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Contractor bidding process to begin this Fall in preparation to construct Little Otter Creek Lake in Caldwell County

A contractor bidding process is to begin this fall to prepare for the construction of a 344-acre multipurpose reservoir in Caldwell County. This comes after all agencies involved approved the Little Otter Creek Lake to move forward to begin construction after nearly 25 years of planning, design, reviews, and permitting. The primary purpose of the […]

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More than half of the second Coronavirus Food Assistance Program funds approved for farmers

USDA has now given out more than half of the second Coronavirus Food Assistance Program’s funds to farmers. As of October 25th, the agency had approved more than $7.6 billion.  Payments to corn growers remain at the top of the list at nearly $2.2 billion followed by cattle with almost $1.7 billion, soybeans at more than […]

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Initiative connects rural working families with valuable tax credit info

Starting in the 2020 tax season, more rural Missourians in need will be able to learn about their eligibility for the federal earned income tax credit (EITC), one of the nation’s largest anti-poverty tools targeting low- and moderate-income working families. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health has awarded $1.35 […]

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Osborn man facing murder charge in connection with crash that caused death of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark

An Osborn man faces a felony charge of murder—second degree in DeKalb County related to a motor vehicle accident in June that caused the death of DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Clark. Online court information shows 34-year-old Gary Wayne Downs has also been charged with the felonies of resisting arrest, detention, or stop by fleeing and […]

Missouri’s Governor announces $5 million in CARES Act funding for six food banks

Governor Mike Parson announced $5 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to be divided among Missouri’s six regional food banks to help citizens who continue to rely on food assistance. The food banks serve the needs of more than 1,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and […]

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Gallatin teenager charged with sex crimes against six-year-old girl

A Gallatin teen has been charged in Daviess County with the felonies of statutory sodomy or attempted sodomy, deviate sexual intercourse, with a person less than 12 years of age, and child molestation, second degree. Online court information shows 17-year-old Joshua Reuben Schmidt’s bond is $5,000 cash only with supervision by Supervision Services. He is […]

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Grundy County Commission tables approval of snow removal bids; ten firms announce interest in designing 911 system

The Grundy County Commission on Tuesday morning, October 20th tabled approval of snow removal bids until further details can be acquired from the two parties who submitted bids. Chris and Danny Gott’s bid included $500 for snow removal and ice melt application at the courthouse, prosecuting attorney’s office, and law enforcement center as well as […]

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Two-vehicle rollover crash on Highway 36 leaves one dead and two injured

A two-vehicle rollover accident Sunday on Highway 36 in Caldwell County has killed a resident of Illinois and injured two other people. Sixty-five-year-old Leanne Mast of Lansing, Illinois was a passenger in a car driven by 67-year-old John Mast, also of Lansing Illinois. Leanne Mast was pronounced dead at the Liberty Hospital two hours after […]

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Missouri woman pleads guilty to financial exploitation of elderly and stealing, will pay over $9,000 in restitution

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that on October 15, 2020, Tashe Beach pled guilty in the Circuit Court of St. Louis City to two class D felonies of Abuse of a Person Receiving Health Care, one Class C felony of Financial Exploitation of Elderly Persons, one Class D felony of Financial Exploitation of Elderly […]