United States Postal Service (USPS)

Are postal service delays hampering small business?

Operational changes intended to help the financially troubled U.S. Postal Service save money aren’t going over well with some small-business owners in Missouri and other states. Recent modifications, including the end of overtime for workers, have led to numerous reports of delays, both in personal and commercial mail and package delivery. John McHugh, chairman of […]

Green Hills Regional Planning Commission Website

Green Hills Regional Planning Commission to receive $400K CARES Act grant

The Green Hills Regional Planning Commission in Trenton will receive a $400,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant from the Economic Development Administration. The grant will help the commission respond to the Coronavirus pandemic by supporting business owners and community partners to ensure economic recovery. Congressman Sam Graves of Missouri applauded the announcement of Recovery Assistance […]

Missouri State Fair Sheep Pavilion

Audio: Missouri State Fair in Sedalia focusing on 4-H and FFA youth this year

The 2020 state fair in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia will be a youth livestock show only, due to COVID-19 concerns. The 11-day fair begins Thursday and runs until Sunday, August 23. State Fair Director Mark Wolfe says Missouri 4-H and FFA members will receive an invaluable agriculture education experience in Sedalia. “I think we’re going to have […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

Missouri designates $7.5 million to help schools cover costs of PPE and cleaning

State officials say several million dollars in federal funding will help Missouri schools cover the costs of personal protective equipment (PPE). Governor Mike Parson says $7.5 million of the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund has been allocated to a cost-share program with counties, to help Missouri schools cover PPE costs. The money will also help schools […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of August 10, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of August 10 – 16. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of […]

Vice President Mike Pence

Vice President Pence calls Missouri’s governor, to offer additional resources for pandemic

Missouri’s governor says the Show-Me State is one of the states the White House is concerned about, with increasing COVID-19 cases. During a Wednesday media briefing in Jefferson City, Governor Mike Parson (R) told Capitol reporters that Vice President Mike Pence called him on Sunday, to offer additional assistance and resources to battle the pandemic. […]

Medicaid

Missouri becomes 38th state to expand Medicaid

Missouri voters have spoken. They want to join 37 other states that have expanded Medicaid. About 53% voted during Tuesday’s primary election in favor of providing Medicaid to another 230,000 low-income adults. Roughly 47% of Missouri voters opposed the ballot measure. The outcome highlights Missouri’s urban and rural divide. Of Missouri’s 114 counties, 105 voted […]

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Highway 65 south of Chillicothe to close for 3 days next week

A bridge deck replacement project, led by contractors from Radmacher Brothers Excavating Co., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, has been active since early March on U.S. Route 65 at the Grand River Bridge just south of Chillicothe. This bridge is included in Gov. Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program, which will repair or replace […]

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America’s Farmers Grow Communities program partnering with farmers to fund organizations that help farmers

Bayer Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Communities program is partnering with farmers to find and fund organizations and institutions that help farmers and their communities. Eligible farmers can enroll for the chance to direct a $2,500 donation to a local eligible nonprofit of their choice until November 1st. Farmers are eligible to enroll in Grow Communities […]

County Fair

Premium Livestock Sale at North Central Missouri Fairgrounds generates over $46,000

Last evening’s (Aug 2nd) premium livestock sale at the North Central Missouri Fairgrounds generated $46,180 to be shared by 22 exhibitors from Grundy county. That’s an estimated six thousand dollars more than last years’ premium sale. The organizer of the sale, Kristi Urich, reported five businesses were buyers with some 40 other bidders adding on […]

Missouri State Fair 2020

Missouri State Fair has new health requirements for some swine exhibitors

Be aware of some new health requirements for exhibiting swine at the 2020 Missouri State Fair. Your animals will require health examinations by personnel prior to being housed in the Swine Pavilion. To facilitate examinations in an efficient manner, vets at the fair want to make you aware of the allowable entry periods: Market Hogs […]