Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri Department of Corrections announces plan to consolidate Crossroads and Western correctional facilities

The Missouri Department of Corrections has announced a new plan that, if approved by the General Assembly, will help address two chronic department issues: a staffing shortage and low employee wages. The department plans to consolidate Crossroads Correctional Center (CRCC) and Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC), both in Cameron, Missouri. The plan calls for moving […]

Shopko

Shopko files for bankruptcy, Carrollton store to close

An area Shopko store is to close due to the Green Bay, Wisconsin-based retailer and its subsidiaries filing voluntary petitions for a court-supervised financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The company’s website provides a list of the 38 stores to close including the Shopko Hometown store in Carrollton. The expected […]

Spelling Bee

TMS Spelling Bee winners announced

Winners and alternates in Trenton Middle School’s Spelling Bee Wednesday morning will compete in the Grundy County Spelling Bee. Chylissa Turner won the fifth-grade bee with the word resemble. Titus Kottwitz was the runner up, and the alternate is Isaac Bonta. Shaylise Turner was the sixth-grade winner with the word flail. Josh Truitt was the […]

Trenton Fire Department

Trenton City Council overrides Mayor’s veto, hires law firm in regard to land and fire department burn tower

The Trenton City Council last night over-rode the Mayor’s veto and selected a special tax attorney to prepare legal documents related to the financing of the fire departments’ burn training tower and land development. The agreement is with the public finance law firm Gilmore and Bell. The company was represented at last evenings’ city council meeting […]

Mike Parson Governor of Missouri

Governor Mike Parson makes appointments to commissions and offices in area counties

Missouri Governor Mike Parson announced Wednesday appointments to various commissions and offices. Those appointments included Randy Huffman of rural Galt as the Sullivan County Western District Commissioner. Huffman replaces Danny Busick who resigned from the commissioner position and was to be sworn in today (Wednesday) as the Second District State Representative for Mercer, Sullivan, and […]

Border Wall between United States and Mexico

Audio: Missouri Congress members back or oppose President Trump’s border wall demand to end shutdown on party lines

Missouri Congress members are sharply divided along party lines over support for President Trump’s demand for a border wall to end a government shutdown. Republican Representative Vicky Hartzler says she was against a bill passed by a voice vote in the GOP controlled Senate in December to temporarily fund the government without wall funding.   […]

Veterans Foreign Wars

VFW district competition winners announced

At a meeting in Chillicothe this morning, District One of Veterans of Foreign Wars will honor winners of the Voice of Democracy, Patriot Pen, and Teacher Recognition. The VFW District 1 Meeting on Saturday, begins at 11 o’clock at the Chillicothe VFW Post 858. Winners in the Voice of Democracy Contest are first place Mardee […]