Meet The Candidates

Grundy County Republican Central Committee to host “Meet the Candidates” night

The Grundy County Republican Central Committee will host a Meet the Candidates Night later this month. The public is invited to partake of a dessert bar and refreshments at the First Assembly of God Church Family Activity Center in Trenton the evening of July 20th at 6:30. Local and state candidates or representatives of the […]

Celebrating the 4th of July, Independence Day, fireworks and flags

Donations for planned fireworks display in Trenton still being accepted

Donations are still being accepted for the community fireworks display planned in Trenton July 3rd. Individuals, organizations, and businesses are funding the display. Fireworks will be shot off from the Black Silo Winery starting that night at dusk. The show is anticipated to last 20 to 30 minutes. Community Fireworks Committee Chairperson Diane Lowrey says […]

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft: “It’s just not the most secure way to hold an election”

The Missouri Legislature has adopted a bill that would allow more mail-in voting during this year’s August and November elections. Voters could cast an absentee ballot by saying they are ill if they are 65 or older, live in a nursing home, or have certain health problems. All other voters could mail in their ballot […]

Absentee Voting

Missouri Legislature gives final approval to absentee ballot legislation; photo ID requirement stripped out

Absentee ballot legislation that expands voting by mail through the rest of 2020 is on its way to Missouri Governor Mike Parson’s desk, after receiving final approval from the House in Jefferson City on Friday evening. The final House vote was 121-24 and came with about 30 minutes to spare before the mandatory 6 p.m. […]

Community Fireworks Display

Fireworks committee in Trenton accepting donations for Independence Day celebration

A local committee is accepting donations for a public fireworks display in Trenton to celebrate Independence Day. Black Silo Winery is partnering with the committee, providing a location for the display, and securing the pyrotechnician to set off fireworks the night of July 3rd.  Modine Manufacturing will also be among sponsors for the fireworks show. […]

Audio: Missouri Prescription Drug Monitoring Program legislation heading to a conference committee

Legislation that would create a prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) is now heading to a Missouri House-Senate conference committee. While both chambers have approved PDMP, they’ve approved different versions. Scott City GOP State Representative Holly Rehder delivered a passionate floor speech on Monday, urging colleagues not to judge people “unless you’ve walked a mile in […]

Republican Party

Republican Congressional District Conventions to be held by mail

The Executive Committee of the Republican National Committee on Thursday approved the Missouri Republican Party’s request to hold its Congressional District Conventions by mail instead of in-person as originally planned. Missouri Republican Party Chairperson Kay Hoflander says the party believes it is “prudent” to hold the district conventions by mail for the health and safety […]

Budget Graphic

Missouri House approves $34.9 billion budget, following heated debate on Medicaid expansion

The Missouri House voted Wednesday afternoon to give final approval to a $34.9 billion state operating budget. GOP leaders say it’s a budget that’s about $146 million less than the current budget. Most House members wore masks during the debate, which got heated during a discussion about Medicaid expansion. Due to COVID-19 concerns, there were just three […]

Milan Time Capsule

Audio: Time capsule discovered under cornerstone at Milan High School gives up its secrets

A time capsule was discovered under the cornerstone of the Milan C-2 High School building last week. Superintendent Ben Yocom says part of the construction process at the school involved the contractor removing the cornerstone from 1925, so it would not be covered when the existing and new buildings are connected.     The time […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

Daviess County races on the ballot for the August Primary Election

There are several races for the Daviess County August Primary Election. Democrat incumbent Sally Black filed for assessor as well as Republicans Aaron Piburn and Joshua Lisle. Incumbent Wayne Uthe and Wayne Creek filed for Second District Commissioner as Republicans, and Greg Houghton filed as a Democrat for the position. Christian Kyle Cornett, Larry J. […]