Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson requests Federal Disaster Declaration for Missouri in response to COVID-19

Governor Mike Parson has requested that President Donald J. Trump approved a major disaster declaration for the entire state of Missouri to provide federal assistance for state and local COVID-19 pandemic preparedness and emergency response efforts. In the request filed Tuesday, Governor Parson said the pandemic is of such severity and magnitude that an effective […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council meets via video conference; declares “State of Emergency” in Trenton

Meeting for the first time using internet technology, the Trenton City Council Monday night declared a “State of Emergency” within the city of Trenton and ordered certain measures to protect public life, health, safety, and property to limit the spread of the coronavirus or Covid-19 – the disease creating the emergency. Essentially, five members of […]

Thompson Research Center

Artificial insemination school to be held at Thompson Research Farm in Spickard

A cattle artificial insemination school will be held at the University of Missouri Thompson Research Farm in Spickard. The event will be held on the evenings of March 25th through 27th from 5 to 9 o’clock. Activities will include classroom and hands-on training of AI technique, semen handling, estrus synchronization, and heat detection. Those attending […]

Gavel and Law book

Missouri Attorney General files civil suits, criminal charges against four fraudulent contractors

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has announced that his office has filed civil lawsuits against two contractors and criminal charges against another two contractors for allegedly defrauding multiple consumers. The four actions were filed Monday across the state.  “Making repairs and renovations on your home can be a stressful, busy time, and selecting a reputable […]

Retirement Plan

MU Extension offers program to help farmers, businesses with succession and retirement planning

The University of Missouri Extension offers a series of Tuesday-night workshops to help farmers and business people with succession and estate and retirement planning. “Your Farm, Your Business, Your Future” is 6-9 p.m. February 4, 11 and 18 at multiple locations. An alternative date of March 3 is set in case of inclement weather. A […]

Fence on Farm

Program on Missouri fence laws set at locations throughout the state

University of Missouri Extension specialists will explain Missouri’s complicated fence laws 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, February 12, at locations throughout the state. “Missouri continues to have a complicated fence law,” says Joe Koenen, MU Extension agricultural business specialist. “Two separate laws cover the state, and they vary county to county. Both laws are subject to interpretation.” […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board takes action on 12 properties

With just four out of seven members present, Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board met Monday evening and took action on several properties of concern. Public hearings were held about five residential locations. Each was then advanced to the next step in the process called “findings of fact.” Those addresses are 409 East 19th Street, 1437 […]

Missouri Sunshine Law

Missouri State Auditor announces transparency initiative to make Sunshine requests/responses accessible to the public

State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced that Sunshine Law requests submitted to her office, and responses to those requests, are publicly available online and free of charge. More than 200,000 pages of responsive documents and materials can be viewed here. “As Missouri’s independent watchdog, I consistently encourage governments at all levels to adopt policies that strengthen the […]

Retirement Plan

Succession, Estate and Retirement program scheduled at area communities

The University of Missouri Extension will offer a class at various locations to help owners of farms and small businesses create a plan for transferring a farm or business to the next generation and address issues with estate and retirement planning. Your Farm, Your Business, Your Future will be held at the Harrison County Extension […]