Sales Tax

Missouri’s lack of e-commerce use tax means missing out on revenue from items sold online

As Missouri moves to reopen the state’s economy while still respecting social distancing measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, city and county government leaders warn of dire financial problems due to Missouri’s lack of an e-commerce use tax. Callaway County Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann said the failure of the Missouri legislature to pass an e-commerce […]

Sunnyview Nursing Home

Grundy County Nursing Home District Board reviews report on asbestos testing

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors heard a report on asbestos testing at a meeting Tuesday. Sunnyview Nursing Home Administrator Jerry Doerhoff said the United States Department of Agriculture requested additional testing for the energy projects involving the boiler, a new HVAC system, and window replacement. The facility is waiting on additional […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announces protocols to protect patients, visitors and staff against COVID-19

Carroll County Memorial Hospital has announced measures being adopted to protect the health of patients, visitors and staff in our facility and the community against the coronavirus, COVID-19. “CCMH is dedicated to the health and well-being of all we serve including patients, visitors, and staff members who provide care to all of the people who […]

Frederick Joseph Lutz arrest

Retired priest charged with sex-related crimes in southeast Missouri

A retired Roman Catholic priest from southern Missouri is now charged with four sex-related felonies in southeast Missouri’s Stoddard County, involving alleged sexual abuse of minors. Missourinet’s Cape Girardeau television partner KFVS reports 76-year-old Frederick Joseph Lutz was arrested Wednesday morning in Springfield, where he now lives. Stoddard County Prosecutor Russell Oliver has charged Lutz […]

Economic Development

Trenton Economic Development Committee reviews visitor guide

The Trenton Economic Development Committee on Tuesday evening reviewed a visitor’s guide and discussed possible incentives to offer businesses. City Administrator Ron Urton reports a few changes are to be made on the visitor’s guide before it is distributed to the public. Those changes include updating pictures and fixing typos. The committee also talked about […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education adopts school calendar for 2020-2021 while dealing with very busy agenda

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 school calendar on Tuesday evening. The first day of school for Trenton next school year will be August 25th, and the last day will be May 19th, 2021. Director of Supportive Services Kris Ockenfels said the calendar includes eight make up days for days missed for […]

Missouri State Auditor calls on Governor Parson to update parental leave policies for state workers

Following her leadership in 2017 on parental leave, State Auditor Nicole Galloway has issued a letter to Gov. Mike Parson calling on him to enact updated family-friendly policies. Specifically, she called for action to allow state workers to take up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave after the birth or adoption of a child. These […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education reviews survey on 4-day week

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 school audit this week. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis notes the main thing the audit found was that ideally, more people should keep track of the money, but Newtown-Harris and other small schools in the area do not have enough people to do that. Missouri Consultants for Education […]