Archive - Nov 21, 2011


First time all states use same formula to calculate graduation rate - Missouri expected in top third

Missouri News Horizon
-- One out of every five Missouri public school students fail to graduate high school within four years.

Missouri Democrats choose new leaders

Missouri News Horizon
. -- Missouri Democrats chose new leadership over the weekend.

Jackson County Executive Mike Sanders was named chairman of the state Democratic Party on Saturday. St. Louis Comptroller Darlene Green was named vice chair of the party.

The leadership change comes in the wake of former State Auditor Susan Montee’s candidacy for Lieutenant Governor. Montee had served as party chairman since shortly after her defeat by Republican Tom Schweich in the 2010 election.

Gov. Nixon helps break ground for new John Deere facility

STRAFFORD, Mo. - Gov. Jay Nixon was in Strafford today with officials from John Deere Reman to officially break ground for the company's new processing and storage facility in Strafford. The new 275,000 square-foot facility, which will serve John Deere dealers throughout the U.S., represents a capital investment of $14 million into the local economy, and the company plans to create 55 new local jobs over the next five years in Strafford.

Happy Thanksgiving from MDC – celebrating 75 years of serving nature and you.

UPDATE: Local Business Owner ALERT: Be aware of possible school sponsorship scam

Mon., Nov 21 - We received additional information last night from Pam Ruediger, Stylest at Hair, who received a phone call from SPN requesting $379 dollars. The caller said that the amount would purchase 100 balls.  SPN is obviously targeting businesses in New Haven.

If there are any other businesses please let us know as we continue our investigation.