Missouri Day Festival

Entries for 2019 Missouri Day Festival Parade now being accepted

Entries for the 2019 Missouri Day Festival Parade are now being accepted. The parade, scheduled for Saturday, October 19th will feature marching bands, colorful floats, antique cars and tractors, equestrian units and many special guests. Parade judging will award prize money in 10 categories including: “Spirit of Missouri Days” with a $200.00 grand prize, a […]

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Former Arkansas State Senator pleads guilty to bribery

A former Arkansas state senator pleaded guilty in federal court to accepting multiple bribes in connection with a multi-district investigation spanning the Western District of Missouri and Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas. Jeremy Hutchinson, 45, of Little Rock, Arkansas, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge David P. Rush to one count of conspiracy to […]

Audio: Mizzou professor sums up Democratic Presidential debates

Democratic presidential candidates are fresh off this week’s televised debates.  University of Missouri political communications professor Mitchell McKinney says he was surprised about the difference in the first debate versus the second one.     The second night focused on going after presumptive frontrunner and former Vice President Joe Biden for his age and record […]

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Three indicted in 1,000-kilogram marijuana distribution conspiracy

A Columbia, Missouri, man and two others have been indicted for their roles in a conspiracy to distribute at least 1,000 kilograms of marijuana in Boone County, Missouri. Eapen George Thampy, 35, of Columbia, Mo.; Craig Dewitt Smith, Jr., also known as “Carson,” 37, of Central Point, Ore.; and Michael John Ricketts, 57, of Union, […]

Grain Belt Express

Audio: Grain Belt-Related Legislation heads to the Missouri Senate

Legislation that is aimed at preventing the Grain Belt Express project from using eminent domain across northern Missouri is heading to the state Senate. The House voted 115-35 on Thursday to give final approval to Frankford State Representative Jim Hansen’s bill, which says NO private entity has the power of eminent domain to build above-ground […]

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Audio: Missouri Bill furthers Bible electives taught in public schools

Public schools in Missouri would be able to teach elective courses on the Bible if one representative’s bill makes its way through the Missouri Senate, though some argue they already can. The Senate Education Committee heard the bill Tuesday which has already passed the House.     That’s bill sponsor Representative Ben Baker, a Republican […]

Grain Belt Express

Audio: Missouri House gives initial approval to Grain Belt-related legislation

Legislation aimed at the proposed Grain Belt project in northern Missouri has received initial approval by the Missouri House.     Frankford State Representative Jim Hansen’s legislation says NO private entity has the power of eminent domain for the purposes of building above-ground merchant lines. The Missouri Public Service Commission announced in March it’s approved […]

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North Central Missouri College names Academic Excellence Award winner

Jonathan Burnfin from Trenton, MO has been chosen as this year’s NCMC Academic Excellence Award winner.  Jonathan recently graduated from NCMC  in December with his Associate in Arts degree and is currently attending Missouri Western State University obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Business Management. His name will be engraved on a plaque in Geyer Hall […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approve tuition and personnel changes

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved tuition and fees as well as room and board for the 2019-2020 academic year at its meeting Tuesday evening. Tuition and fees increased for everything, except Dual Credit and Early College. Tuition will be $87 per credit hour for NCMC district students, $148 for other Missouri […]

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Voting equipment to be tested in Livingston County

Automatic absentee voting equipment will be tested at the Livingston County Courthouse in Chillicothe next week. Representatives of political parties, news media, candidates, and the public are invited to attend the testing Tuesday morning, February 19 at 10 o’clock. Livingston County Clerk Shelly Parks reports the testing is done to comply with state law.

Advocates to MO Legislature: Leave Amendment 1 Alone

Advocates to Missouri Legislature: Leave Amendment 1 Alone

Hands off Amendment 1. That’s the message from supporters of the “Clean Missouri’ ballot initiative to state lawmakers, who begin the 100th General Assembly next week.  The anti-gerrymandering measure passed by 62 percent of the vote in November, but Gov. Mike Parson and several legislators are already calling for major changes.  Joan VonDras with the Sierra Club’s […]

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Audio: Publication claims documents show NRA and Hawley coordinated ads in Missouri Senate race

A publication claims the National Rifle Association may have improperly coordinated political advertising with Republican Josh Hawley’s campaign for the U.S. Senate.     The Trace, a division of the left-leaning Mother Jones magazine says Federal Communications Commission records show NRA ads in favor of Hawley were placed by the same consultant group that secured […]