Lieutenant Colonel Lance MacLaughlin

Major Lance MacLaughlin of the Missouri State Highway Patrol promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

The superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, announces Major Lance M. MacLaughlin is being promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel effective January 1, 2021, and will serve as the assistant superintendent. In addition to acting in the superintendent’s absence and at his request, Lieutenant Colonel MacLaughlin has direct oversight over the Professional Standards […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education votes to retain health insurance provider for 2021

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education on November 16th voted to stay with the same health insurance for 2021. Secretary Kelli Girdner reports the insurance through Blue Cross Blue Shield will increase $3,000 total for a monthly premium. The superintendent was appointed as the district English Language Learner coordinator and district foster care point of […]

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Galt man arrested on harassment allegation; Laclede man arrested on probation violation

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Galt resident on harassment and a Laclede resident on a probation violation. Thirty-four-year-old Warren James Roberts was arrested November 17th on misdemeanor harassment—second degree. His bond is $5,000 cash only, and he is scheduled for the Associate Division of Grundy County Circuit Court on November […]

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Area churches to participate in Operation Christmas Child

Several area churches are scheduled to participate in Operation Christmas Child, a project of the international relief fund organization Samaritan’s Purse. The project involves shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, school supplies, personal notes, and a photo can also be included.   An area volunteer, David Hogan, noted items that should not be packed include […]

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MoDOT planned road work in Northern Missouri for the week of November 16, 2020

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 November 16 – 22. 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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Pilot program brings social services assistance to seven Missouri college campuses

The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development has partnered with the Department of Social Services and seven of Missouri’s postsecondary institutions across the state to make social services easily accessible for college students and staff. This pilot program enables DSS to have a member of the department’s Family Support Division team on campus […]

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Active Aging Resource Center in Gallatin to resume meal delivery on Monday

The Active Aging Resource Center in Gallatin will resume the normal delivery of Meals on Wheels on November 16th. Carry-out meals will also be available from 11 to noon. The dine-in program will remain suspended, and the center will still be closed to the public, except during carry-out meal service. Anyone entering the center is […]

Food Safety webinar scheduled for November 17, 2020

The Missouri Small Business Development Center at Northwest Missouri State University, the Missouri Small Business Development Center for Agriculture, Food and Forestry, and University Missouri Extension are partnering to host a Food Safety for Food Processors and Small Businesses webinar on Nov. 17, 2020, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. There is no fee to […]