Missouri State Fair 2020

Area students to receive scholarships from Missouri State Fair

Several area youths will be awarded scholarships by the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Committee. The students are seeking higher education at a Missouri college or university and were selected from 4-H and FFA State Fair exhibitors. Anderson Rogers of Bethany was selected to receive the $5,000 platinum scholarship, offered by Youth in Agriculture […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

Races set for offices in Mercer and Sullivan counties during August Primary Election

There are a couple of races in Mercer County for the August Primary Election. Incumbent Shane Grooms and Justin Porter both filed as Republicans for First District Commissioner. Filing as Republicans for sheriff were Jose Lopez and Jimmy See. Only one candidate filed for other Mercer County offices. Other incumbents seeking reelection include Second District […]

Audio: Missouri’s Governor discusses social distancing, utility shutoffs and daycare Impacts from Coronavirus

Missouri’s governor continues to urge you to practice social distancing and to wash your hands with soap regularly, due to coronavirus concerns.  Parson spoke to Capitol reporters Wednesday night after he announced there are now 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state.     He says all of the major utility companies that operate […]

Coronavirus News Graphic

COVID-19: Virus claims the life of first individual in Missouri

Gov. Mike Parson has announced Missouri’s first death from the coronavirus. During a press conference outside his Capitol office in Jefferson City, Parson says the casualty involves someone from the Columbia area in mid-Missouri. The governor was joined at the press conference by Columbia Mayor Brian Treece and by MU Health Care chief clinical officer […]

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Missouri suspends all activities through March 31st

Special Olympics Missouri has suspended all sports training and competitions in response to the threat of COVID-19. A spokesman reports Special Olympics top priority is keeping athletes and constituents safe. “As an organization that serves a broad array of individuals, including some who may have medical issues that increase their potential susceptibility, Special Olympics of […]

Drag Queen Maxi Glamour

Drag queens and supporters rally against proposed drag queen story hour ban

State Representative Ben Baker, R-Neosho, wants to ban drag queen storytime at public libraries. About 300 people, including queens dressed in full drag and LGBT supporters, rallied Saturday at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City against Baker’s bill. Missouri Capitol Police provided security and crowd control. The event included many holding signs like “Knowledge is […]

College Foundation announces the Distinguished Alumni Class for 2019

Audio: Three honored as “Distinguished Alumni” at NCMC Pirates Ball on Saturday night

Three individuals were honored as distinguished alumni for North Central Missouri College at the NCMC Foundation Voyage Fund Pirates Ball Saturday night. The 2019 Distinguished Alumni Class is made up of Kevin Bailey, Loma Hurst, and Sam Smith. Bailey said he has “been fortunate to experience and appreciate” the college at several levels. The first […]

Charges Dismissed

Additional charges dismissed against Trenton man in Daviess County

Two more charges have been dismissed in Daviess County for a Trenton man previously accused of felony drug possession, even though supporters said he has a medical marijuana card. Online court information indicates charges most recently dismissed for 48-year-old Jamie Leon Wilson include the misdemeanors of unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia—prior offender and no insurance. […]