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Judge Thomas Alley gets “OK” to begin reopening of local courts

Presiding Judge Thomas Alley of the Third Judicial Circuit Court reports he’s reviewed COVID-19 health conditions and received guidance from the Missouri Supreme Court to begin the process of re-opening local courts. This applies to the counties of Grundy, Mercer, Harrison, and Putnam which are in the third circuit of Missouri. Judge Alley stated these […]

Turkeys

Missouri Department of Conservation reports spring turkey season ends with 41,454 birds harvested

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that turkey hunters checked 38,730 birds during Missouri’s 2020 regular spring turkey season, April 20 through May 10. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 899 birds harvested, Callaway with 699, and Laclede with 651. Young turkey hunters also harvested 2,724 birds during the 2020 spring […]

Mercer County Health Department

Mercer County Health Department Administrator Gina Finney issues new Public Health Emergency Order

Mercer County Health Department Public Health Administrator and County Health Officer Gina Finney has issued a Public Health Emergency Order for the county. The order will go into effect May 4th at 12:01 am and remain in effect until May 31st at 11:59 pm unless earlier amended or revoked by Finney. The order says all […]

Grundy County Health Department Website

Grundy County Health Department issues Public Health Order

The Grundy County Health Officer and Administrator of the Grundy County Health Department, Elizabeth Gibson, has issued a Public Health Order effective at 12:01 May 4, 2020. “The Governor’s new orders are purposefully broad to allow local public health authorities to tailor additional guidance to meet the needs of their communities. Grundy County can cautiously […]

Meth with police banner

Missouri man pleads guilty to methamphetamine, Illegal Firearm

 A Columbia, Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to illegally possessing methamphetamine and a firearm. Anthony Maurice Malin, 39,  pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps Jr. to one count of possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. A […]

MIssouri State Board of Education

Missouri Board of Education discusses classes next fall, students dodging school work

A new state statute requires Missouri’s K-12 districts to start the school year no earlier than 14 calendar days prior to the first Monday in September unless the State Board of Education waives the requirement. Board members are discussing whether to waive the requirement and give districts the option of starting the school earlier this […]