Missouri Bicentenniel License Plate

Trenton license office opens for business

After being closed for nine weeks, the Trenton license fee office opened Monday, April 22, 2019, at a new location, 611 East 9th Street in Trenton. The license office is co-located with the Trenton area chamber of commerce which has sponsored the fee office the past 33 years. The hours remain as before, open from […]

Unemployment Rate

Unemployment rates remain fairly steady in northern Missouri

Grundy County’s latest unemployment rate changed only slightly from the January figure. Statistics from the Division of Employment Security show Grundy County has 174 unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 4,400.  That’s a percentage of three-point-nine percent for February (the latest month available). In January, Grundy County had a rate of four percent, […]

MoDOT road work and maintenance

Pavement repairs planned on I-35 near Eagleville

Pavement repairs on Interstate 35 north of Eagleville will require one-lane closures beginning this month. Crews from Herzog Contracting Corporation, working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, will have intermittent lane closures on both north and southbound lanes of I-35 between Eagleville and the Iowa state line beginning Monday, April 29. One lane, each direction, […]

Bridge Work

Work to begin on bridges in Daviess County

A project to replace expansion joints and guardrail on two Interstate 35 bridges will begin Monday. Contractors from PCiRoads, LLC., working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, plan to begin work on the I-35 Grand River and Grand River Overflow Bridges on Monday, April 22. Traffic will be narrowed to one lane during the bridge […]

Scollar Website

Animal health startup chooses Missouri for headquarters

Animal health tech company Scollar, Inc., has announced plans to relocate its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Kansas City, Missouri, to launch its suite of products and expand the company in the Animal Health Corridor. Scollar will scale its administrative, customer success, sales, and marketing teams in Kansas City. Designed for everything from cats to […]

University of Missouri

University of Missouri to stop housing development

The opposition is growing to a proposed housing development on land owned by the University of Missouri that could disrupt popular outdoor destinations in the state.  The proposed subdivision on the Missouri Bluffs would include approximately 275 units and be built next to the Weldon Spring and Busch Conservation areas and Katy Trail State Park. […]

Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA)

Missouri Public Utility Alliance responds to Grain Belt-related legislation passed by Missouri House

The Missouri House advanced House Bill 1062 to the Missouri Senate. This bill will effectively kill new infrastructure projects like the Grain Belt Express transmission line. Members of the Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA) have repeatedly let lawmakers know that 39 local consumer-owned utilities, representing more than 350,000 people in the state, stand to lose […]

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NCRS)

Audio: NRCS issues disaster declaration for five north Missouri counties

The state Natural Resources Conservation Service has issued a local disaster declaration for five northwest Missouri counties affected by recent Missouri River flooding. Conservation Engineer Marty Comstock says the eligible counties for Emergency Watershed Protection Program aid are Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Holt, and Platte.     Governor Parson says he expects to request a federal […]

Flood of 2019

USDA hosting public meetings about assistance available for flood damages

Representatives of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and State of Missouri agencies will participate in public meetings May 2-3 in northwestern Missouri to explain various types of flood-recovery assistance available to landowners and units of government. During the meetings, representatives of the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Rural Development […]