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LOTTERY AUDIT REVEALS DROP IN EDUCATION FUNDING


Governor Jay Nixon wants a review of the Missouri Lottery ...Read More

AG DIRECTOR AMONG SPEAKERS AT GREENLEY FIELD DAY


The University of Missouri's agriculture research centers are planning for their annual field days set for August and September ...Read More

RANDOLPH CO HEALTH DEPARTMENT TEX LEVY HEARING SET


The Randolph County Health Department Board of Trustees set the tax levy hearing for August 25th at 5pm in the Health Department office in Moberly ...Read More

NEW HOME IN CLARK TO HELP MOTHERS BATTLING ADDICTION


A home outside Clark will soon be the site of a home where mothers can get long-term help battling substance abuse ...Read More

RACING FOR A CAUSE SATURDAY AT RCR


You have the opportunity to help support the fight against cancer, and have a good time doing it, this weekend at Randolph County Raceway ...Read More

OVER FIFTY DOGS RESCUED IN THE PAST WEEK


The Missouri Humane Society has worked with state and local officials to rescue more than 50 dogs in two separate incidents in the past week ...Read More

MO CHILD WELFARE STUDY


An annual survey of the welfare of Missouri's children shows Missouri is not a place where all of the children are above average ...Read More

STATE EQUINE COMPETITIONS BEGIN


The Missouri State Fair officially opens two weeks from Thursday, but competitions are getting underway now ...Read More

EYE EXAMS REQUIRED FOR NEW MISSOURI STUDENTS


One of the requirements for students entering school in Missouri for the first time is an initial eyesight exam ...Read More

PROMISING OUTLOOK FOR 2014 CROPS


Is there anything at this point that could prevent corn and soybean crops from fulfilling their promise of great yields this season? Gary Crawford with the USDA reports:

SCHUYLER SHERIFF QUITS AMID COURT CASE


The sheriff accused of taking inmates out of his jail is resigning ...Read More

FAIR A SUCCESS FOR SHELBY COUNTY


One of the examples of a vital and active Shelby County is the annual fair; this year's event was completed last week, and Economic Development Director Troy Renner says it was a big success ...Read More

NEW MACON CITY ADMIN ADJUSTS TO NEW OFFICE


Macon's new city administrator is settling into her new office, and so far she says it's a smooth transition ...Read More

CAPITAL CITY HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION CONTINUES


Jefferson City Police are still investigating the disappearance of Christopher Cray, who was last seen May 20th ...Read More

MODOT DIRECTOR IN MOBERLY


The head of the Missouri Department of Transportation was in Moberly to address the Randolph County Pachyderms last night ...Read More

FORMER MOBERLY RESIDENT PROCLAIMS INNOCENCE


A man charged in 10 shooting incidents along highways in the Kansas City area says he can prove his innocence ...Read More

NEW FARM BILL REQUIREMENTS


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack reminded producers on Tuesday that the new farm bill requires them to have a Highly Erodible Land Conservation and Wetland Conservation Certification, or AD-1026, on file at their local FSA office ...Read More

MONROE CITY MAN SERIOUSLY INJURED IN SINGLE-VEHICLE CRASH


A Monroe City couple was injured in a single-vehicle accident Tuesday night ...Read More

MO SENATORS SPEAK TO VFW


Both US Senators from Missouri are telling veterans that the nation owes them something ...Read More

MARCELINE REPLACES BLEACHERS


The Marceline School District has finished replacing the bleachers at Chester Ray Stadium ...Read More

ASHLAND MAN SENTENCED


An Ashland man is headed to prison after pleading guilty to several charges, including DWI ...Read More

HARTZLER WEIGHS IN ON TRANSPORTATION FUNDING


Congress has approved a temporary extension of funding for the Federal Highway Trust Fund that will allow contractors who are working on current projects to get paid ...Read More

CENTRALIA BEGINS ANNEXATION PROCESS


The Centralia Board of Aldermen conducted a public hearing Monday night involving the voluntary annexation of the Patton property, north of town ...Read More

NEW BENCHES FOR MOBERLY PARKS


Memorial benches are starting to appear in Rothwell Park ...Read More

MAKE KIRKSVILLE SHINE DAY PROCLAIMED


Kirksville residents are encouraged to volunteer in the community August 2nd, after Mayor Glen Moritz proclaimed the date "Make Kirksville Shine" Day ...Read More

34 YEARS OF FLYWHEEL REUNIONS IN MACON


The 34th Annual Old Time Flywheel Reunion gets underway Thursday at the Macon County Fairgrounds Park ...Read More

FARM SERVICE AGENCY COMMITTEE NOMINATION DEADLINE


Nominations for farmers, ranchers and other agricultural producers to local Farm Service Agency county committees are due to the USDA on August 1st ...Read More

BROOKS STRESSES RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EPA AND AG GROUPS


During her visit to Missouri this month, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy repeated the need for the agency to "get it right" with their proposed Waters of the United States rule ...Read More

MOBERLY SALES TAX RESOLUTION


The Moberly City Council is asking the state's lawmakers to support Governor Jay Nixon's veto of seven bills that, if implemented, would "diminish voter-approved municipal sales tax revenues ...Read More

EXPO FOCUSES ON REBUILDING SOIL HEALTH


The University of Missouri's Bardford Research Center will host the second annual Soil Health Exposition August 13th and 14th ...Read More

DISASTER RELIEF DEADLINE LOOMING


Small businesses that suffered losses due to the recent drought only have three weeks remaining to apply for Disaster Loans from the SBA ...Read More

EAST CENTRAL TASK FORCE QUARTERLY REPORT


The East Central Drug Task Force was busy during the second quarter of the year ...Read More

NEW RIDES AT COOPER COUNTY FAIR


Four days of fun will begin Wednesday at the Cooper County Youth Fair, west of Boonville ...Read More

PIKE COUNTY FAIR UNDERWAY


The Pike County Fair gets rolling in earnest Tuesday ...Read More

LITTLE GIRL MAKES BIG DONATION


A Moberly girl has made a large donation that will help feed some hungry animals ...Read More

COLUMBIA MOTEL ROBBERY SUSPECT ARRESTED



A Columbia man is jailed after allegedly carrying out the armed robberies of the Super 8 and Motel 6 locations near I-70 and Highway 63 ...Read More

SECOND HANNIBAL MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO MURDER



The second of two Hannibal men charged in the murder of a convenience store clerk entered a guilty plea and was sentenced last week ...Read More

MOBERLY JUVENILES ATTACK DRIVER



A Moberly man was injured as two Moberly juveniles assaulted him and tried to steal his car ...Read More

MEXICO NAMED A WORK READY COMMUNITY IN PROGRESS


Mexico and Audrain County have been approved by the Missouri State Investment Board as a "Work Ready Community in Progress" ...Read More

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE DEMOLITION UNDERWAY


Demolition starts Monday at Columbia's University Village Apartments ...Read More

SPECIAL OLYMPICS NOT CHEAP


For every milestone or accolade received by an athlete, there are financial considerations we never hear about ...ReadMore

AUDRAIN COUNTY FAIR PROMOTES YOUTH INVOLVEMENT


The Audrain County 4H and Youth Fair continues Monday and Tuesday at the fairgrounds outside Mexico, concluding with the Livestock and Ham Sale ...Read More

MOBERLY COUNCIL TO DISCUSS STATE TAX POLICY MONDAY


The Moberly City Council is expected to jump into the middle of the political disagreements between the General Assembly and the Governor over tax policy ...Read More

SEVERAL SCAMS SURFACING IN THE AREA


Consumers need to be cautious of a couple of scams that are currently circulating throughout the area ...Read More

PIKE CO FAIR PREVIEW


The Pike County Fair is this week in Bowling Green ...Read More

CONSERVATION TRAINING CLASSES


Missouri Department of Conservation is accepting applicants for its next agent training class now through August 18th ...Read More

MOBERLY SEEKING CREDIT RESTORATION


Even before the Mamtek project "crashed-and-burned", the city's recommended policy was to keep a significant amount of money in Moberly's fund balance, or municipal savings account ...Read More

STURGEON SCHOOLS PLAN TEAM BUILDING TRIP


Besides the usual pre-school teacher orientation and development programs, the Sturgeon School District is going to offer their staff a team-building adventure next month ...Read More

MEXICO RAIL MAINTENANCE SET TO BEGIN


The Mexico City Council last week received a report on the condition of a rail spur and decided to go ahead with maintenance and repairs ...Read More

COLUMBIA MOTEL ROBBED AT GUNPOINT


Columbia police are investigating an armed robbery at a motel on Clark Lane ...Read More

ROUTE Z IN MONROE COUNTY CLOSING FOR BRIDGE WORK


Beginning Monday, July 21, Monroe County Route Z will be closed to traffic for up to 45 calendar days for the replacement of the Young's Creek Bridge, which is located near Santa Fe ...Read More

MACON COUNTY CAREER FAIR


The Macon County Career Fair is August 19th and if you are looking for a job with a future, you are invited to stop by the Macon National Guard Armory ...Read More

STURGEON SCHOOLS EYE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS


The Sturgeon school board is in the beginning stages of a project that would lead to numerous improvement projects throughout the district ...Read More

KIRKSVILLE PRESCHOOLERS GETTING GREEN THUMBS


Two students from Truman State University have been helping youngsters at the Kirksville Early Childhood Development Center develop green thumbs ...Read More

COLUMBIA ATTORNEY APPOINTED TO PUBLIC DEFENDER COMMISSION


The Governor has appointed a Columbia resident to serve on the Missouri Public Defender Commission ...Read More

BROCKSMITH WINS THE KRES COUNTRY SHOWDOWN


Saturday night was a big night for Christina Brocksmith ...Read More
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