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Audio: Grundy County Commissioners adopt deficit budget

Grundy County Commissioners adopted a deficit budget for the calendar year on Wednesday, however, as in recent years, commissioners hope expenses will be less than projected and revenues come in higher than anticipated. That combination has allowed Grundy County to finish the calendar year with a balanced budget. Such was the case for 2019 when […]

Gilman City School

Gilman City Board of Education will continue to pay 100% of employee health insurance premiums

The Gilman City R-4 Board of Education has approved continuing to pay 100% of employees’ health insurance for a deductible of $5,000. Bookkeeper Tori Wideman reports the district will pay $452.03 per employee, which is a 52 cent increase from last year. Employees have an option for a buy-up plan with a deductible of $3,000 […]

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USDA Risk Management Agency to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop insurance premiums

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency announced Thursday that it will continue to defer accrual of interest for 2019 crop year insurance premiums to help farmers and ranchers affected by this year’s “extreme weather.” The USDA will defer the accrual of interest on crop insurance premiums to the earlier of the applicable […]

Farm Service Agency FSA

Farm Service Agency expands payment options

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency is expanding its payment options to now accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House debit. These paperless payment options enable FSA customers to pay farm loan payments, measurement service fees, farm program debt repayments, and administrative service fees, as well as to purchase aerial maps. “Our customers have […]

Chillicothe Fire Department

Chillicothe Fire Department improves rating, placing in top 15% in the country

In a report of the Insurance Services Office, dated July 29, 2019, the Chillicothe Fire Department (CFD) has been recognized as achieving a reduced ISO rating of “3,” dropping from the “4” rating of just four years ago, placing Chillicothe in the top 15th percentile of Communities surveyed in 2019. This new rating is the […]

Trenton Fire Department

Trenton Fire Department rating places department in top 15% in the country

The Trenton Fire Department has announced Trenton’s Insurance Services Office rating has improved from a 5 to a 3/3Y. The rating places Trenton in the top 15% of departments in the country and will go into effect August 1st. The split certification of 3/3Y means property within the Trenton city limits and within 1,000 feet […]

Heart Health

Governor Parson takes action to curb rising healthcare premiums for Missourians

Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 1913, creating the Missouri Health Insurance Innovation Task Force. The Governor’s action aims to curb rising healthcare premiums and increase access and competition in health insurance markets for all Missourians. It is imperative that the State of Missouri develop comprehensive and innovative ways to transform the health insurance market […]