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Farmers’ Electric Cooperative announces essay contest winners

Winners of the 60th annual Farmers’ Electric Cooperative essay contest have been announced. Two juniors won all-expense paid trips to Washington, D.C. Three sophomores won all-expense paid trips to the Cooperative Youth Conference & Leadership Experience (C.Y.C.L.E.) program in Jefferson City. Kelsey Crabtree, a junior at Pattonsburg High School, has won the Annual Youth Tour […]

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Second Harvest awarded nearly $1.6 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds to expand facility

The Missouri Department of Economic Development announced that it had awarded over $94 million for 70 projects across the state through the Community Revitalization Grant Program, funded through the American Rescue Plan Act. This program awards competitive grants to applicants, including municipalities, counties, and nonprofit organizations, to benefit households, communities, and small businesses affected by […]

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St. Joseph man arrested on Grundy County charges of auto theft and burglary

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Saint Joseph man in Buchanan County on March 28th on three Grundy County felony charges. Thirty-four-year-old Jay Bee Baskett Junior has been charged with stealing a motor vehicle, second-degree burglary, and stealing $750 or more. Bond was set at $15,000 cash only. He is scheduled […]

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General John J. Pershing Boyhood Home hosts Easter egg hunt on April 8

Join the fun Saturday, April 8, for an Easter egg hunt at General John J. Pershing’s Boyhood Home State Historic Site. Sign-up starts at 1 p.m., with the hunt beginning at 1:30 p.m. Prizes will be drawn and awarded immediately following the hunt. Laclede Sportsman Club is sponsoring the event. For more information, call the […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation hosts “Spring Wildflower Hike” on April 13 at Crowder State Park

Spring blooms and birds will be featured when the Missouri Department of Conservation hosts a Spring Wildflower Hike from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 13, at Crowder State Park near Trenton. Early spring is a good time to spot blooms and birds before the full emergence of summer foliage. This hike will […]

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Missouri to begin Medicaid renewals, vowing as “seamless” a process as possible

(Missouri Independent) – As a pandemic policy expires and Missouri begins rechecking eligibility of around 1.6 million people on Medicaid, social services department leadership pledged Tuesday to make the process “as seamless as possible for as many people as we can.” Over the last three years, states have stopped reverifying whether Medicaid recipients on their […]

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Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, to convene at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville

The Missouri Court of Appeals, Western District, is returning to Northwest Missouri State University, where it is scheduled to convene court Tuesday, April 11. The session, which is free and open to the public, begins at 1 p.m. in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom. A three-judge panel, consisting of Presiding Judge Douglas Thomson, Judge […]

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Bill allowing utilities to charge upfront costs to build nuclear plants advances in Missouri House

(Missouri Independent) – The repeal of a nearly 50-year-old voter-approved ban on utilities billing customers for the upfront costs of building nuclear power facilities won initial approval from the Missouri House on Monday. The legislation, sponsored by Republican Rep. John Black of Marshfield, would allow Missouri utilities to add the cost of a new nuclear plant […]

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USDA announces additional assistance for distressed farmers facing financial risk

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that beginning in April it will provide approximately $123 million in additional, automatic financial assistance for qualifying farm loan program borrowers who are facing financial risk, as part of the $3.1 billion to help distressed farm loan borrowers that was provided through Section 22006 of the Inflation Reduction Act […]

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Missouri Attorney General, and coalition of states, take action to block rule deeming single sex dorms unconstitutional

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey led a coalition of 19 states in filing an amicus brief at the United States Supreme Court supporting the College of the Ozarks in their suit against the Biden Administration’s unlawful rule prohibiting single-sex dorms. The amicus brief filed by the attorneys general supports the petition of the College of […]

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Missouri teenager sentenced to 33-years in prison for murdering his 12-year-old brother

Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey announced that his office secured a 33-year prison sentence in the deadly shooting of a twelve-year-old child. “I will always enforce the laws as written, which includes prosecuting violent criminals to hold them accountable,” said Attorney General Bailey. “As a former prosecutor, I am committed to the idea that safer […]

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Woman in Missouri pleads guilty to bank fraud, admits to pandemic fraud

A woman from St. Louis, Missouri on Monday pleaded guilty to two counts of bank fraud and admitted committing both check fraud and pandemic fraud.   Nikia A. French, 30, admitted to recruiting people on Instagram who were willing to let French use their bank accounts.  French created counterfeit checks, deposited them in the accounts […]

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Central Missouri man pleads guilty to gun crimes

A man from Missouri admitted to repeatedly possessing firearms after having been committed to a mental institution, in violation of federal law. Joseph Zarky, 24, of Kirkwood, pleaded guilty in front of U.S. District Judge Audrey G. Fleissig to two counts of possession of a firearm after being previously committed to a mental institution. “Police […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees announce March 28 meeting results

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees heard a report on March 28th about Dean of Instruction Doctor Mitch Holder’s visit to Tonga in February. He visited the country on behalf of the college and to further the relationship between NCMC and Tonga. Holder reported he met the prime minister, and he is supportive […]