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 […]

Recused News Graphic

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. […]

Milan Time Capsule

Audio: Time capsule discovered under cornerstone at Milan High School gives up its secrets

A time capsule was discovered under the cornerstone of the Milan C-2 High School building last week. Superintendent Ben Yocom says part of the construction process at the school involved the contractor removing the cornerstone from 1925, so it would not be covered when the existing and new buildings are connected.     The time […]

St Joseph News Press

Saint Joseph News-Press to eliminate Saturday and Wednesday print editions

The Saint Joseph News-Press will eliminate its Saturday and Wednesday print editions, effective Saturday, April 18th and Wednesday, May 6th. The announcement was made in a letter to readers by Publisher and Editor David Bradley and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Stacey Hill.  The letter says the News-Press plans to “beef up” the […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

USDA implements measures to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by COVID-19

USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep customers, partners, and stakeholders updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America. Rural Housing Service Single-Family Housing Effective March 19, borrowers with USDA single-family housing Direct […]

Hy-Vee Logo

Hy-Vee announces temporary store changes across its eight-state region

Hy-Vee has announced that due to evolving concerns regarding coronavirus (COVID-19), it is adapting the ways in which it serves customers to ensure they receive the products they need while keeping customers, employees, and communities healthy and safe. STORE HOURS: Starting Wednesday, March 18, Hy-Vee stores will close at 8 p.m. Until further notice, Hy-Vee’s […]