen ground, canceled classes, snow-covered fields, and potholes. The Missouri Department of Transportation normally launches its pothole efforts in March, but with the extreme weather we’ve faced this year, the roads are taking a beating. When they’re not out plowing ice and […]

Holiday Greenery

Deck the halls with boughs of caution

Keep safety in mind when decorating with holiday greenery. Evergreens, holly, mistletoe and other traditional yuletide plants can pose risks, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. In days of old, people rarely brought holiday greenery into the home before Christmas Eve, Trinklein says. Doing so was considered bad luck for the coming year. […]

Soybeans

Soybean specialist offers tips for handling weather woes

Mother Nature has much to say about soybean yield and grain quality almost every year, says University of Missouri Extension soybean specialist Bill Wiebold. This year was no exception. Several important soybean-growing regions in Missouri experienced severe drought this year. The most worrisome effect from drought is yield loss, but producers face several other effects […]