Interstate 29 sign

Interstate 29 north of St. Joseph now open

After an extended closure due to flooding in our neighboring state of Iowa and occasional flooding in Missouri, Interstate 29 is open north of St. Joseph. The roadway briefly reopened May 29, 2019, but had to be reclosed that same day. Traffic may be narrowed to one lane in some locations between St. Joseph and […]

Car Fire

Chillicothe firefighters respond to car fire

Chillicothe firefighters were dispatched Monday afternoon to a motor vehicle fire in the driveway at 1212 Locust Street. Upon arrival, the engine compartment hood was up on the small black, four-door Ford car with smoke showing, but no flames. According to a report from Firefighter/Paramedic Tyler Bowlen, the reporting party stated he was using a […]

Road Construction Ahead

Flooding Damage and Recovery: First flood repair roadway contracts awarded, repairs underway

Roadways in Northwest Missouri sustained significant damage in the floodwaters that first inundated the area in March 2019. In some places, water remains over roadways more than a month later. As floodwaters recede, broken and missing roadways, damaged bridges, debris, drainage issues, and hazardous materials have been left in their wake. The Missouri Highways and […]

CAFO

Audio: Controversial agriculture bill could resurface today in Missouri Senate

A controversial agriculture bill could resurface today in the Missouri Senate.     The state Senate could debate today whether to ban Missouri counties from enforcing rules stricter than state regulations required for large animal feeding operations. Jefferson City Republican Mike Bernskoetter’s bill would bar counties from limiting where the farming operations, known as CAFOs, […]