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USDA opens 2020 enrollment for Agriculture Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage Programs

Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture safety net programs – for the 2020 crop year. Meanwhile, producers who enrolled farms for the 2018 crop year have started receiving more than $1.5 billion for covered commodities for which payments […]

Court News

Judge Thomas Alley hands down suspended prison sentences in Division One of Grundy County court

Several defendants pleaded guilty and had judgments rendered Thursday in Division One of the Grundy County Circuit Court. Rural Trenton resident Mac Lewis Rakes pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance or synthetic cannabinoid. Rakes was sentenced by Judge Thomas Alley to 10 years with the Department of Corrections. Execution of the sentence was […]

Medicare

Audio: Sixty two Missouri hospitals penalized by Medicare for having high rates of readmissions

Medicare has cut payments to 62 Missouri hospitals for having high rates of readmissions, patient infections, and injuries.     Medicare readmission and safety penalties to 62 Missouri hospitals are as much as three percent per patient, but the average is usually much lower. Kaiser Health News says they are based on Medicare patients who […]

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Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri now accepting LIHEAP applications

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri is accepting applications for its Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Residents who are disabled or at least 60 years old can now submit applications and the agency will begin accepting program applications for other households on November 1st. The service will start on November 1st for the disabled […]

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Missouri State Auditor issues follow-up report on Smithville Area Fire Protection District

A follow-up report by State Auditor Nicole Galloway shows the Smithville Area Fire Protection District has made progress to implement many of the recommendations of a 2018 audit. The citizen-requested audit highlighted improper incentive payments to employees, questionable credit card and travel expenditures, and poor planning for the construction of a fire station by the […]

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Useful USDA resources available for farmers hurt by 2018, 2019 disasters

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has announced that agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019, including Hurricane Dorian, can apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program began Sept. 11, 2019. “U.S. agriculture has been dealt a hefty […]

Crime and Courts

Thursday session of Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court reports busy docket

A Galt resident was sentenced to prison when he appeared Thursday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Terry Michael Delauder pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance from June 27th. He also admitted to violations of previous probation and on the drug charge, was sentenced to six years with the Department of […]

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Trenton City Council selects construction company to replace 17th Street Bridge

All votes were unanimous Monday night when the Trenton City Council approved three bills and adopted three ordinances. The 17th Street Bridge replacement will be done by Boone Construction Company of Columbia who submitted the lowest of bids from six companies. City Administrator Ron Urton said the selection of Boone has been accepted by the […]

Sales Tax

Grundy County sales tax revenue tops $57,000 in all three categories

Sales tax revenue received by Grundy County this month totals more than $57,000 in each of three categories: general revenue, the ambulance, and law enforcement. Every three months, the amount of sales tax revenue is greater than in other months because of quarterly payments submitted by businesses. Other months this year in which sales tax […]