Absentee Voting

Missouri Legislature gives final approval to absentee ballot legislation; photo ID requirement stripped out

Absentee ballot legislation that expands voting by mail through the rest of 2020 is on its way to Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s desk, after receiving final approval from the House in Jefferson City on Friday evening. The final House vote was 121-24 and came with about 30 minutes to spare before the mandatory 6 p.m. […]

Smithfield Food Website

363 out of 900 employees tested for COVID-19 at Smithfield plant in Milan

Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Communications Director Lisa Cox reported Friday evening that 363 employees have been tested for COVID-19 at the Smithfield pork processing plant in Milan. Fourteen of those employees tested positive. More than 900 employees have yet to be tested. Cox previously reported she believed more of a “box-in” strategy […]

Fatal Crash

Hopkins man killed after being ejected from car in Nodaway County

A northwest Missouri resident was fatally injured when the car he was driving veered off a road in Nodaway County overturning several times. Thirty-three-year old David Pivral of Hopkins was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at MosaicMmedical Center in Maryville. The crash happened Friday evening seven miles northeast of Pickering on Route NN […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council approves city budget at short meeting on Friday

Without comment, the Trenton City Council unanimously approved a revised city budget for the 2020-21 fiscal year Friday evening. All eight members of the council were either present at City Hall or participated via Zoom from their homes. As described in previous articles, the city of Trenton budget shows deficit spending of $115,696 for the […]