Missouri looks to cut regulations for farmers, legalize hemp

By Brandon R. Hill Columbia Missourian In an effort to empower more rural Missouri farmers, the Department of Agriculture is prepared to eliminate more than 1,200 rules and regulations restricting the agriculture industry in Missouri. Chris Chinn, the director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture, said last week that the department was moving forward with

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It’s baseball season, our favorite time of the year

“My Call” by Bill Milligan wmilligan@callnewspapers.com Thank goodness it’s baseball season again. But it isn’t just the warmer weather that lifts your spirits as the Cardinals take the field at Busch Stadium the first few times this year. Something about the batters and the pitchers, the swings, the misses, and just the joy of the

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Sunset Hills reader asks: What’s next for the Fenton fire district?

To the editor: Voters rejected a bond issue in the April 3 election that would have allowed the Fenton Fire Protection District to maintain their reputation and upgrade aging facilities to first-class status. The ugly word here is “infrastructure,” which to the uninformed masses means water lines. gas lines, electricity, et cetera. Engineers understand these

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All lanes on JB Bridge open after Tuesday shutdown

Pictured above: A photo of the traffic on the bridge just after the shutdown midday Tuesday. All lanes of the Jefferson Barracks Bridge were reopened around 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night, following a 10-hour shutdown caused traffic backups around south county during rush hour. The Missouri Department of Transportation shut down the two left lanes on

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New principal named for Dressel

Pictured above: Dressel Assistant Principal Pat Schoenekase finds out that he is the school’s next principal. Photo by Dressel Principal Craig Hamby. With Dressel Elementary Principal Craig Hamby moving up to Central Office, current Dressel Assistant Principal Patrick Schoenekase will take over as the next principal of the new school. The Lindbergh Board of Education

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South County Community Calendar: Week of April 19

Thursday, April 19 • Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, 5252 S. Lindbergh Blvd., is holding an Attic Sale from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday and a bag sale from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday. • The University of Missouri Extension Council of St. Louis County, the local link between residents and the university’s four-campus

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