School Funding

Missouri works to avoid K-12 funding decline from coronavirus inflicted attendance drop

Some health experts predict a spike in coronavirus cases this fall – putting Missouri K-12 public schools in a potential funding dilemma. Missouri’s foundation formula – the system used to determine how much state aid to give to schools – is based on a combination of components, including student attendance figures and academic achievement. During […]

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Snowfall record set in April, 2020, temperatures below average

The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center says above-normal precipitation is slightly favored during the month of May for much of our area, however, it’s a toss-up near the Missouri-Iowa border where there are equal chances for above, below and normal precipitation. The temperature outlook for the month of May in our entire area shows […]

Winter Storm Warning

Northern Missouri hit with double whammy as Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisory issued

Scattered rain showers are expected to transition to a rain-snow mix then over to all snow across far northeast Kansas and northwest Missouri by early Thursday morning. Periods of snow will continue through Friday morning. Several inches of snowfall is possible across northern Missouri with lighter amounts further south. Given the time of year, snowfall […]

Waterfowl at Fountain Grove Conservation Area

Missouri Department of Conservation sets game bird and waterfowl hunting seasons

The Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations at its April 8 meeting from the Missouri Department of Conservation for the upcoming 2020 migratory-game-bird-hunting seasons and 2020-2021 waterfowl-hunting seasons. 2020 MIGRATORY GAME BIRD HUNTING Mourning Doves, Eurasian Collared Doves, and White-Winged Doves Season: Sept. 1 through Nov. 29 Limits: 15 daily and 45 in possession combined total […]

Road Closed Due to Flooding Sign

Missouri River likely to enter minor flood stage this week

Levels on the Missouri River could move into minor flood stage from Nebraska City to northwest Missouri’s St. Joseph this week. Chairman Tom Waters with the Missouri Levee and Drainage District Association says the area isn’t prepared for a high-than-normal runoff predicted. “The big issue for us is soil moisture,” Waters tells Missourinet affiliate KFEQ […]

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February is 7th driest month since 1970 with just four-tenths of an inch of moisture

The February weather summary in Trenton shows temperatures were near average while precipitation was considerably below normal.  There were just four-tenths of an inch of rain and melted precipitation for the month of February in Trenton which is only 28 percent of normal. Normal for the month is 1.45 inches. The four-tenths of an inch […]

Ambulance with Medic Symbol (accident)

Brookfield man injured after losing control of pickup west of New Cambria

The Highway Patrol reports a Brookfield man sustained moderate injuries when he lost control of the pickup truck he driving on snow, then overturned two miles west of New Cambria on Friday morning. An ambulance transported 53-year-old Daniel Quinn to the Samaritan Hospital in Macon. The pickup traveled east on Highway 36 before traveling off […]