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Missouri Attorney General launches campaign to honor Missouri’s bicentennial

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has announced the launch of a campaign to honor Missouri’s Bicentennial. Using the slogan “Missouri Leading the Way,” the campaign will work to honor Missouri’s past, present, and future through social media and the launch of a new award and program. “This is a very exciting year for the people […]

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Chillicothe Fire Department responds to “exploding trailer” at Calhoun and Washington street

The Chillicothe Fire Department reports it responded to a call of a trailer exploding at the intersection of Calhoun and Washington street on Thursday afternoon, January 29th. Captain/Emergency Medical Technician Tracy Bradley says flames came from the rear axles of the trailer. A hand line was used to start extinguishing the fire, two trucks were positioned […]

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Governor Parson announces launch of new COVID-19 vaccination dashboard

Governor Mike Parson announced the launch of a new COVID-19 vaccination dashboard containing Missouri-specific data submitted by providers from across the state. “We are excited to announce the launch of Missouri’s COVID-19 vaccination dashboard. This dashboard will provide Missourians with the most up-to-date, Missouri-specific data available,” said Governor Parson. “It is important that we provide this resource […]

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Man pleads guilty to obtaining over $700,000 in COVID-19 relief using fraud scheme

A Washington man pleaded guilty today to perpetrating a scheme to fraudulently obtain COVID-19 relief guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) through the Economic Injury Disaster Loan and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Nicholas L. McQuaid, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s […]

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Livingston County Preservation Society selects architect as 2020 Hall of Fame inductee

The Livingston County Preservation Society has selected its 2020 Hall of Fame inductee. R. Warren Roberts was an architect who designed many buildings in Chillicothe and across Missouri, including the Livingston County Courthouse  (1914), Dr. Grace’s building (1914) that currently houses Shooter’s on Washington Street, the Adams Automobile and Supply Company (1915) often referred to […]

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Grundy County Commission approves additional COVID-19 relief funds; culverts ordered to replenish inventory

The Grundy County Commission approved COVID-19 Relief Fund allocations for eight entities on December 8th. The Spickard R-2 School District was approved for $21,115.04, the Laredo R-7 School District $891.94, the Pleasant View R-6 School District $26,406.85, the Grundy County R-5 School District $30,720.28, Grundy County $8,162.46, the City of Trenton $1,845, North Central Missouri […]

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With no statewide mandate in Missouri, more local governments are requiring masks

(Missouri Independent) – In early July, the Columbia City Council passed an ordinance requiring everyone over 10 years old to wear a face mask when in close contact with someone from outside their household. Since that vote, a requirement for face masks has been in every health order issued for the city of 123,000 by the Columbia-Boone […]

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GEC Community Foundation awards 13 grants to area schools

The GEC Community Foundation, Incorporated Trustees have awarded 13 grants totaling $6,868.64. Education grants went to several schools: Grundy County R-5 of Humphreys and Laredo R-7 each for $600 to purchase Chromebooks; Rissler Elementary School of Trenton for $580 for playground equipment; Spickard R-2 for $664 for phonics spelling kits; Princeton R-5 for $500 for […]

Paul Callicoat had plans to convert the former Sarcoxie Nursery into a medical marijuana cultivation facility (Joplin Globe file photo).

Missouri medical marijuana trial focuses on alleged role of insiders on license rules

(Missouri Independent) – A Missouri family that was denied a license to grow medical marijuana alleged in court this week that outside groups and individuals had undue access to top state officials — and that access led to an opaque process and contributed to the decision to cap the number of licenses granted. To buttress […]