Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission adopts deficit budget for 2021

The Grundy County Commission unanimously adopted a deficit budget for 2021 the morning of January 26th. The budget estimates total revenues of $5,736,634 and expenditures of $6,928,813. A balance deficit of $1,192,179 is expected for 2021. The county begins the year with carryover funds of $3,910,220.81. The projected ending balance is $2,718,041.81. Grundy County Clerk […]

Missouri Governor Mike Parson

Nearly $127 million in fiscal year 2021 funds released to the state of Missouri

Governor Mike Parson announced the release of $126,921,606 in previously restricted Fiscal Year 2021 funds, including $117,460,583 in general revenue.  “Thanks to our Show Me Strong Recovery Plan, we continue to outpace our economic recovery forecast, which is why were are able to release these funds today,” Governor Parson said. “This is great news for […]

Traffic Fatalities

Missouri State Highway Patrol reports four traffic fatalities over New Year’s holiday weekend

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has released preliminary statistics related to the New Year’s holiday weekend: Four people died in traffic crashes during the 78-hour counting period, which began at 6 p.m. Thursday, December 31, 2020, and ended at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2021. 2021 New Year’s Holiday Traffic Statistics Troopers investigated the following: […]

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Two injured, including 8-year-old girl, in crash on Highway 24

The Highway Patrol reports two Brookfield residents sustained minor injuries when the pickup truck in which they traveled overtook and struck a car in Carroll County on Thursday morning, December 31st. The driver of the pickup, 40-year-old Randall Reams, and an eight-year-old girl, were transported by emergency medical services to Carroll County Memorial Hospital in […]

A+ Scholarship Program in Missouri

Governor Parson announces $10.1 million in additional A+ scholarship funding

Governor Mike Parson announced an additional $10.1 million for the A+ scholarship program, including $4.9 million in CARES Act funding and $5.2 million in supplemental funding to be proposed in the Governor’s recommended budget. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused more students to utilize the A+ program than originally anticipated in the state’s budget. As a […]

Bull Elk

Audio: Firearms Elk Season gets underway on Saturday for 5 lucky Missourians.

Missouri’s 1st firearms elk hunting season gets underway at 1st light on Saturday morning.     Yet only 5 Missourians will get the chance to shoot an elk tomorrow. The Conservation department issued the permits to 5 lucky Missourians randomly drawn from more than 19,000 applicants. Selected hunters representing Van Buren, Mount Vernon, St. Thomas, […]

Indictment

19 Missouri residents indicted by grand jury for $1.2 million insurance fraud conspiracy

Nineteen defendants have been indicted by a federal grand jury for their roles in a $1.2 million insurance fraud conspiracy that involved false claims of injuries suffered in car accidents. Lawrence Courtney Lawhorn, 32, and Latoya Marie Brown, 35, who resided in Columbia and in the Kansas City area; Lauren Courtney Luque, 34, Michael Jadon […]

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Missouri Highway Patrol reports traffic fatalities increase over Thanksgiving holiday weekend compared to 2019

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports 10 people died in traffic crashes during this year’s Thanksgiving holiday counting period–from 6 p.m. Wednesday, November 25, 2020, through 11:59 p.m. Sunday, November 29, 2020. During the Thanksgiving holiday counting period, troopers report the following traffic statistics for 2020: Crashes ─ 321 Injuries ─ 72 Fatalities ─ 9 DWI ─ 100 Drug Arrests ─ […]