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Parson vows to veto crime bill if it includes penalties for lying under oath to Missouri legislature

(Missouri Independent) – The fate of a wide-ranging crime bill was called into question on Tuesday over a provision that would stiffen penalties for lying under oath to the legislature or obstructing a legislative investigation. During a conference committee on Tuesday morning convened to work out differences on Senate Bill 53, House members said the bill […]

Trenton Convention and visitors bureau

Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau approves budget proposal

The Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau approved a budget proposal on March 10th. The budget proposal for the city council to review March 22nd includes $20,000 for digital marketing and $4,000 for print marketing. The Branding Committee drafted the request for proposals for digital marketing. There was discussion about using the city hall address with […]

Candidates Forum

Trenton R-9 School District patrons to hear from candidates seeking positions on Trenton R-9 Board of Education

The date, time, and location has been announced for patrons of the Trenton R-9 School District to hear from the candidates in next months’ election. The Trenton Teachers Association and Trenton Republican-Times have joined forces to give the public an opportunity to hear from seven candidates who are seeking positions on the Trenton R-9 Board […]

Absentee Voting

Audio: Livingston County Clerk testifies in Jefferson City on Bill relating to absentee ballots

Missouri lawmakers in both parties were surprised to learn Wednesday that absentee ballots cast by voters who later died should NOT have counted, under current state law.   The issue came up numerous times during a Missouri House elections committee hearing on Wednesday. Carrollton GOP State Representative Peggy McGaugh and her colleagues in both parties […]

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Audio: Report indicates Missouri has one of the lowest coronavirus vaccination rates in the country

A new report says Missouri has one of the lowest coronavirus vaccination rates in the country.      The New York Times reports Missouri has vaccinated more than 14 percent of the population. The newspaper says federal data shows Missouri has had about 1.7 million doses delivered here. About 81 percent of them have been […]

Cookin From Scratch website

Audio: Popular southern Missouri restaurant featured on “Travel Channel” to close

A popular rural Missouri diner that’s been featured on the “Travel Channel” will be closing its doors in mid-March, because of an ownership change at the truck stop.     The “Travel Channel” and Rural Missouri magazine have profiled Cookin’ from Scratch, which is near I-44 in southern Missouri’s Doolittle. That’s near Rolla. The restaurant […]

Vaccine Distribution or Covid-19 or Coronavirus

Audio: Missouri’s Governor and Health Director say there have been issues with COVID vaccine distribution process

Missouri’s governor announced Thursday in Jefferson City that there have been issues with the COVID vaccine distribution process, and warns that there will be consequences for vaccinators that allow people to jump the line. Governor Mike Parson briefed Capitol reporters during a Statehouse press conference, emphasizing that his administration will vaccinate the most vulnerable and […]

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Republican candidate for Livingston County Coroner enters “Not Guilty” plea in Livingston County court

The Republican candidate for Livingston County Coroner entered a plea of not guilty in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court Thursday, October 22nd to misdemeanor committing class four election offenses. Online court information shows 37-year-old Joshua Michael Dennis of Chillicothe appeared in person and by an attorney, and he waived formal arraignment. On […]

Not Guilty Plea

Joshua Dennis pleads “Not Guilty” of election offense in Livingston County court

The Republican candidate for Livingston County Coroner entered a plea of not guilty to misdemeanor committing class four election offenses in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court Monday, September 14th. Thirty-seven-year-old Joshua Michael Dennis of Chillicothe waived formal arraignment. On a joint motion, the case was continued to October 22nd for a plea […]

National Education Association or NEA

National Education Association wants database of COVID-19 exposures in schools

The Missouri National Education Association says the state should make a centralized system for the public to see information about COVID-19 exposures in K-12 and higher education schools. It has sent a letter to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education calling on the agency to create one that would “regularly publish” the information and protect […]

Governor Mike Parson

Parson defends out-of-state firm’s role in Missouri’s COVID-19 response

Missouri has paid a consulting firm more than $829,000 so far in federal coronavirus aid to help coordinate the state’s pandemic response. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports payroll records show the McChrystal Group has received federal funding from the state. The contract bypassed the normal bidding process. During a press conference at Washington University in […]

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Judge assigned to Joshua Dennis election violation case recuses himself

Judge Michael Richard Leamer excused himself from a case involving the Republican candidate for Livingston County Coroner. Online court information shows Judge James Bradley Funk was assigned to 37-year-old Joshua Michael Dennis’s case. Dennis has been charged with misdemeanor committing class four election offenses. A probable cause statement from Chillicothe Police Officer Whitney Murdock claims […]

Charges Filed

Candidate for Livingston County Coroner charged with election violations

The Republican candidate for Livingston County Coroner has been charged with misdemeanor committing class four election offenses. Online court information shows an initial appearance is scheduled for 37-year-old Joshua Michael Dennis of Chillicothe in the Associate Division of Circuit Court September 30th. A probable cause statement from Chillicothe Police Officer Whitney Murdock claims Dennis said […]

Celebrating the 4th of July, Independence Day, fireworks and flags

Donations for planned fireworks display in Trenton still being accepted

Donations are still being accepted for the community fireworks display planned in Trenton July 3rd. Individuals, organizations, and businesses are funding the display. Fireworks will be shot off from the Black Silo Winery starting that night at dusk. The show is anticipated to last 20 to 30 minutes. Community Fireworks Committee Chairperson Diane Lowrey says […]

Community Fireworks Display

Fireworks committee in Trenton accepting donations for Independence Day celebration

A local committee is accepting donations for a public fireworks display in Trenton to celebrate Independence Day. Black Silo Winery is partnering with the committee, providing a location for the display, and securing the pyrotechnician to set off fireworks the night of July 3rd.  Modine Manufacturing will also be among sponsors for the fireworks show. […]