Grundy R-5 School

Grundy County R-5 Board of Education approves extension of COVID Response Act; approves purchase of new math curriculum

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education approved an extension of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on Wednesday evening, January 13th. The act provides employees 80 hours of paid sick leave if the employee is quarantined with COVID-19. The board approved the purchase of a new curriculum for the elementary school. Math Expressions will […]

Caleb Rowan Mo Senate Majority Leader

Audio: Missouri Senate majority leader reacts to violence at U.S. Capitol

Violence has erupted today in Washington. Rioters have stormed into the Capitol. A woman has reportedly been shot in the neck in a stairwell of the Capitol. They are there as Congress was prepared to work on the election certification process. At the Missouri Capitol today in Jefferson City, Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden responded […]

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Audio: Senate leader expects 2022 Missouri budget to be tough, but not as tough as 2023

Missouri’s next state budget year that begins in July is expected to have a revenue decline of about 419 million dollars. Senate Majority Floor Leader Caleb Rowden of Columbia thinks the projection of state revenue is very conservative. He says budget leaders are viewing the state’s finances through a two-year lens this time around because […]

Driving Under the Influence or DUI or DWI arrest

Cameron teenager arrested on drug-related DUI allegation

A Cameron teenager has been arrested in Clinton County on several allegations. Seventeen-year-old Caleb Burns was arrested shortly after 6:00 pm on Saturday evening.  The arresting officer accused Burns of driving while intoxicated on drugs, being in possession of fewer than ten grams of marijuana, unlawful use of drug paraphernalia, failure to maintain his lane, […]

Deer beheaded by hunters

Missouri Department of Conservation asking for assistance in poaching incident

Conservation agents are looking for information regarding two bucks found with their heads cut off and dumped near Highway J in Livingston County. The Department of Conservation says the incident happened sometime between December 5th and 6th, and that both deer had been shot with large caliber rifles. If you have information that could assist […]

Trenton man elected to Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri Board of Directors

The Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri announced the election of a rural Trenton man to their Board of Directors. Phillip Ray was elected to the Board during the Annual Meeting of the Community Foundation Board last week; he joins 24 other community leaders from throughout North Missouri on the Board. A graduate of Trenton High […]

Guilty Plea

Missouri man pleads guilty to possessing illegal handgun used in shooting

An Independence, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing a firearm that was used to shoot another man in the leg, using the victim’s own illegally-possessed firearm. William D. Fullbright, 29, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lajuana M. Counts to being a felon in possession of a firearm. By pleading guilty, […]

Democratic Party

2020 was a bloodbath for Missouri Democrats. Will 2022 be any better?

(Missouri Independent) – There’s no point trying to spin it: While the 2020 election was a mixed verdict nationally, with Republicans gaining congressional seats and minimizing Senate losses even as Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump, the Missouri verdict was unequivocal. It started atop the ticket with Trump’s dominance. He and Gov. Mike Parson set […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy County Board of Education modifies attendance for home basketball games

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education the evening of November 11th discussed modifications for home basketball games in regard to COVID-19. Attendance will be allowed only with a ticket. About 150 tickets will be issued per game. Each Grundy R-5 player, coach, and cheerleader will receive five tickets. Visiting teams will receive two tickets […]

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Missouri Republicans maintain supermajorities in House and Senate

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri Democrats had another disappointing night in legislative elections Tuesday, losing in two state Senate districts crucial to their hopes of cracking the Republican supermajority in the upper chamber. Republicans held a key Senate seat by re-electing Senate Majority Leader Caleb Rowden of Columbia in the 19th District in central Missouri. As […]

Democrat and Republican Parties

Election Preview: Voters will decide who stays and who goes in statewide races today

The months of campaigning are over and the fate of each candidate on the Missouri general election ballot today rests in the hands of voters. Here is an overview of some of the top races on today’s ballot: Republican Governor Mike Parson is seeking his first full term as Missouri’s chief executive officer. He faces […]

Guilty Plea

Missouri man pleads guilty to illegal firearm following shootout at Independence motel

 A Missouri man pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing a firearm following a shootout at an Independence, Mo., motel. Randy K. McGaugh, 54, of Wellington, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Lajuana M. Counts to one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. By pleading guilty, McGaugh admitted that he […]