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Jonesburg receives grant

Sep 26, 2013

In April, CertainTeed Corporation, which has 60 plants across the nation, chose Jonesburg, Mo., to build an asphalt roofing shingle manufacturing and distribution facility.

The small town of Jonesburg, with just more than 700 residents, is receiving major help in developing the infrastructure to support the new facility

The White House announced in a press release that the U.S. Department of Commerce is giving $1.9 million to Jonesburg.

City Administrator Gerard Ritter said this grant will keep the project process running smoothly.  

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Missouri Highway Patrol Troop F spokesperson Sgt. Paul Reinsch says 18 people were injured in a bus that overturned near mile marker 170 in Montgomery County around 1:20pm Friday. 

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CertainTeed Corp. plans a new $100 million manufacturing and distribution center in the eastern Missouri town of Jonesburg, a facility expected to create 100 new jobs.

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Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation that included designating part of I-70 as "Graham's Picnic Rock Highway."

The governor said a popular outing during the 1880s was to drive horses and buggies to the rock for a picnic. But the rock also has been called "slave rock," which comes from a widespread belief that slave auctions occurred at the site.

Nixon says the highway designation would have elevated one part of the site's history above the others.