Great Northwest Day

Great Northwest Day steering committee announces priorities for event in Jefferson City

The Great Northwest Day steering committee has announced its priorities for the upcoming visit next month with lawmakers at the state capital. According to Micah Landes, the steering committee chairman, five priorities to be presented include: Caring for our youngest citizens Aligning to educate and advance our workforce Having rural high-speed broadband access and affordability […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri Department of Corrections announces plan to consolidate Crossroads and Western correctional facilities

The Missouri Department of Corrections has announced a new plan that, if approved by the General Assembly, will help address two chronic department issues: a staffing shortage and low employee wages. The department plans to consolidate Crossroads Correctional Center (CRCC) and Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC), both in Cameron, Missouri. The plan calls for moving […]

Border Wall between United States and Mexico

Audio: Missouri Congress members back or oppose President Trump’s border wall demand to end shutdown on party lines

Missouri Congress members are sharply divided along party lines over support for President Trump’s demand for a border wall to end a government shutdown. Republican Representative Vicky Hartzler says she was against a bill passed by a voice vote in the GOP controlled Senate in December to temporarily fund the government without wall funding.   […]

Veterans Foreign Wars

VFW district competition winners announced

At a meeting in Chillicothe this morning, District One of Veterans of Foreign Wars will honor winners of the Voice of Democracy, Patriot Pen, and Teacher Recognition. The VFW District 1 Meeting on Saturday, begins at 11 o’clock at the Chillicothe VFW Post 858. Winners in the Voice of Democracy Contest are first place Mardee […]

Scholarship

Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation announces applications open November 1st

The Gene Kauffman Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors has announced scholarship applications will be available for the Spring 2019 semester beginning Thursday, November 1st. The scholarship is available to female, non-smoking, unmarried graduates of high schools in Mercer County. Potential recipients must be enrolled as a full-time student in an accredited college or university in […]