State Senator Mike Kehoe (center) and Gov. Jay Nixon (right) announced an agreement between Jefferson City and the State of Missouri to fund renovations of the historic Missouri State Penitentiary on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013. The landmark prison closed in September 2013 after an inspection revealed mold in public areas. The new project will evenly split costs up to $2,000,000 between the state and the city.
This year's mild winter and early spring has plants flowering and putting out leaves about three weeks sooner than usual. Some insects are out early too, but that may not mean it's time to stock up on extra bug spray.