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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Who defines the Missouri GOP: Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley or Eric Greitens?

(Missouri Independent) – The eyes of the nation turned to U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley over the holidays when he became the first senator to announce an objection to the certification of presidential electors. But the eyes of local politicos turned instead to his home-state colleague, Missouri’s senior senator. How would Roy Blunt — up for […]

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Obituary for Joe Brinser, Trenton, Missouri

Joseph Brinser, a 56-year-old Trenton resident, passed away Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at his residence. Brinser is to be cremated under the direction of Slater Neal Funeral Home with memorial services pending at a later date. Memorial donations are suggested to either the Grundy County Rural Fire Department or Maple Grove Cemetery. William Joseph Brinser […]

Mike Lair

Funeral services for former State Representative Mike Lair set for Tuesday, September 12

Services for former State Representative Mike Lair, of Jefferson City and formerly of Chillicothe, have been announced. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Jefferson City Tuesday, September 12 at Noon. A rosary will be held at the church Monday afternoon at 3:15 with visitation scheduled at the […]

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Former Seventh District State Representative Mike Lair of Chillicothe dies

Former Seventh District State Representative Mike Lair of Chillicothe died Tuesday at the age of 71. Lair was first elected State Representative in November 2008, representing Missouri’s 7th District which included all or portions of Caldwell, Carroll, Clinton, and Livingston counties. He was re-elected in 2010, 2012 and 2014, and served until he reached term […]

Trenton teen loses battle for life at Columbia hospital

Trenton teenager, 19-year-old Jose Barron IV, critically injured in a Monday morning accident, has died at the University of Missouri Hospital in Columbia. Arrangements are pending with Resthaven Mortuary of Trenton. Barron died from injuries sustained in the accident that happened on Highway 65 in Pettis County. Services will be posted at the time KTTN […]