Bridge Closed Sign

Livingston County Route C bridge repair work underway

Repairs are now underway on the bridge on Livingston County Route C over Shoal Creek, just south of Utica. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation closed the bridge on April 9 after a regularly scheduled inspection revealed critical deterioration to the structure. Flooding has caused some delay to the repair work, which began in […]

Graduation caps

Area schools to hold graduation ceremonies today

Area schools will hold graduation ceremonies on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Eighteen seniors will graduate from North Mercer R-3 High School at 2 o’clock with high school English teacher Melissa Hill addressing the graduates. Eight students will graduate from Southwest Livingston County R-1 of Ludlow at 2 o’clock. Southwest’s valedictorian is William Garrett Cramer, and […]

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 […]

Northwest Missouri State University (NWMSU) Basketball NCAA Division II national championship 2019

Senate passes resolution congratulating Northwest Missouri State University Bearcats

U.S. Senators Roy Blunt and Josh Hawley announced that the Senate unanimously approved a resolution honoring the Northwest Missouri State University men’s basketball team for winning its second NCAA Division II national championship. “The Bearcats were unstoppable this season, earning another national championship and finishing the year with a perfect record,” said Blunt. “Congratulations to […]

Feeding America Website

Meal Gap Study maps food insecurity rates for area counties

Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap study shows the food insecurity rate for Grundy County is 14.7%. The childhood food insecurity rate is 20.4%, which is the highest of the 15 Northwest Missouri counties. The study by the country’s largest hunger relief organization also shows 46,910 individuals are food insecure in the 19-county service area […]

Fountain Grove Flooding

Flood-assistance public meetings scheduled on Thursday, Friday in Atchison and Holt counties

Representatives of United States Department of Agriculture and State of Missouri agencies will participate in public meetings May 2-3 in northwestern Missouri to explain various types of flood-recovery assistance available to landowners and units of government. During the meetings, representatives of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Rural Development (RD), […]

Flooding in northwest Missouri

Audio: Missouri budget includes $8M in flood aid

The Missouri Senate has passed a 30 billion dollar state budget that includes eight-million dollars in state aid to help rebuild from recent flooding. Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Dan Hegeman of northwest Missouri’s Cosby says House and Senate conference committee members will meet soon to determine if the funding will remain in the proposed budget. […]