Grundy County Missouri Courthouse

Only one contractor attends pre-bid meeting for details of courthouse remodel

One community member attended the Grundy County Commission’s mandatory pre-bid meeting Tuesday regarding the remodel of the third-floor courtroom of the courthouse in Trenton. First District Commissioner Don Sager says Emery Zook attended to hear the scope of work to be completed. Presiding Commissioner Rick Hull reports the Commission will hold a bid opening June […]

Children playing on floor

Missouri families step-up to care for foster children

There are more than 15,000 children in Missouri’s foster care system, and that number is growing, due largely to the state’s opioid crisis and growing rate of poverty.   The increase underscores the need to recognize the contributions foster parents make in the lives of children – and one reason why Thursday has been declared National Foster […]

Retirement Reception

Retirement reception for Sam Day announced

A date has been announced for a retirement reception for the director of Grundy County Family and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled. Sam Day is retiring after serving 12-years in the position, guiding a nine-member local board that provides activities and services for developmentally disabled persons. The public reception will be held from 5:30 to 6:30 […]

Boating Safety

Boat dock owners encouraged to check docks for safety issues

Boat dock owners are highly encouraged to take the necessary precautions to make their dock safe from stray electrical current. Tingling and numbness in the extremities while swimming in the water has been a common statement made by individuals who survived incidents involving electrical current near docks. Swimming away from any dock suspected to be […]

Missouri Public Service Commission Website

Missouri Public Service Commission approves addendum to terriorital agreement

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an addendum to a previously approved electric territorial agreement between Union Electric Company doing business as Ameren Missouri and Farmers’ Electric Cooperative. The Commission approved a territorial agreement between the two electric service providers in September of 1998 and an addendum in October of 2013. The Commission concluded […]

Sliced Bread Mural

Large slate of activities scheduled for Sliced Bread Day 90th Year Celebration in Chillicothe

Multiple activities will be held as part of the Sliced Bread Day 90th Year Celebration in Chillicothe in July. Chillicothe Area Arts Council Administrator Mary Lou VanDeventer says a tentative schedule has been released for the celebration July 7th and 8th. The Grand River Museum plans to hold a bread contest with State Representative Rusty […]

Chillicothe Correctional Center

Former inmate at Chillicothe Correctional Center accuses officer of sexual assault and rape

A former inmate at the Chillicothe Correctional Institution filed a suit Tuesday accusing a correctional center employee and a mental health professional of rape and sexual abuse. Also named in the suit are a Virginia mental health services company and the supervisors of the accused. Jason Taylor with Missouri Net files this report.     […]

Audio: 100 deadliest days for teen drivers underway in Missouri

(MissouriNet) – Memorial Day unofficially marked what is known as the 100 deadliest days for teen drivers. Sergeant Jason Pace of the Missouri State Highway Patrol encourages parents to educate their teens about being responsible behind the wheel.     Car crashes involving teen drivers climb during the summer months because teenagers drive more during […]