Senator Denny Hoskins

Senator Denny Hoskins files legislation ensuring insurance coverage for children with developmental disabilities

Missouri State Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, pre-filed legislation to help all children with developmental disabilities get medically necessary therapies. Senate Bill 45 would require insurance companies to cover therapies like physical, occupational, speech and Applied Behavior Analysis for children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X and many other disabilities. Since 2010, Missouri has required insurance to […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court hears arguments over procedures in drunk driving cases

The Missouri Supreme Court is considering a challenge to procedures during drunk driving stops. State attorney Michael Martinich-Sauter told the judges the Implied Consent Warning, which stipulates that a license will be “immediately” revoked upon refusal to take the breath test, sends a clear message to drivers.     Currently, officers inform arrestees that their […]

North Central Missouri College agriculture students participate in state conference

Eight agriculture students from North Central Missouri College participated in the Missouri Postsecondary Agriculture Student Organization (PAS) State Conference November 15th through the 17th in Neosho at Crowder College. One hundred twenty students, advisors, and guests from seven Missouri community colleges and universities participated in the conference. The NCMC group had the opportunity to travel […]

Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police Department receives grant

The Chillicothe Police Department recently received a Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association grant. The police department reports the grant for almost $10,000 was used for some upgrades within the department, including purchasing body camera upgrades, a surveillance system, an automated external defibrillator, and an in-car camera. The MIRMA grant was one of several the Chillicothe […]

Pheasants and Quail Forever

Pheasants and Quail Forever encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider pollinator habitat

With a November 16 deadline approaching, Pheasants and Quail Forever is encouraging farmers and ranchers to consider utilizing a federal program that provides financial and technical assistance to establish habitat that benefits Monarch butterflies and other wildlife. Jake Swafford, Coordinating Wildlife Biologist, said the Monarch Initiative administered by the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) […]

Sunnyview Nursing Home

Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors reviews employee retirement options

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors completed its biannual review of employee retirement benefit options at its meeting this week. Retirement benefits are offered to full-time employees or part-time employees who work at least 15 hundred hours annually through the Missouri Local Government Employees Retirement System. The board updated the nursing home […]