Flood Recovery

Congressional hearing focuses on flood recovery efforts in north Missouri

The House Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management hosted a hearing on federal recovery efforts from recent disasters.  During the hearing, House Transportation Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves (MO-06) focused on flood recovery efforts across North Missouri, specifically the difficulties facing some Northwest Missouri residents due to an issue with the dates […]

USDA Sign

USDA opens 2020 enrollment for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture safety net programs – for the 2020 crop year. Meanwhile, producers who enrolled farms for the 2018 crop year have started receiving more than $1.5 billion for covered commodities for which payments […]

Offenders filling sand bags

Department of Corrections contributes labor and funds to help flood and storm victims

When storms and floods struck the state in the spring and summer of 2019, the Missouri Department of Corrections staff and offenders invested long workdays and hard-earned dollars to help fellow Missourians. Supervised by staff working extra hours outside their usual shifts, more than 350 offenders from Missouri prisons contributed 1,548 workdays to flood relief, filling and placing […]

John Dick Junior

Trooper who served in Mercer and Grundy counties promoted to Lieutenant

A Missouri State Highway Patrol officer previously assigned to Mercer and Grundy counties has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. The promotion for Sergeant John Dick Junior from Troop A will be effective August 1st. He will transfer to the Field Operations Bureau at the General Headquarters in Jefferson City. Dick was appointed to […]

Child Abuse

Audio: Former Lebanon daycare worker accused of throwing four-year-old to ground

Prosecutors in southwest Missouri’s Lebanon have charged a former daycare employee with felony child abuse. KBNN’s Patty Burns reports the suspect is accused of throwing a four-year-old to the ground.     An investigation by the Lebanon Police Department has led to felony charges against a former employee of a local daycare. According to Lebanon […]

State of Emergency

Governor Parson declares “State of Emergency” in Missouri

Governor Mike Parson has declared a state of emergency in Missouri in response to worsening conditions along the Missouri and Mississippi River systems as a result of release from upstream reservoirs, snowmelt and excessive rainfall. Governor Parson also activated the Missouri State Emergency Operations Plan, which allows state agencies to coordinate directly with local jurisdictions. […]

Missouri Department of Revenue

Audio: Embattled Missouri Department of Revenue Director to resign

Missouri’s House Speaker says embattled state Department of Revenue (DOR) Director Joel Walters is resigning. Speaker Elijah Haahr has issued a statement, saying that without a bipartisan House oversight committee’s hearings and investigation, “the people would never have known the truth about the mistakes made” by DOR. The news comes just a day after Missourinet […]

North Central Missouri Business Facilitation

Friday is deadline to submit reservations for North Missouri Business Expo in Trenton

Friday, March 15, 2019, is the requested deadline to submit a reservation for North Central Missouri Business Facilitation’s North Missouri Business Expo in Trenton. Google Supporter Trainer Bryan Caplan will be the featured speaker at the event in Cross Hall on the North Central Missouri College campus Wednesday. Caplan will present on topics to help […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves contract for school Administrator

The Laredo Board of Education has approved a three-year contract for Administrator Misty Foster. The contracted period is through the 2021-22 school year. Foster has been working this school year under a one-year agreement. The board accepted the resignation of part-time music teacher Carol Wilford and approved renewing contracts for all other tenured and probationary […]