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Missouri man sentenced to 20 years for illegal firearms following gunfight and fatal collision

A Missouri, man was sentenced in federal court for illegally possessing firearms following a three-vehicle collision in which he struck and killed another motorist while fleeing from a gunfight. Keith L. Carnes, 31, of Kansas City was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Greg Kays to 20 years in federal prison without parole. On Nov. 5, […]

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Governor Parson declares September 30 “State Employee Appreciation Day”

Governor Mike Parson signed a proclamation declaring September 30, 2020, State Employee Appreciation Day to honor state of Missouri employees. “Our state team members work tirelessly each and every day for the people of this state. Since COVID-19, they have stepped up to continue providing critical services to Missourians and ensure business does not stop,” Governor Parson said. “We are […]

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Trump Administration invests more than $1 million in rural business development in Missouri

The Trump Administration, along with the Department of Agriculture Rural Development State Director for Missouri Jeff Case, today announced 20 organizations statewide are being awarded a total of $1,068,984 to create jobs and increase economic opportunities throughout the state. “When rural, small businesses expand and do well, it leads to a positive impact on the […]

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Tristan Cullum is Putnam County School District Student of the Month

The Putnam County R-1 School District recently recognized Tristan Cullum as the Career and Technical Education Student of the Month for September 2020. Student winners are chosen by the vocational faculty based on a set of criteria that includes: attendance, grades, cooperation with fellow students and teachers, enthusiasm for subject(s), attitude both in the classroom […]

Census 2020

October 5th announced as target date to conclude 2020 Census

The Secretary of Commerce has announced the target date of Monday, October 5th to conclude the 2020 Census self-response and field data collection operations. The date to conclude data collection operations were previously announced as Wednesday, September 30th. As of the morning of Wednesday, September 30th, the Census website showed 98.4% of households had been […]

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Big rig hits combine on Highway 36 near Mooresville

The Highway Patrol reports a Breckenridge man sustained minor injuries when a tractor-trailer struck the combine he operated one mile west of Mooresville on Tuesday morning, September 29th. Emergency medical services transported 60-year-old Curt Shonk to Hedrick Medical Center of Chillicothe. No injuries were reported for truck driver 72-year-old Daniel Deal of Kansas City. The […]

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Grundy County Commission accepts resignation, modify employee handbook

The Grundy County Commission voted to modify the county employee handbook, accepted a resignation, and approved Coronavirus Relief funding. The modification to the employee handbook states employees must submit all required paperwork to the county clerk’s office. The information must be verified prior to their first day of employment. A resignation was accepted from Blake […]

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COVID-19 cases increase by 8 in Grundy County since Monday

The Grundy County Health Department reports 241 total COVID-19 cases, which is an increase of eight since Monday, September 28th. One hundred eighty-six cases have been confirmed, and 55 are probable. Sixty-four cases are active. Seven COVID-19-related deaths have been reported for the county. The Grundy County Health Department notes the antigen test is becoming […]