Fast Track Website

Fast Track application now open for 2020-21, new schools added to eligibility list

The 2020-21 application for the Fast Track Workforce Incentive Grant is open, with more eligible institutions, and 15 new eligible program areas. Grant recipients can now spend their funds at Missouris non-profit private, as well as public, colleges, and universities. Fast Track, a state financial aid program, provides tuition assistance to adults over 25 years […]

Veterans Affairs website

Veterans Affairs offers debt relief to Veterans impacted by natural disasters

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs announced the commitment to extend debt relief to Veterans adversely impacted by natural disasters. The department recognizes Veterans and beneficiaries are negatively impacted by the wildfires and hurricanes prompting the offering of financial debt relief. “Veterans and their families should be focused on their health and safety during the […]

Coronavirus

Missouri to get rapid COVID-19 tests for long term care centers and schools

The federal government plans to deliver more than 150 million rapid COVID-19 tests around the country. Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) spokesperson Mallory McGowin says long term care centers and higher education and K-12 schools will be at the top of the priority list. She expects the tests to come to Missouri […]

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Meadville teen facing three felony counts of child molestation

A Meadville teen accused of inappropriately touching a child younger than 12 years old at a Meadville daycare has been charged in Linn County. Seventeen-year-old Leeroy Nickell faces three felony counts of child molestation—second degree—aggravated sexual offense—child less than 17 years of age and offender greater than four years over. (No bond was listed.) A […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council denies request to repeal ordinance regarding zoning

The Chillicothe City Council did not accept a request the night of Monday, August 31st to repeal an ordinance regarding rezoning. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports 420 Martin Street was rezoned from R-3 to MU-1 about three weeks ago, and neighbors the night of Monday, August 31st night asked for the zoning to be reverted […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council discusses, then requests more information on potential increases in water and wastewater rates

The Trenton City Council listened, had a discussion, then requested more information on potential increases in water and wastewater rates to go toward financing possible future projects described as needed sooner than later at Trenton. Comparison of water and sewer rates were provided on some two dozen communities, some with higher rates, others with lower […]

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USDA announces changes to emergency haying and grazing provisions

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency has announced changes for emergency haying and grazing of acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program. This includes changes outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill that streamlines the authorization process for farmers and ranchers. “FSA authorizes emergency haying and grazing of Conservation Reserve Program acres under certain […]

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Community leaders in Livingston County encourage wearing of masks in public

Livingston County health, governmental, business, and school officials are encouraging people to wear a mask in public where social distancing is difficult to maintain. The plea comes following an increase in positive COVID-19 cases in Livingston County during the past several weeks. Officials they want to stop the spread of the virus now, so the […]