Area News

Hartzler tours flood-damaged areas

United States Representative Vicki Hartzler, R-Harrisonville, on Friday met with approximately 30 farmers and business owners affected by recent wide-ranging and catastrophic flooding. The meeting at Hotel Frederick in Boonville came during a tour of flood-damaged areas in Howard, Cooper, and Boone Counties.

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Optimist Power Pull Saturday

The Fayette Optimist Club will host its 41st Annual Fayette Power Pull at the Howard County Fairgrounds on Saturday. Gates open at 3 p.m. and the main event starts at 6:30 p.m. A youth pedal pull will begin at 4:30 p.m.

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Juneteenth 2019 His Truth is Marching On

St. Paul United Methodist Church and the Juneteenth Celebration Committee announced that the 2019 celebration is scheduled for June 14-16. This is the 19th year for the event, and the theme for the three-day celebration is “His Truth is Marching On.” This year will mark the 154th anniversary since the last slaves were freed in Galveston,…

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Flooding devastates Howard County

Howard County is currently experiencing catastrophic flooding, rivaling that of 1993. Much of the western and southern portions of the county are underwater. Heavy winter precipitation in northern states has melted and swollen the Missouri River past its banks. Large portions of northwest Missouri have been experiencing flooding for months. Now it’s Howard County’s turn.

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BREAKING NEWS POSSIBLE EVACUATION

I just received notice from Howard County Emergency Management that the levy in Petersburg will be compromised later this evening. If you live in Franklin or the bottom area of New Franklin be prepared to evacuate. If you need a place to go the city Community Building will be opened.. This alert is for the…

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New Franklin R-I receives incentive check

The New Franklin Board of Education received a check from Ameren Missouri during its regular board meeting Wednesday, May 15. The school district participated in an LED Conversion proposal from VOSS Lighting. The  objective of which is “to take advantage of LED technology and Ameren Incentives, to reduce the monthly and annual cost of energy…

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