Shopko

Shopko files for bankruptcy, Carrollton store to close

An area Shopko store is to close due to the Green Bay, Wisconsin-based retailer and its subsidiaries filing voluntary petitions for a court-supervised financial restructuring under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The company’s website provides a list of the 38 stores to close including the Shopko Hometown store in Carrollton. The expected […]

Charges Filed

Chillicothe man formally charged after crashing in Livingston County

A Chillicothe man arrested by the Highway Patrol Tuesday night following a motor vehicle accident east of Chillicothe has been charged in Livingston County. Thirty-six-year-year-old Mathew Pike has been charged with felony driving while intoxicated—persistent offender. His bond is $25,000 cash only. The Patrol also accused Pike of driving while revoked—first offense, careless and imprudent […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves tax levy

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved an operating tax levy Monday evening for the April ballot. Administrator Misty Foster reports the levy is for $1.40 and would run for five years. Tyler SIS financial management software was approved for purchase for $18,170. Foster says the board also approved purchasing five Smart Boards and projectors […]

Accident-Crash graphic

Three of six passengers injured in Tuesday evening crash east of Chillicothe; driver arrested on multiple allegations

Three people out of six who reported injuries were taken to the hospital who were involved in a sports utility vehicle accident Tuesday night on an icy road three miles east of Chillicothe.  The driver, who was not injured, was later arrested by the highway patrol. Thirty-six-year-old Mathew Pike of Chillicothe was driving westbound with six […]

Daviess County Courthouse

Gallatin Board of Aldermen accept bids

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen accepted a bid for electric poles at a meeting Monday evening. A bid for southern yellow pine poles was accepted from Arkansas Electric Cooperative for $10,899 with confirmation of grant money from Missouri Public Energy Pool. Other submitted bids were from Boarder States for $10,995.75 and Bridgewell for $11,029.95. The […]

Josh Hawley

Audio: Publication claims documents show NRA and Hawley coordinated ads in Missouri Senate race

A publication claims the National Rifle Association may have improperly coordinated political advertising with Republican Josh Hawley’s campaign for the U.S. Senate.     The Trace, a division of the left-leaning Mother Jones magazine says Federal Communications Commission records show NRA ads in favor of Hawley were placed by the same consultant group that secured […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council approves new shut-off policy for TMU, update presented on sewer plant upgrades

Several topics related to Trenton Municipal Utilities were approved during last evening’s meeting of the Trenton City Council. The council voted six to nothing to proceed with Burns and McDonnel engineering to proceed with designing the headworks project at the sewer plant. Other improvements are underway in the design-build project at the sewer plant where […]

Air Ambulance Bill of the month

Missourians face large bills, aggressive collection tactics from air ambulance transports

Missourians are frequently subjected to aggressive collection efforts by air ambulance providers totaling tens of thousands of dollars in a practice called balance billing, according to a detailed report released today by the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP). To assess the scope of the problem, the DIFP initiated a data call for […]