The Eldon community is seeing a resurgence with announcements of a new factory and jobs coming to town. Now a proposed rail trail could be part of that.
Superintendent of Schools Matt Davis says that proximity creates opportunities for incentive programs based on healthy activity, both by the companies and the school district, which will benefit everyone at the end of the day.
But for any of that to happen, the trail has to be approved. After initially gaining support under Governor Jay Nixon, Missouri State Parks started re-evaluating the plan under Governor Greitens. Those who support the trail are encouraged to contact the state parks division and let them know. You can also attend an informational meeting planned for October 30th at 5:30 in the Morgan County Public Library in Versailles.