Latest News for: Missouri holidays


Opinion: Is it George Washington’s holiday or do we celebrate all 45 of the presidents?

The Los Angeles Times 19 Feb 2024
The reason for the holiday’s date is that George Washington was born on Feb ... He petitioned Congress to make it a federal holiday — but today only California, Connecticut, Illinois, Missouri and New York observe it officially as a standalone holiday.

Presidents Day: From George Washington's modest birthdays to big sales and 3-day weekends

Albany Democrat Herald 18 Feb 2024
For some historians, the holiday has lost all discernible meaning ... Here is a look at how the holiday evolved. ... And only in 1879 was his birthday formally made into a legal holiday for federal employees in the District of Columbia ... Missouri.

Long-ago love wants to pay visit to ill friend

Albany Democrat Herald 18 Feb 2024
... a Sweet Home logging firm A newborn girl was retrieved from a ‘Baby Box’ at a firehouse, the first in Missouri ... I sent a holiday card to her and her husband, expressing my sympathy for her illness.

Two of 2024's Most Exciting New Roller Coasters Aren't Coming From Disney Or Universal

Cinema Blend 15 Feb 2024
For that reason the coasters I’m looking forward to this year aren’t in California or Florida, but in Indiana and Missouri. Holiday World’s Good Gravy .

Presidential caucus has some Missouri Republicans worried about accessibility

The Joplin Globe 09 Feb 2024
Some Boone County Republicans — as well as some state and party officials — are voicing concerns about the party’s March 2 presidential caucus, the first of its kind in Missouri since 2012 ... 24 at the Holiday Inn Earth City in St.

Could year-round firework sales become legal in Kansas? Here's why past efforts failed

Salina Journal 09 Feb 2024
I live in a border area and people will go to Missouri or Oklahoma and get fireworks anyway,” Collins said. Though the Fourth of July is the holiday most commonly associated with fireworks, it’s common ...

Presidential caucus has some Republicans worried about accessibility

Maryville Daily Forum 07 Feb 2024
Some Boone County Republicans — as well as some state and party officials — are voicing concerns about the party’s March 2 presidential caucus, the first of its kind in Missouri since 2012 ... Missouri Republican caucus ... Missouri Democratic Primary.

Wilton wrestling: A sign of success

Dispatch Argus 03 Feb 2024
PREP WRESTLING . IOWA STATE DUAL TOURNAMENT ... People are also reading… ... Wilton won the Willard Howell Invitational at Wapello, the Jim Boyd Invitational at Riverdale and the 48-team Battle at Katy Trail in Missouri before the holiday break ... .

GOP-led Senate committee digs into detail of Kansas governor’s ideas for tax changes

Longview News-Journal 01 Feb 2024
Back-to-school holiday ... tax holiday in Kansas starting at 12.01 a.m ... Missouri allows for a comparable school sales tax holiday in August, which has been a draw for Kansans living near the state line.

Rosie O’Donnell annoyed after ‘Jeopardy!’ interrupted for sports: ‘Every night of my life I watch it’

New York Post 25 Jan 2024
In April 2023, “Jeopardy!” took a back seat in several markets due to the fact that the NFL draft was taking place in Kansas City, Missouri ... “As the holiday break begins in Hollywood, I ...

Nebraska high school boys basketball Top 25 rankings (1/23/2024)

The Capital Journal 24 Jan 2024
Bellevue West maintains its grip on No ... 1 ... This Week ... 2 ... 3 ... Crete has been challenged more often than not since the Doane Holiday Tournament, capturing wins over an 11-win team from Missouri, against #18 Skutt, #25 Scottsbluff and, last week, #17 Elkhorn.

How to participate in Missouri’s first presidential caucuses

News-Press Now 15 Jan 2024
Instead of heading to the polls this winter, Missouri voters will head to caucuses to decide who their party should support for president ... This is the first year that Missouri voters will also decide their presidential preference by caucus.

Missouri one of three states experiencing moderate flu levels

News-Press Now 06 Jan 2024
The holiday festivities may be over, but the flu continues to linger in Missouri. This flu season Missouri has seen a total of 13,675 reported cases, with 63% attributed to Influenza A.

Hard practices paid off for UNI men’s basketball in 64-62 win at Missouri State

The Gazette Cedar Rapids 05 Jan 2024
CEDAR FALLS — Holiday break was anything but a break for the Northern Iowa men’s basketball team ... That sweat equity turned into a 64-62 win at Missouri State on Wednesday night, UNI’s first Missouri Valley Conference win of the season.

State Highway Patrol reports holiday weekend fatalities

Victoria Advocate 03 Jan 2024
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 115 traffic crashes statewide over the holiday weekend, with five dead and 59 injured. The holiday weekend reporting period spans ...