Smithville Fire Protection District Website

Missouri State Auditor issues follow-up report on Smithville Area Fire Protection District

A follow-up report by State Auditor Nicole Galloway shows the Smithville Area Fire Protection District has made progress to implement many of the recommendations of a 2018 audit. The citizen-requested audit highlighted improper incentive payments to employees, questionable credit card and travel expenditures, and poor planning for the construction of a fire station by the […]

Legal Assistance

Attorney to be consulted on method to dissolve Spickard Special Road District

The Grundy County Clerk says an attorney will be consulted on the possible method to be used to dissolve the Spickard Special Road District. The attorney is to provide Grundy County officials with an interpretation of state statutes regarding special road districts. To be determined is whether a public vote is required at an election […]

Governor Mike Parson

Audio: Parson officially announces run for Missouri Governor

Missouri’s 57th governor wants to stay put in his office. During a large campaign gathering Sunday in southwest Missouri’s Bolivar, Governor Parson officially entered the 2020 governor’s race.     During Parson’s address, protesters held Medicaid posters shouting “Shame on Parson”.  Sunday’s announcement was made in southwest Missouri’s Bolivar – the town showcasing his humble […]

Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives Training Simulator

Video: Chillicothe Police Department conducts MILO training

The Chillicothe Police Department conducted training with the Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives Training Simulator this week. The department reports MILO is a response to a resistance training tool, which simulates real-life, potentially fatal situations law enforcement officers encounter on duty. Participants are equipped with tools officers would normally find on their duty belt, including a […]

School Safety

Students will be safer as required background checks on school volunteers becomes state law

A new state law will help protect children at their schools as beginning August 28, school volunteers will be required to undergo criminal background checks before being left alone with children. Auditor Galloway pushed for the new law after her audit of the state’s sexual offender registration program found background checks were mandatory for school employees, […]

School Security (Armed School Resource Officer)

Audio: Galloway calls on Parson to hold special session to fully fund armed school officers

State Auditor Nicole Galloway wants Governor Parson to call a special session to fully fund putting armed officers in Missouri’s K through 12 public schools. A statewide task force recommends that all Missouri elementary and secondary public schools have an armed officer. Galloway says eliminating a giveaway to big businesses could fund the program.   […]