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Midway USA hopes to break ground on two-story office building by year’s end

An aerial view of Midway USA’s new massive 400,000 square feet distribution center at 40 and Route J in the Rocheport area (2022 photo courtesy of the Potterfield Group’s Molly Hill) One of Boone County’s largest employers hopes to break ground by December on a new 130,000 square foot office building. It would be located on MidwayUSA’s new campus at …

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Three Columbia officials to be sworn-in Monday night; council to receive update on Walton roof project

The Walton building on South Providence is jointly owned by the city and the Columbia Chamber of Commerce (2022 photo courtesy of Columbia CVB spokesman Megan McConachie) Three officials will be sworn-in at Monday night’s Columbia city council meeting, highlighting the team that first-year city manager De’Carlon Seewood is building at city hall. Mike Griggs will be sworn-in tonight as …

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Missouri Task Force One moving from Orlando to hurricane-battered Fort Myers

A 55-member team from Columbia-based Missouri Task Force One prepares to leave Columbia for Florida on September 30, 2022 (photo courtesy of the Boone County Fire Protection District’s Facebook page) CNN is reporting that Hurricane Ian may have caused as much as $47-billion in insured losses in Florida. That could make it the most expensive storm in Florida history. Meantime, …

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(AUDIO): MidwayUSA founder Larry Potterfield appears on 939 the Eagle’s “CEO Round Table”

Columbia-based MidwayUSA began as a small gun shop in 1977 and has grown into a large company and internet retailer of about 200,000 hunting, fishing, shooting and outdoor products. Midway USA founder Larry Potterfield joined host Fred Parry in-studio for the hour Saturday on 939 the Eagle’s “CEO Round Table.” Mr. Potterfield discussed the company winning its third Malcolm Baldrige …

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Veteran Missouri lawmaker Basye accepting new position with area congressman’s office

State Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) speaks on the Missouri House floor in Jefferson City on May 2, 2022 (file photo courtesy of Tim Bommel at House Communications) A veteran mid-Missouri state lawmaker who’s served as the powerful Missouri House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee chairman has accepted a new position. State Rep. Chuck Basye (R-Rocheport) is finishing his fourth and …

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