Local News

Route 41 Now Open U.S. Route 65 remains closed
CARROLLTON, Mo. – One more route in Carroll County was able to open today, with restrictions. Route 41 to Miami opened today, but to one lane only. Traffic signals are in...
Fire in Bevier
Volunteer firefighters from Bevier, Callao, and Macon Rural Fire Departments participated in a quick resolution to a tragic afternoon for one...

MEC Offers New Voting Options for Director Election
Did you know that cooperatives operate on seven guiding principles? The second of those principles is 'Democratic Member Control'. This principle reminds members that they...
Macon Electric Cooperative’s 80th Annual Membership Meeting is...
Macon Electric Cooperative will hold its 80th Annual Membership Meeting on Tuesday, August 13, 2019. The meeting will take place at the Macon County Fairgrounds in Macon....
News from Macon County Economic Development
The first half of 2019 has been busy at Macon County Economic Development. In my last article I mentioned that we were working with a couple new prospects; I am happy to...
Letter to the Editor from Rhonda Schutz - Nursing Home Tax Issue
Dear Editor: Loch Haven Senior Living Community is a precious resource to the community. In their many years of providing not-for-profit...

USDA Announces Investments in Community Facilities including La...
USDA Announces Investments in Community Facilities that will Benefit Nearly 9,000 Rural Missourians COLUMBIA, Missouri, June 24, 2019 — U.S....

City of Macon street, pothole, and sidewalk repairs to begin -...
MACON, MO – In 2016, voters in the city limits of Macon, Missouri passed a half cent Transportation Sales Tax. The collection for this tax began in...

Long Branch Reservoir rose substantially (again) after weekend storms
MACON, MO – Water at Long Branch Lake near Macon, Missouri has risen four feet from recent downpours that occurred over the June 21-23 weekend in...

Loch Haven is not scheduled to close if tax levy fails - CLOSURE...
MACON, MO -- On June 20th, 2019 the Moberly Monitor released an article titled, "Macon nursing home set to close if Aug. levy fails." The article...

FORMER INVESTIGATOR IN GREITENS CASE, INDICTED - ACCUSED OF PERJURY...
ST. LOUIS – Former investigator in the 2018 Invasion of Privacy investigation into former Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, has been indicted on...

ATLANTA NEWS: Building Demolition Underway
ATLANTA, MO -- Today, JT Holman Construction after winning the bid, began to demolish the old Atlanta State Bank building on 301 West Main Street...

Local Tax Proposals back on the August Ballot
(MACON, MO) The proposed "Use Tax" (Internet Sales Tax) and the Loch Haven Nursing Home Tax (Macon County Nursing Home District) are back on the...

MACON CITY COUNCIL SET GUIDELINES FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA
(MACON, MO) In November of 2018 Missourians overwhelmingly passed Constitutional Amendment 2 which pertained to Medical Marijuana. With the...

STATE PATROL RELEASES SCHOOL BUS INSPECTION REPORT - MACON R-1 AND...
(JEFFERSON CITY, MO) Colonel Eric Olsen who is the superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol has released the results of the 2019 annual...