Special Olympics

Special Olympics Missouri announces new President & CEO

The Board of Directors of Special Olympics Missouri (SOMO) has announced the appointment of Susan Stegeman as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) effective April 1, 2019. She will lead the grassroots movement for the empowerment of people with intellectual disabilities in Missouri. Every day, Special Olympics uses the transformative power and joy of sports […]

Fiber Optic Internet Access

Net neutrality battle reignites in Washington D.C.

The battle over net neutrality is heating up again – as supporters in Congress have just introduced a bill to reinstate Obama-era consumer protections that were lost after the Federal Communications Commission repealed them in 2017.  The “Save the Internet Act” would bring back rules that prevent Internet Service Providers from slowing down or blocking […]

Bridge Work

Opening of Newtown Branch Bridge delayed

The Missouri Department of Transportation reports winter precipitation and freezing temperatures have delayed the planned reopening of the Highway 139 Newtown Branch Bridge. The Newtown Branch Bridge is now expected to reopen in early April. Contractors from Widel, Incorporated, working with MoDOT, closed the bridge for a replacement project in January. MoDOT notes the work […]

Grundy County Extension Council

Grundy County Extension Council elects officers

The Grundy County Extension Council discussed the new council election at a special meeting Monday. The council appointed Carol Hein, Josh Marshall, Mindy Schneiderheinze, Loretta Ray, and Kelli Wilson to fill one-year terms. An election of new officers was also held. Officers elected included Sarah Lowrey as chairperson; Carol Hein, vice chair; Mike Witten, treasurer; […]

Livingston County Library

Livingston County Library seeking circulation clerk for Children’s Department

The Livingston County Library has a part-time position available in the Children’s Department for a circulation clerk. Duties include circulation responsibilities, shelving duties, and great customer service. Direct experience with children and adults in a professional capacity is preferred. Good communication and computer skills are required. Availability for evening and alternating Saturdays are a must. […]

Missouri Department of Corrections

Missouri Department of Corrections announces plan to consolidate Crossroads and Western correctional facilities

The Missouri Department of Corrections has announced a new plan that, if approved by the General Assembly, will help address two chronic department issues: a staffing shortage and low employee wages. The department plans to consolidate Crossroads Correctional Center (CRCC) and Western Missouri Correctional Center (WMCC), both in Cameron, Missouri. The plan calls for moving […]

7th Heaven

Landes Oil purchases 7th Heaven convenience store

Landes Oil, Incorporated recently purchased the convenience store at 1841 East 28th Street in Trenton, which was previously 7th Heaven and TNT. Owner Greg Landes reports his company purchased the location in December, and it is being updated.  Landes says he looks forward to opening the second Landes Oil location in Trenton. The store on […]