Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson declares September 30 “State Employee Appreciation Day”

Governor Mike Parson signed a proclamation declaring September 30, 2020, State Employee Appreciation Day to honor state of Missouri employees. “Our state team members work tirelessly each and every day for the people of this state. Since COVID-19, they have stepped up to continue providing critical services to Missourians and ensure business does not stop,” Governor Parson said. “We are […]

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NCMC announces Tracy Welch as Outstanding Employee of the Month

Tracy Welch, NCMC Mathematics Department Chair and Instructor, from Cameron, MO, has been selected as North Central Missouri College’s Outstanding Employee for September. Tracy has been employed at NCMC for 11 years and holds a Masters in Mathematics from Emporia State University and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics and a minor in Physics from […]

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Grundy County Commission accepts resignation, modify employee handbook

The Grundy County Commission voted to modify the county employee handbook, accepted a resignation, and approved Coronavirus Relief funding. The modification to the employee handbook states employees must submit all required paperwork to the county clerk’s office. The information must be verified prior to their first day of employment. A resignation was accepted from Blake […]

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After two-day jury trial, Chillicothe man found “Not Guilty” of sodomy charge

Attorney Drew Davis of Cameron confirms a man from the Chillicothe area has been found not guilty of sodomy—second degree. A two-day jury trial for James Edward Gates was held in Livingston County Monday, September 21st and Tuesday, September 22nd. Gates was charged last year and accused of assaulting a private employee. He was a […]

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Harrison County officials release joint statement on COVID-19

Harrison County Health Department Administrator Courtney Cross, Harrison County Community Hospital Chief Executive Officer Tina Gillespie, Bethany Mayor Jonne Slemmons, and Harrison County Presiding Commissioner Jack Hodge have provided a joint statement regarding COVID-19. They report 106 school individuals have had to isolate or quarantine since Harrison County schools reopened for the academic year. Two […]

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Missouri State Auditor finds a lack of transparency in how Jackson County spent taxpayer dollars

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of Jackson County government that found a lack of transparency in how the county spent millions of taxpayer dollars on legal, lobbying, and other professional services. The audit identified $2.7 million in contracts that were not competitively bid and another $1.3 million in contracts that went years […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees address lengthy agenda at Tuesday meeting

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved informational technology purchases on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. One purchase was for replacement data centers, wired/wireless/firewall networking equipment, video surveillance equipment, and professional services from CDWG for $1,184,899 as part of an IT Infrastructure Refresh project. Proposals were received from four vendors. Chief Information Officer Jennifer […]

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Chillicothe Middle School migrates to virtual learning for two weeks due to COVID-19

Chillicothe Superintendent Dan Wiebers reported the district was notified Sunday that additional students and staff have been reported as positive for corona-virus and will require an even larger number of students and staff to be quarantined. A decision has been made, according to the Wiebers, that the Chillicothe Middle school will transition to all virtual […]

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Chillicothe Middle School students to attend classes using a “hybrid model” of instruction

Chillicothe Middle School students will attend in-person classes using a hybrid model starting Monday, September 21st due to an increase in the number of COVID-19 quarantined middle school students. Superintendent Dan Wiebers says students will be divided into two groups by the primary parent’s last name. A through M will report to class Monday and […]