Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri

$6 million in grant funding awarded to 13 Missouri health centers impacted by severe weather in 2019

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt, Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, Education, and Related Agencies (Labor/HHS), welcomed the Department of Health and Human Services’ announcement that 13 Missouri health centers impacted by severe weather in 2019 will receive a total of nearly $6 million in grant funding. The Capital Assistance for Disaster Response […]

Fruits and Vegetables

Produce workshops scheduled to meet requirements of Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule

Workshops will be held for fruit and vegetable growers to meet the training requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act Produce Safety Rule. Locations for the workshops include the Waverly City Hall December 4th from 8:30 to 5:30 and the Great Plains Growers Conference at the Fulkerson Center on the Missouri Western State University campus […]

Interstate 29 sign

Audio: Interstate 29 in northwest Missouri to Rulo, Nebraska expected to open to traffic soon

The heavily-traveled route between northwest Missouri’s I-29 and Rulo, Nebraska is expected to re-open soon. Floodwaters destroyed the Little Tarkio Creek bridge on Highway 159 near Fortescue, blocking access to the Missouri River bridge at Rulo. Missouri Department of Transportation engineer Adam Watson says MoDOT hoped to have the bridge repaired earlier.     Highway […]

Flood Recovery

Updates on road repairs in north Missouri from damage due to flood waters

The Missouri Department of Transportation understands the continued road closures due to flooding and flood damage are impacting lives and are working to repair and restore mobility to routes as waters recede. Local maintenance crews are clearing debris and repairing shoulders and minor road surface issues as they are able. More extensive work, including debris […]

Take Back Drugs

Drug Take Back Day set for Saturday, October 27, 2018

Multiple law enforcement agencies in the area will collect unused and unwanted prescription drugs as part of the United States Drug Enforcement Agency’s National Prescription Take Back Day. Prescription drugs will be collected at various locations Saturday from 10 o’clock in the morning to 2 o’clock in the afternoon. Missouri locations include the Grundy County […]

18-Wheel truck big rig

Two big rigs collide near Waverly, one driver life-flighted

One truck driver was hospitalized and another escaped injury when two semis’s collided last night west of Waverly. The highway patrol reports 49-year-old Michael Schwartz of Hettick, Illinois was flown by medical helicopter (Life Flight) to the Research Medical Center in Kansas City with serious injuries. The truck Schwartz was driving was eastbound on Highway […]