Federal medical team headed to St. Louis to assist hospital staff following state request  

On Friday, Governor Mike Parson announced a specialized medical team of U.S. military personnel, which includes doctors and nurses, is being deployed to the St. Louis region to support hospital staff strained by COVID-19. The team is expected to be in place at BJC Christian Hospital next week.

MU Extension publication, website guide farm families during short-term absences

A new University of Missouri Extension publication and related online tool can guide farmers through the difficult task of keeping the farm running when the owner or key decision-maker cannot.

Woodward confronts police chief about dog pound

    Rosemary Woodward, founder of the local animal rescue organization Santana’s Hope 4 Paws, has accused Steelville Police Chief Mike Sherman, who is in charge of the city’s dog pound, of not caring about the facility. She called him a “mean man,” and denied sending hateful text messages to him but also told him he had deserved them.

Bipartisan commission approves new Missouri House districts

By The Missouri Independent
As the Missouri House finalized its version of a new Congressional map Wednesday, a panel of 20 Republicans and Democrats agreed on a new map for the chamber’s 163 seats. The House Independent Bipartisan Citizens Commission voted unanimously to approve the plan, which needed support from 14 members to pass before Sunday’s deadline.

MU Extension farm lease sessions set for Feb. 10

Landowners and renters can learn about farm leases from University of Missouri Extension specialists 6-9:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 10.

Boating safety courses offered

Colonel Eric T. Olson, superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the Patrol is offering boating safety courses to inform and motivate boaters to prepare for the boating season. These approved courses meet the national boating educational standard.