The Missouri Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $1 million in grants to local agricultural businesses. The funding will help businesses conduct studies to find the best way to turn by-products into more valuable end-products.
A state representative is pushing the Missouri Department of Transportation to complete what he says is an unfinished project. A new stretch of US Highway 63 opening near Kirksville Wednesday includes a two-way stop.
There’s a doctor shortage in rural America. This is not news – just the opposite – it’s been going on for ages. Even old Doc Adams, the country doctor in “Gunsmoke,” was constantly overworked. In one episode, when he finally gets a vacation, he’s kidnapped by outlaws in need of his services. Present-day Missouri ain’t Dodge City, Kansas. But many rural doctors are still overstretched.
This week: The front man for the band Guster leads a discussion on sustainability at MU, DESE is trying to become exempt from No Child Left Behind, and a new scholarship is available for students statewide.