State and Regional News

Missouri ‘ShakeOut’ earthquake drill is being held October 20

                 Last year’s 4.0 southeast Missouri temblor reminded many that New Madrid Seismic Zone is an active earthquake zone and importance of ‘Drop, Cover, Hold On’ exercise

Enrollment up for third consecutive semester at ECC

                 Enrollment at East Central College is up this fall, bucking the national trend of declining enrollment among public colleges and universities.

Road improvements across mid-Missouri approved by Transportation Commission

                  The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission (MHTC) has approved over $11 million in contracts to improve roads across mid-Missouri.

State Historical Society of Missouri collecting material for Route 66 centennial

            U.S. Highway 66, fondly called “Route 66” or “The Mother Road,” is celebrating its centennial in 2026. To prepare for the iconic road’s 100th anniversary, the State Historical Society of Missouri is launching a Route 66 collecting initiative focused on preserving the road’s history within the state.

Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15

                  While most Americans feel safest at home, research shows that three-quarters of fire deaths and injuries occur in our homes and that people are now more likely to die in a residential fire than they were in 1980. That's why the National Fire Prevention Week, Oct, 9-15, theme is "Fire Won't Wait. Plan Your Escape."