KNEM-KNMO Current News
Fourth District U.S. Congresswoman, Vicky Hartzler, made a stop in Nevada Thursday to address the Nevada Rotary Club in their weekly meeting at the Nevada Country Club. Hartzler spent her time at the podium discussing pressing issues the federal government is facing. That included an update on this country’s involvement in the battle against ISIL. Hartzler says ISIL is of real concern including to residents of the 4th District. Hartzler told those in attendance, the overall concern of ISIL is about the threat to the Middle East and our U.S. allies along with the brutality of ISIL as they march forward with their goal of taking over the entire region. On another issue, the mid-term elections are coming up this Tuesday, November 4th, and Hartzler believes the results will be important in determining what progress will be made in Congress over the next two years. She believes that if changes occur in the Senate there is a real chance to get bills that are in limbo passed and on to the President's desk for signature. When work on Capital Hill resumes in mid-November, the second term Congresswoman says the priorities include passing this year’s National Defense Authorization Act and extending the funding of the federal government past the current date of December 11th.
United States Senator for Missouri Roy Blunt, made 2 stops in the the area Thursday. Senator Blunt addressed a crowd in Butler, before stopping in Nevada to speak to around 30 individuals who gathered at the Metz Bank Lobby. Senator Blunt's visit was in connection with the Get out the Vote Campaign and expressed the importance of these elections. The Get out the Vote Campaign is aimed at increasing the number of cast votes.
Missouri Department of Transportation continue work on area roads Thursday. According to MoDOT officials, Route “18” over Elk Fork Creek, West of Ballard, Route “B” over the Marais des Cygnes River, East of Rich Hill, Route “F” over Knob Creek, West of Passaic, and Route “U” over Gillum Creek, West of Foster, all in Bates County, will all be down to one lane traffic. This is due to bridge work. Drivers should expect some slower than normal traffic. To view a complete list of road closings and work zones, visit www.modot.org. The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists to use caution, be alert for flashing arrows on trucks, and slow down.
Cottey College is hosting a comedian Thursday night on their Nevada campus. Comedian, Pete Lee, is scheduled to perform at 8:00 P.M. Thursday. Lee was a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing. He also shot his own Comedy Central half-hour special, which earned him a “cult” following at comedy clubs, and the opportunity to perform at over 500 colleges across the country. Tickets to see Pete Lee are $5 for adults and $4 for those under 18 years of age or older than 62. Tickets will be available at the door. The performance is being held in the Raney Dining Hall, in the lower level of Robertson Hall, on the Southeast corner of Austin and Tower streets in Nevada.