Horses behind fence

First Vesicular Stomatitis Virus case confirmed in Missouri horse

Missouri State Veterinarian Dr. Steve Strubberg announced the state’s first case of Vesicular Stomatitis in a horse in Newton County. The announcement follows a positive confirmation from the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Veterinary Services Laboratory, making Missouri the seventh state to confirm the virus this year. As a result, the Missouri Department of […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson signs huge megabill with partial motorcycle helmet repeal

Governor Mike Parson has signed into law today a bill with a component that lets some motorcyclists cruise without a helmet. Under House Bill 1963, a massive state transportation proposal, motorcycle riders can go helmetless if they are at least 26 years old, have medical insurance, and have proof of financial responsibility. The wide-ranging bill […]

Master Gardner Online Training

Master Gardener online training classes to begin August 23, 2020

Even in the era of COVID-19, Master Gardener’s learning options continue to grow. Registration is open for online core training classes through the University of Missouri Extension. Classes begin Aug. 23 and run through Dec. 31, said David Trinklein, Missouri Master Gardener program coordinator, and MU Extension horticulturist. Trinklein teaches the class with Sarah Denkler, […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Tri-County Board of Education approves increase in meal prices and student handbooks

Tri-County Board of Education in Jamesport has approved a ten-cent increase in the cost of a students’ lunch for the upcoming school year.in Officials say the increase is due to a U.S. Department of agriculture recommendation. New prices for lunch include Kindergarten through fourth grade at a dollar-95; fifth through 12th grades at two-20; and […]

Life Flight Helicopter

Five from Hopkins injured after leaving roadway and striking tree, 6-year-old life flighted to Children’s Mercy

Five Hopkins residents were hurt, two seriously, when a car traveled off a road in northern Nodaway County striking a tree. The driver, 40-year old Andrea Hornbuckle, was taken to Mosaic Medical Center in St. Joseph with serious injuries. A six-year-old boy was taken to Mosaic Hospital in Maryville and then flown by medical helicopter […]

Ambulance with Medic Symbol (accident)

Teenage driver distracted by dog in vehicle, two injured in crash on 22nd Street

Two Trenton teens sustained injuries in a one-vehicle accident half of a mile north of Trenton the afternoon of Friday, July 10th. Emergency Medical Services transported the driver, a 16 year old girl, to Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton with moderate injuries. A private vehicle transported a passenger, the driver’s 14 year old sister, to […]

Road Work

MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of July 13, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of July 13 – 19, 2020. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some […]

College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Agricultural research centers moving forward with mostly virtual field days

Following discussions with local health departments and advisory boards, all educational field days offered by the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (CAFNR) Agricultural Research Centers, except one, will be hosted virtually this year. The Graves-Chapple Research Center, located near Rock Port, Mo., is the only Research Center that will host […]