Wild Turkey

Firearms turkey hunting expected to be similar to recent seasons

With fall firearms turkey season running Oct. 1 – 31 and archery turkey season underway, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) advises turkey hunters it could be another challenging season. According to MDC, turkey production in Missouri steadily increased during the 1990s before declining during the 2000s. While production began to increase throughout much of […]

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway

State Auditor Nicole Galloway: “We need a reset on our coronavirus strategy”

State Auditor Nicole Galloway has spent the week touring Missouri as part of her bid for governor. She has visited Hannibal, Cape Girardeau, Joplin, and Sedalia. Galloway is the Democratic nominee and faces Republican Governor Mike Parson in November’s General Election. Much of Galloway’s focus during her visits have been critical of Parson’s approach to […]

Medicaid

Missouri becomes 38th state to expand Medicaid

Missouri voters have spoken. They want to join 37 other states that have expanded Medicaid. About 53% voted during Tuesday’s primary election in favor of providing Medicaid to another 230,000 low-income adults. Roughly 47% of Missouri voters opposed the ballot measure. The outcome highlights Missouri’s urban and rural divide. Of Missouri’s 114 counties, 105 voted […]

Medicaid Expansion

Missouri’s state Treasurer, Scott Fitzpatrick, is warning against Medicaid expansion

Missouri’s state treasurer and the House Budget Committee chairman will travel across the state on Monday, urging Missourians to vote against Medicaid expansion on the August ballot. Medicaid, which is formally known as MO HealthNet, is a federal and state program that assists with medical costs for residents with limited incomes. House Budget Committee Chairman […]

Sunnyview Board Meeting

Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors reviews budget

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors reviewed the budget at a special meeting. Sunnyview Nursing Home and Apartments Administrator Jerry Doerhoff reports minor changes were made. Anticipated income remains at $5,624,139. Expenses are now projected to be $5,624,002, which is $7,179 higher than what Doerhoff reported after the budget was approved in […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approves budget at special meeting

The Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 budget at a special meeting. Revenues are budgeted for $2,777,512, and expenses are projected at $2,858,657. The net is a deficit of $81,145. Revenues were lowered from the previous years to reflect withholdings in state funding and other decreases due to the economic impacts of the […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves budget and contracts for staff

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education approved the preliminary 2020-2021 budget at a special meeting Monday. Revenues are expected to be $2,354,851, and expenditures are anticipated to be $2,354,031. There is a projected surplus of $820. The board approved amending the 2019-2020 budget to reflect actual expenditures and revenues. Actual expenditures were $2,300,623, and […]

Newtown-Harris School Website

Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves deficit budget, looks for ways to cut spending

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education has approved the 2020-2021 budget. Estimated revenues total $1,656,423, and projected expenditures are $1,666,809.55. That leaves a deficit of $10,386.55. Superintendent Lucas McKinnis reports Newtown-Harris is undergoing a shift in staff population, as there are new teachers, and other teachers retire. The district also saw costs it does not […]

Princeton Missouri School District Website

Princeton Board of Education approves 2020-2021 budget and ten cent increase in lunch price

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education approved the 2020-2021 preliminary budget at a special meeting. Revenues are anticipated to be $4,805,382, and expenditures are projected $4,936,658. That leaves a deficit of $131,276. The board also approved activity balances being zeroed out and the amending of the 2019-2020 budget to actual. Actual revenues were $22,567 less […]

Gilman City School

Gilman City Board of Education adopts deficit budget

Gilman City’s Board of Education has adopted a budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1st. Information from Superintendent Roger Alley shows it’s a deficit budget for the one year period. Revenues are some $58,200 less than expenditures. Revenues are listed as more than one million, $746,000 with expenses projected at $1,805,000. The local salary […]