(Missouri Independent) – The pathway to renewing provider taxes essential to funding Medicaid before Missouri lawmakers adjourn for the year became much narrower when issues raised by abortion opponents forced removal of the taxes from a health care bill. When a conference committee met to work out differences between the House and Senate on the bill, […]
Another session of the Missouri Legislature has come and gone. Of the 1,559 House bills and 689 Senate bills filed this time around, 69 bills will make it to Gov. Mike Parson’s desk. Here are some key bills left up to the governor to sign or veto: Missouri lawmakers vote to pump up […]
A Winston woman sustained injuries in a two-vehicle accident four miles north of Cameron Friday evening, May 14th. Sixty-eight-year-old Sandra Bridgeman was to seek her own medical attention for minor injuries. No injuries were reported for the other driver, a 17-year-old boy from Cameron. Bridgeman’s vehicle traveled north on Highway 69, and the other vehicle […]
There will be a four-way stop at the intersection of 22nd Street and Pleasant Plain in Trenton starting May 17th. City Administrator Ron Urton reports police will monitor the area and educate motorists about the new stop signs in the first few days. Drivers are asked to pay attention and look for the new signs.
The Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding a bed and breakfast. The hearing will be held at Trenton City Hall on June 7th at 7 pm. The Planning and Zoning Commission will hear a request from Dewayne Slater in care of Jason Lassiter for a conditional use permit to allow […]
The Milan Chamber of Commerce will hold an event later this month that will include a variety of activities. Memorial Weekend Market on Main will be held on the Milan Square on May 29th. The event will start with a fireman’s breakfast from 7 o’clock to 10:30. The barbecue contest will run from 8 to […]
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education accepted a resignation May 13th from Janet Searcy from music. Searcy has been with the district for more than 20 years. A contract was offered to Alyssa Craig of Mercer as a paraprofessional. Nellie Henley was designated as the head cook. Henley has been with North Mercer for […]
The Trenton Park Board voted at a special meeting on May 14th to raise pay for pool staff. It was also announced the Trenton Family Aquatic Center’s target opening date is May 29th. The pool manager pay will be $12 per hour, and the assistant manager pay will be $10.25 per hour. Lifeguards will be […]
Governor Mike Parson signed HB 15, which allows for the continued current operations of state government through FY 2021. HB 15 totals over $2.1 billion, including $254.8 million in general revenue, $1.7 billion in federal funds, and $116.7 million in other funds. The supplemental budget bill contains funding for several items, including the USDA’s Summer […]
In conjunction with Historic Preservation Month, which is the month of May, Main Street Chillicothe is hosting a “Seniors on Tour.” This is a downtown leisurely walking tour for senior citizens to be taken on a guided tour led by Kirsten Mouton of the Livingston County Library. The tour will start at Silver Moon Plaza, […]
Students will graduate from area schools on May 14th. Four seniors will graduate from North Daviess R-3 in the gym at 6:30 in the evening. Agriculture teacher Ray Ann Armstrong will be the speaker. Three seniors will graduate from Newtown-Harris in the gym at 7 o’clock. Former teacher Josie Hinkle will address the class.
The Chillicothe Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will discuss a Simpson Park playground project. The board will meet at the Chillicothe City Hall on May 17th at 5:15 in the evening. The agenda also includes volunteer groups and a director’s report.
Youth ages seven to 14 can learn about life during the American Revolutionary War during Constitution Day Camp in Gallatin. The event will be at Dockery Park June 14th through 18th from 8:30 to noon. A musical showing what participants have learned will be held at the park building that Friday night at 7 o’clock. […]
The Branch of Weldon Fork Creek Bridge on Mercer County Route BB was to close Monday, May 17, for a bridge deck replacement project. Emery Sapp & Sons, Inc., the contractor working with the Missouri Department of Transportation, has postponed closing the bridge until Tuesday, June 1. This bridge, located northwest of Mercer, is included in […]
Mosaic Life Care Foundation is now accepting applications for the Lowell C. Kruse Healthy Choices. Healthy Lives. Scholarship. This $10,000 scholarship provides financial assistance to a first-year, full-time graduate student studying in areas leading to improved quality of life for the residents of the Mosaic Life Care service region. This includes careers in health care […]
The Grundy R-5 Board of Education approved various bids on May 12th. One was for a proposal from Noah Swartzentruber to construct a bus barn at an estimated price of $96,000. Other bids approved were from MFA for propane at $1.399 per gallon and diesel at $2.29 per gallon, as well as Galt Hometown Grocery […]
The Missouri Department of Social Services submitted a letter to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services formally withdrawing its State Plan Amendments for MO HealthNet expansion. On August 4, 2020, Missouri voters approved a constitutional amendment expanding MO HealthNet eligibility to individuals between 100 and 138 percent of the federal poverty level. However, the […]
(Missouri Independent) – Missouri will not expand Medicaid coverage to working-age adults on July 1 because lawmakers refused to include funding for the health care program in the state budget, Gov. Mike Parson announced Thursday. In a news release, Parson said the state was withdrawing documents submitted to the federal government necessary to add the approximately 275,000 […]
Bright Futures Trenton has set the date for its Grundy County Back to School Event. Students from Grundy County can participate in the event on August 12th from noon to 7 o’clock. Locations have not yet been announced. Items to be available that day will include school supplies, backpacks, new shoes, haircuts, hygiene items, and […]