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Audio: Missouri Legislature approves bill to let robots on wheels deliver goods to your door

Robots on wheels could soon be strolling down Missouri’s sidewalks and roads to deliver goods to your doorstep. The Missouri Legislature has passed a bill that would allow personal delivery devices to travel up to 10 miles per hour. During the debate, Senator Bill Eigel discusses the bill with the sponsor, Springfield area Senator Lincoln […]

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Chillicothe City Council approves amended budget and bid for new pickup

The Chillicothe City Council approved several ordinances on April 26th. One ordinance involved amending the 2020-2021 fiscal budget. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports the expenditures were amended, and the city did not spend as much as it thought it would. Two of three ordinances regarding additional engineering services were approved. The two that were approved […]

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Jamesport City Council approves fireworks purchase, sets time frame for sesquicentennial celebration

The Jamesport City Council on April 19th approved purchasing fireworks and set the time for the city’s sesquicentennial celebration. Five hundred dollars worth of fireworks will be purchased for an Independence Day celebration scheduled to be at the city park on July 5th. The city council agreed the best time to hold the sesquicentennial celebration […]

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Chillicothe City Council extends job offers to three police officers; approves ordinance relating to property purchase

Information has been released from executive sessions of the Chillicothe City Council. An ordinance was approved on March 18th authorizing an employment agreement with Darin Chappell. City Clerk Roze Frampton explains City Administrator Chappell’s contract was renewed for three years with an automatic one-year extension after that, so it will go through March 31st, 2025. […]

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Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves salary increases; approves project list and purchases using emergency relief funds

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education April 14th approved increases in pay for 2021-2022. Six hundred dollars was added to the base, which raises the base to $31,200. The increase for certified and non-certified staff is 2.4%. The high school principal base salary was raised to $65,600, elementary school principal to $66,400, and superintendent […]

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Audio: Missouri Board of Education unanimously approves permanently allowing accelerated substitute teacher training

The state Board of Education has signed off on permanently allowing an accelerated substitute teacher training option. Aspiring substitutes will be able to fulfill the standard 60 college credit hours or they can complete an online training program of at least 20 hours.  Last fall, the board temporarily allowed the online course to help close […]

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Pleasant View Board of Education approves increase in salaries; approves field trips and announces dates for upcoming activities

The Pleasant View R-6 Board of Education on April 13th approved increasing pay. Non-certified staff wages will go up by 50 cents per hour, and extra-duty contracts will increase by four percent. Base pay for all certified staff will increase by $1,000, which will make the base pay $31,500 for the 2021-2022 school year. The […]

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North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approves contracts to non-certified staff; resignations accepted

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education approved offering contracts to non-certified staff members on April 12th. Non-certified staff will receive a two-point-five percent salary increase. The supplemental pay schedule was accepted for 2021-2022. Resignations were accepted from Lisa Prichard with the library, Katie Crabtree for business, and Dana Smith for math. Nine staff members […]

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Audio: Legislation creating a Department of Defense given final approval by Missouri House

Missouri and Massachusetts are the only two states that don’t have a Department of Defense, but that would change under a proposal given final approval today (Thursday) by the Missouri House in Jefferson City. St. Charles State Representative Adam Schnelting, who serves in the Missouri Army National Guard, is sponsoring the proposed constitutional amendment.   […]

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Trenton Park Board approves deficit budget for fiscal year 2021-2022

The Trenton Park Board approved the 2021-2022 budget on April 7th. The budget includes total anticipated expenditures of $571,504.55 and total expected revenues of $529,600. That leaves a projected deficit of $41,904.55. The anticipated expenditures for 2021-2022 are up by $726.64 from the current Park Budget. Expected revenues are down $5,500 from the current budget. […]

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Audio: Jesus’ name invoked by both parties as Missouri House approves $34 billion budget, without Medicaid expansion

After a heated floor debate that included numerous biblical references, the Missouri House voted Thursday afternoon to give final approval to a $34.1 billion state operating budget. The House budget does not contain funding for Medicaid expansion. The operating budget now heads to the Missouri Senate, and Medicaid expansion supporters hope senators will include the […]

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Grundy County Commission approves bids for piping, culverts and fuel

The Grundy County Commission approved the replacement of the transmission in an ambulance and accepted bids for pipe and fuel on March 30th. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray reports the Ford OEM replacement transmission for Grundy County Ambulance Medic 2 is estimated to cost $5,000. A bid for metal pipes was accepted from Metal Culverts. The […]

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Audio: St. Joseph City Council approves $25 million in Chapter 100 bonds for massive Cereal Ingredients plant

The city council in northwest Missouri’s largest city has approved issuing 25-million dollars in Chapter 100 bonds for a massive new manufacturing plant that will bring 48 new jobs to town. St. Joseph Chamber of Commerce senior vice president Brad Lau tells our St. Joseph affiliate KFEQ that the bonds make the bidding process more […]

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Grundy County Commission approves entering into contract with NCRS for engineering

The Grundy County Commission approved March 23rd, on a vote of two to one, a motion involving the Natural Resources Conservation Service Streambank Stabilization near the Highway 6 Thompson River Bridge. Commissioner Don Sager and Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray voted in favor of the motion, which involved entering into a contract with NRCS, with the […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves employee health insurance plans and senior trip to Branson

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education on March 15th approved paying $575.08 toward employee health insurance plans. Insurance will continue through the Ozark Schools Benefits Association.  Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reported that the district offers seven plans, and insurance costs are less than last year. Employees can upgrade to a PPO plan, but they may have […]