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Missouri counties mailing new ballots after Amendment 3 language goof

Nearly 2,000 Buchanan County voters in northwest Missouri will be sent new ballots after receiving absentee ballots with language thrown out by the courts. Some voters in southwest Missouri’s Vernon County were reportedly also given ballots with the wrong language. Buchanan County Clerk Mary Baack-Garvey says the county received ballots with the original language for […]

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Governor activates Missouri National Guard in response to civil unrest

Gov. Mike Parson signed today an executive order activating the Missouri National Guard as a “precautionary measure” in response to demonstrations continuing across the country. Members will aid in the state’s effort to protect people and property from being harmed. On Wednesday, a Kentucky grand jury chose not to charge police officers in the death […]

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Chillicothe woman commits election violation by posting ballot with candidates selected on Facebook

A Chillicothe woman has been charged in Livingston County with misdemeanor committing class four election offenses after allegedly posting a picture to Facebook of her ballot with candidates selected. Tari Gayle Graves was issued a criminal summons, and an initial appearance in court is scheduled for October 21st at 9 am. A probable cause statement […]

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Trenton Municipal utilities to begin changes in water disinfection and flushing of system

The Trenton Municipal Utilities Water Treatment Plant will begin utilizing free chlorine, or a free chlorine conversion, in its water system Friday, September 25th. The temporary changes to water disinfection will last for three to six weeks. The changes will involve feeding free chlorine, instead of chloramines, as the disinfectant leaving the water treatment plant. […]

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Anglers should take note of regulation change regarding the use of live bait

The Missouri Department of Conservation reminds anglers that a definition for “invasive fish” has been added to the Wildlife Code of Missouri and effects what type of fish is allowed for use as live bait. The definition includes a list of bighead carp, silver carp, grass carp, and common carp. “Invasive fish are not native […]

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Missouri State Auditor finds a lack of transparency in how Jackson County spent taxpayer dollars

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of Jackson County government that found a lack of transparency in how the county spent millions of taxpayer dollars on legal, lobbying, and other professional services. The audit identified $2.7 million in contracts that were not competitively bid and another $1.3 million in contracts that went years […]

Crime and Courts

Grundy County Circuit Court news for Tuesday, September 22, 2020

In the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on Tuesday, two defendants have waived preliminary hearings on unrelated charges. Duane Ernest Harding of Trenton is charged with driving while intoxicated – habitual offender as of July 11th. James Dale Coss of Cainsville is charged in Grundy County with delivering of a controlled substance or […]

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Adult education classes to be offered in Trenton

High school equivalency classes are being provided in the Trenton community. Trenton Adult Education offers tuition-free high school equivalency preparation; skills brush up to enter college; studying for reading, math, and language; and career planning. Classes are held Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 5 to 8 o’clock. Participants are required to attend six hours weekly […]