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Missouri Attorney General files letter with USDA opposing change in proposed fake meat labeling standards

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt earlier this month filed a comment letter during the comment period of a proposed USDA rule change that would affect the labeling of “fake meat” products. The Missouri Attorney General’s Office has been successful in defending a Missouri state statute that prohibits the labeling of “fake meat” products as meat. […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education adopts new COVID-19 policies; dates announced for Thanksgiving break and other events

Several action items were approved at a Friday night meeting of the Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education. The board re-approved the “Safe Return to In-Person instruction and Continuity of Services Plan.”  The “Test to Stay” option for students and staff was approved regarding those who are exposed to COVID-19 but not COVID-19 positive. Inclement weather […]

Pleasant View R-6 School

Pleasant View Board of Education adopts “Test to Stay” COVID protocol

The Pleasant View R-6 Board of Education approved the “Test to Stay” COVID-19 policy on October 18. This was after reviewing the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and health department guidelines. The policy will be implemented as soon as COVID-19 tests become available to the school district. The board approved Missouri School Boards Association […]

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Missouri State Auditor issues audit report on Livingston County

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has issued an audit report on Livingston County financial statements for the two years ended December 31st, 2020. The audit by McBride, Locke, and Associates, LLC includes recommendations. One recommendation is that the county adopts an investment policy in accordance with state statutes and review compliance with the policy at least […]

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Judge orders no change – for now – in Missouri’s prisoner health care contractor

(Missouri Independent) – Work to bring a new contractor for prisoner health care services online in Missouri can continue, but the actual transition from Corizon, the current provider, won’t occur until at least early November, Cole County Circuit Judge Daniel Green ordered Tuesday. Green issued a temporary restraining order blocking the state from canceling its […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education adopts budget and accepts bids

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education adopted a budget and accepted bids July 19th. Superintendent Erica Eakes reports anticipated revenues for the 2021-2022 budget are $1,033,529, and anticipated expenditures are $1,006,038. There is a surplus of $27,491. The 2020-2021 budget was also amended to match actual revenues and expenditures. Bids were accepted from AE Dairy […]

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Spickard Board of Education adopts new salary schedules

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education this week adopted new certified and support staff salary schedules and amended the policy on unused sick leave compensation. Superintendent Erika Eakes reports the certified base salary was raised to $28,125. Support staff hourly wages were raised based on position and years of service. The dollar amounts per day […]

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Missouri Attorney General files suit against Treasury Department over provision in American Rescue Plan concerning state tax cuts

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of the Treasury and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen over the interpretation of a mandate in the American Rescue Plan Act that would force states to choose between accepting COVID-19 relief funds or exercising their sovereignty over state tax policy. “As a […]

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Chillicothe City Council approves 2021 COBRA rates and adopts Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Chillicothe City Council on January 25th approved 2021 COBRA rates and a resolution adopting the Hazard Mitigation Plan. City Administrator Darin Chappell explains if someone leaves the employment of the city, he or she is entitled to have COBRA coverage on health insurance for 18 months with the city insurance company. The city has […]

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Grundy County Commission adopts deficit budget for 2021

The Grundy County Commission unanimously adopted a deficit budget for 2021 the morning of January 26th. The budget estimates total revenues of $5,736,634 and expenditures of $6,928,813. A balance deficit of $1,192,179 is expected for 2021. The county begins the year with carryover funds of $3,910,220.81. The projected ending balance is $2,718,041.81. Grundy County Clerk […]

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Spickard Board of Education adopts Grundy County Hazard Mitigation Plan; approves audit

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education approved a resolution at a meeting Tuesday evening, January 18th adopting the Grundy County Hazard Mitigation Plan. Superintendent Doctor Kristi Weldon reports Jennifer Wyckoff with the Green Hills Regional Planning Commission spoke on hazard mitigation planning. The board approved the 2019-2020 audit. Alexis Sturgeon and Glen Wilson were appointed […]

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Livingston County mask mandate and fines not enforceable until adopted by Chillicothe City Council at next meeting

Livingston County Health Center Administrator Sherry Weldon has provided more information about the mask mandate going into effect on November 20th to slow the spread of COVID-19. The executive order from the health center, Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelly, and Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas requires persons at least seven years old to wear face masks or […]

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Chillicothe City Council accepts city audit; adopts contract to provide mental wellness to first responders

The Chillicothe City Council on Monday evening, September 28th accepted the 2019-2020 city audit and adopted a contract with 42 CARES to provide additional mental wellness services to first responders. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports the audit was “extraordinarily clean,” and the council is satisfied with the city’s financial position. Chappell says counseling is provided […]

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Trenton City Council adopts ordinances relating to work at airport

The Trenton City Council on Monday night adopted two ordinances related to proposed work at the municipal airport. Also approved was a bid and contract regarding lime sludge at the water treatment plant. Each vote was unanimous among the six councilmen present at city hall and one on zoom with Kevin Klinginsmith absent. The council […]

Gilman City School

Gilman City Board of Education adopts deficit budget

Gilman City’s Board of Education has adopted a budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1st. Information from Superintendent Roger Alley shows it’s a deficit budget for the one year period. Revenues are some $58,200 less than expenditures. Revenues are listed as more than one million, $746,000 with expenses projected at $1,805,000. The local salary […]

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Trenton City Council adopts ordinances, airport hangar discussion continues

Three ordinances were adopted, appointments made to committees and boards, and reports were given during last nights’ meeting of the Trenton City Council. One ordinance allows the Howe engineering company to coordinate plans for a larger, six-inch water main to supply potable water to the wastewater treatment plant. The cost is $33,000 for services including […]

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Audio: Trenton City Council adopts ordinance stating intent to apply for COVID-19 funding

The Trenton City Council on Monday night adopted an ordinance stating the city of Trenton’s’ intent to apply for COVID-19 response funding under the federal CARES Act. Grundy County has been appropriated money for the CARES Act funding and plans to accept applications from local entities that seek reimbursement of eligible expenses. KTTN asked City […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Missouri Legislature adopts medical marijuana changes

The Missouri Legislature has passed changes to the state’s new medical marijuana industry. The FBI informed the state health department, which licenses and regulates the medical marijuana industry, that the department will not have access to its national fingerprint background check database. Representative Lane Roberts, R-Joplin, says his legislation would clear up that problem. “Because […]