Steam and Gas Association’s Old-Time Harvest Days tractor

Old-Time Harvest Days set to run September 27 – 29 at Livingston County Fairgrounds

The Livingston County Steam and Gas Association will sponsor the 33rd Annual Old-Time Harvest Days at the Livingston County Fairgrounds later this month. The event September 27th through 29th will include a garden tractor and tractor display as well as family-oriented exhibits and demonstrations. The featured tractor will be the John Deere M Series. Friday, […]

School Safety

Students will be safer as required background checks on school volunteers becomes state law

A new state law will help protect children at their schools as beginning August 28, school volunteers will be required to undergo criminal background checks before being left alone with children. Auditor Galloway pushed for the new law after her audit of the state’s sexual offender registration program found background checks were mandatory for school employees, […]

Lt. David Williams

Jefferson City police officer honored for community service

Tim Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, announced today that Lt. David Williams of the Jefferson City, Missouri, Police Department has received the 2019 Enoch B. Morelock Award. The Enoch B. Morelock Award is an annual recognition of outstanding moral character, service to law enforcement and service to the community. Williams […]

Smithfield Food Website

Smithfield announces completion of renewable natural gas project

Smithfield Foods, Incorporated announces construction has been completed on a low-pressure natural gas transmission line connecting a Smithfield hog farm with the city of Milan’s natural gas pipeline. Renewable natural gas (RNG) produced at the hog farm will be directly injected into the transmission line flowing into Milan’s natural gas distribution system prior to delivery. […]

Disaster Declaration

Missouri requests second federal disaster declaration this year in response to flooding and tornadoes

Acting on behalf of Governor Mike Parson, Lt. Governor Mike Kehoe requested that President Donald Trump issue a major disaster declaration to assist residents and businesses in 41 Missouri counties that have been hard hit by flooding, tornadoes, and severe storms beginning on April 29 and continuing throughout the spring. “Historic long-term flooding continues to devastate families, businesses, […]

Audio: Governor Parson signs agriculture bill into law pertaining to CAFOs

Legislation that prevents Missouri counties from imposing regulations on concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) that are stricter than state regulations has been signed into law by Governor Mike Parson.     The bill is backed by many of the state’s commodity groups, including the Missouri Farm Bureau and the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. Critics include St. […]

Background Check

Change in Missouri law to require school district volunteers to undergo background checks

State Auditor Nicole Galloway praised a change to Missouri law that she said will help protect children at their schools. House Bill 604, now headed to the Governor’s desk, requires school districts to ensure that volunteers undergo criminal background checks before being left alone with children. Galloway urged legislators to add the requirement after her audit of […]

Linn County Courthouse

Governor Parson appoints new Assessor for Linn County

Governor Mike Parson has appointed a new Linn County Assessor. Michele Murrell of Linneus is a current employee at the Assessor’s office and works as the Linn County Field Appraiser. She has been trained in real estate and personal property offices and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Missouri Western State University. Murrell’s community […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Audio: Missouri corrections employees to receive pay increase under Missouri House’s budget

The Missouri House has given final approval to an eight-million-dollar retention pay plan aimed at investing in wage increases in the Missouri Department of Corrections staff. House Budget Committee Chairman Cody Smith praised the plan on the House floor during Thursday’s budget debate.     Frankford GOP State Representative Jim Hansen tells colleagues the plan […]

Debbie Cribb

Debbie Cribb celebrates 35-years with Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri

Longtime employee Debbie Cribb recently celebrated her 35th anniversary with co-workers at Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri.  Debbie began working at CAPNCM on March 12, 1984, and has been with the agency in various roles since the beginning.   Co-worker Linda Baugher praised for her fellow employee, “Debbie has been a valued employee […]