Colonel Levon Cumpton Mo National Guard and Mike Parson

Colonel Levon Cumpton to be next Adjutant General of the Missouri National Guard

Governor Mike Parson announced Colonel Levon Cumpton as the next Adjutant General (TAG) of the Missouri National Guard, who serves as the state’s senior military officer.  “For more than 26 years, Colonel Cumpton has served our state and our country with honor. It is important to our administration that Missouri’s leaders communicate and work together […]

Disaster Declaration

Missouri requests second federal disaster declaration this year in response to flooding and tornadoes

Acting on behalf of Governor Mike Parson, Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe requested that President Donald Trump issue a major disaster declaration to assist residents and businesses in 41 Missouri counties that have been hard hit by flooding, tornadoes, and severe storms beginning on April 29 and continuing throughout the spring. “Historic long-term flooding continues to devastate families, businesses, […]

Albany Missouri School Website

Albany High School receives $15,000 grant to improve athletic department

The Heartland Foundation of Saint Joseph has awarded a $15,000 grant to the Albany High School for improvements to its athletic department and the Harold P. Dugdale Charitable Trust is granting an additional $15,000. The funds will support the Make a Vet Sweat partnership between the Albany R-3 School District and the Missouri National Guard […]

Missouri National Guard

Governor Parson activates Missouri National Guard to assist in fighting flooded areas

Governor Mike Parson has activated the Missouri National Guard as the state continues to respond to damaging flooding, tornadoes, and severe storms and remains under the threat of additional flooding and severe storms this week. “I have directed Major General Steve Danner to begin moving our Missouri Citizen-Soldiers and Airmen to locations where they will […]

Pfc. Stoney Tyler, of Rolla, who serves with 335th Engineer Platoon (Area Clearance), competes for the 35th Engineer Brigade at the Missouri National Guard's Best Warrior contest at Camp Crowder in Neosho, Missouri, the first week of April 2013. The training and competition determines the state Guard's soldier and noncommissioned officer of the year.

Two soldiers claim Missouri Guard Best Warrior honors

Following five days of intense physical and mental challenges, two citizen-soldiers came out on top at the Missouri Army National Guard’s Best Warrior contest at Camp Crowder in Neosho. Pfc. Stoney Tyler, representing the 35th Engineer Brigade in Fort Leonard Wood, earned the winner’s slot in the soldier category. Staff Sgt. Derick Moudy, battling for […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Carrie Lamm Clark resigns as Grundy County Prosecuting Attorney

Grundy County Prosecuting Attorney Carrie Lamm Clark has submitted a letter of resignation to Governor Mike Parson’s Office. Dawn Griffith with the Grundy County Prosecutor’s Office says the resignation will go into effect February 1st at 12:01 am. The letter, dated January 16th, says Clark accepted a full-time position with the Missouri National Guard as […]

New Chillicothe officer Jeff Allen

Chillicothe Police Department announces the employment of a new officer

The Chillicothe Police Department announces the employment of a new officer. The department reports Jeff Allen’s goal is to assist, protect, and serve the community and visitors of Chillicothe. He also wants to get to know the residents and help solve problems. Allen, who was born and raised in Sedalia, joined the Missouri National Guard […]

Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS)

Audio: Missouri Governor Parson calls on Auditor Galloway to audit Department of Public Safety Director’s Office

The new Missouri Department of Public Safety director describes an internal review of the director’s office as “concerning”, and supports the governor’s call for a state audit. Brian Hauswirth has the story.     The Missouri Department of Public Safety (DPS) includes the State Highway Patrol, the Missouri National Guard, Capitol Police, the Missouri Veterans, […]

Missouri Veterans Recognition program

Missouri Veterans Recognition Program expands to include Gulf War, Iraq

 Missouri’s Veterans Recognition Program is now accepting applications from Veterans who served on active duty during recent conflicts in Iraq. The Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and Operation Iraqi Freedom/New Dawn Veterans Recognition Awards are now being offered to eligible Missourians, said retired Chief Warrant Officer 4 James Ortmeyer, the Veterans Recognition Program manager. “The awards […]