Missouri notifying individuals of possible waiver of recovery from federal unemployment overpayments

The Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has implemented a process for claimants to apply to the Division of Employment Security for potential waiver of the recovery of non-fraud federal pandemic program unemployment benefit overpayments.  Notices to eligible claimants began mailing out last week and are available in the “Correspondence” tab of UInteract, Missouri’s […]

State auditor issues second report detailing unemployment benefits received in Missouri through federal COVID-19 response funding

State Auditor Nicole Galloway released her second report on unemployment benefits received by Missourians through COVID-19 response funding from the federal government. The report shows that, through April 2021, more than 600,000 Missouri citizens received more than $4.9 billion in benefits made available under several programs. Several federal laws enacted and executive actions taken in […]

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Former director of the Jackson County Recorder of Deeds department receives the 2021 Jonas Viles Award

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft and the Friends of the Missouri State Archives are happy to announce the recipient of the 2021 Jonas Viles Award-named after the University of Missouri professor who rescued thousands of documents from the capitol lawn after the 1911 fire. The Friends of the Missouri State Archives annually present this award […]

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Annual Unionville Lions Country Music Festival set to kick off on June 10, 2021

Free activities are being held at the Unionville City Park/fairgrounds through June 12 for the 13th Annual Unionville Lions Country Music Festival. June 10th’s activities include a potluck meal at the Lions Building at 5 o’clock. Everyone is invited to bring a dish. Drinks will be provided. There will be Gospel music in the 4-H Building […]

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Trenton R-9 Board of Education tackles busy agenda at meeting on Tuesday, June 8, 2021

A representative from SafeDefend presented information to the Trenton R-9 Board of Education on June 8th. Dan Cole demonstrated the system, which he called a crisis management harm mitigation rapid response solution. He said it was created after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012.  He explained activation modules allow a […]

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Lillian DesMarias Youth Library gearing up for Sliced Bread Day with Children’s Cookbook

The Lillian DesMarias Youth Library is gearing up for Sliced Bread Day which is Saturday, July 10. The Youth library is putting together a Children’s Cookbook in celebration of this day. Children are asked to submit one or more child-friendly recipes to the Lillian DesMarias Youth Library by June 12. Staff will take submitted recipes […]

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Audio: Sedalia Representative says government should reward those who worked throughout pandemic

Sedalia State Representative Brad Pollitt says the government should reward workers who have worked throughout the pandemic, instead of giving more “government handouts” like unemployment benefits.     Pollitt says he pleaded with Governor Parson’s Office to stop taking the 300-dollar-per-week federal coronavirus-related unemployment benefits.     On June 12, Missouri will no longer take […]

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Missouri Governor says federal unemployment programs have given public incentive to stay out of the workforce

Saying that there’s a labor shortage across Missouri, Governor Mike Parson (R) has issued a directive to the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to end all federal pandemic-related unemployment benefits. Missouri’s House Democratic Leader is blasting the decision. Governor Parson made the announcement during a Tuesday afternoon briefing at the Statehouse in Jefferson […]

Governor Parson announces Missouri to end all pandemic-related unemployment benefits

To address workforce shortages across the state, Governor Mike Parson directed the Missouri Department of Labor and Industrial Relations to notify the U.S. Department of Labor that Missouri will end participation in all federal pandemic-related unemployment insurance programs effective Saturday, June 12 at 11:59 p.m. “From conversations with business owners across the state, we know […]

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Grundy County Health Department confirms two additional cases of COVID-19

The Grundy County Health Department confirms two additional positive cases of COVID-19 in the county, which brings the county’s total number of cases to 10. The health department has identified and communicated with close contacts, and the individuals are isolating in their homes. Governor Mike Parson’s Show Me Strong Recovery Plan Phase 1 will expire […]

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Missouri man sentenced to 14 years in prison for role in methamphetamine conspiracy

An Independence, Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Daniel W. Pendergrass, 42, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Brian C. Wimes to 14 years and one month in federal prison without parole. On June 12, 2019, Pendergrass pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to […]

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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of June 8, 2020

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in North Missouri for the week of June 8 – 14, 2020. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map at http://traveler.modot.org/map/. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some […]