Farmers growing nervous with parts of Northeast Missouri in severe drought category
Agriculture

Farmers growing nervous with parts of Northeast Missouri in severe drought category

In 30 years of farming, Jamie Ross has seen dry years, but nothing like this. "I've never seen it this dry this early," the Kahoka farmer said. "Even if we get rains this week, we're still just mid-June. We still have July and August."

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Police & Courts

Pedestrian lying on road seriously hurt when struck by vehicle in Ralls County

A St. Charles man who was lying on the road was seriously injured when struck by a vehicle early Wednesday in Ralls County.

Juneteenth celebration in Hannibal celebrates slaves' emancipation
Hannibal News

Juneteenth celebration in Hannibal celebrates slaves' emancipation

It was standing room only at Hannibal's 21st annual Juneteenth celebration Tuesday at the Hannibal Free Public Library. During the 45-minute presentation, St. Louis storyteller and musician Wendy Gordon traced the history of the Negro spiritual.

Local Government

Canton aldermen approve $2.73 million budget for fiscal 2019, including City Hall renovations

The Canton Board of Aldermen this week approved a $2.73 million budget for fiscal 2019, which begins July 1. The spending plan includes funding for City Hall renovations, new police equipment, and 2 percent raises for city employees.

Hannibal News

Intersection of Stardust Drive, Pirate Pride Drive in Hannibal to close through Aug. 6

The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds people that the intersection of Stardust Drive and Pirate Pride Drive will close about 8 p.m. Tuesday for road improvements and will remain closed through Aug. 6.

Five Hannibal residents arrested on drug charges
Police & Courts

Five Hannibal residents arrested on drug charges

Five Hannibal residents were arrested on drug charges Monday after officers with the Hannibal Police Department's Anti-Crime Enforcement Squad served a search warrant in the 2400 block of Chestnut.

Education

Lewis County C-1 sells $2.58 million in 'lease certificates' for facilities

The Lewis County C-1 School Board has approved the sale of $2.58 million worth of "lease certificates of participation" for various facility improvements.

Marion County farmer Griesbaum dies in tractor accident
Missouri News

Marion County farmer Griesbaum dies in tractor accident

Ralph Griesbaum, a prominent Marion County farmer, died in a tractor accident Sunday on his farm near Taylor.

All but eight Northeast Missouri schools pass bus inspection
Education

All but eight Northeast Missouri schools pass bus inspection

Most Northeast Missouri school buses have passed state inspection, a report released June 11 by the Missouri State Highway Patrol shows. Out of the 18 school districts in the area, only eight did not have each bus fully pass during the inspections.

Police & Courts

Louisiana man airlifted to hospital after crash near Bowling Green

A 27-year-old Louisiana man was airlifted by Air Evac to Mercy Hospital St. Louis for treatment of severe injuries he suffered in a crash Monday northwest of Bowling Green.

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