Austin Lucky

Livingston County Sheriff reports hiring of new deputy

Sheriff Steve Cox reports the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office has a new deputy. Austin Lucky began working as a deputy detention officer for the Clay County Sheriff’s Office until he was hired for Livingston County in April. Lucky spent the majority of his life in Brookfield and now resides in Livingston County. He graduated from […]

Election Results

Ronald Owens wins seat on Wilson Township Board

Voters broke a tie on Tuesday for the remaining seat on the Wilson Township Board. County Clerk Betty Spickard reports Ronald Owens won the special election with 103 votes. Russ Thompson received 39 votes with 142 votes able to be counted. Votes included 132 at the polls and 10 absentees. Owens and Thompson both received […]

Disaster Declaration

President Trump approves Governor Parson’s request for major disaster declaration for Missouri

Governor Mike Parson has announced that President Donald Trump has approved his request for a major disaster declaration to help local governments and nonprofit agencies in 13 Missouri counties recover from devastating flooding and severe storms that occurred from March 11 to April 16. The declaration makes federal assistance available for the repair of damaged […]

Medical Marijuana

As many as 10 facilities could become licensed to test medical marijuana in Missouri

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has determined that as many as 10 medical marijuana testing facilities could be licensed in Missouri. Article XIV of the Missouri Constitution calls for “at least two” testing facilities for the new program. Testing facilities will be licensed to acquire, test, certify and transport marijuana. DHSS also established ten advisory committees composed […]

Bridge Closed Sign

Livingston County Route C bridge repair work underway

Repairs are now underway on the bridge on Livingston County Route C over Shoal Creek, just south of Utica. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation closed the bridge on April 9 after a regularly scheduled inspection revealed critical deterioration to the structure. Flooding has caused some delay to the repair work, which began in […]

Spickard, Missouri

Several Spickard Board of Aldermen resign at Monday meeting

Several Spickard Board of Aldermen members resigned at a meeting Monday evening. Board member Maggie George reports the board accepted resignations from members Janice Vandevender and Frank Felder. The resignations are effective immediately. George says the board commended Vandevender for 15 years of service to the community. City Clerk Kristie Martin also resigned, but the […]