Missouri Main Street Connection

“Outstanding Economic Impact Project” awarded to Main Street Trenton

Missouri Main Street Connection Inc. (MMSC) presented downtown revitalization awards on July 30, 2020, recognizing revitalization excellence during the annual Evening of Excellence Virtual Ceremony on Facebook Live. MMSC is a statewide non-profit organization designed to help Missouri communities preserve their historic commercial districts through economic revitalization. MMSC currently provides services and training to over […]

Tigers for troops

Tigers for Troops: Helping rural veterans navigate the VA benefits system

Understanding and applying for veterans services can be a challenge, and help can be hard to come by, especially in rural communities. Tigers for Troops, a partnership of University of Missouri Extension and the MU School of Law Veterans Clinic, connects veterans to vital resources through one-on-one consultations by videoconference. It is funded through a […]

NCMC Geyer Hall

NCMC Board of Trustees approve applying for CARES Act funding to curtail expenses from COVID-19

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved the evening of Tuesday, July 28th applying for Grundy County CARES Act funding to combat COVID-19 expenses. A Return to Fall Plan was also presented. NCMC President Doctor Lenny Klaver said the college could receive $89,000 in Grundy County CARES Act funding, which could be used […]

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner

Audio: St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner may have violated law by not reporting all of her trips

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner has been flying all around the country and the globe with organizations who want to reform the criminal justice system.     An investigation from St. Louis TV Station KMOV says that Gardner has violated the law, by not reportings all the trips. At times during her tenure as […]

Coins in a counter

Missouri banks ask consumers to deposit, use spare change because of coin circulation slowdown

Time to empty out the piggy banks to help small businesses. Missouri banks are asking consumers to deposit their spare change at their local banks or use change when shopping as the pandemic-related shutdowns have created a slowdown in coin circulation.  When COVID-19 restrictions went into place, establishments like retail shops, bank branches, and laundromats […]

Murder

Kirksville man pleads guilty to murder; sentenced to life without parole

A Kirksville man has pleaded guilty in Division One of Adair County Circuit Court to murder—first degree. Ricky Sides was sentenced Thursday, July 16th to life in the Missouri Department of Corrections without the possibility of parole. The Kirksville Police Department arrested Sides after his girlfriend, Colleen Gompakis, was found dead inside her apartment with […]

Missouri State Fair 2020

Missouri State Fair cancels all activities except youth livestock show

The Missouri State Fair will feature the outdoor youth livestock showings, but the other traditional activities have been called off, because of COVID-19 safety concerns from vendors, guests, and state agricultural officials. The event runs August 13 through August 23, 2020, in Sedalia. In 2019, a total of  337,112 individuals attended the fair. Youth livestock […]

Trenton Police Department

Chillicothe City Council hires officer from Trenton leaving three vacancies on Trenton police force

Action taken by the Chillicothe City Council in an executive session this week included the hiring of Seth Rorebeck from the Trenton Police Department as a full-time police officer. Trenton Police Chief Rex Ross confirms Rorebeck has worked full-time and part-time at the Trenton Police Department since his initial hiring in 2003. Rorebeck’s last day […]

Audio: Missouri Receives $15 Million in CARES Act Funding for Tourism

Missouri’s governor announced $15 million in grant funding on Thursday to help rebuild Missouri’s tourism industry, which has been hammered by the COVID-19 pandemic. The state Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) says Missouri has seen 30,422 confirmed coronavirus cases, along with 1,113 deaths. State Department of Economic Development (DED) Director Rob Dixon tells Capitol reporters in Jefferson […]