Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act: 2017 saw increase in uninsured Missourians

A new Gallup survey shows that the uninsured rate rose significantly in Missouri in 2017, a year marked by repeated attempts to repeal, sabotage, or weaken the health care programs and protections of the Affordable Care Act. Gallup attributes the dramatic increase in the number of uninsured Missourians to both the uncertainty created by repeated […]

MoDOT Road Work

MoDOT planned road work for the week of May 14, 2018

The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in North Missouri region planned for the week of May 14 through the 20th from the Missouri Department of Transportation. In addition to the work listed below, there may be pothole patching, mowing, shoulder work, bridge maintenance, striping, brush cutting, guardrail repairs, litter […]

Crime and Courts

Prison sentences handed down in Division One of Grundy County court

Numerous cases were processed Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Bobby Dean Morgans the second of Trenton has been sentenced to prison for theft of a county ambulance, a burglary, and probation violations. Morgans admitted to the violations and probation was revoked. A previously suspended sentence was set aside and a […]

United States Presidential Scholars

Kirksville student semifinalist for United States Presidential Scholars program

A Kirksville High School student was selected as a semifinalist for the United States Presidential Scholars. Richard Ma was one of nine Missouri students selected as a semifinalist. U. S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s office announced two other Missouri students as members of the 54th class of the U. S. Presidential Scholars. Interim Commissioner […]

Ticks

Ticks can carry many diseases so be tick aware this Summer

Tick season is here and milder winters and warm spring temperatures could result in higher numbers of ticks and tick-borne disease. National numbers recently released May 1 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that cases of diseases transmitted by ticks doubled from 2004 – 2016. In addition, new disease-causing agents that can […]

Court Gavel and Scales

Trenton man has probation revoked during court appearance

Following a probation violation hearing, the original probation was revoked, jail time imposed and another probation established for court cases involving William Nicholas Griffin of rural Trenton. Griffin, in Associate Division of circuit court, admitted to the allegations of violation. The court revoked probation and Griffin was sentenced to 60 days confinement at the Grundy […]