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‘Clown show’ vs. ‘tyranny’: Missouri Senate GOP divide on display during veto session

(Missouri Independent) –  On one side were tyrannical oligarchs. On the other, petulant children.  Or at least that was the takeaway from the Missouri Senate’s day-long rules debate Wednesday. Gathered for the legislature’s annual veto session, the demons that have haunted the upper chamber for more than a year didn’t take long to reappear.  The […]

Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Attorneys argue Missouri is violating federal law, courts on Medicaid expansion delays

(Missouri Independent) – Attorneys who successfully sued to force Missouri to enact voter-approved Medicaid expansion argued in a letter to state officials Thursday that delays in implementation violate not only the court order but also federal law. The plaintiffs’ attorneys, Chuck Hatfield and Lowell Pearson joined with Joel Ferber, director of advocacy for Legal Services […]

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Grain Belt transmission line forges ahead amid landowner, lawmaker pushback

(Missouri Independent) – On the heels of a historic cold snap that left thousands across the Midwest without power, Kansas and Missouri residents could soon reap the benefits of a massive high-powered transmission line delivering renewable energy.  Grain Belt Express, a project a decade in the making, is starting to acquire land along its route spanning […]

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Who defines the Missouri GOP: Roy Blunt, Josh Hawley or Eric Greitens?

(Missouri Independent) – The eyes of the nation turned to U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley over the holidays when he became the first senator to announce an objection to the certification of presidential electors. But the eyes of local politicos turned instead to his home-state colleague, Missouri’s senior senator. How would Roy Blunt — up for […]

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Grundy County Commission appoint health officer; participate in conference with NRCS

The Grundy County Commission appointed a county health officer and participated in a conference call with Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) representatives regarding a Streambank Stabilization project the morning of February 23rd. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray reports Elizabeth Gibson was reappointed as the county health officer. The commission, Marty Comstock and Dennis Speichenger of NRCS, […]

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Chillicothe City Council addresses lengthy agenda, including budgets, bids and airport board

The Chillicothe City Council approved ordinances the evening of Monday, October 12th amending the police department budget and accepting a bid for a wood stove/boiler for the street barn. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports the police department budget amendment recognized the increase in revenue from the new sales tax of a quarter of a cent […]

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri

Audio: Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri now accepting LIHEAP applications

The Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri is accepting applications from the elderly and disabled for its Low-Income Housing Energy Assistance Program Winter Energy Assistance. Payments will start for the elderly and disabled on November 1st. Applications from others will be accepted starting November 1st, and payments will start December 1st. Community Services Director […]

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Chillicothe City Council denies request to repeal ordinance regarding zoning

The Chillicothe City Council did not accept a request the night of Monday, August 31st to repeal an ordinance regarding rezoning. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports 420 Martin Street was rezoned from R-3 to MU-1 about three weeks ago, and neighbors the night of Monday, August 31st night asked for the zoning to be reverted […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees address lengthy agenda at Tuesday meeting

Various reports were given at the North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees meeting the evening of Tuesday, August 25th. Several included information about the COVID-19 pandemic. Vice President of Student Affairs Doctor Kristen Alley reported student move-in went well, and precautions were taken. Seventeen students were tested for COVID-19, and all results were negative. […]

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Chillicothe City Council sets property tax rates; grants conditional use permit for installation of cell phone tower

The Chillicothe City Council approved several ordinances on the evening of Monday, August 10th. One ordinance involved setting the property tax rates. The tax levy for all property real, personal, and mixed was set at 69.17 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for the General Reserve Fund of the city. The tax levy was set […]

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Trenton City Council adopts ordinances, airport hangar discussion continues

Three ordinances were adopted, appointments made to committees and boards, and reports were given during last nights’ meeting of the Trenton City Council. One ordinance allows the Howe engineering company to coordinate plans for a larger, six-inch water main to supply potable water to the wastewater treatment plant. The cost is $33,000 for services including […]

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri

Audio: Community Action Partnership summer season Low Income Energy Assistance Program underway

Community Action Partnership of North Central Missouri’s summer season of the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program began June 1st. Director Christopher Small says the program offers help to low-income families and individuals to prevent utility shut-offs. It also bridges the gap to allow families and individuals to have a consistent source of utility services. […]

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Grundy County Commission anticipates receiving over $1.1M in COVID-19 relief

The Grundy County Commission reports the county anticipates receiving $1,155,602 in funds from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act on or about Wednesday, May 6, 2020. Grundy County will use guidelines provided by the United States Department of Treasury and State of Missouri in making determinations about the use, including allocation and award […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

USDA implements measures to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by COVID-19

USDA Rural Development has taken a number of immediate actions to help rural residents, businesses and communities affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Rural Development will keep customers, partners, and stakeholders updated as more actions are taken to better serve rural America. Rural Housing Service Single-Family Housing Effective March 19, borrowers with USDA single-family housing Direct […]

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Trenton City Council adopts ordinances pertaining to medical marijuana

A series of ordinances pertaining to medical marijuana were approved Monday night by the Trenton City Council. They are based on state regulations stemming from the voter-approved Amendment Two in last November’s election. In part, the ordinances allow for the location of manufacturing facilities, cultivation facilities, and dispensaries within the city of Trenton. One ordinance […]

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Trenton City Council agenda includes medical marijuana and budget amendments

The Trenton City Council will consider multiple ordinances regarding amending current and enacting new sections of city code regarding marijuana at its next meeting. The council will meet at the Trenton City Hall on Monday night, June 10, 2019, at 7 o’clock. Ordinances that would amend city code regard exemptions, gross receipts, possession of marijuana […]

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Cost-share funding available to assist produce growers in paying for Good Agricultural Practices certification

Cost-share funding is available to help produce growers pay for USDA Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) certification. “These funds are available for Missouri farmers who are applying for USDA GAP certification for the first time or for farms who are reapplying for USDA GAP certification,” said Londa Nwadike, state food safety specialist for the University of […]