Medicaid Missouri

Missouri hospitals sounding the alarm about new Medicaid reimbursement policy

A new state policy in the Medicaid managed care system could threaten hospitals. It allows insurance companies to reimburse providers at 90% of the Medicaid managed care rate if the provider is not “in network” with the insurer. Tim Wolters with Citizens Memorial Hospital in southwest Missouri’s Bolivar says the insurance companies now have an […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council approves ordinance amending employment agreement with City Administrator

The Chillicothe City Council approved an ordinance in an executive session Monday night which authorized a second amendment to the employment agreement with City Administrator Darin Chappel. The ordinance amended part of the employment agreement regarding health, disability, and life insurance benefits. The agreement now says that Chillicothe will provide health, hospitalization, surgical, and comprehensive […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education adopts surplus budget for next school year

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved amendments to the 2017-2018 budget and a preliminary budget for 2018-2019 at a meeting Thursday evening. Administrator Misty Foster says the preliminary budget projects revenues of $955,030 and expenditures of $953,997 leaving a projected budget surplus of $1,033. The board approved secretary Mona Loyd to receive $20 per […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council approves purchase of new wheel loader for street department

Trenton City Council last night approved a commitment to purchase a wheel loader for the street department use at the asphalt plant.  A discussion was held on adding days to legally shoot fireworks within the city limits but ultimately doing nothing and not taking any vote on changing an existing ordinance at this time. Through […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton Municipal Utility Committee to recommend accepting agreement for wastewater plant

The Trenton Municipal Utility Committee is recommending the city council next Monday night, accept an agreement involving phase two of projects planned at the wastewater treatment plant. At last evening’s committee meeting, engineers from Burns and McDonnell of Kansas City gave a presentation on the design-build project. The cost is not to exceed $4,900,000 and is […]

City of Trenton Website

Nuisance officer and downtown buildings dominate Trenton Administrative Committee meeting

Discussion of two topics dominated a meeting last night of the Trenton City Councils’ Administrative Committee. One involved downtown buildings with the other designating one person to handle nuisance violations on behalf of the city. For the last few years, Trenton Police officers have been responsible for investigating nuisances such as tall weeds, automobile parts; […]

Marceline Schools

Marceline School District names Chillicothe High School Principal as Superintendent

The Marceline School District has announced the selection of its Superintendent, a former administrator for Marceline schools. Brian Sherrow will take over Superintendent duties for the 2018-19 school year. Sherrow has been high school principal at Chillicothe since 2011. He previously taught high school math beginning in 2002.  Sherrow became Marceline’s middle school and high school principal […]