Empire District Liberty Utilities Company

Empire gas customers in north Missouri to see price of natural gas double

To reflect estimated changes in the wholesale cost of natural gas as well as a change in the company’s Actual Cost Adjustment (ACA) factor, natural gas customers of The Empire District Gas Company d/b/a Liberty (Empire) will see natural gas rates change under a filing that takes effect on December 1, 2021. The ACA factor […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve ordinances, choose not to adjust sewer charges for additional water usage

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen on October 25, 2021, approved two ordinances, which amended the city code and entered into a contract. A section of the city code was amended relating to alcoholic beverages. It now says “all opening and closing days and hours for a license issued…shall be in accordance with the provisions of […]

Coronavirus Update

Two area health departments report on latest COVID case count

Nineteen COVID-19 cases have been added in Linn County since October 19th. The health department on October 27 reported 1,898 cases total, and 15 were active. One COVID-19-related hospitalization was reported for Linn County. Thirteen COVID-19 cases have been added in Daviess County since October 21. The health department reports a total of 1,011 cases. The […]

Federal Bureau of Investigation

FBI releases 2020 statistics for law enforcement officers assaulted in the line of duty

According to statistics reported to the FBI, 60,105 law enforcement officers were assaulted while performing their duties in 2020. These assaults were reported to the FBI by 9,895 law enforcement agencies. Based on these reports, there were 4,071 more officers assaulted in 2020 than the 56,034 assaults reported in 2019. Data regarding these assaults were […]

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Boone Construction Company files lawsuit against City of Trenton regarding replacement of 17th Street bridge

Boone Construction Company of Columbia has filed a petition against the City of Trenton related to work on the 17th Street Bridge. The petition involves five counts including breach of contract, breach of warranty ex contractu, unjust enrichment, quantum meruit, and damages and costs pursuant to the Missouri Public Prompt Payment Act. Boone requests the […]

Trenton Missouri Police Department (TPD)

Trenton Police Department releases information on big rig hitting stop sign at intersection of 22nd Street and Pleasant Plain

The Trenton Police Department has released information about a semi-truck with one unit hitting a stop sign at 22nd Street and Pleasant Plain on June 3rd. No injuries were reported for the driver, 77-year-old James Gruver of Kansas City. Officer Keith Edmonston reports Gruver drove the semi into a residential area following a GPS while […]

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Missouri leads 12 state coalition in filing suit against the Biden administration over massive expansion of federal regulations

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt led a coalition of 12 states in filing suit against President Joe Biden’s administration over a massive expansion of federal regulations through executive order, potentially impacting nearly every aspect of the economy and Missouri household. “Manufacturing, agriculture, and energy production are essential to Missouri’s economy and employ thousands of hard-working […]

Child Care

Governor Parson announces $46 million in child care funding to support Missouri providers and working families

Governor Mike Parson announced $46 million in child care funding to ensure child care providers can support the needs of working Missouri families, especially those with low incomes during COVID-19. “In order for Missouri to be a strong and healthy state, we must deliver essential services and support the needs of our working families, especially […]

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Census survey reveals COVID-19’s devastating impact in Missouri

(Missouri Independent) – Hundreds of thousands of Missourians are struggling to get by during our coronavirus public health emergency, including children, according to the recently released U.S. Census Bureau Household Pulse Survey. While 40.8 percent of Missouri households report losing income since March, families with children under 18 have been especially impacted, with 51.4 percent reporting […]

Wild Turkey

Firearms turkey hunting expected to be similar to recent seasons

With fall firearms turkey season running Oct. 1 – 31 and archery turkey season underway, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) advises turkey hunters it could be another challenging season. According to MDC, turkey production in Missouri steadily increased during the 1990s before declining during the 2000s. While production began to increase throughout much of […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

Audio: Area internet providers to expand broadband services to rural residents

United States Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced on Tuesday that five Missouri projects will receive 60.9 million dollars in USDA funding for high-speed broadband infrastructure. The USDA’s ReConnect Pilot Program announcement was made at the Metcalf Mechanical Resource Center at the North Central Missouri College Barton Farm […]

USDA Reconnect Program

USDA announces $61 million investment to bring broadband to rural Missourians

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy announced USDA has invested $60.9 million in high-speed broadband infrastructure that will create or improve e-Connectivity for more than 11,000 rural households, 81 farms, 73 businesses, 16 educational facilities, 12 critical community facilities, and two health care facilities in rural Missouri. […]

Access II Independant Living Center Gallatin, Missouri

Access II Fishing Tournament reels in money to support the disabled

Access II Independent Living Center netted over $400 during their Fall Fishing Tournament Sunday, September 8th at Indian Creek Lake. The stormy morning did not keep local anglers away. 14 teams came out to raise money for Access II, a non-profit agency who provides a variety of services to people with disabilities and the elderly […]

Roads closed in Buchanan, Caldwell and Livingston Counties due to flooding

More contracts awarded for repair of flood damaged roadways

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission has awarded two more emergency flood repair contracts this week. Route 111 (Holt County) Contract for debris removal and roadbed and shoulder repair from Spur 111 in Craig to Route 118 was awarded to Phillips Hardy, Inc. in the amount of $2,401,987.90. Work could begin as soon as Tuesday, […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View Board of Education accepts resignation, hires new paraprofessional

The Pleasant View R-6 Board of Education voted to increase the district’s tax rate at a hearing on Tuesday evening. The rate was set at 480.94 cents or $4.80.94 which is up four-point seven-eight cents from the previous year. During the regular meeting, the board approved the resignation of board member Luke Gibson due him […]

Burglary

Three arrested in connection with burglaries in Brookfield

Three Brookfield residents have been arrested in connection with two burglaries at a Brookfield business last week. The Brookfield Police Department reports 25-year-old Scott Slaughter, 20-year-old Elijah Waters, and 19-year-old Kody Waters were identified as those involved with the burglaries at the business in the 500 block of South Main Street. Slaughter has been charged […]

Sunnyview Board Meeting

Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors accepts bids for asphalt, concrete and roadwork

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors accepted bids for asphalt, concrete for the driveway and roadwork at its meeting on Tuesday. The bids from Griffin Asphalt and Construction LLC of Trenton were $18,770.95 for the front parking lot, $2,371.50 for the west entrance, $3,161.95 for the employee parking lot, and $15,674 for […]