Spickard, Missouri

Spickard Board of Aldermen address sewer projects

The Spickard Board of Aldermen approved ordinances adopting water and sewer rates as well as amending the budget this week. Each vote was three to zero with board member Charles Holtzclaw was absent. The board approved replacing a sewer grinder pump control panel that Mayor Alan Tharp reported had failed. Irvinbuilt construction reported the cost […]

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Invenergy to acquire Grain Belt Express

The Missouri Public Service Commission has unanimously approved a request filed by Invenergy Transmission LLC, its parent company Invenergy Investment Company, Grain Belt Express Clean Line, LLC, and Grain Belt Express Holding LLC. The request authorizes Invenergy to acquire ownership of Grain Belt. The commission voted five to zero and determined allowing Invenergy to acquire […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees approve the hiring of new staff

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved the hiring of several new employees at its meeting Tuesday evening. Crystal Johnson of Kansas City was hired as an exempt adjunct instructor for History courses beginning this fall and will teach classes online. Rick Sharp of Saint Joseph was approved as a part-time exempt adjunct […]

Sex Crime

Harrison County man arrested, bond revoked for failure to appear on child sex charges

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Hatfield man in Harrison County Monday on a capias warrant for failure to appear in court on several felony sex-related charges. Forty-one-year-old Michael John Welling has been charged with three counts of first-degree child molestation, first-degree statutory rape—sexual intercourse with a person less than 14 […]

Grain Belt Express

Missouri Public Service Commission grants Grain Belt Express permission to build transmission line

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved a request filed by Grain Belt Express Clean Line LLC (Grain Belt) which sought Commission authority and a certificate of convenience and necessity to construct, own, operate, control, manage and maintain a high voltage, direct current transmission line, and associated facilities within eight Missouri counties (Buchanan, Clinton, Caldwell, […]

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Cainsville man granted change of venue to Grundy County

A change of venue has been received in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court for a Cainsville resident facing two drug-related felonies. Court information shows the venue for 48-year-old Bartholomew Hazen was transferred from Harrison County. He is scheduled to appear for arraignment April 11th on charges of possession of a controlled substance except […]

Death Penalty or Capital Punishment

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court to consider capital punishment case and whether state’s death penalty is unconstitutional

The Missouri Supreme Court will determine whether a man was wrongly given capital punishment and whether the state’s death penalty law is unconstitutional.     Former US Army soldier and Dent County Sheriff’s Deputy Marvin Rice was convicted of murdering the mother of his child and her boyfriend in December 2011. After the incident, Rice […]