Category: News

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 »

Ceramics exhibit opens season for UCM Gallery

WARRENSBURG, MO – The Ceramics Invitational Exhibit kicks off the 2012-2013 exhibit season at the Gallery of Art and Design at the University of Central Missouri Aug. 23-Sept 28. In the Main and Outer galleries, the international exhibit will feature the works of 20 contemporary ceramic artists who explore a range of conceptual themes, as… Read more »

110-year-old Pa. widow gets WWI benefits boost

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A 110-year-old Pennsylvania widow is getting a benefits boost because of her husband’s World War I service. Family members say Alda Collins is now getting about $1,000 a month to assist with her stay at a nursing home near Ebensburg. She had been getting $36 a month. Her son tells the… 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 MissouriGasPrices.com. Including the change in gas prices in Missouri during the past… Read more »

2012 Missouri State Fair queen crowned

(SEDALIA, Mo.) – Emily Wood of Palmyra was crowned the 2012 Missouri State Fair Queen Aug. 10, in a coronation service in the Mathewson Exhibition Center. Wood will reign over the remaining State Fair events and be an ambassador for the Missouri State Fair and agriculture throughout the coming year. Contestants vying for the crown were judged… Read more »