Elections (Vote or Voting)

Four candidates file for two positions on Grundy County Health Department Board

The Grundy County Health Department Board will have two races for the April 5th election. Four candidates filed for two positions lasting four years. They are Incumbent Cari Blackburn, Amy May, Jewell Harris, and Stacey McCullough. Two candidates filed for an unexpired two-year term. Those candidates are Korynn Skipper and Kenneth Weaver. Grundy County Health […]

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North Central Missouri College Homecoming and Alumni Appreciation Day King and Queen candidates announced

The candidates for the 2022 North Central Missouri College Homecoming and Alumni Appreciation Day have been announced. Festivities will be held on Saturday, January 29th.  Women’s basketball takes on North Platte Community College at 3:00 pm and men’s basketball tangles with Ellsworth Community College at 5:00 pm.                 Nominees for king and queen had to be […]

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Ketanji Brown Jackson considered among Biden’s top candidates for the U.S. Supreme Court

(Missouri Independent) – With the retirement of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer by this summer, President Joe Biden has said he will fulfill a campaign promise of appointing a Black woman to an open seat on the highest court in the land. A top contender, who was even vetted by the Obama administration in 2016 as […]

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Audio: Missouri Congressman Long says 2020 election was rigged; Blunt still disagrees

YouTube has removed a U.S. Senate campaign ad of Missouri Congressman Billy Long inaccurately claiming that President Biden “stole” the 2020 presidential election. The Kansas City Star reports the online video company contends the ad violates the site’s community guidelines. During a stop Thursday in southwest Missouri’s Springfield, Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt reaffirmed his […]

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Northwest Missouri State University to host retired NASA astronaut Captain Scott Kelly

Northwest Missouri State University will host retired NASA astronaut Capt. Scott Kelly at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 8, at the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts as the next featured speaker for the University’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Kelly’s presentation centers on the remarkable story of his year in space – and how personal determination made […]

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GEC Community Foundation awards over $2,900 in grants

The Trustees of the GEC Community Foundation, Inc. met on January 26, 2022, and awarded four grants totaling $2,971.00. All grants are funded by member donations called Operation Round Up where members voluntarily round up their utility bills each month to fund grants to eligible entities. Education grants were awarded to Trenton-IX Middle School, Trenton, […]

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Grundy County Clerk corrects information on election filing for Laredo Fire Protection District Board of Directors

The Grundy County Clerk’s Office has provided corrected information on the election filing for the Laredo Fire Protection District Board of Directors. Kevin Eckert filed for the open position. Information originally provided to the Grundy County Clerk’s Office contained a mistake. The Laredo Fire Protection District will forgo an election on April 5th because there […]

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Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer planning to retire from the bench

(Missouri Independent) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is planning to announce his retirement in the coming days, according to multiple press reports Wednesday. The decision by the 83-year-old justice, who was nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1994, would give President Joe Biden his first chance to nominate a member of the Supreme […]

Grain Belt Express

Audio: Missouri lawmakers and residents argue the future of Grain Belt Express

The Grain Belt Express is again bringing out passionate arguments at the statehouse. Republican Representative Mike Haffner’s bill makes it more difficult for the electricity transmission project to traverse Missouri.  The measure would require county commissions’ approval before the line can cross that county.  It’s another effort to keep Invenergy from using its public service […]

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Communities and organizations in north Missouri receive project funding from USDA

Area organizations will receive funding from the United States Department of Agriculture to build and improve critical community facilities across rural Missouri. The Putnam County Special Projects Organization, Incorporated will use a $14,700 loan and a $7,800 grant to purchase a fire truck that will be leased to the Liberty Township Fire Protection District. The […]

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Matt Wright elected to lead Missouri Soybean Association

This week Missouri Soybeans hosted the Missouri Soybean Association board in Jefferson City, MO for their annual meeting. During the meeting, the Association unanimously selected several farmer-leaders to step up in leadership positions to serve Missouri’s soybean growers. To lead MSA, Matt Wright was voted to serve as the president for 2022. Wright is a […]

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Audio: Deadline is today for 4-H Energizer registration to be held in Hamilton

January 27th is the last day to register for a 4-H Energizer to be held in Hamilton next week for 4-H members to explore multiple project areas. Extension County Engagement Specialist in 4-H Youth Development Chelsea Corkins says the event will be at the Hamilton Middle School and Penney High School on February 5th. Registration […]

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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Republicans and Democrats agree on new map for 163 seats in Missouri House of Representatives

A panel of 20 Republicans and Democrats reportedly have agreed on a new map for the 163 seats in the Missouri House of Representatives. It’s a proposed map that makes several changes for our area legislative district. The House Independent Citizens Commission voted unanimously to approve the plan, which needed support from 14 members to […]

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Four Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers stationed in Macon to receive promotions

Captain Erik A. Gottman, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, announces the following promotions and transfer effective February 1, 2022. Corporal Terrance B. Ritter will be promoted to sergeant and designated the zone supervisor of Zone 2, serving the citizens of Macon and Shelby counties. Ritter was appointed to the Patrol on January 7, 2007. […]

Voting Rights

With voting rights stalled, some senators mull an update to the Electoral Count Act

(Missouri Independent) – A bipartisan group of senators is exploring legislation to overhaul how Congress counts Electoral College votes, but backers of stalled voting rights legislation are lukewarm on the effort as a substitute. The Electoral Count Act is an obscure law that has come under recent scrutiny, a year after the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. […]