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Chillicothe City Council hires 911 dispatcher, police officer and firefighters

Information has been released from executive sessions held by the Chillicothe City Council in December. The council approved the hiring of a 911 dispatcher, a police officer, and two firefighters/emergency medical technicians during an executive session on December 14th. Jennifer Pyle was hired as a dispatcher, and Kemble Williams was hired as a police officer, […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees presented various reports, approve audit and purchases

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees heard various reports the evening of December 22nd. Multiple reports involved information on the COVID-19 pandemic. Dean of Instruction Mitch Holder filled in for Vice President of Academic Affairs Doctor Tristan Londre. Holder reported students were appreciative of the on-campus experience during the fall semester. He is […]

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Minnesota man pleads “Not Guilty” to multiple charges in Daviess County

A Minnesota man accused of unlawfully going onto property and entering a house in Daviess County on December 14th entered a plea of not guilty on December 15th. Forty-one-year-old Greg Bryan Ortega of Saint Peter, Minnesota has been charged with felony burglary in the first degree, misdemeanor property damage in the second degree, and an […]

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Gallatin Board of Aldermen presented reports on utility repairs; approve liquor license for local business

Gallatin Public Works Director Mark Morey reported at the Gallatin Board of Aldermen meeting on December 14th on repairs to two water leaks. He said one was located on East Berry Street, and the other was repaired on Cedar Street. Crews had tried to locate the leak on Cedar Street but were unsuccessful. Rural Water […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education discusses 4-day school week

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education the evening of December 14th approved Missouri Consultants for Education as its service provider for district policies, regulations, and forms. There was discussion of the results of a four-day week teacher survey, COVID-19, and shifting contracted transportation pay to payroll for full-time employees. The board reviewed the district report […]

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Man from Lancaster life-flighted to hospital after crashing near Queen City

The Highway Patrol reports a Lancaster man sustained serious injuries when a truck overturned three miles east of Queen City the night of December 14th. An air ambulance transported 26-year-old Ethan Strunk to the University Hospital in Columbia. The truck traveled south on Germania Avenue before running off the left side, overturning, and coming to […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves insurance renewal

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved Missouri United School Insurance Council renewal on the evening of December 14th. Secretary Robin Griswold reports the annual assessment amount due is $13,005. The insurance includes property, general liability, buses, and worker’s compensation. The board approved the 2019-2020 school audit, Wagner taking school pictures, and a curriculum update […]

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MoDOT planned road work in North Missouri for the week of December 14, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of December 14 – 20. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map.  Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned […]

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Governor Parson announces meeting of Missouri’s Electoral College members

Governor Mike Parson announced that Missouri’s Electoral College members will meet on Monday, December 14 at 2 p.m. at the State Capitol to cast their votes for President and Vice President of the United States. The meeting and subsequent vote of the electors provide the official assignment of Missouri’s 10 electoral votes to the candidates […]

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Grundy County Commission presented update on Muddy Creek Bridge repairs

Decker and Associates have announced Southwest 80th Avenue in Grundy County is anticipated to be closed December 14th through April 14th due to construction of an off-system bridge replacement and rehabilitation project. The announcement was made at the Grundy County Commission meeting on November 24th. No formal business was conducted at the meeting due to […]

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North Mercer Board of Education informed that health insurance rates to increase by almost 20 percent

The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education was notified on November 9th that health insurance rates will go up 19.9% for a cost nearing $800. The district previously set a cap of $600 per employee for health insurance. The new rates would become effective in January. Superintendent Dan Owens will discuss the matter with teachers […]