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Chillicothe City Council announces personnel actions from executive session

Information has been released from an executive session of the Chillicothe City Council last week. City Clerk Rozanne Frampton reports the city council approved promoting paid-by-call firefighter Zach Dunn to a full-time firefighter/emergency medical technician. Katherine Hobbs, Corbin Valdez, Keagan Allen, and Andy McLean were hired as paid-by-call firefighters. McLean had submitted his resignation as […]

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Lawmakers send letter to Biden administration urging promotion of leadership on international religious freedom

Senator Roy Blunt joined Senator James Lankford and six other colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden on the pressing need for a nominee to the position of Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom. The Members emphasized the importance of America remaining a world leader in defending and promoting religious liberty for all […]

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Missouri launches new benefits and resource portal for veterans and military members

The Missouri Veterans Commission announces the launch of the Missouri Benefits and Resource Portal. In collaboration with the Missouri Department of Economic Development Office of the Missouri Military Advocate, MVC created the portal to serve as an informational tool and service guide to help Veterans find potential benefits and local resources.  “The Missouri Benefits and […]

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Missouri Department of Agriculture celebrates “Buy Missouri Day” and announces those awarded grants

To celebrate Buy Missouri Day, the Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Missouri Grown program announced funding for 14 retail businesses that carry Missouri Grown products. The Missouri Grown Retail Promotion Matching Grant awards up to $1,000 per retail store for reimbursement of expenses associated with promoting Missouri Grown member products. “Our Missouri Grown members have told […]

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GRM Networks Community Improvement Grant deadline is May 1

The deadline for applications for the GRM Networks Community Improvement Grant Program is May 1. Applications may be downloaded by visiting the GRM website. Grant amounts vary, with a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $1,500 awarded to successful applicants. Questions regarding grant applications should be directed to Amy Davison at 660-748-2110 or [email protected] […]

Financial Literacy Month 2021

Financial Literacy Month brings money management resources to Missourians

The Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development joins other state agencies, financial institutions, and national organizations during April to celebrate Financial Literacy Month. Financial Literacy Month is recognized each year to raise public awareness of the importance of financial literacy and maintaining smart money-management habits. Throughout the month of April, MDHEWD will focus […]

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Missouri’s groundwater threatened from corporate factory farm expansion

Webmasters note: This article is a commentary by Tim Gibbons of the Missouri Independent. Tim Gibbons is communications director for the Missouri Rural Crisis Center, a statewide farm and rural organization dedicated to preserving family farms and promoting stewardship of the land and environmental integrity.  The comments in the article are those of the author, […]

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Caldwell County Health Department asking residents to respond to Maternal Child Health Needs Survey

The Caldwell County Health Department invites residents to respond to a Maternal Child Health Needs Survey. Residents are asked to rate several issues from most to least important to help the health department determine where it should concentrate its efforts. Questions involve the importance of reducing childhood and adolescent obesity, health care for children, improving […]

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Senator Josh Hawley introduces alternative to minimum wage hike, a pay raise through tax credits

U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) announced he will introduce new legislation to give blue-collar workers a pay raise. For nearly four decades, workers making below the median wage have experienced stagnant wages, and this past year, the problem has been made worse by unprecedented layoffs, reduced hours, and income disruptions due to the government shutting down […]

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Missouri Attorney General launches campaign to honor Missouri’s bicentennial

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt has announced the launch of a campaign to honor Missouri’s Bicentennial. Using the slogan “Missouri Leading the Way,” the campaign will work to honor Missouri’s past, present, and future through social media and the launch of a new award and program. “This is a very exciting year for the people […]

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Video: Hawley says “Antifa scumbags terrorized his family”; video shows different story

Missouri U.S. Senator Josh Hawley says “Antifa scumbags terrorized his family” last night at his Virginia home while he was away in Missouri. Alisa Nelson reports.     On Twitter, Senator Hawley says the group screamed threats, vandalized, and tried to pound open the door to his home with his wife and baby inside. The […]

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Audio: Danforth says Hawley’s Electoral College effort is “highly destructive attack” on America’s constitutional government

Former Missouri U.S. Senator John Danforth is weighing in on fellow Republican Josh Hawley’s effort to contest General Election results. Danforth, who endorsed Hawley, says “Lending credence to President Trump’s false claim that the election was stolen is a highly destructive attack on our constitutional government.” He says it is “the opposite of conservative; it […]

Child Porn Charges

Missouri man arrested for promoting child pornography

The Missouri State Highway Patrol’s Division of Drug and Crime Control arrested  Christepher Tubbs, 35, of Lebanon, Missouri, for promoting and possession of child pornography.  The arrest was the result of a lengthy investigation conducted by members of the Division of Drug and Crime Control’s Digital Forensics Investigative Unit and the Missouri Digital Forensic Center. […]

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Five percent lodging tax discussed at meeting of Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau

The Trenton Convention and Visitors Bureau tabled several items at a meeting on November 11th. One regarded changes and adjustments to the ordinance involving the 5% lodging tax for funding the visitors’ bureau. President Cara McClellan says the organization is seeking City Attorney Tara Walker’s guidance for clarification on the ordinance before adopting bylaws. There […]

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Man charged in Daviess County with child pornography sentenced to 25-years in prison

A Polo man charged in Daviess County with promotion and possession of child pornography was sentenced on November 4th. Jay Curtis Guhlke, who pleaded guilty in September, was sentenced to 10 years in the Department of Corrections on promoting child pornography, first degree, and 10 years on possession of child pornography, second or subsequent offense, […]