Sam Graves

Lawmakers successfully push White House to drop proposal that would hurt small cities and rural communities

Lawmakers are celebrating the decision to drop a proposal before the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to redefine a Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). The proposal would have raised the threshold for an MSA from 50,000 residents to 100,000, which would have eliminated 144 areas from the designation, including St. Joseph. The move to drop […]

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Audio: Former Missouri corrections employee convicted of killing his secret fiancee to be sentenced today

A northern Missouri man convicted of the high-profile 2018 murder of his secret fiancee will be sentenced this (Monday) morning in Jefferson City.     Fifty-four-year-old James Addie of Mexico, Missouri has been convicted of first-degree murder and armed criminal action for the 2018 death of Molly Watson, his secret fiancee. Watson was shot to […]

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Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approves purchase of 120 Chromebooks

The Jamesport Tri-County R-7 Board of Education accepted a proposal for remodeling the high school gym and multiple bids on July 8. Secretary Heather Turner reports the gym remodeling proposal was from Kramer Contracting at an estimated cost of $108,230. Bids accepted were from Graves for bread, Hiland Dairy for milk, and Landes and MFA […]

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Golf cart overturns in Mercer County ejecting occupants, sends two to hospital

The Highway Patrol reports two Milo, Iowa residents sustained minor injuries when they were ejected from a golf cart three miles southwest of Mercer on Sunday, July 4. The driver, 36-year-old Nicholas Robbins, and passenger 40-year-old Danielle Robbins were taken by ambulance to the Decatur County Hospital in Leon, Iowa. The golf cart traveled west […]

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Pickup and SUV crash on rural road injuring Spickard man

A pickup truck and a sports utility vehicle sideswiped on a gravel road in northwestern Grundy County, injuring a Spickard resident. Eighty-six-year-old Thomas Stamper was taken by private vehicle to Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton with minor injuries. The operator of the SUV, 19-year old Rory Jacobs of Spickard, was not reported hurt. The accident […]

Sam Graves

Graves Leads Opposition To Speaker Pelosi’s “My Way Or The Highway” 2.0 Bill

Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO), the Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, led conservatives on the floor of the United States House of Representatives today in opposing H.R. 3684. “This bill is nothing more than the Green New Deal with a little infrastructure sprinkled on top,” said Graves. “It’s completely unpaid for and it does nothing […]

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Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve 2020 financial statements audit, presented a multitude of reports

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved the 2020 financial statements audit on June 28th. CPA John Gillum presented an audit report. The Friends of Gallatin fundraising event to be held on June 26th was rescheduled for July 17th due to forecasted rain. The board of aldermen agreed to grant the picnic liquor license request to […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe police respond to calls of suicidal individuals, investigate report of child abuse

Chillicothe Police report the Friday through Sunday weekend period included 262 calls for service plus the usual traffic stops and business checks.  Investigations involved two situations allegedly involving individuals who were said to be considering harm to themselves. Two drug arrests were made following a traffic stop. Among reports from Friday, Chillicothe Police investigated a […]

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Ragan-Hickman American Legion Auxiliary hosting annual 4th of July Breakfast and Bake Sale

The Ragan-Hickman American Legion Auxiliary is once again hosting their 4th of July Breakfast and Bake Sale. The only change is that the event will be held on Saturday, July 3, 2021, from 6:00 am to 10:30 am at the Ragan-Hickman American Legion Community Building in Mercer.  Members will be serving Biscuits & Gravy, Sausage, […]

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Coalition of lawmakers sound alarm on Biden administration’s plan to redefine “Waters of the United States” or WOTUS

Congressman Sam Graves (R-MO), Ranking Member of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, joined Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee Ranking Member Congressman David Rouzer (R-NC) and other top Republican leaders in outlining their concerns regarding the Biden administration’s intention to undo the Trump administration’s Navigable Waters Protection Rule.  The Biden administration’s recent announcement signaled its intent […]

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Audio: Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs on the paths of tornados during Thursday night storms

Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs reports there appears to have been two different tornado paths in Grundy County during storms the night of June 24th. He says one started at the south edge of Tindall and went east for about a mile and a half. The other path started near 37th and Onyx […]

Economic Development

Department of Economic Development awards $15.8 million for community development projects statewide

The Department of Economic Development announced it will award more than $15.8 million to 38 recipients through its Community Development Block Grant Program to help communities with infrastructure improvement and other projects across Missouri. “Strengthening infrastructure and improving our workforce remains my administration’s top priorities,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Whether repairing roads, upgrading facilities, or […]

Sam Graves

Graves warns against reviving Waters of the United States rule

Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) sent a clear message that any attempt to revive the Obama-era Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule would be met with staunch resistance in Congress and from farmers and ranchers across America. “The Obama-era WOTUS rule was a direct assault on farm families everywhere,” said Graves. “Farmers and ranchers across America came together to […]

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Altamont teen taken to Wright Memorial Hospital after crashing on gravel road near Breckenridge

An Altamont resident sustained injuries when a vehicle overturned on a gravel-covered road two miles west of Breckenridge on June 4. A private vehicle transported the driver, 18-year-old Kiah Price, to Wright Memorial Hospital of Trenton with minor injuries. The vehicle traveled east on Northeast Meadows Lane before Price reportedly lost control and over-corrected. The […]

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Lawmakers demand speaker Pelosi investigate origins of COVID-19

Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) joined more than 200 colleagues today in calling on Speaker Pelosi to direct her committee chairs to look into the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the pandemic started, the House of Representatives has held zero hearings on the origins of the virus and the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup. “Americans deserve […]

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Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors review increased cost on construction project

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors on May 27th discussed a proposal from The Wilson Group to address the increased cost of electrical supplies on the construction project. The proposal was to split the cost of $34,445 between the nursing home district, the contractor, and the electrician. The nursing home district will […]