Mike Parson Sworn in as Missouri's 57th Governor

Michael Parson sworn in to full term as 57th Governor of the State of Missouri

Governor Michael L. Parson was sworn in to a full term as 57th Governor of the State of Missouri at the 2021 Bicentennial Inauguration.  Governor Parson’s career in public service began with six years in the United States Army and over 22 years in law enforcement, including serving as Sheriff of Polk County from 1993-2005. […]

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Audio: Monday’s inauguration in Jefferson City starts celebration of 200 years of Missouri history

About 2,000 people are expected to attend Monday’s inauguration ceremonies at the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City. The festivities will help kick off the historic celebration of 200 years of Missouri history. State Rep. Ron Hicks, R-Defiance, plans to bring his children to the 2021 Bicentennial inauguration ceremony.     “That’s one of the exciting […]

Senator Roy Blunt

Blunt releases statement on Congressional Certification of Electoral College Results

U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) released the following statement on the congressional certification of the Electoral College results of the 2020 presidential election: “President Trump won the votes of millions of Americans. I supported President Trump and served as co-chair of his campaign in Missouri. “I defended the president’s right to pursue all legal options […]

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Trooper Justin Dunn assigned as Public Information and Education Officer at Troop B in Macon

Captain Erik A. Gottman, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces the following assignment effective December 27, 2020. Corporal Justin S. Dunn was assigned as the Troop B Public Information and Education Officer. Dunn was appointed to the Patrol on July 1, 2008, and after graduating from the Patrol Academy was assigned to Troop B, […]

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Several file for re-election in Chillicothe

December 15th is the first-day candidates can file for the April 6th election. Several candidates have filed for reelection in Chillicothe. Those include Mayor Theresa Kelly, City Clerk Rozanne Frampton, City Auditor Hannah Fletcher, Councilman-At-Large Thomas Ashbrook, Second Ward Councilman Wayne Cunningham, and Fourth Ward Councilman Pam Jarding. Others filing for positions in Chillicothe include […]

Joni Oaksk NCMC New Registrar

Joni Oaks appointed as North Central Missouri College’s new Registrar

Joni Oaks from Newtown, MO, has been selected as North Central Missouri College’s Director of Records and Enrollment/Registrar. Joni, an alumna of NCMC, has worked for NCMC since 2007 and holds a Master’s in Business from Western Governors University. Before moving into the Registrar role, Joni served as the Assistant Registrar. Joni replaces Linda Brown, […]

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Brent Stevens is new Northwest Missouri Workforce Development Board Executive Director

The Northwest Missouri Workforce Development Board in partnership with North Central Missouri College has announced Brent Stevens as its new Executive Director.  Brent has worked for the NWWDB since 2015 and prior to moving into the director role, served as the Program Operation Manager and the Equal Opportunity Officer.  Lisa Hostetler who has served the […]

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Sergeant Eric Brown, of Troop B in Macon, promoted to Lieutenant

The Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces the following promotion effective December 1, 2020. Sergeant Eric F. Brown, public information and education officer assigned to Troop B, Macon, MO, is being promoted to lieutenant and designated assistant director of the Public Information and Education Division, General Headquarters, Jefferson City. Brown was appointed to the Patrol on […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education votes to retain health insurance provider for 2021

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education on November 16th voted to stay with the same health insurance for 2021. Secretary Kelli Girdner reports the insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield will increase $3,000 total for a monthly premium. The superintendent was appointed as the district English Language Learner coordinator and district foster care point of […]

Lieutenant Colonel Malik A. Henderson

Missouri State Highway Patrol Assistant Superintendent, Malik Henderson, to retire after 32-years of service

Lieutenant Colonel Malik A. Henderson, assistant superintendent, will retire effective December 1, 2020, after over 32 years of service. Henderson was appointed to the Patrol on July 1, 1988, as a member of the 60th Recruit Class. Upon graduating from the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy in Jefferson City, Henderson was assigned to Troop E, Zone […]