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Real estate and personal property tax bills for Grundy County residents are “In the Mail”

Grundy County Collector-Treasurer Barbara Harris reports real estate and personal property tax bills went out in Friday’s mail. Tax payments must be received in person at the Collector-Treasurer’s Office in the courthouse in Trenton, put in the dropbox for after-hour payments on the north side of the courthouse, or postmarked by December 31st. Property owners […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen hold discussion on three engineering proposals

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen this week discussed three engineering proposals the City of Gallatin received for sewer plant clarifier repairs or replacement. Administrator Lance Rains has worked with all three firms in the past and was to schedule interviews with them. Aldermen Steve Evans and Dan Lockridge volunteered to attend the interviews. The city […]

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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 […]

Sexual Assault

Chillicothe Township official accused of assaulting employee charged with sodomy

A Chillicothe Township official accused of assaulting a private employee has been charged with second-degree sodomy. An appearance bond for James Edward Gates was posted Thursday, and arraignment is scheduled in the Associate Division of Livingston County Circuit Court on November 8, 2019, at 9 am. Bond was originally set at $100,000 cash only, with […]

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Applications for Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program open November 1, 2019

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri offers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program to help low-income households pay their utility bills. Executive Director Chris Small calls LIHEAP one of Community Action’s “hallmark programs,” and describes it as “not a handout, but a hand up to help people with energy assistance needs and free […]

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri offers weatherization to low-income households

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri offers weatherization all year to provide cost-effective energy-efficient home improvements to low-income households, especially for the elderly, children, disabled, and others hit hard by high utility costs. The program aims to lower utility bills and improve comfort to ensure health and safety for homeowners and renters. It is […]

Putnam County Hospital 2019

Audio: Former CEO at Putnam County Memorial Hospital Pleads Guilty to $114 million billing scheme

A former executive of a northern Missouri hospital pleaded guilty in federal court in Florida to a $114 million pass-through billing scheme. The Justice Department in Washington says former Putnam County Memorial Hospital chief executive officer David Lane Byrns pleaded guilty to a one-count information charging him with conspiracy to commit health care fraud. Byrns pleaded […]

Demolition Ball

Eight structures on list to be torn down in next round of housing demolition

Eight structures are on the city of Trenton’s’ tentative list to be torn down in the next round of housing demolition. The board last evening gave its consent to proceed with the project with Red Rock of Kidder previously selected as the contractor for the demolition work. Building Inspector Donnie Vandevender provided his recommendation after […]

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board

Trenton Building and Nuisance Board acts on 12 properties

Trenton’s Building and Nuisance Board Monday evening granted seven extensions, three locations advance to public hearings; and two others were released. Two fire-damaged houses also were topics of discussion during the nearly one-hour meeting. Public hearings are to be held November 25th for 213 West 6th Street, 1004 Laclede, and 18-14 Hillcrest. Ninety-day extensions allow […]