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Governor to make appointment to fill vacant seat on Mercer County Commission

Due to the death of Mercer County First District Commissioner Thomas Shane Grooms on April 4, Mercer County Clerk, Judy Hamilton, reports that, by statute, the governor will appoint someone to serve in the position until the next election and to finish the term in December 2024. The commissioners also have an option of appointing an […]

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Agenda for Trenton City Council meeting includes ordinances and discussion of driving all-terrain vehicles after dark

Three ordinances and one resolution will be considered, and newly elected officials will be sworn in at the Trenton City Council meeting next week. The council will meet at the Trenton City Hall on April 11th at 7 pm. The meeting will also be available on Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/83458330081. One ordinance would enact a new […]

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Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group now scheduling second Moderna vaccination boosters

Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group in Trenton announced they are now scheduling a second Moderna COVID-19 vaccination booster for certain groups of people. Second booster clinics will begin on Friday, April 8, and will be scheduled for each Friday going forward. To be eligible to receive the second Moderna booster at this time, it must be […]

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University of Missouri School of Law to offer free virtual legal consultation for veterans

Veterans in several area counties are eligible to receive assistance from The University of Missouri School of Law Veterans Clinic, through its Tigers for Troops program. Virtual legal consultation is offered for veterans regarding United States Department of Veterans Affairs disability benefits, discharge upgrades, and VA healthcare. The service on Friday, April 22nd from 8 […]

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New exhibition at North Central Missouri College Rider Gallery features Nora Othic

A collection of works by an area artist will continue the 2021-2022 exhibition schedule in the Dorris Rider Art Gallery at North Central Missouri College in Trenton.  “More Cowbell!” by Nora Othic is now open and runs through June 10. The Rider Art Gallery is located in the Frey Administrative Center on the NCMC Main […]

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Putnam County Health Department to celebrate Public Health Week by providing free services

The Putnam County Health Department in Unionville will celebrate Public Health Week from April 4th through 10th by providing services to the community for free. Blood pressure screenings will be held on April 4th from 8:30 to 11 am. No appointment is required. WIC Awareness Day will be held on April 5th, and WIC cereal […]

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Wright Memorial Hospital to move COVID-19 testing site to Physicians’ Group parking lot

Wright Memorial Hospital is moving its COVID-19 drive-thru testing site to a new location, the Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group parking lot. The current site at the Green Hills Medical Clinic will close on March 31, at 9 a.m. The new location in the Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group parking lot will open on April 1, at […]

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Senate winds up grueling Supreme Court hearings on Ketanji Brown Jackson nomination

(Missouri Independent) –  Representatives of the American Bar Association reiterated their finding that Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson is well qualified to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court, and law enforcement groups rebutted GOP accusations Jackson is soft on child pornographers during the final day of Jackson’s confirmation hearings Thursday. Republicans, however, called in witnesses to […]

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New process for asylum cases at the border unveiled by Biden administration

(Missouri Independent) – The Biden administration announced Thursday steps to expedite asylum cases at the U.S.-Mexico border in an attempt to resolve a years-long backlog, but policy advocates worry the streamlined process could prevent asylum seekers from obtaining legal representation if their cases are denied.  “If somebody is not approved in the first instance, they’re […]

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Temporary benefit increase extended through September for Missouri WIC participants

Missouri WIC is extending the temporary increase of the Cash Value Benefit for Fruit and Vegetable Purchases (CVB) through September 2022. The increase will continue to be $24 per month for child participants, $43 per month for pregnant and postpartum women participants, and $47 per month for breastfeeding women participants. Standard CVB values range from […]

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St. Louis jail inmates file class action lawsuit alleging guards torture them with mace

(Missouri Independent) – Inmates at St. Louis’ primary jail filed a federal class-action lawsuit Tuesday accusing guards of torture with mace and depriving them of water for days. The inmates are represented by a team of attorneys from the MacArthur Justice Center, ArchCity Defenders, the SLU Law Legal Clinics, and Rights Behind Bars.  “They spray chemical agents […]

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Daviess County Health Department to celebrate National Public Health Week with a health fair

The Daviess County Health Department in Gallatin will celebrate National Public Health Week April 4th through 10th with a health fair. Free labs will be offered by appointment to Daviess County residents on April 4th and 5th from 7 o’clock to 11:45 each morning. Labs are to include CBC, CMP, A1C, TSH, lipid panel, and […]

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Grundy County Commission fills unexpired term on Jefferson Township Board

The Grundy County Commission on March 15th made an appointment for a one-year unexpired term on the Jefferson Township Board. Rocita Hutson will fill the position previously held by her husband Eugene Hutson, who died in January. Commissioner Don Sager notes Rocita Hutson’s term will go until April 2023. Shelbi Becker with the state auditor’s […]

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Budgets and repeal of specific dog breeds ordinance on the agenda for meeting of Trenton City Council

The Trenton City Council next week will consider ordinances to adopt budgets for the City of Trenton and Trenton Municipal Utilities. The council will meet at the Trenton City Hall on March 14th at 7 p.m. It will also be available on Zoom at us02web.zoom.us/j/82987578256. The council will also consider ordinances to approve a contract […]