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Missouri State Auditor releases annual statewide audit

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released the annual Statewide Single Audit, which reviews the state’s financial reporting and the management and spending of $12 billion in federal funds. This year’s Statewide Single Audit reviewed 12 major federal programs and reported eight findings related to eight programs at three state agencies. The audit raised concerns with […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

USDA implements measures to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by COVID-19

USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep customers, partners, and stakeholders updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America. Rural Housing Service Single-Family Housing Effective March 19, borrowers with USDA single-family housing Direct […]

Missouri Job Center Website

Missouri Job Centers to suspend in-person services due to COVID-19

In cooperation with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and state and local government leaders, all Missouri Job Centers will close to in-person services beginning tomorrow, March 20 for one week, in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. All Job Centers are closed to in-person services but will continue to be staffed […]

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Bethany man demolishes car in crash on Route W; later arrested and accused of DWI

A Bethany man was injured in a rollover crash early Monday evening in Harrison County and was later arrested. Sixty-two-year-old Duane Belcher received moderate injuries in the accident eight miles to the north of Bethany. Belcher was taken by an ambulance to the Harrison County Community Hospital in Bethany. The car was northbound when it […]

State of Emergency

Governor Parson signs Executive Order 2002 declaring a state of emergency in Missouri

Today, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 2002 declaring a state of emergency in Missouri in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Governor Parson announced the emergency declaration in a press conference on Friday. The following individuals were also present at the press conference: Dr. Randall Williams, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approves salary increases for staff

The Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approved salary increases for the certified and non-certified salary schedules at their latest meeting. The certified salary schedule was increased by one percent. Superintendent David Probasco says the base pay will go from $29,909 to $30,208. The non-certified salary schedule was increased by two and a half percent. The […]

Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education approves renewing all tenured teacher contracts

Following an executive session last evening, the Laredo R-7 Board of Education approved renewing all tenured teacher contracts. Members also approved renewing contracts of three probationary teachers Micah Burkeybile for the Title One program and Sarah Young in first and second grades; and Abbie Herrold for part-time physical education and health. In other actions, the […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council discusses, but takes no action, on establishing a cash reserve policy for the city

The Trenton City Council discussed, but took no action Monday night, on a proposal from the City Administrator to establish a cash reserve policy for the city. Discussion also was held on possible wage increases for city employees as well as potentially establishing steps of advancement within the police, fire, and street departments. This topic […]