Legislators Attend Forum On Wastewater Challenges In Audrain County

The Audrain County Commission and Lois Hays, the mayor of Benton City, held a forum this afternoon [Monday] to discuss the overwhelming cost of wastewater improvements in every community the county. Audrain County Commissioner Alan Winders explains. State Representative Kent Haden, State Senator Jeanie Riddle, along with representatives from the offices of Roy Blunt, Josh […]

Free Fishing Days This Weekend

The Missouri Department of Conservation will be holding Free Fishing Days this Saturday and Sunday. One these two days, any person may fish in state waters without a permit, trout permit and prescribed area daily tags. Audrain County Conservation Agent Norman Steelman says user fees and permits may still be required at county, city or […]

Severe Storms Possible Saturday

The National Weather Service is reporting a chance for severe thunderstorms today across mid-Missouri. The best timing for the storms will be between 3 and 9 PM, with damaging winds and large hail being the main threats. The storms are predicted to move out of the area quickly and will leave the temperatures cooler heading […]

Investigators Still Searching For Mexico Man

Audrain County Sheriff Matt Oller said there are no new leads in the search for Matthew Beauchamp of Mexico. Beauchamp has not been heard from since September of 2018 according to his family. On March 23, the Audrain County Sheriff’s Department said Beauchamp has multiple active warrants, however, when he has been a fugitive in […]

Martinsburg Car Show and Cruise Night

The 16th annual Martinsburg Car Show and Cruise Night will be taking place tonight (Friday) from 5 to 8. Trophies will be given in multiple categories including best of car, truck, motorcycle, race car, antique car pre-1949 and antique truck pre- 1949. Over 200 cars are registered for tonight’s (Friday) event.  

Spring Turkey Season Begins

Spring Turkey season began today [Monday] in Missouri. According to Conservation Agent Norman Steelman, shooting hours are a half hour prior to sunrise to 1:00 in the afternoon through May 5th. During the season, youth ages 6 to 15 do not have to have hunter education, but would have to hunt in the immediate presence […]

Drivers Can Expect More Farm Equipment On Roadways

The Missouri State Highway Patrol is asking motorists to be aware of slower moving farm equipment on Missouri Roads. With planting season approaching, many two-lane highways in rural parts of the state may see heavier farm machinery traffic. There were 171 traffic crashes involving farm equipment in Missouri in 2017. Of those crashes, 5 were […]

Community R-VI Schools Honored For Patriotism

The students and staff at Community R-6 school were honored today [Tuesday] with the Pride and Patriotism Award for their charitable actions and behavior during school functions. High School Principal Bob Curtis explains why the school was nominated. Curtis says the students exhibit an understanding of the sacrifices of the military. State Representative Kent Haden […]

Audrain County Wins Grant

The Audrain County Road and Bridge Department has been awarded a nearly $200 thousand grant to replace three aging vehicles in their fleet. The grant came from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The funds came from a 2016 settlement with Volkswagen relating to the company’s sale of 590 thousand vehicles that were found to […]

Explosion In Martinsburg

One person was injured after an explosion and fire rocked Martinsburg around 1:00 this afternoon. [Tuesday] Preliminary reports indicate a propane tank at Fennewald Custom Welding blew up. No information is available at this time as to the cause of the explosion. Emergency crews from the Audrain County Sheriff’s Department, Martinsburg Fire Protection District, Little […]