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USDA announces changes to emergency haying and grazing provisions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency has announced changes for emergency haying and grazing of acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. This includes changes outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill that streamlines the authorization process for farmers and ranchers. “FSA authorizes emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program acres under certain […]

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Evergy Missouri customers to see slight reduction in monthly bill

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved requests filed by Evergy Missouri Metro and Evergy Missouri West to adjust the demand side investment mechanism charge on customer bills. The charge appears as a separate line item on customer bills and allows Evergy Missouri Metro and Evergy Missouri West to recover demand-side management program costs and […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Board of Education renews contracts and approves alternate methods of instruction plan

The Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education has renewed contracts for speech and occupational therapy/physical therapy. An Alternative Methods of Instruction Plan has also been approved as presented by administration. The board moved to seek bids for milk, bread, diesel fuel, and gas for next school year. It was reported Tri-County will likely have a higher […]

MSHP Cruiser and Boat

Audio: Every available Missouri state trooper to be on the road and water this Memorial Day weekend

You’ll notice extra Missouri state troopers on the road throughout the long Memorial Day weekend. Missouri State Highway Patrol Captain John Hotz describes the holiday weekend as the unofficial start of the summer season. “We know that a lot of people are ready to get out and enjoy the outdoors and travel is part of […]

Environmental Protection Agency EPA

Two north Missouri school districts to receive EPA funds to replace school buses

The United States Environmental Protection Agency has awarded more than $1,000,000 to 23 Missouri school districts and one Missouri school bus transportation company to replace older diesel school buses. Two area school districts will receive funding including Linn County R-1 of Purdin who will receive $40,000 for two buses and Winston R-6 is to receive […]

Automated Flagger

Drivers urged to slow down and pay attention as MoDOT ramps up construction

“I don’t remember taking the hit…” Retired MoDOT employee Mark Fresen only recalls the moments before a truck side-swiped the truck-mounted attenuator—or TMA—he was driving in a St. Louis work zone, crushing in the cab and pinning him inside. But it was an experience he’ll likely never forget. “When I woke up, I know someone […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves raise for classified staff

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education on Tuesday approved a two percent raise for classified staff. Teacher steps on the certified salary schedule were also approved, and all classified staff members were rehired. Launch was approved as the virtual provider for student coursework. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reports the initial set up fee for Launch will […]

Finance

Trenton Finance Committee trims proposed budget; deficit reduced to $115,693

Using a combination of adding some revenue and reducing some spending has resulted in an adjustment of over $42,000 on the proposed city of Trenton budget for the one year period beginning the 1st of May. Revisions are recommended in several line item categories as Trenton Finance Committee members and department heads agreed upon reductions. […]

Princeton Missouri School District Website

Princeton Board of Education approves tuition rates

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education on Monday evening approved tuition to match the projected state adequacy target. Tuition for 2020-2021 will be $6,375, which is up $67 from 2019-2020. The board heard updates from school administrators regarding the school closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Prom, baccalaureate, and graduation have been postponed. Administrators are […]