Boil Water Advisory

Water main break prompts boil advisory in Sullivan County

Sullivan County Public Water Supply District Number 1 has issued a precautionary boil advisory due to a water main break. The advisory affects all Sullivan County Rural Water customers in Macon County and Linn County on Route J north of Nagel Road, Nettle Drive, Alpine Avenue, Aspen Street, Alpha Street, Barrell Street, Nettle Drive, Bluegrass […]

Judge Raymond Gruender

Audio: Missouri judge on Trump’s list to replace U.S. Supreme Court Justice Kennedy

(Missourinet) – A federal judge from Missouri is on President Trump’s list to replace a U.S. Supreme Court Justice.     Judge Raymond Gruender of Missouri is the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court Appeals Court judge and he’s on President Trump’s list to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, who has announced his retirement. Kennedy’s announcement gives Trump […]

Special Olympics Missouri

Special Olympics athletes embark on journey to National Games on Friday

Every four years, Special Olympics North America manages the national summer games in the United States that include athletes from all 52 US programs. The 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, July 1-6, will bring not just 58 athletes, 20 coaches and 16 Unified Partners from Missouri, but more than 3,400 other delegates (athletes, coaches, and […]

Livingston County Library

Walgreens building purchased by Livingston County Library Charitable Trust

The Livingston County Library Charitable Trust Board of Directors has announced that it has purchased the commercial building at 917 Washington Street, formerly a Walgreens store. The building will be renovated and will become the new home for a branch of the Livingston County Library that will serve as the Children’s and Teen Library. “After […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Audio: Governor Parson signs five bills, but 61 still await his attention

(Missourinet) – Governor Mike Parson has signed five bills into law since replacing Eric Greitens as head of state, but 61 other measures await his attention.     Among the bills signed by Parson Friday was one dealing extensively with the Department of Natural Resources. It gives the agency the authority to establish rules and […]

Bridge Work

Bridge replacements underway over West Fork Locust Creek and Elm Branch

The West Fork Locust Creek Bridge closed Monday, June 18 and the Elm Branch Bridge is scheduled to close Monday, June 25. Both bridges, located on U.S. Route 136 east of Lucerne, will be rebuilt in the same alignment as their predecessors. The Missouri Department of Transportation contracted with Boone Construction Company of Columbia to […]

Missouri Public Service Commission Website

Missouri Public Service Commission to hold hearing in rate adjustment for Union Electric

The Missouri Public Service Commission has established the hearing schedule in a case to adjust the electric rates of Union Electric Company doing business as Ameren Missouri. The Commission opened the case June 6th under a provision of Senate Bill 564, which passed by the Missouri General Assembly signed into law. A section of the […]

Rape news graphic

Trenton man facing multiple charges of statutory rape and incest in Livingston County

A rural Trenton resident, recently released from jail on a percentage bond, is to be in circuit court next month in Chillicothe. Thirty-eight-year-old Dustin Lee Hall was a Chillicothe resident when he was arrested and charged with two counts each of statutory rape and incest. Online court information shows Chillicothe Police investigated the incidents that […]

Deer with Chronic Wasting Disease or CWD

Missouri Department of Conservation sets CWD sampling efforts for upcoming deer season

The Missouri Conservation Commission recently approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for its fall and winter efforts to find cases of chronic wasting disease and help limit the spread of the deadly deer disease to more deer and more areas. MDC confirmed 33 new cases of CWD following the testing of nearly […]

Cow and cattle herd

Drought cuts pasture growth; farmers face culling cow herds

In dry weather with short pastures, Missouri cow-herd owners face tough culling decisions. One way to match cows’ needs to available grass is to sell cows.  Give careful thought to which grass eaters go first, says Eric Bailey, University of Missouri Extension beef nutritionist. Under drought stress, identifying those cows becomes urgent. The first cut is […]

Missouri Department of Conservation accepting applications for next class of conservation agents

The Missouri Department of Conservation is accepting online applications from June 25 through Aug. 5 for its next class of conservation agent trainees. To apply — and for more information including salary range, duties and responsibilities, degree requirements, qualifications, and special-ability requirements — visit the MDC website directly at short.mdc.mo.gov/ZcS. Applicants can also go to […]

Drought Graphic

With rain deficit nearing 10-inches, soil moisture supplies not faring well with farmers

The recent lack of rainfall has increased the percentages that are short on topsoil and subsoil moisture supplies in Grundy County. A Monday report from the Farm Service Agency office in Trenton shows topsoil moisture is 50% short and 15% very short. Both figures are greater than last week. Thirty-five percent of the topsoil moisture […]