Princeton R-5 School Website

Princeton R-5 School hires new Band Director

Jessie O’Dell has been hired as the new Band Director at Princeton R-5 School. O’Dell graduated from East Buchanan High School and earned her undergraduate and master’s degrees at Missouri Western State University and marched in Missouri Western’s marching band during her tenure there. She was a graduate assistant for Truman State University’s marching band […]

Big Rig Crash

Crash on I-35 injures Iowa couple

The Highway Patrol reports two individuals sustained injuries when their car struck a tractor-trailer about nine miles south of Pattonsburg at12:30 am Monday morning. Thirty-one-year-old Ray Williams of Davenport, Iowa was northbound on Interstate 35 when he began to overtake the northbound tractor-trailer driven by 39-year-old Arash Ordobadian of Coralville, Iowa. The car crossed the […]

Ambulance

Jet ski accident at Lake Thunderhead injures Des Moines woman

The Highway Patrol reports a West Des Moines, Iowa woman sustained moderate injuries in a jet skiing accident at Lake Thunderhead five miles north of Unionville. Twenty-five-year-old Justine Irwin of Perry, Iowa drove the jet ski north when a passenger, 23-year-old Haley Irwin of West Des Moines, was ejected during a sudden turn.  An air ambulance […]

Grazing School Photo of Cattle in Field

Cool-season pastures start regrowth with arrival of warm-weather rains

Cool-season grasses such as fescue that dominate pasture grass in Missouri need warm weather to grow. The coldest April since 1907 set back forage for Missouri’s beef cow herds. Now, warm weather with rain creates forage for grazing and haying, said forage specialist Craig Roberts in a weekly University of Missouri Extension teleconference. New grass […]

Missouri Public Service Commission Website

Missouri Public Service Commission approves merger of utility companies

The Missouri Public Service Commission has unanimously approved the merger of Great Plains Energy Incorporated and Westar Energy Incorporated. The Commission determined the merger will benefit shareholders, ratepayers, and the general public. Great Plains Energy is the holding company for Kansas City Power and Light Company and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company stock. KCP&L and […]