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."
A St. Charles man who was lying on the road was seriously injured when struck by a vehicle early Wednesday in Ralls County.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ralph Griesbaum, a prominent Marion County farmer, died in a tractor accident Sunday on his farm near Taylor.
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.
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.