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April 6 ribbon-cutting set for Columbia’s massive new meat plant

Missouri Governor Mike Parson helps cut the ribbon at Swift Foods’ bacon plant in central Missouri’s Moberly on May 24, 2021 (file photo courtesy of the governor’s Flickr page) The ribbon-cutting ceremony for Columbia’s new $185-million Swift Foods plant will take place on April 6. That’s a Thursday. The program will begin that morning at 11. The 325,000 square foot …

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(AUDIO): Mid-Missouri lawmaker downplays consolidation concerns involving open enrollment

The Missouri House narrowly approved open enrollment legislation before their spring break. The vote was 85-69, with about 30 Republicans voting no. The bill is sponsored by House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee chairman State Rep. Brad Pollitt (R-Sedalia). He tells 939 the Eagle’s “Wake Up Mid-Missouri” that districts must opt-in to participate. “Basically this bill puts into the …

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UPDATE: Court documents indicate Hermann murder suspect planned to “commit suicide by cop”

An undated photo of Hermann Police Sergeant Mason Griffith (photo courtesy of Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop F Twitter page) Graphic court documents obtained by 939 the Eagle say the suspect charged with shooting two Hermann police officers Sunday night at a Casey’s had given both officers fake names when questioned. The shooting killed Detective Mason Griffith and critically injured …

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Two mid-Missourians killed after head-on collision in Cole County

Two Cole County men have been killed in a horrific head-on collision near Russellville. The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s crash report says it  happened at about 6:45 Tuesday morning on Route C, near Route AA. Troopers say the crash happened when 35-year-old Loren Nichols of Jefferson City crossed the center line and struck a second vehicle head-on. The Patrol says …

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Columbia’s New TopTracer Golf expected to open this summer near Midway

Columbia-based Little Dixie Construction is building the new TopTracer Golf facility at Midway Golf and Games (January 2023 photo from Zimmer’s LG Patterson) The president of Rost Enterprises expects a July grand opening for the new TopTracer golf facility being built at Midway Golf and Games west of Columbia. Former Boone County clerk Taylor Burks tells Zimmer’s “Inside Columbia” magazine …

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