Archive - Nov 13, 2011


Girl Power -- Girls on The Run finish season at Forest Park 5k

Photos by Eilleen Roth

Young deer hunters have a good weekend

Missouri Department of Conservation - Jim Low

Hunters age 6 through 15 checked 16,392 deer during the first weekend of Missouri’s youth deer hunt Nov. 5 and 6, a 13-percent increase from last year’s figure.

Top harvest counties for the early portion of the youth hunt were Osage with 369 deer checked, Franklin with 331 and Howell with 316.

Amtrak ridership continues steady increase

Missouri News Horizon
. -- MoDOT officials say increased on-time performance is leading to more people traveling the state by rail.

Michelle Teel, the multi-modal operations director for the agency told a House committee Thursday that ridership on Amtrak is up by 16 percent over last year. Teel said the increase continues a five year trend.