The Missouri Department of Conservation seeks information in the case of two adult elk shot Friday, Feb. 8, near the Log Yard area of Shannon County. One of the elk was a 10-year-old bull, brought to Missouri from Kentucky in 2011. The other was an adult cow, born in Missouri. Conservation agents note no parts […]
Hy-Vee announces the expansion of its discount medications list to assist customers with lowering healthcare costs. The new medication list went into effect February 1st and is available to all patients with no enrollment fees. The new list includes an increased number of cholesterol, diabetes, gastrointestinal, mental health, women’s health and men’s health medications offered at […]
Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has released a citizen-requested audit of the City of Hamilton, located in Caldwell County. The audit recommended better planning to ensure adequate street repair and recommended better processes to avoid conflicts of interest in city business. “Citizens deserve government that functions efficiently and transparently, but processes were not in place […]
Missourians are being encouraged to file income taxes as soon as possible this year. Financial advisor Marshall Mennenga says Congress and the Trump administration wanted a smaller, easier tax form. The two-page 1040 has increased to eight pages and Mennenga advises taxpayers to file income taxes as early as possible.
Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox has released an End of Year Report for 2018 showing the office had what he called a “significant change” in the number of traffic stops and citations. There were 1,427 traffic stops in 2018 compared to 967 in 2017, which was an increase of 460. There were also 521 citations […]
The Grundy County Commission adopted the 2019 county budget on a vote of two to one on Tuesday morning. The budget estimates revenues of $4,693,199 and estimates expenditures of $5,195,618 which leaves a projected deficit of $502,419. First District Commissioner Don Sager voted against adopting the budget due to the large projected deficit. Second District […]
The Laredo Board of Aldermen conducted the clerk’s annual employee evaluation at its meeting Monday. The pay rate increased three percent to $13.88 per hour. Four candidates filed for two two-year terms Alderman-at-Large positions: Derek Eckert and Cassidy Russell as well as incumbents Brett Mathews and Saundra Marrs.
Missouri’s unemployment rate edged up to 3.1 percent in December, retreating slightly from the record low of 3.0 percent reached in November. Even with this uptick, the current rate is still six-tenths of a point below the year-earlier value. Missouri’s rate has now been lower than the corresponding U.S. rate, which was 3.9 percent in […]
Altice USA has informed the city of Trenton about pricing changes for customers of its subsidiary, Suddenlink which are effective February 1st. In a letter to Trenton Mayor Nick McHargue, the company says Suddenlink customers of limited basic service currently pay a monthly rate of $12.31 to $39.24. The new monthly rate will be $34.99. […]
Sixty years after the first of 1,182 flood-prevention structures were built in Missouri with federal financial and technical assistance, landowners who have witnessed the before-and-after effects of heavy rain are still praising the benefits of the watershed projects. “Panther Creek used to flood almost every time it rained, but it hasn’t flooded at all since […]
Missourians are frequently subjected to aggressive collection efforts by air ambulance providers totaling tens of thousands of dollars in a practice called balance billing, according to a detailed report released today by the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration (DIFP). To assess the scope of the problem, the DIFP initiated a data call for […]
State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit of Clinton County, located in northwest Missouri. In giving an overall rating of “poor,” the report highlighted the weak financial condition of the General Revenue Fund, the County Commission’s failure to perform a cost analysis before implementing a self-insured medical plan, and the need to improve controls […]