Air Ambulance Bill of the month

Missourians face large bills, aggressive collection tactics from air ambulance transports

Missourians are frequently subjected to aggressive collection efforts by air ambulance providers totaling tens of thousands of dollars in a practice called balance billing, according to a detailed report released today by the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP). To assess the scope of the problem, the DIFP initiated a data call for […]

Fire Truck

Barn catches fire in Mercer County

The Mercer County Fire Protection District responded to a report of a barn fire south of Princeton on Jasmine Road Wednesday. The fire protection district reports crews found a hangar-style shed with thick black smoke coming from the roof. A neighbor had closed the main doors to keep the fire from spreading to nearby plastic […]

Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Missouri Governor Parson emphasizes workforce development during St. Louis visit

(Missourinet) – Missouri’s governor is calling for mutually beneficial city and state partnership opportunities. Governor Mike Parson spent the entire day Friday in St. Louis, as a guest of Democratic Mayor Lyda Krewson.     Parson says infrastructure and workforce development are the two most important issues facing urban and rural Missouri. The GOP governor spent […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer R-3 Board of Education sets tax levy

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education set its tax levy at a hearing Monday evening prior to its regular meeting. The levy was set at $4.4696 on the 2018-2019 school year which is a decrease of $0.0347 from the 2017-2018 school year. The district’s assessed valuation increased by $1,634,947 to $19,193,587 due primarily to […]

Rockhurst University

Rockhurst University announces partnership to provide educational opportunities to Chillicothe Correctional Center

Rockhurst University is announcing a partnership with the Missouri Department of Corrections to provide new educational opportunities for both incarcerated offenders and staff at the Chillicothe Correctional Center, an all-female facility with approximately 1,660 inmates located about 90 miles northeast of Kansas City. Funded by grants from The Raskob Foundation for Catholic Activities, The Laffey-McHugh […]