Category Archives: News

Fire district seeks support from voters

The board of directors of the Redings Mill Fire Protection District have placed a question for consideration of the citizens of the fire district on the April 4 ballot. The question will appear as: Shall the Board of Directors of the Redings Mill Fire Protection District be authorized to levy an additional tax of not… Read More »

Senate Bill Would Prohibit Red Light Cameras

In many communities, running a red light when no one is around goes without consequence. However, at certain intersections, cameras capture traffic violations, and the driver receives a ticket, even when alone on the road. Testimony for a bill that would prohibit automated traffic enforcement systems such as red light cameras was heard in the… Read More »

Real ID debate stalls in Senate

After an almost three-hour debate filled with long speeches and abstract rhetorical arguments Wednesday, Missouri’s nearly 12-year trek toward compliance with Real ID has hit another roadblock. The Missouri Senate debated a bill sponsored by Ryan Silvey (R-Kansas City), which would make Missouri compliant with the Real ID Act. Senators decided to table the bill… Read More »

Freeman named Consumer Choice Award winner

Freeman Health System is one of just 279 hospitals nationwide, and the only hospital in this area, to be named a Consumer Choice Award Winner by National Research Corporation (NRC) for 2016-2017. The annual award identifies hospitals across the United States that healthcare consumers have chosen as having the highest quality and image in surveys.… Read More »

Missouri State Parks designates new wild area

The 1,168-acre Elk River Hills Wild Area in Big Sugar Creek State Park in McDonald County is the Missouri State Park system’s 12th wild area and the first wild area designated since 1995. “The Elk River Hills Wild Area possesses primeval character in its wilderness condition and inherent integrity,” said Sara Parker Pauley, director of… Read More »

Public invited to get tree planting tips at MDC workshops

Trees are planted for many reasons, including aesthetics, wildlife habitat, shade, energy conservation, erosion reduction, and in remembrance of an event or person. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds landowners that when adding trees, planning should come before planting. To help people learn about planning and planting processes, MDC will hold three free tree… Read More »

‘Bathroom bill’ would require users to follow biological sex

Mazy Gilleylen just wants to be treated like any other 11-year-old girl. She wants to keep using the girls’ restroom, as she’s been doing for the past four years. Senate Bill 98 would put an end to that routine. It would require her and other transgender students to use the bathroom that aligns with their… Read More »

Attendance at Missouri Caves Surge

Beneath Missouri, there are approximately 7,000 known caves. Each year more caves are discovered in the state.  No wonder Missouri is known as “The Cave State.” Of the thousands of caves in Missouri, around 20 are open for visitation. These natural attractions, called show caves, tourist caves or commercial caves, allow visitors an opportunity to… Read More »