Grundy R-5 School

Grundy County R-5 Board of Education approves extension of COVID Response Act; approves purchase of new math curriculum

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education approved an extension of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act on Wednesday evening, January 13th. The act provides employees 80 hours of paid sick leave if the employee is quarantined with COVID-19. The board approved the purchase of a new curriculum for the elementary school. Math Expressions will […]

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Construction begins soon on Caldwell County’s Little Otter Creek Reservoir

After approximately 30 years of hard work and persistence, Little Otter Creek Reservoir is becoming a reality. The final permits to begin construction were issued in late October 2020. Bud Motsinger, Presiding Commissioner of Caldwell County credits the success of this endeavor to the patience and support of the Citizens of Caldwell County and the […]

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East Locust Creek Reservoir timber harvest announced

The North Central Missouri Regional Water Commission has posted a Request for Qualifications for an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract for Phase 1A for timber harvest.  This will be, likely, the smallest of multiple phases of timber harvest and tree clearing.  It is approximately 90 acres where the future East Locust Creek Reservoir (ELCR) dam […]

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Jury trials for two defendants set regarding shooting in Unionville

A jury trial has been scheduled in Sullivan County for a Columbia man facing two felonies after a shooting in Unionville last December. Online court information shows the trial for 23-year-old John Daniel Crawford Murry is scheduled to start on October 14th. A pre-trial conference is set for October 8th. The case was transferred from […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson signs Executive Order 20-19 extending state of emergency in Missouri

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Missouri and across the Midwest, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 20-19 extending the state of emergency in Missouri through March 31, 2021.  This will allow continued flexibility in deploying critical resources around the state as well as the continued utilization of the Missouri National Guard […]

Coyote standing in field (Photo Credit Mo Dept of Conservation)

Missouri Department of Conservation revises regulations regarding coyote hunting and invasive species control

The Missouri Department of Conservation updated regulations to the Wildlife Code of Missouri regarding coyote hunting and feral hog control at its Sept. 4 Conservation Commission meeting in Jefferson City. The change comes in response to citizen requests to the Regulations Committee to use night vision, infrared, thermal imagery equipment, or artificial light to hunt […]

Dark Web

Missouri man pleads guilty to attempting to purchase chemical weapon on the Dark Web

A Missouri, man pleaded guilty in federal court to attempting to purchase a chemical weapon, capable of killing hundreds of people, on the dark web with Bitcoin. Jason William Siesser, 45, of Columbia, Missouri pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge Willie J. Epps, Jr. to one count of attempting to acquire a chemical weapon and […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Trenton’s Utility Committee to recommend deadline on delinquent bills to avoid disconnection

Citing a concern for a larger number of delinquent bills than usual, Trenton’s Utility Committee is recommending a deadline of mid-May to either have the bill paid, or a payment plan established, to avoid potential disconnections. The recommendation to be forwarded to the City Council lists a May 15th deadline. Utility committee members Larry Crawford, […]