Judge orders Whitley property deeded to North Central Missouri College

(Columbia Daily Tribune) – A lingering legal deadlock over the fate of an undeveloped 102-acre tract of land near the Pinnacles area north of Columbia was resolved Wednesday in favor of North Central Missouri College, the beneficiary of a donation from the late Jim and Joanna Whitley. The consent judgment signed by Associate Circuit Judge Deborah […]

Bush lawsuit against Jennifer Hottes dismissed

Former 4th ward councilman Jim Bush filed the suit last October in Grundy County Circuit Court against current 4th ward councilwoman Jennifer Hottes doing business as Black Silo Winery of Trenton. Bush, in the filing last year had sought 100 thousand dollars in punitive damages because of comments allegedly made about him during  n August 11th, 2014 public session of the […]

Gallatin’s plan for new water plant gets the “OK” from USDA

Gallatin’s City Administrator reports the U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved plans for a new water plant. Tony Stonecypher told Gallatin councilmen that he expects the project to be put out for construction bids by the end of this week. Discussion was held Monday night on water rates for the rural water district. Stonecypher is […]

Retired Sedalia, Mo. High School Teacher Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Engage in Illicit Sex with a Minor

A retired high school teacher in Sedalia, Mo., pleaded guilty in federal court to arranging to meet a woman and her 14-year-old daughter (actually an undercover law enforcement officer) for illicit sexual activity. Paul Robert Cannon, 71, of Sedalia, Mo., pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Matt J. Whitworth to attempting to induce a minor to […]

Mercer Board of Education meets, accepts resignations, begins process to fill openings

The North Mercer Board of Education has accepted the resignations of Social Studies teacher Brian Patterson, Communication Arts instructor Angie Michaelis, and Band teacher Ethan Stewart – all at the end of the school year. The district is accepting applications for those positions.  All other current teachers were employed for the 2016-2017 school year.  Salaries […]

Local Election Results: Republicans vote Trump, Democrats split

Grundy Countians favored Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump in the Democratic and Republican Presidential Primaries Tuesday. The nearly 39 percent voter turnout was far greater than previous presidential primaries for Grundy County in 2012 and 2008. Among 491 Democrat votes, Bernie Sanders received 262 and Hillary Clinton had 219. (Sanders was favored 53.4% to Mrs. […]

Laredo School Board holds regular meeting, approves numerous teacher contracts

The Laredo Board of Education, on Monday night, received preliminary salary information for its review.  No action was taken during the meeting.  By a vote of 4-2, the contract of 7th and 8th grade teacher Tammy Meeker, working under a tenured contract, was renewed. Non-tenured contracts to probationary teachers Trisha Sharp (Art), Abbie Herrold (Physical […]