Handcuffs on Money

Missouri State Auditor releases report on seizures by law enforcement

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released a compilation of property seizures made under Missouri’s Criminal Activity Forfeiture Act (CAFA) in 2020. The Auditor’s report shows law enforcement officials seized an estimated $4.2 million worth of property in 502 seizures. In 2019, law enforcement officials seized approximately $5.9 million worth of property in 493 seizures. […]

THS students chosen for all district choir

Seven from THS chosen for Northwest Missouri All-District Choir

Seven Trenton High School choir students have been selected to the Northwest Missouri All-District Choir. Trager Leeper, Caleb Johnson, Mari Atup, Jaica Clark, Jonin Villacampa, Trent Villacampa, and Victor Johnson auditioned virtually. Vocal Music Instructor Tyler Busick says that in a typical year, the students would have a concert with All-District Choir students from area […]

Prison Sentence

Judge hands down prison sentence for former Coffey City Clerk on stealing and forgery charges

Sentencing was held in Daviess County on February 10th for a former Coffey city clerk who pled guilty in November to felony stealing and forgery charges. Online court information shows Mary Lou Browning was sentenced to the Department of Corrections for five years each on stealing $750 or more and two counts of forgery. She […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education to seek bids for audit; renews several employee contracts

The Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education took action on several items at a meeting on February 9th. The board moved to seek bids for a financial audit for the 2021-2022 year. Membership was renewed in the Ozarks School Benefits Association Health Insurance Consortium. A certificate of deposit investment was approved of $150,000 for eight months […]

Audit Graphic

Missouri State Auditor begins citizen requested audit of city of Fairview

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has begun an audit of the city of Fairview, located in Newton County in southwest Missouri. Residents of the city requested the audit through the petition process. “My audits examine how public resources are used, detail any concerns about how government operates, and make recommendations on how taxpayers can be better […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission adopts deficit budget for 2021

The Grundy County Commission unanimously adopted a deficit budget for 2021 the morning of January 26th. The budget estimates total revenues of $5,736,634 and expenditures of $6,928,813. A balance deficit of $1,192,179 is expected for 2021. The county begins the year with carryover funds of $3,910,220.81. The projected ending balance is $2,718,041.81. Grundy County Clerk […]

City of Chillicothe

The race is on for Chillicothe First Ward City Councilman

There is a race for Chillicothe’s First Ward in the April 6th election. Michael Smith filed on January 19th for the position. Reed Dupy previously filed for the First Ward. Other candidates previously filing include incumbents Mayor Theresa Kelly, City Clerk Rozanne Frampton, City Auditor Hannah Fletcher, Councilman-At-Large Thomas Ashbrook, Second Ward Council Member Wayne […]