Missouri Corn Website

New Missouri corn organization officers to take charge

The Missouri Corn Merchandising Council and the Missouri Corn Growers Association have announced a new slate of officers, the appointment of recently elected board members and national committee assignments. The election of the 2018-19 MCMC officer team took place during an August board meeting held in Branson. The following MCMC leaders assumed their new roles […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council holds heated discussion on electric rates, ends in vote to reduce rates by 5%

The Trenton City Council last night voted to authorize a 5% reduction in electric rates effective with the bills received in November, and the council ultimately voted to have an electric rate study done, but not until after the Mayor vetoed two separate motions. Last week, the utility committee advanced discussion on having a three-month […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council meeting agenda to include electric rate study

Several items are on the agenda for a meeting of the Trenton City Council Monday night, September 24th. Topics include discussion regarding an electric rate study and a policy for Trenton Municipal Utilities operating funds, discussion concerning the Green Hills animal nutrition building, approval of demolition of structures, an asbestos abatement bid, and discussion regarding […]

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Incident at Princeton High School places school under lockdown

An incident at Princeton High School caused the school to be placed under lockdown at about 2:45 on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. School officials were made aware of an incident that occurred where an online relationship between a Princeton High School student and an out of town adult had taken place. Information obtained by school […]

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Missouri DNR awards area communities impacted by drought a total of $1M to assist with water systems

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is awarding almost $1 million to help eight community water systems in northwest Missouri counties hardest hit by drought. The department made this emergency funding available in response to Governor Parson’s Executive Order No 18-05. The funding will assist with construction projects intended to ensure drought-impacted small communities are able […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves tutoring contracts

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education at a meeting Monday evening approved selling old basketball uniforms. Uniforms from the 2008-2009 season will be auctioned at the homecoming basketball game December 14th during an athletic department fundraiser. The board approved extracurricular out-of-state travel for yearbook ad trips to Centerville and Corydon, Iowa. Superintendent Doctor Kim Johnson […]

Obamacare

Audio: Missouri Senate Democrats pressure Hawley to withdraw from Obamacare lawsuit

(Missourinet) – Missouri Senate Democrats are putting pressure on Attorney General Hawley about an Obamacare lawsuit he’s joined. Minority Leader Gina Walsh says her caucus has filed a resolution calling on Hawley to back out of the suit because she says 2.5 million Missourians with pre-existing conditions could lose insurance.     Hawley says preexisting conditions […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer Board of Education clarifies student handbook regarding alcohol infractions

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education added a clarification to the student handbook regarding alcohol infractions Monday evening. The handbook currently reads “four extra-curricular suspensions,” but will be clarified to read “four school-sponsored extra-curricular events where the student is representing the school”. The board approved Ally Lashae Photography to take pictures at Barnwarming, Homecoming, […]

Beef Recall

Cargill recalls 25,000 pounds of ground beef due to E. Coli contamination

Cargill Meat Solutions, a Fort Morgan, Colo. establishment, is recalling approximately 25,288 pounds of ground beef products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The ground beef items were produced on Aug. 16, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Governor Parson announces state funding to assist Cameron and Caldwell County with water shortage

Governor Mike Parson on Friday continued his commitment to finding solutions to ease the impact of the drought by announcing that more than $77,000 in state funding will be awarded to assist the drought-stricken City of Cameron and Caldwell County Public Water Supply Number 2. As of August 20, the City of Cameron reservoirs were […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton Utility Committee ponders upgrades to power generators

The three-member Utility Committee last night looked at information and a cost projection regarding a potential upgrade for the program controls on the diesel generators at the south substation in Trenton. Dennis Robb and Mark Newton of TMU met with committee members David Mlika, Travis Elbert, and Jen Hottes as well as City Administrator/Utility Director […]

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USDA to authorize up to $12 billion in programs to assist farmers impacted by tariffs

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade damage from unjustified retaliation. President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a short-term relief strategy to protect agricultural producers while the Administration works on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals […]

Sunnyview Nursing Home

Sunnyview Nursing Home contracts with Energy Solutions Professionals to provide facility upgrades

Sunnyview Nursing Home and Apartments has entered into an Energy Performance Contract with Energy Solutions Professionals of Overland Park, Kansas. Sunnyview states the contract will result in $215,000 in infrastructure upgrades and that Sunnyview is guaranteed to save more than $32,800 annually in energy and operational costs after energy-saving improvements are made to the facility […]

Putnam County Memorial Hospital

State Auditor Nicole Galloway issues follow-up report on Putnam County Memorial Hospital billing scheme

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has issued a follow-up report of Putnam County Memorial Hospital in northern Missouri. Her report last year uncovered $90 million in inappropriate lab billings. The findings of the audit were covered by national news outlets and resulted in calls for a federal investigation into hospital billing schemes. “Our audit revealed a […]