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First Vesicular Stomatitis Virus case confirmed in Missouri horse

Missouri State Veterinarian Dr. Steve Strubberg announced the state’s first case of Vesicular Stomatitis in a horse in Newton County. The announcement follows a positive confirmation from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory, making Missouri the seventh state to confirm the virus this year. As a result, the Missouri Department of […]

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Governor Parson signs huge megabill with partial motorcycle helmet repeal

Governor Mike Parson has signed into law today a bill with a component that lets some motorcyclists cruise without a helmet. Under House Bill 1963, a massive state transportation proposal, motorcycle riders can go helmetless if they are at least 26 years old, have medical insurance, and have proof of financial responsibility. The wide-ranging bill […]

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Princeton Board of Education discusses return to school plan for upcoming year

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education the evening of Monday, July 13th discussed a return to school plan for the 2020-2021 school year. The district plans to have a traditional start August 25th, with students attending in-person classes five days per week. District administrators will meet with the Mercer County Health Department in late July […]

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North Mercer Board of Education discusses alternative plans for education

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education the evening of Monday, July 13th discussed alternative plans for education for the upcoming school year. Phase 1 would include having children attending school full-time with modifications in the classroom and with special classes. Social distancing will be considered, and masks will not be required at this time. […]

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Grundy County Commission approves ballot question relating to brush control

The Grundy County Commission approved the morning of Tuesday, July 14th placing a question on the April 2021 election ballot regarding a Missouri statute (263.247), which would allow the commission to enforce brush control adjacent to county roads. The statute involves brush removal along county right-of-way or maintenance easement, subject to voter approval of all […]

Highway Patrol Best Cruiser Contest 2020

Missouri State Highway Patrol taking part in “America’s Best Looking Cruiser Contest”

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is taking part in the American Association of State Troopers’ “2020 America’s Best Looking Cruiser Contest” and invites the public to vote for the MSHP’s cruiser. The 2020 MSHP submission features a marked, black MSHP Chevrolet Tahoe and marked, black MSHP Dodge Charger sitting on the field of Arrowhead Stadium […]

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Livingston County Preservation Society seeks nominations for Chillicothe Hall of Fame

The Livingston County Preservation Society is asking for nominations for a 2020 inductee into the Chillicothe Hall of Fame. The Preservation Society administers the Hall of Fame to recognize individuals from the past for their contributions in the cultural and historical development of Chillicothe. One new member is inducted into the Hall of Fame annually. […]

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Spire customers to see one-time bill credit under agreement approved by Missouri Public Service Commission

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an agreement reached between the Staff of the Missouri Public Service Commission, the Office of the Public Counsel, and Spire Missouri, Inc. (Spire) which will provide approximately $15 million in one-time bill credits to Spire East and Spire West natural gas customers. Under the agreement approved by the […]