Soil Moisture and Rainfall

With the majority of the harvest complete across the region, replenishing the soil moisture is important before we head into the winter months.  The US Drought Monitor shows most of Missouri at normal moisture levels, but locally, portions of Caldwell, Livingston, and Linn Counties and all of Carroll and Chariton Counties are “Abnormally Dry.” The National Weather Service shows for […]

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State Park/Historic Site Informational Meeting

Representatives from Missouri State Parks invite the public to an informational public meeting on Wednesday, November 10th, for the General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home and Locust Creek Covered Bridge state historic sites.  The meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Pershing Memorial Museum and Leadership Archives building, in Laclede, Missouri. The public is invited to share comments and […]

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Ludlow Receives Wastewater Grant To Connect to Southwest School

A $339,000 grant will connect the Ludlow Wastewater Treatment System with the Southwest of Ludlow School system.  The funding is through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Clean Water State Revolving Fund Regionalization Incentive Grant program. Ludlow Mayor Tim Hein says “This grant will allow for proper treatment and disposal of sewage for Southwest Livingston County R-1 School.” The purpose […]

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Livingston County Audit Report – Financial Statements

The Missouri State Auditor’s report on the Livingston County Financial Statements shows no findings. The audit covered Internal controls over financial reporting and major programs. The report states no findings for material weaknesses, no significant deficiencies, and no reports of noncompliance in either category. In a 2018 audit, the auditor had found the Collector had not prepared bank reconciliations in […]

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Livingston County Unemployment Remains Lowest Of The Local Counties

The Unemployment rate for Livingston County is slightly higher in August but continues as the lowest of the area counties.  Livingston County’s Unemployment for July was 2.2% and in August increased slightly to 2.3%.  In August of 2020, the rate was 4.2%. Looking at the area counties, from lowest to highest… Livingston………. 2.3% Chariton…………. 2.6% Daviess…………. 2.6% Grundy………….. 3.1% Carroll…………… […]

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MO State Park Bicentennial Quilt On Display At Crowder State Park

The Missouri State Parks Bicentennial Quilt is on display this week in Trenton.  Crowder State Park team members invite the public to attend its Showing from 1-6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The quilt, created by Missouri State Parks team members and volunteers, tells a visual story of Missouri for its bicentennial commemoration. It will be on display in the state […]

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FEMA Approves Missouri’s Disaster Declaration Request

Missouri’s request for a major disaster declaration was approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Governor Mike Parson announced a total of 21 counties will receive federal assistance in response to severe storms and flooding beginning in late June and continuing through July 1. FEMA’s approval of Missouri’s request means millions of dollars in federal and state reimbursements will […]

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Dove Season Opens

Dove Season is now open and Swan Lake NWR is open for Dove hunting. Refuge Manage Steve Whitson says check-in and check-out is required for all hunters.  This is a self-check requirement and can be done at the Hunting Headquarters by the North Gate.  Check-in begins 1 hour before shooting hours and check-out must occur within 30 minutes of shooting […]

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