Theft

Missouri State Auditor finds former clerk misappropriated over $300,000 from City of Center

State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the City of Center that detailed how the former clerk, Tracey Ray, misappropriated more than $300,000 in taxpayer funds. The audit, which focused on the period between January 2015 and July 2019, was performed by the Auditor’s Public Corruption and Fraud Division after information was received through […]

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Grundy County Commission approves additional CARES Act funding

The Grundy County Commission approved CARES Act funding the morning of Tuesday, September 15th. The Community Food Pantry of Grundy County was pre-approved for $35,000 for a walk-in cooler. The food pantry is an entity under the Grundy County Senior Tax Board. Distributions totaled $1,091.70 for the Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled for […]

Medical Marijuana

Over $2 million from state’s medical marijuana program being transferred to veterans fund

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services announced it has begun the process of making the first transfer of funds from Missouri’s medical marijuana program to the Missouri Veterans Commission (MVC). The total amount transferred will be $2,135,510.  Missourians voted in November 2018 to adopt Constitutional Amendment 2, now known as Article XIV, which includes […]

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Sweepstake scam hits Chillicothe; senior citizen conned into believing they had won a vehicle

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports his office learned Wednesday, September 2nd that a senior citizen had been conned into believing he or she won a vehicle through a sweepstake. The person believed he or she needed to transfer $10,000 for expenses, taxes, and fees. Cox says the scammers will continue to harass the victim […]

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Grundy County Commission grants pre-approval to several entities for COVID-19 relief funds

The Grundy County Commission granted pre-approval to several taxable entities the morning of Tuesday, August 25th for Coronavirus Relief Funds. Pre-approval was granted to Spickard R-2, Pleasant View R-6, and North Central Missouri College for COVID-19-related expenses. Funds were allocated to those entities earlier this month based on assessed valuation. COVID-19 funding is being used […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton’s Utility Committee to suggest relay repairs and breaker testing to City Council

Besides reports, Trenton’s Utility Committee has approved recommendations and motions that are expected to receive full city council considerations. Trenton Municipal Utilities Director Ron Urton reports one recommendation going on to the city council is to replace relays are both the south and north substations this year. Urton noted the cost comes in less than […]