Incoming governor Mike Parson brings less drama to Jefferson City

By Noah Higgins-Dunn Columbia Missourian Missouri’s next governor, Mike Parson, has few similarities to Gov. Eric Greitens, but he might serve as a greater ally for Republicans in Jefferson City. Come Friday at 5 p.m., Parson will become Missouri’s 57th governor after Greitens announced he would resign Tuesday evening amid criminal charges and scathing reports…

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Greitens Resigns

By Katherine Palmer Columbia Missourian JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens’ once-meteoric political rise crashed Tuesday at the state Capitol as he announced his resignation. “This ordeal has been designed to cause an incredible amount of strain on my family,” said the 44-year-old Rhodes Scholar with a degree in ethics. Standing alone, his voice…

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Route 34 in Wayne County Reduced for Culvert Replacement

  Route 34 in Wayne County will be reduced to one lane as Missouri Department of Transportation crews replace a culvert under the roadway. This section of roadway is located between First Street and Hazel Street. Weather permitting, work will take place Monday, June 4. There will be a temporary stop sign in place and…

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One Lane Traffic

Traffic on Main Street in Piedmont was reduced to one lane Sunday evening after pavement buckled and a hole developed. Kenny Gates was first on scene and directed traffic until city and state officials arrived. MoDOT and city crews are currently on scene.

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Route HH Reduced for Bridge Deck Replacement

Route HH in Wayne County will be reduced as contractor crews replace the deck of the Route HH bridge over McKenzie Creek. The bridge is located between Industrial Drive in Piedmont, Mo., and County Road 357. Weather permitting, construction of the temporary bypass will begin Monday, May 14 at 6 a.m.  Once the temporary bypass…

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Class 1, District 5 All-District Softball Team

  Infield Halle Gooch—Clearwater Tristin Porter—Greenville Deelaney Crocker—Ellington McKenzie Miller—Greenville Shelby Davidson—Meadow Heights Macie Lemons—Oak Ridge Outfield Beth Bangert—Greenville Brittany Adams—Clearwater Lexi Boyer—Woodland Erin Grayhek—Oak Ridge Pitchers McKenzie Altenthal—Woodland Jaden Francis—Greenville Kamryn Gastineau—Liberty Rachel Rowold—Clearwater Catchers Abbey Williams—Woodland Cheyanne Burton—Clearwater Utility Brooke Taylor—Liberty

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Lady Tigers Advance in Districts

    By Shannon England Clearwater Athletic Director The Clearwater softball team looks to be peaking at the right time as the District softball tournament started Monday at Rotary Park in Piedmont.  Top-seeded Clearwater faced off with 8th seeded Summersville and came out on top with a 16-0 victory in 3 innings.  Halle Gooch led…

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Centerville Has Best Water in Missouri

The best drinking water in Missouri is in Reynolds County. Centerville won top drinking waters in the state during competitioin last week. The Missouri Rural Water Association (MRWA) held its annual Open House, Wednesday, April 25. Each year during this event, MRWA holds judging to select Missouri’s Best Tasting Water, the Missouri portion of The…

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Local Student Will Represent BREC in Washington D.C.

Black River Electric Cooperative’s Annual Youth Tour Essay Contest challenged high school juniors to learn more about their electric cooperative while competing for the “trip of a lifetime.” Students were asked to write an essay about the history of BREC and the impact it’s made to them personally and in their community. This year, BREC…

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