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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 […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton’s Utility Committee to recommend deadline on delinquent bills to avoid disconnection

Citing a concern for a larger number of delinquent bills than usual, Trenton’s Utility Committee is recommending a deadline of mid-May to either have the bill paid, or a payment plan established, to avoid potential disconnections. The recommendation to be forwarded to the City Council lists a May 15th deadline. Utility committee members Larry Crawford, […]

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Missouri State Auditor releases annual statewide audit

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released the annual Statewide Single Audit, which reviews the state’s financial reporting and the management and spending of $12 billion in federal funds. This year’s Statewide Single Audit reviewed 12 major federal programs and reported eight findings related to eight programs at three state agencies. The audit raised concerns with […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton Utility Committee to recommend construction of storage building at wastewater plant

Trenton’s Utility Committee will recommend a construction bid be accepted for a storage building at the wastewater treatment plant. According to Utility Director Ron Urton, the bid from Jamesport Builders came in at $60,074 for a 40-foot by 60-foot building with an optional second door of 14 by 14 feet. The bid will be referred […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton Utility Committee to send recommendations to Trenton City Council

The Trenton Utility Committee voted to send some items to the city council Wednesday evening. City Administrator Ron Urton reports the committee recommends the city council approve a lime sludge removal bid from Midwest Injection, Incorporated for $53.50 per dry ton. Another recommendation involves the council approving Normal Street sewer ditch crossing repair for $41,200. […]

Nicholas and Justin Diemel

Wisconsin judge declares Diemel brothers “Legally Dead”

A Wisconsin judge has declared the missing Diemel brothers legally dead. Media sources report identical petitions were approved for Nicholas and Justin Diemel that say they died “on or about July 21st.” The petitions were filed by Nicholas’s wife, Lisa Diemel.  The petitions are said to give Lisa the authority to run the brothers’ livestock […]