Envisioning a digital city: Missouri S&T research could lead to “smart” infrastructure

ROLLA, Mo. – Dr. Genda Chen wants to make the city of the future more intelligent – able to build and repair its roads, bridges, electrical grids, power plants and other infrastructure through a network of robotics, sensors and data analytics that diagnose and identify the community’s needs. Researchers at the Center for Intelligent Infrastructure (CII) at Missouri University of Science and Technology are looking to create new infrastructure capabilities on a grand scale to lower construction and maintenance costs and improve worker safety.

MDC sets deer and turkey hunting dates for upcoming seasons

The Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at the Commission’s Dec. 13 meeting for upcoming turkey-hunting and deer-hunting season dates.

Council approves radio tower, relocation of electric lines

    During the citizens participation portion of its December 10 meeting, the Cuba City Council approved a request to have a temporary radio station antenna put on a city water tower and the movement of electric lines on private property located on N. Franklin Street, but tabled a proposed ordinance to create one-hour parking on Rock Creek Road after the mayor and a business owner couldn’t agree on exactly what needed to be done on the street.

Cuba council approves bids, sale of surplus property

    During its meeting on December 10, the Cuba City Council approved several bids for the Public Works Department that will make improvements needed in the sewer, water, and electric departments. The council also accepted numerous bids for the sale of surplus equipment.

Veterans Home seeking donations to help with Christmas gifts

    The Missouri Veterans Home-St. James and the Veterans Assistance League is holding their annual Adopt-A-Vet program, which will buy holiday gifts for each resident. The program guarantees veterans residing in the facility have a fun holiday season and the staff hopes to get the community involved by adopting a veteran this Christmas season.

St. James Police Department awarded equipment grant

    The St. James City Council met on Monday, December 10 to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council:
    • Heard the St. James Police Department has been awarded a grant for new car radio equipment, which will greatly help in getting a good signal to dispatch. The department has also applied for a grant for a rapid ID scanner for vehicles that can quickly ascertain a person’s ID when a suspect doesn’t have ID or is believed to be lying about their identity.