Missouri Guard Soldier Dead from IED in Iraq

A Missouri Army National Guard Sergeant has been killed in Iraq, the victim of an improvised explosive device (IED) yesterday, February 6 th . The Guard reports that Sergeant Bradley Skelton of Gordonville had come out of retirement to serve on this deployment....

Soldier Based in Missouri Dies in Iraq

A soldier based in Missouri has been killed in Iraq. The Pentagon has announced Specialist Matthew F. Straughter, a Belleville, Illinois, resident who enlisted with the Missouri National Guard in St. Charles, died January 31st in Baghdad of wounds suffered when his...

Blunt Sends National Guard to Northwest Missouri

Governor Matt Blunt (R-MO) has mobilized 50 National Guardsmen and women to Northwest Missouri to help those affected by the severe winter weather. The Governor made the announcement during a visit to a Salvation Army shelter in Jefferson City, where he...

Governor Declares State of Emergency

Governor Blunt has declared a state of emergency as Missouri attempts to recover from the ice storm that knocked out power for tens of thousands of residents Sunday. Even as the state attempts to recover, more severe weather is forecast with no let-up predicted until...
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