Missouri State Fair 2019

Audio: 2019 Missouri State Fair opens Thursday

The 2019 State Fair opens Thursday in Sedalia and State Fair Director Mark Wolfe says the fair commission is waiving late fees for entries this year because farmers have endured hardships from flooding and tornadoes.     Wolfe says one of the biggest fair events will be the Governor’s ham breakfast on August 15, which […]

History Books

35 Libraries throughout Missouri receive state aid

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced that 35 libraries recently received a total of $173,396 in state aid.  “Missouri’s libraries serve a unique and vital role in their communities, acting as a hub of resources for their patrons,” Ashcroft said. “We are proud to have this opportunity to help some of those libraries serving smaller […]

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Sewer plant upgrade in Trenton now 80% complete

One of several projects currently being worked on in Trenton is a sewer plant upgrade. City Administrator Ron Urton says the effluent disinfection project treats the water going into Muddy Creek with chlorine. The project is about 80% complete, and the work is expected to be done by July 1, however, the work may be […]

MoDOT

Sidewalk improvements along Route 139 through Newtown to ensure ADA compliance

Sidewalk improvements along Route 139 through Newtown will help ensure compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. The projects, partially funded through the Transportation Alternatives Program with the Missouri Department of Transportation providing the remaining funding, will help pedestrians in Newtown enjoy safer walking for recreation or while visiting local businesses. The Missouri Department of […]

emPowerU Campus

Heartland Foundation hosts emPowerU Open House

Heartland Foundation will celebrate the transformation of emPowerU with an open house on May 29, 2019. Join Heartland Foundation on May 29 from 4-6 p.m. to tour the renovated emPowerU Central area and enjoy refreshments. Guests will be the first to see the redesigned collaboratories, experience virtual reality stations and will be the first to […]

Electric Transmission Line

USDA invests in rural electric infrastructure and smart grid improvements in 13 States

Acting Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Joel Baxley announced that USDA is investing $485 million to upgrade rural electric systems and reduce energy costs. The funding includes nearly $7.1 million for smart grid technologies that improve system operations and monitor grid security. “Under the leadership of Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA is a proud […]