Disaster Declaration

Missouri moves to expand Disaster Declaration to Include FEMA Assistance for residents in 21 additional counties

The state of Missouri requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) expand last week’s federal disaster declaration for the state in two ways: consider making FEMA assistance available to residents and businesses in 21 additional counties; and provide assistance to public agencies in 68 counties to help with repairs to roads, bridges, and other […]

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One injured in Tuesday construction zone crash

One person was injured Tuesday night in a two-vehicle accident at a hill crest five miles to the east of Purdin. The highway patrol reports 37-year-old Ronald Wheeler of Independence went to Pershing Memorial Hospital for treatment of moderate injuries. Wheeler was a passenger in a car driven by 22-year-old Preston Kleoppel of Independence. Also […]

Unemployment Rate

Unemployment figures in north Missouri remain steady

Grundy County’s latest unemployment rate for May is steady with the previous month. The Division of Employment Security reports Grundy County has a jobless rate of three point two percent which is a small fraction lower than the statewide average of three point three percent. May’s rate is based on 142 unemployed out of a […]

Republican Party

Linn County Republican Women to meet July 18th

18th District State Senator Cindy O’Laughlin of Shelbina will be the speaker at a July 18, 2019 meeting of Linn County Republican Women. The meeting will be held at the Center Stage Restaurant in Marceline. Social time is scheduled for 6:30 with the meeting at 7 o’clock. Senator O’Laughlin is to give a legislative update. The […]

Disaster Declaration

Missouri requests second federal disaster declaration this year in response to flooding and tornadoes

Acting on behalf of Governor Mike Parson, Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe requested that President Donald Trump issue a major disaster declaration to assist residents and businesses in 41 Missouri counties that have been hard hit by flooding, tornadoes, and severe storms beginning on April 29 and continuing throughout the spring. “Historic long-term flooding continues to devastate families, businesses, […]