Sales Tax

Grundy County sales tax revenue tops $57,000 in all three categories

Sales tax revenue received by Grundy County this month totals more than $57,000 in each of three categories: general revenue, the ambulance, and law enforcement. Every three months, the amount of sales tax revenue is greater than in other months because of quarterly payments submitted by businesses. Other months this year in which sales tax […]

MU School of Medicine

MU School of Medicine receives nearly $5 million in grants to train more rural Missouri doctors

The University of Missouri School of Medicine has received two Health Resources and Services Administration grants totaling nearly $5 million to increase the number of doctors in Missouri and address the physician shortages in rural parts of the state. A Missouri Hospital Association study last year predicted a shortage of up to 49,000 primary care […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Senior Life Solution program raising awareness during National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and Wright Memorial Hospital’s Senior Life Solutions program is working to raise awareness.  According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, an average of 129 deaths by suicide occur per day and there are an estimated 1,400,000 suicide attempts per year. Talk of suicide should never be […]

Missouri Capital Building Jefferson City

Dozens of Missouri legislative bills become law today

Historically, most of the bills passed during the Missouri Legislature’s regular session become law on August 28. Of the roughly 2,100 measures filed this year, 144 proposals made it across the finish line. Dozens of proposals become official today. Here is a snapshot of 10 key measures taking effect: Education funding In the fiscal year […]

Flooded Farm Grain Bins

August 30th is sign-up deadline for emergency assistance to flooded farms

Farmers affected by flooding have until Aug. 30 to apply for help from USDA emergency assistance programs, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Heather Conrow. The USDA Farm Service Agency provides up to 75% of approved renovation costs, to a maximum of $500,000, through its Emergency Conservation Program, says Conrow, who was part of […]

Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri

Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri announces Louise Williams Wellborn Memorial Scholarship

As a new school year begins, the Community Foundation of Northwest Missouri is honored to announce the establishment of the Louise Williams Welborn Memorial Scholarship to a graduating senior at Trenton High School. A 1967 graduate of THS, Louise was the Senior Philanthropic Advisor at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation at the time of […]

Sex Trafficking

FBI’s “Operation Independence Day” identifies over 100 child victims and 67 sex traffickers

This week the Department of Justice announced the nationwide recovery or identification of 103 child victims and the arrest of 67 sex traffickers through the FBI-led Operation Independence Day. This initiative was a month-long coordinated law enforcement effort, focused on the recovery of child sex trafficking victims and providing them with the assistance they needed. […]

Kelli Jones Communications Director

Governor Parson announces Kelli Jones as new Communications Director

Governor Mike Parson announced that Kelli Jones will assume the role of Communications Director for the Office of the Governor effective August 2, 2019. Mrs. Jones has served as Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary since Governor Parson took office in June of last year. Mrs. Jones previously served as Governor Parson’s Communications Director during his term […]