Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approves grant application requests

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved grant application requests at its meeting Tuesday evening. Fifth-grade Communication Arts teacher Christy Gibler’s request was for a $500 GEC Community Foundation grant to purchase guided reading leveled book sets for the classroom library. Board Vice President Brandon Gibler abstained from voting on the request with Dorothy Taul […]

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 […]

Utility Committee Meeting, Finance Committee Meeting, Administrative Committee Meeting

Public information meetings to be held on Lower Grand River Watershed study

A partnership of federal and state agencies will host three public information meetings to present the findings of a study on the Lower Grand River Watershed. The agencies include the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, and Missouri Department of Conservation. Possible options to address an array of environmental issues […]

Missouri Supreme Court

Audio: Missouri Supreme Court ponders whether voter ID law’s sworn statement should stay or go

The Missouri Supreme Court is deciding whether voters without a photo ID must sign a statement at the polls swearing they are who they say they are. The state is challenging Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan calling the language contradictory and misleading and ruling last year to get rid of the requirement. In Thursday’s […]

Smithville Fire Protection District Website

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 […]

Parents and family

North Central Missouri Mental Health Center to host parenting classes

Parenting classes will start next week at the North Central Missouri Mental Health Center at 401 Youssef Drive in Chillicothe. The free classes will run each Tuesday morning from 8 o’clock to 9:30 September 17th through November 19th. Topics include an introduction to parenting; protective factors; why kids misbehave and what to do; 1, 2, […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA registration deadline has ended but help remains

The deadline for registering with FEMA for disaster assistance has passed, but that does not mean FEMA is leaving. The agency continues working with the Missouri State Emergency Management Agency on the recovery process for this year’s spring and summer severe storms and flooding.   Recovery officials encourage Missouri residents who registered for disaster assistance […]

Vehicle Fire

Chillicothe Fire Department responds to vehicle fire

The Chillicothe Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire in Chillicothe Tuesday evening. Captain Tracy Bradley reports one engine with five personnel arrived at the intersection of Henry and Violet Street to find the engine compartment of the vehicle fully involved. All occupants were out of the vehicle owned by Junior Johnson of Chillicothe. Bradley […]