Elections (Vote or Voting)

Races set for offices in Mercer and Sullivan counties during August Primary Election

There are a couple of races in Mercer County for the August Primary Election. Incumbent Shane Grooms and Justin Porter both filed as Republicans for First District Commissioner. Filing as Republicans for sheriff were Jose Lopez and Jimmy See. Only one candidate filed for other Mercer County offices. Other incumbents seeking reelection include Second District […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission presented updates on COVID-19 from various agencies

The Grundy County Commission heard reports on Tuesday regarding COVID-19. Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs said Federal Emergency Management Agency Disaster Declaration 4490 is now open, and applications are due by April 25th. The major disaster declaration regarding the COVID-19 pandemic in Missouri was declared Thursday and involves public assistance being used to […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Second COVID-19 death recorded in Missouri

An assisted living woman in her 80s is Springfield’s first coronavirus related death. During a press conference today, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department in southwest Missouri announced the casualty – Missouri’s second COVID-19 related death today. The patient lived in Morningside of Springfield East. Three other patients have tested positive from the same assisted living […]

A+ Program

Missouri Department of Higher Education issues guidance regarding A+ Scholarship eligibility amid COVID-19

Due to school closures in response to preventing the spread of COVID-19, the Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development (MDHEWD) has temporarily reduced or suspended certain A+ Scholarship eligibility requirements. Communication to Missouri high schools and college financial aid officers was sent Thursday afternoon outlining the temporary changes to the program for 2020 […]

Coronavisus Executive Order (COVID-19)

Chillicothe officials issue Executive Order regarding COVID-19

The Livingston County Health Center, Chillicothe Mayor Theresa Kelley, and Livingston County Presiding Commissioner Ed Douglas have issued an Executive Order regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, effective Saturday, March 21, 2020, at noon. The order prohibits group gatherings of 10 people or more until further notice. This includes at any restaurant, tavern, professional, social, cultural, entertainment, […]

Federal Income Tax Paperwork

Tax Day now July 15: Treasury, IRS extend filing deadline and federal tax payments regardless of amount owed

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service have announced that the federal income tax filing due date is automatically extended from April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020. Taxpayers can also defer federal income tax payments due on April 15, 2020, to July 15, 2020, without penalties and interest, regardless of the amount owed. This […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

Another candidate files for Grundy County Second District Commissioner

Another candidate has filed for Grundy County Second District Commissioner subject to the August Primary Election. Martha Roberts filed as a Republican for the position on Wednesday morning. Previous filings for Second District Commissioner were incumbent Joe Brinser and Brad Chumbley, who both filed as Republicans. Incumbent Don Sager, Republican, is the only candidate for […]

State of Emergency

Grundy County Commission declares “State of Emergency” for Grundy County

The Grundy County Commission has declared a state of emergency for Grundy County until further notice in recognizing the threat posed by COVID-19. The commission encourages everyone to do their part in lowering the curve as resources are and will continue to be limited. Under the declaration, the commission asks the public limit activity to […]