Laredo R-7 School

Laredo Board of Education accepts health insurance bid, approves field trips and renews teaching contracts

The Laredo R-7 Board of Education accepted health insurance through the Ozark Schools Benefits Association on March 8th. The district will pay $530 for 2021-2022 plus vision and life insurance. The board approved field trips. They included the eighth grade to Kansas City, kindergarten through second grade to Shatto Dairy, and third through eighth grades […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education tackles huge agenda including approval of salary schedule for next school year

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education March 9th approved salary schedules for the 2021-2022 school year. One thousand dollars will be added to the base for the certified salary schedule, making the base salary $34,000. This was estimated to cost the district $119,591. Superintendent Mike Stegman noted the base salary for certified staff was “pretty […]

Unemployment Graphic

Missouri House committee votes to forgive federal unemployment debts

(Missouri Independent) – Thousands of Missourians facing repayment of mistakenly paid unemployment benefits would get some relief under legislation passed with a bipartisan vote Wednesday in a Missouri House committee. The bill, which will likely be debated on the House floor next week, would forgive debts due to overpayments from federal coronavirus relief programs but would not […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen, with lengthy agenda, approve ordinance related to commercial structures billed for utility cost

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance on November 23rd establishing rules related to multiple-unit commercial structures to be billed for utility cost of service. City Clerk Hattie Rains explains the ordinance provides a definition and acknowledges that multiple units within the same commercial structure would have to adhere to additional cost of service […]

Theft

Missouri State Auditor finds former clerk misappropriated over $300,000 from City of Center

State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the City of Center that detailed how the former clerk, Tracey Ray, misappropriated more than $300,000 in taxpayer funds. The audit, which focused on the period between January 2015 and July 2019, was performed by the Auditor’s Public Corruption and Fraud Division after information was received through […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve ordinances

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved several ordinances at a meeting this week. The ordinances regarded a salt storage lease agreement with Larry Johnson, an engineering agreement for professional services with Allstate Consultants for the Gallatin Wastewater Treatment Plant and collection system, and an operation and maintenance agreement with People Service, Incorporated for operation, maintenance, […]

Healthcare

Open enrollment through healthcare website opened November 1st

Open enrollment for health insurance for 2020 started Friday, November 1st and continues through December 15th. The enrollment period applies to private health insurance sold through the federal Marketplace or directly by an insurance company. The Missouri Department of Insurance reports there are two insurers for health insurance in the individual market in Missouri, on […]

Backpack Buddies

State Farm agent to make donation to “Backpack Buddies” program for each quote on coverage

A Trenton business has announced a promotion to help raise additional money to finance the weekend nutrition food program called “Backpack Buddies.” The office of State Farm Insurance Agent Mitch Liberty says it will make a $10.00 donation to Backpack Buddies for each quote on auto, fire, or life insurance coverage. If the individual currently […]

Healthcare

Enrollment deadline for health insurance arriving on December 15th

The enrollment period for individual health insurance plans sold on the federal Marketplace or directly by an insurance company ends on December 15, 2018. Individuals who haven’t shopped for insurance plans are encouraged to do so as soon as possible.  Insurance companies offering plans in 2019 are Healthy Alliance Life Insurance Company (Anthem), Ambetter from […]

Healthcare

Ambetter from Home State Health once again the only option for insurance in most Green Hills counties

The Missouri Division of Insurance reports there’s just one choice in the Green Hills counties for consumers who seek health insurance next year on the federal marketplace and accessible through the website healthcare.gov. Open enrollment for 2019 begins today and ends December 15th for Missourians who plan to purchase private health coverage. The time period […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council approves ordinance amending employment agreement with City Administrator

The Chillicothe City Council approved an ordinance in an executive session Monday night which authorized a second amendment to the employment agreement with City Administrator Darin Chappel. The ordinance amended part of the employment agreement regarding health, disability, and life insurance benefits. The agreement now says that Chillicothe will provide health, hospitalization, surgical, and comprehensive […]