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Summer brings water issues to the city

    Several water main breaks occurred over the past week, with the city attributing the change of temperature as stressing the system with hot days affecting the water system. Public Works Director Lyle Thomas said many of the breaks took place at areas the city has experienced issues with in the past.

School construction making progress

    Construction on school campuses is moving forward quickly, with the exterior walls of the performing arts center being constructed, work on the early childhood center continuing, and additional classrooms being created at the high school.

2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest winners announced

An astonishing photo featuring a rural Missouri barn standing strong following a storm is the Best in Show for the 2020 Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest, hosted by the Missouri Department of Agriculture. The photograph, submitted by Christine Peper of Jefferson City, Mo., was chosen from nearly 1,000 photos submitted by amateur photographers from across Missouri.

WGU Missouri and Bridge My Return announce partnership

To help provide military service members in Missouri with an affordable pathway to earning their graduate or undergraduate degrees and connect them with in-demand careers, WGU Missouri and Bridge My Return (BMR) – a hiring platform that connects veterans and transitioning military personnel to career opportunities with military-ready companies – today announced they have entered into a partnership.

Expect high numbers of Japanese beetles this year

Japanese beetle populations are peaking throughout the state just as corn is silking, says University of Missouri Extension field crops entomologist Kevin Rice.
Japanese beetles cause severe economic losses on farms and disappointment in home gardens.