National Police Week

Nation pays tribute to service and sacrifice of law enforcement officers during National Police Week, May 9 through May 15, 2021

The service and sacrifice of federal, state, and local law enforcement are recognized during National Police Week. This year, the week is observed from Sunday, May 9 through Saturday, May 15, 2021. Acting U.S. Attorney Teresa  Moore said, “National Police Week provides an opportunity to express our gratitude and to honor the memories of law […]

Missouri Law Enforcement Memorial in Jefferson City

Missouri to honor law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty during memorial service on Capitol grounds

The Department of Public Safety announced details of two ceremonies to be held on April 30 and May 1 at the Law Enforcement Memorial on the grounds of the State Capitol to honor Missouri law enforcement officers who paid the ultimate price for protecting their communities. DeKalb County Sheriff Andy Deric Clark will be one […]

Lawsuit

Missouri Attorney General files suit against Treasury Department over provision in American Rescue Plan concerning state tax cuts

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has filed a lawsuit against the United States Department of the Treasury and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen over the interpretation of a mandate in the American Rescue Plan Act that would force states to choose between accepting COVID-19 relief funds or exercising their sovereignty over state tax policy. “As a […]

Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine

Sullivan County Health Department administers COVID-19 vaccine to 220 residents, bringing overall total to 772

The Sullivan County Health Department vaccinated 220 residents with their booster doses of Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the North Central Missouri Electric Cooperative of Milan on March 26th. Six residents received their primary dose of the Pfizer vaccine. The residents were previously registered and met Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tiers 1, 2, […]

Heroin and Needle

Kansas woman indicted for smuggling heroin into Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron

A federal grand jury has indicted a Shawnee, Kansas, woman for smuggling heroin to an inmate at the Western Missouri Correctional Center in Cameron, Missouri. Juliane L. Colby, 43, was charged in a four-count indictment returned under seal by a federal grand jury in Kansas City, Mo., on March 16, 2021. That indictment was unsealed […]

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Community Food Bank: 64,000 food insecure individuals during year of the pandemic

The Second Harvest Community Food Bank inf Saint Joseph reports the number of food insecure individuals in its 19-county service area was approximately 45,000 at the beginning of the pandemic. Communications Coordinator Blake Haynes says that number increased to nearly 64,000 during the peak of the pandemic. It has come down slightly. Second Harvest responded […]

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Biden calls on U.S. Senate to act on background checks after Colorado mass shooting

(Missouri Independent) – President Joe Biden on Tuesday urged the U.S. Senate to immediately pass legislation to close loopholes on background checks for guns and to ban assault weapons, following a mass shooting that killed 10 at a Colorado supermarket. “This should not be a partisan issue,” Biden said. “This is an American issue.” Biden’s […]

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Sullivan County Health Department to hold COVID-19 vaccine clinic after receiving over 200 doses of vaccine

The Sullivan County Health Department has received 216 doses of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine and will host a clinic in the shop building at the North Central Missouri Electric Coop of Milan on March 23rd from 10 o’clock to noon. The clinic will target Phase 1A and Phase 1B Tiers 1, 2, and 3. Members of […]

Sunnyview Nursing Home

Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors hear presentation on retirement plan

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors heard a presentation about an employee retirement plan on March 16th. Jeff Pabst with the Missouri Local Government Retirement Employees System (LAGERS) also answered questions. The board discussed the status of the energy project. Sunnyview Nursing Home Administrator Jerry Doerhoff noted the nursing home district is […]

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Grundy County Commission signs with Granite Phone Service; Grundy County to receive $2 million in next round of COVID funding

The Grundy County Commission signed a letter of agency with Granite phone service on March 16th. The letter gives the company permission to contact AT&T on behalf of Grundy County. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray says going through Granite for the county is estimated to reduce the cost of three AT&T lines from $500 a month […]

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Trenton Administrative and Utility committees to meet on March 16

The Trenton Administrative and Utility committees will meet on March 16th to discuss various topics. The Administrative Committee’s agenda for the meeting at city hall that evening at 5 o’clock includes an exotic animal ordinance, airport hangar buildings, rental inspections, and surplus bikes. The Trenton Utility Committee will discuss the February storm event at the […]

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MoDOT planned road work in northern Missouri for the week of March 15, 2021

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in northern Missouri for the week of March 15 – 21. 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 of […]

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Trenton City Council approves purchase of equipment and software regarding utility meters

Two ordinances were adopted and a bid was accepted during Monday night’s meeting of the Trenton City Council. One ordinance allows Anixter Incorporated of Glenview, Illinois to provide equipment and software regarding the installation of the two-way communication system with utility meters and other devices in Trenton. A bid involving the meter reading system was […]

Fruits and Vegetables

March webinar series on selling local food begins March 2 via Zoom

Producers selling local foods can learn about best practices, state regulations, and available resources at a four-part online series in March presented by the University of Missouri Extension. “This series will help farmers and other food producers gain knowledge to help them sell their food products direct to consumers in these ever-changing times,” said Leslie […]

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PETA seeks criminal probe after revealing steers shot in head at Warner Locker near Maysville

PETA has obtained a U.S. Department of Agriculture report revealing a recent violation of law at Warner Locker outside Maysville, Missouri. In response, the group sent a letter this morning calling on DeKalb County Prosecuting Attorney Erik Tate to review the matter and, as appropriate, file criminal cruelty-to-animals charges against the facility and its manager […]