Category: Missouri News

In drought, drillers offering even water witching

By DAVID MERCER CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Well driller Randy Gebke usually uses a geology database and other high-tech tools to figure out where to sink new water wells for clients. But if asked, he’ll grab two wires, walk across the property, waiting for the wires to cross to find a place to drill. Gebke… Read more »

Drought could produce good wine in Midwest

Story by JIM SUHR, Associated Press (HERMANN, Mo.) — Most of the grapes in Glenn Warnebold’s vineyard in Missouri’s picturesque wine country are about two-thirds of their usual size. Others have been reduced to raisins by the drought that burned up many crops across the Midwest this summer. Yet Warnebold figures it could be a… Read more »

6 injured in 2 race crashes at Mo. State Fair

Story by Alan Scher Zagier, Associated Press Photo by Kurt Rodewald, digitalBURG (COLUMBIA, Mo.) — Five spectators were injured at the Missouri State Fair on Sunday night when an off-duty officer lost control of a modified police car in a charity race. It was one of two crashes in an hour on the fair’s final night…. Read more »

State Fair food drive tops last year’s collection

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – The Missouri State Fair collected nearly six tons of canned food, which is distributed to those in need. Missouri State Fair Director Mark Wolfe announced that this collection topped last year’s total by more than 2 1/2 tons. “Contributing to the increase is the Ford Super Duty F-250 Canstruction exhibit built with… Read more »

Missouri gas prices 7 cents cheaper than national average

(WARRENSBURG, Mo.)—Average retail gasoline prices in Missouri have risen 7.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.60/g yesterday. This compares with the national average that has increased 5.4 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.67/g, according to gasoline price website Including the change in gas prices in Missouri during the past… Read more »