Elections (Vote or Voting)

Several file for positions on area boards and governing bodies that require no election

Some governmental jurisdictions in Grundy County will forgo an election on April 5th. That is because of a law that allows them to go without an election when the number of candidates is equal to the number of positions to be filled. The candidates will assume the responsibilities of their offices at the same time […]

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Laredo Board of Aldermen, fill by appointment, a vacant alderman at large seat

The Laredo Board of Aldermen December 13th made an appointment for the vacated alderman at large position. Amanda Tobias took the oath of office. City Clerk Ashley Bonnett reports Brett Mathews previously resigned from the position. Filings for the April election as of December 13th were incumbent Carol Holloway for mayor, incumbents Bruce McFie and […]

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Trenton High School Marching Band concludes season with awards and honors

The Trenton High School Marching Band season concluded with some awards and honors for the student musicians. Information was provided by THS Director of Instrumental Music, Anthony Webb. Honored for outstanding performance at each grade level was Brady Tobias among freshmen; Victor Markell for the sophomore class; Gabriel Gamble among juniors; and Donnie Gilbertson for […]

Audio: 2021 School Counselor of the Year is from Missouri

Olivia Carter is the 2021 School Counselor of the Year, Missouri School Counselor of the Year, and the school counselor at Jefferson Elementary School in Cape Girardeau, Mo. Carter, who has been a counselor for ten years, says she thinks she was chosen for the national award after helping her elementary school reduce in-school discipline […]

Abortion Law

Federal court hears arguments on Missouri abortion ban with no rape, incest exception

(Missouri Independent) – The fate of Missouri’s ban on abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy, with no exception for rape or incest, rests in the hands of a panel of federal judges.  Arguments Tuesday before the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in St. Louis, and questions from the judges, focused almost exclusively on another provision […]

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Hawley demanding answers from Google about pro-life censorship

Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai demanding an explanation as to why ads placed by Live Action and Choose Life Marketing have seemingly been censored. Choose Life Marketing is a Missouri company that works with pregnancy resource centers throughout the country by developing and circulating online ads detailing women’s […]

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Study: Saint Louis University face mask policy reduced quarantines, COVID cases

(Missouri Independent) – Tying quarantine requirements to the Saint Louis University face mask requirement successfully reduced the number of students sent to isolation and helped cut COVID-19 infections this spring, according to a study published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Under the university’s rules, students without masks who had close contact […]

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Roadblocks facing Kevin Strickland’s innocence claim is nothing new for Missouri

(Missouri Independent) – Kevin Strickland was hopeful Thursday was going to be his first step towards freedom after 40 years in prison. A new law that went into effect on Aug. 28 gave Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker a legal avenue to free Strickland, who she says is innocent and wrongly incarcerated. But opposition […]

COVID-19 or Coronaviru Vaccine

Vaccine hesitancy in Missouri is more complicated than just party affiliation

This article is a commentary.  The thoughts and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the opinions of KTTN/KGOZ Radio, staff, management, or webmaster.   (Missouri Independent) – No doubt, what is happening to sections of our state is absolutely heartbreaking. Currently, the Delta variant of COVID-19 is […]

Prison Healthcare or medical

Missouri prison healthcare contract won by a company accused of bid-rigging in Tennessee

(Missouri Independent) – The long-time contractor for medical services in Missouri’s prisons is protesting the state’s decision to award the business to a company that will charge more than lawmakers appropriated and is accused of bid-rigging to obtain a contract in Tennessee prisons. Centurion Health, a Virginia subsidiary of St. Louis-based managed care company Centene, beat […]

THS Drum Majors and Drumline for 2021-2022

Trenton High School announces drum majors and drumline members

Trenton High School drum majors and drumline members have been announced for next school year. The drum majors will be Trager Leeper and Maurissa Bonta. Snare drum players will be Collin Taylor, Tayler Morton, and Gabe Gamble. Donnie Gilbertson will play the tenor drums. Bass drum players will be Jillian Simpson, Shay Westerhof, Lydia Leininger, […]

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Missouri leads 22 state coalition defending Arkansas’ down syndrome abortion law

A coalition of 22 states, led by Missouri and Attorney General, Eric Schmitt, filed an amicus brief in support of an Arkansas law that would prohibit abortions solely based on a prenatal Down Syndrome diagnosis. Leslie Rutledge v. Little Rock Planning Services and can be found at this link.    “Those with Down Syndrome bring […]

Trenton High School

Trenton High School band students receive gold, silver and bronze ratings in virtual competition

Among the band students at Trenton High School, Instructor Ethan Stewart reports Sarah Tobias received a gold rating for her flute solo. Silver ratings were earned by Connor Campbell and Shayla Chapman, both with clarinet solos. Shayla Chapman got a bronze rating for a french horn solo in the state-level instrumental contests held virtually.

Bomb Threat

Woman threatens to bomb prep school, kill officials and students because school published same-sex wedding announcements

The Justice Department announced today that Sonia Tabizada, 36, of San Jacinto, California, was sentenced to 15 months and 13 days for intentionally obstructing persons in the enjoyment of their free exercise of religious beliefs by threatening to bomb Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School in Washington, D.C.  In May 2019, school officials announced that Visitation Prep, […]