The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved a schedule for the candidate filing period for the April 7th Municipal Election. Board of Education candidates can file in the Laredo School office from the morning of December 17th at 8 o’clock to the afternoon of January 21st at 4 o’clock. The school office will be closed […]
The 2019 Beef Producers Seminar will be held on Thursday, November 14, 2019, at the St. Peter Catholic Church, Parish Hall in Stanberry, Missouri. Registration begins at 5:00 p.m. with the seminar to start at 6:00. Mark Russell, Executive Director of the Missouri Beef Industry Council, will be discussing and demonstrating some of the challenges, […]
The Chillicothe City Council voted to hire an assistant city auditor during an executive session Monday night. Chillicothe City Clerk Rozanne Frampton says Cheri Livingston will begin the full-time position in about two weeks at $13.03 per hour.
Missouri is among states experiencing a serious erosion in children’s health coverage, according to a new report. The findings, released by the Georgetown University Center for Children and Families, indicated there were 12,000 more uninsured Missouri kids in 2018 than in 2016, a 17% increase. Traci Gleason, vice president for internal affairs at the Missouri Budget Project, […]
A former executive of a northern Missouri hospital pleaded guilty in federal court in Florida to a $114 million pass-through billing scheme. The Justice Department in Washington says former Putnam County Memorial Hospital chief executive officer David Lane Byrns pleaded guilty to a one-count information charging him with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Byrns pleaded […]
The Chillicothe City Council voted to hire a police officer during an executive session this week. Jesse Schmidt was hired for the full-time position on a vote of four to zero. City council member Denny Albertson was absent.
The Grundy County Local Emergency Planning Committee this week discussed preparations for the Missouri Day Festival. Preparations will be similar to past years with volunteers staffing the Emergency Operations Center and assist with traffic and the parade route. Bill Brinton with Region H Hazmat brought lights for use at the festival as requested. He reported […]
Ben White has resigned as the Executive Director of Main Street Chillicothe and will be taking a position with the state Main Street program, Missouri Main Street Connection. His official last day is November 1st. In his new position, Ben will travel across Missouri and provide training and workshops to new Main Street communities looking […]
The Pleasant View R-6 Board of Education reviewed and accepted an application for a board member on Tuesday evening. Ben Thomas will be sworn in at the next meeting. Secretary Brenda Allnutt reports he will replace Luke Gibson who resigned last month. Thomas’s term will last until April 2020. The board approved a change in […]
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Grundy County Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled Executive Director Kayla Graham explains the designation is to raise awareness of disability employment and celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities. Graham says FFDD is “very fortunate” to have several employers in the community that employs individuals […]
Reports indicate the former Chief Executive Officer at Putnam County Memorial Hospital in Unionville, David Byrns has agreed to plead guilty to federal criminal charges of conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Charges were filed with the US District Court for Western Missouri, however, it is expected further proceedings will be held in a federal […]