Scholarship

Chillicothe High School graduate receives STEM Signing Day scholarship

The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry recognized 25 students from the state for committing to further their education in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math Friday, June 26th. The Second Annual Missouri STEM Signing Day Award Ceremony was streamed on the Missouri Chamber’s Facebook page. Each student received a $1,000 scholarship and […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board addresses several properties of concern

Noting improvements were made as requested, the Trenton Building and Nuisance Board Monday evening abated three properties of concern. These are 2904 Mable Street owned by Richard and Corrin Seddon; 1011 Custer belonging to Birdie Wilson and Rose Ralston as well as 2002 Chicago owned by Samuel Southers Citing a safety issue with plywood covering […]

Audio: Pettis County Sheriff writes open letter to citizens about threats made against officers and a child

Protesters held signs Thursday night in west-central Missouri’s Sedalia to show their support for a 25-year-old woman killed last weekend by a Pettis County deputy. Hannah Fizer of Sedalia was shot to death after allegedly threatening to shoot the officer, but a gun was not found in her vehicle. Don Hockaday, a protest organizer, says […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education hires new Superintendent/Principal

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education Monday, June 15th hired a new superintendent/principal. Current Superintendent/Principal Jonnie Beavers reports Kristi Weldon of Trenton will hold the position next school year. Weldon will be paid $52,000 for the year. She previously worked at Macon. The board also hired Jason Bears of Princeton for maintenance. He will be […]

Carroll County Memorial Hospital

Missouri Care Insurance accidentally sends letter to patients stating physicians are no longer “In-Network”

Carroll County Memorial Hospital was notified today that patients insured with Missouri Care insurance are receiving letters stating that certain providers will no longer be classified as “In-Network.” The providers listed in the letter include Dr. Horine, Dr. Ross, Dr. Reid, Tara Swan, and Greg Stafford from Jefferson Medical Group.  According to hospital officials, the […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission to hold Board of Equalization meetings

The Grundy County Commission will open Board of Equalization meetings one day next month. Residents wanting to meet with the board July 20th to discuss letters received on assessed values should first visit with the Assessor’s Office in the courthouse in Trenton and discuss the valuation issue. If residents are not satisfied with the results, […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission reviews various county departments

The Grundy County Commission Tuesday morning discussed a closed bridge on Southwest 86th Avenue. A replacement tube order for the bridge has been canceled. The Southwest 86th Avenue bridge will remain closed due to a failed inspection by the Missouri Department of Transportation in April. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray says the county is looking into […]

Lawsuit

Missouri Attorney General files lawsuit against Branson business for inflated mask prices, deceptive sales practices

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against Branson-area business, Tuning Element, LLC, for alleged price gouging and misrepresentations regarding face masks and respirators it began selling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The markups included 5-layer KN95 masks for $20 each; 3-layer KN95 masks for $15 each; and 50-count boxes […]

Spickard School

Spickard R-2 Board of Education relieves Superintendent of contract; applications now being accepted

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education this week approved relieving Superintendent/Principal Jonnie Beavers of her contract for the 2020-2021 school year. That leaves the superintendent/principal position open. Beavers says applicants must have a certificate or be working on a certification as a principal or specialist. The district asks for references, a cover letter, and a […]