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How a Mississippi court case could pave the way for new abortion bans across the U.S.

(Missouri Independent) – A six-week abortion ban in Texas enacted in September forced those seeking abortion services in the Lone Star State to look across state lines for care. But the timing couldn’t have been worse for Texans living near the state’s eastern border. The law took effect as neighboring Louisiana was reeling from the […]

Election Day April 6, 2021

A preview of choices voters will see during today’s election in northern Missouri

In addition to candidates for public office, election ballots in the Green Hills Region today feature numerous ballot issues with polls open until 7 o’clock tonight. The city of Trenton offers the local use tax question which will be decided by the voters of the four wards of Trenton. All voters of Grundy county determine […]

Democrat and Republican Parties

Election Preview: Voters will decide who stays and who goes in statewide races today

The months of campaigning are over and the fate of each candidate on the Missouri general election ballot today rests in the hands of voters. Here is an overview of some of the top races on today’s ballot: Republican Governor Mike Parson is seeking his first full term as Missouri’s chief executive officer. He faces […]

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Election Preview: Candidates running unopposed in many northern Missouri counties; other seats hotly contested

While five Green Hills counties do not have any head to head races in the general election today, there are contests to be decided in four area counties, plus for an area state representative seats and one for state senate. Candidates are unopposed for county-wide offices in Grundy, Mercer, Harrison, Putnam, and Sullivan counties. Also […]

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Election Preview: Voters in the Green Hills to decide outcome of several “questions” in Tuesday election

While voters across Missouri decide the fate of constitutional amendments one and three, there are a few ballot issues with the Green Hills counties and towns. Sullivan county votes Tuesday on a proposition to impose a tax on agricultural or horticultural property at a rate not to exceed one dollar per acre. If passed, proceeds […]

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Apply online for Missouri Department of Conservation managed deer hunts

Beginning July 1, deer hunters can apply online through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts throughout the state for archery, muzzleloading, and modern firearms from mid-September through mid-January at conservation areas, state and other parks, national wildlife refuges, and other public areas. Some managed hunts […]

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Audio: Arts Alive spokesman Dan Maxey provides details on “Music Mashup” at Hoover Theater

Those attending the Arts Alive sponsored music show will hear from three performers – each doing about 30 minutes on the stage of the Hoover Theatre at the Grundy County Jewett Norris Library on March 13, 2020. Doors open at 6:30 with the show starting at 7 o’clock. The performances are free but donations will […]

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Missouri Department of Agriculture releases proposed rules for industrial hemp program

The Missouri Department of Agriculture is working to establish regulations and procedures in advance of the 2020 industrial hemp growing season. As part of the rulemaking process, the Department is asking for public comment on the proposed industrial hemp rules, and citizens may submit their comments beginning today. The proposed rules are currently available for […]

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Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves graduation date

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education approved the formation of an FFA Alumni Chapter Thursday evening. Approval was given following a presentation from the FFA advisor and chapter president. The board approved purchases for a water bottle filling station for the high school and additional varsity basketball uniforms. The funds for the water bottle […]

Medical Marijuana

Online application process to open early for qualifying medical marijuana patients and caregivers

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Section for Medical Marijuana Regulation is pleased to announce that systems are in place to begin accepting applications for patient and caregivers on June 28, six days ahead of the July 4 deadline set by Article XIV of the Constitution. Patients and caregivers must visit medicalmarijuana.mo.gov to […]

Antlered Deer in the forest

Apply online for Missouri Department of Conservation managed deer hunts starting July 1

Beginning July 1, deer hunters can apply online through the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website for a shot at more than 100 managed deer hunts throughout the state for archery, muzzleloading, and modern firearms.  The managed hunts will take place from mid-September through mid-January at conservation areas, state and other parks, national wildlife refuges, and […]

Election 2019

Election 2019: A preview of issues voters face at the polls in northern Missouri

Numerous issues highlight election ballots today in cities and counties across the Green Hills Region. Voters within the city of Trenton decide from among four candidates in the race for Mayor. There are two candidates in each of the four wards for the city council. Voters within Trenton township decide between two candidates on the […]

Election 2018

General Election: A preview of candidates and issues in north Missouri as well as issues statewide

Polls are open until 7 o’clock tonight across Missouri as candidates are elected to office and local and statewide issues are decided by the voters. There are no countywide races in Grundy, Mercer, Sullivan, Harrison, and Livingston counties. Within the rest of the Green Hills, there are only a handful of races for county office. […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation seeks public input on Fountain Grove Conservation Area

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to know what Missourians think about its nearly 1,000 conservation areas around the state. MDC is in the multi-year process of updating management plans for conservation areas and invites public comments. Draft plans for the Fountain Grove Conservation Area in Livingston and Linn counties will be available for […]