Senator Roy Blunt

Roy Blunt is out. So who’s in? A list of possible Missouri GOP senate candidates

(Missouri Independent) – Roy Blunt’s decision not to seek a third term in the U.S. Senate will have cascading effects across Missouri’s political universe.  The state has no shortage of ambitious Republican officials, each of whom can make a legitimate claim at being the strongest candidate.  So will the 2022 GOP primary turn into a […]

Generic City Water

Mercer County Public Water Supply asking customers to conserve water; lifts boil advisory for Hawk Place

Mercer County Public Water Supply District Number 1 asks its customers to conserve water. Customers are also asked to daily check for signs of leaks at all water sources, including livestock waterers, as floats will stick, as well as hydrants, spigots, and water lines. Mercer County Public Water Supply District has also lifted a boil […]

Veterans

Audio: Missouri veterans’ homes stop spread of COVID-19, now struggling with revenue

The Missouri Veterans Homes have fought their way out of a COVID outbreak – with patient cases down to ZERO. The Veterans Commission now must find additional ways to fund the homes – as they struggle with the number of patients down due to COVID restrictions, and other sources drying up. Terressa Sherlock the commission’s […]

Branson Duck Boat

Audio: U. S. Senate unanimously approves Hawley’s duck boat safety legislation

Bipartisan legislation aimed at improving safety on duck boats and other amphibious passenger vessels was unanimously approved by the U.S. Senate on Thursday. It was one of the first bills filed by U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) after he was sworn into office in January 2019. Hawley’s bill is very similar to one filed by former […]

Holiday Parade

Chillicothe Chamber of Commerce announces results of “74th Annual Holiday Parade”

With just over 50 entries, the 74th Annual Holiday Parade “Home for the Holidays, sponsored by Hedrick Medical Center & HyVee, was carried out in true community tradition. The parade was announced live from the courthouse location on Washington by Dave Rogers and Bill Shaffer. Entries were judged on the use of theme, originality, and […]

Duck Boat being raised from bottom of lake

Missouri’s Hawley praises bipartisan movement on duck boat legislation

After being stuck in committee on Capitol Hill for 19 months, bipartisan duck boat legislation from U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Missouri) is expected to be voted on Wednesday morning by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. It’s the first bill the committee is scheduled to take up Wednesday, and it comes a little more […]

Democratic Party

2020 was a bloodbath for Missouri Democrats. Will 2022 be any better?

(Missouri Independent) – There’s no point trying to spin it: While the 2020 election was a mixed verdict nationally, with Republicans gaining congressional seats and minimizing Senate losses even as Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump, the Missouri verdict was unequivocal. It started atop the ticket with Trump’s dominance. He and Gov. Mike Parson set […]

Holiday Parade

Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce announces changes to Holiday Parade due to COVID-19

The 74th Annual Holiday Parade “Home for the Holidays”, presented by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce, is sponsored again this year by Hedrick Medical Center &Chillicothe Hy-Vee. The parade will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 21st, and will include floats and entries from many different organizations, youth groups, churches, businesses, and individuals […]

Christmas Parade

Chillicothe Holiday Parade Grand Marshal announced

The 74th Annual Chillicothe Chamber Holiday Parade “Home for the Holidays”, presented by the Chillicothe Area Chamber of Commerce, is sponsored by Hedrick Medical Center and HyVee. “2020 has been an unprecedented year but being able to carry out one of Chillicothe’s favorite traditions has provided a small bit of normalcy,” stated Crystal Narr, Executive […]

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‘Won’t be able to survive’: Childcare centers serving low-income Missourians face closure

(Missouri Independent) – Cortaiga Collins doesn’t know how much longer her childcare center will survive. Only about a dozen children have been attending regularly amid the pandemic. Under normal circumstances, she used to serve as many as 100.  She’s already had to reduce the hours that Good Shepherd Preschool and Infant/Toddler Center in St. Louis […]

Duck Boat being raised from bottom of lake

Audio: Senator Josh Hawley is ready to go to Senate floor to seek unanimous consent on duck boat legislation

A Missouri senator who serves on the Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill is frustrated that his duck boat legislation remains stuck in the Commerce Committee. U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley says the bill is bottled up in committee. The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is chaired by U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Mississippi. “I […]

President Trump Signs Paycheck Protection Program

President Trump signs Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act

President Trump, at the White House, signed the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. The bill, which unanimously passed the Senate on Tuesday, provides additional coronavirus relief funding for small businesses, agriculture producers, and hospitals and health care providers.  “More help is on the way for Missouri small businesses and the health care […]

Wright Memorial Hospital Employee of the Year Jamie Kottwitz

Jamie Kottwitz named Wright Memorial Hospital 2019 Employee of the Year

Wright Memorial Hospital recently announced its 2019 Employee of the Year. Jamie Kottwitz, registered nurse II at Wright Memorial Hospital, was presented with the award at a ceremony held in her honor on February 17. Other nominees were 2019 Employee of the Quarter winners: Cheryl Hamilton, Sue Knapp, and Kaycee West. Kottwitz has been with […]