Senator Roy Blunt of Missouri

Senator Blunt is optimistic a compromise can be reached this week on stimulus package

United States Senator Roy Blunt is optimistic a compromise can be reached this week on another economic stimulus package in the battle against COVID-19 and its impact on the economy. Blunt, a Republican involved in the negotiations, insists Senate Republicans and House Democrats are not that far off, even if the Senate approved a $1 […]

Coronavirus Update

Three area counties continue to see increase in COVID cases, Chillicothe Correctional Center COVID cases rise as well

The Caldwell County Health Department reports the county has a total of 34 COVID-19 cases, which is an increase of two. Twenty-eight cases are confirmed, and six are probable. Eight cases are active, and 25 have recovered. There has been one COVID-19-related death in Caldwell County. The Linn County Health Department’s bi-weekly report shows one […]

Tigers for troops

Tigers for Troops: Helping rural veterans navigate the VA benefits system

Understanding and applying for veterans services can be a challenge, and help can be hard to come by, especially in rural communities. Tigers for Troops, a partnership of University of Missouri Extension and the MU School of Law Veterans Clinic, connects veterans to vital resources through one-on-one consultations by videoconference. It is funded through a […]

Schools Reopening

Governor Parson meets with Missouri school leaders to discuss reopening plans

Missouri school officials have been putting a lot of effort into developing reopening plans designed to help protect staff, students, and their families during the COVID-19 era. Gov. Mike Parson is traveling around the state this week to hear from teachers and administrators about their back-to-school plans. He has made stops in Jefferson City, Neosho, […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve ordinance, review city dump abuse issues

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved several ordinances the evening of Monday, July 27th. One ordinance involved establishing a procedure to disclose potential conflicts of interest and substantial interests for certain municipal officials. Another authorized a solid waste contract with Rapid Removal. There was also an ordinance appointed Julia Filley as the city prosecutor at […]

COVID-19 or Coronavirus Update

Daviess County reports new case of COVID-19, Mercer County remains stable

The Mercer County Health Department reports there are seven confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the county. Some counting sites show eight for Mercer County, but the health department notes one person tested twice while sick. All of the cases have been removed from isolation per Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. The Mercer County […]

Prison Sentence

Missouri man sentenced to 30 years in prison without parole for illegal firearm

 An Independence, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing a firearm. Jose D. Drew, 29, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 30 years in federal prison without parole. Drew was sentenced as an armed career criminal due to his prior felony convictions. On Jan. 16, 2020, Drew was found […]