Walter Barton Mugshot

Federal Judge issues stay of execution for convicted Missouri killer set to be executed Tuesday

A federal judge has issued a stay of execution in the case of a convicted southwest Missouri killer, who was scheduled to be executed Tuesday evening at the maximum-security prison in Bonne Terre. 64-year-old Walter Barton was convicted of first-degree murder for the 1991 killing of 81-year-old Gladys Kuehler. She managed a mobile home park […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves summer programs

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved summer programming dates during a meeting Monday. Summer programming is scheduled for June 1st through 12th and June 22nd through July 2nd. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis said the first session of summer programming will be virtual. There is a possibility the second session could be in-person, but an assessment […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of May 11, 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 May 11 – 17. All road closures for roadwork, incidents, and ongoing flooding can be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in […]

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

DNR temporarily suspends certain regulatory requirements for animal feeding operations

To help mitigate some of the unexpected operational challenges created by the COVID-19 state of emergency, the Missouri Department of Natural Resources has temporarily suspended through May 15 certain provisions of its rule governing animal feeding operations in the state, including concentrated animal feeding operations. The Governor’s Office has temporarily suspended Subsection 2 of Section […]

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center to remain closed until May 15, 2020

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center offices will remain closed to consumers and the public through May 15th to protect consumers and staff. Consumer activities will be conducted via telehealth or telephone services. Requests for medication refills will be addressed and completed. Offices will be staff with employees to answer phone calls and make and […]

Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Governor Parson says almost every Missouri business will be able to reopen May 4

Governor Parson says almost every Missouri business will be able to reopen its doors on  May 4.  During a virtual coronavirus briefing, the governor says he’s developing policies and guidelines for communities to follow.     St. Louis City, St. Louis County have indefinitely extended their stay-at-home orders. Kansas City’s runs until May 15.

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education renews contracts for all non-certified staff

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education this week approved the renewal of all non-certified staff contracts for 2020-2021. A Parents as Teachers contract was offered, but Superintendent Jonnie Beavers says it has not yet been accepted. The board discussed COVID-19 procedures. Spickard is offering extended learning and providing breakfasts and lunches. Backpack Buddies continues. A […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton’s Utility Committee to recommend deadline on delinquent bills to avoid disconnection

Citing a concern for a larger number of delinquent bills than usual, Trenton’s Utility Committee is recommending a deadline of mid-May to either have the bill paid, or a payment plan established, to avoid potential disconnections. The recommendation to be forwarded to the City Council lists a May 15th deadline. Utility committee members Larry Crawford, […]