Pickleball began in a congressman’s backyard in Washington in 1965. The family wanted to create a new game, and after a few trials and errors created one that combined tennis, badminton and ping-pong.
Problems of 11 Midwest and Plains states are reflected in the December report on a monthly survey of bank executives. The problems are being blamed on national economic problems, export declines and a weaker farm sector.
A 52-year-old man from Steele received a sentence of 24 years in prison for producing child pornography Wednesday in federal court in Cape Girardeau.
A state audit of Missouri food safety inspections says the Department of Health and Senior Service should improve oversight of local health authorities. It has been a decade since the state department compared state inspections with local results.
Pettis County prosecutors have charged Terrance E. Morse, 24, with the rape of a 7-year-old girl, which happened six years ago.