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Missouri in line for $4.5 billion from federal stimulus bill

(Missouri Independent) – Last spring, as Missouri businesses shed hundreds of thousands of jobs, Gov. Mike Parson warned that the state was headed for the worst financial crunch since the 2008 recession. Ten months later, Parson presented a budget plan that anticipates a $1.1 billion surplus on July 1, the biggest in state history. And if the $1.9 trillion pandemic […]

THS students chosen for all district choir

Seven from THS chosen for Northwest Missouri All-District Choir

Seven Trenton High School choir students have been selected to the Northwest Missouri All-District Choir. Trager Leeper, Caleb Johnson, Mari Atup, Jaica Clark, Jonin Villacampa, Trent Villacampa, and Victor Johnson auditioned virtually. Vocal Music Instructor Tyler Busick says that in a typical year, the students would have a concert with All-District Choir students from area […]

Veterans

Audio: Missouri veterans’ homes stop spread of COVID-19, now struggling with revenue

The Missouri Veterans Homes have fought their way out of a COVID outbreak – with patient cases down to ZERO. The Veterans Commission now must find additional ways to fund the homes – as they struggle with the number of patients down due to COVID restrictions, and other sources drying up. Terressa Sherlock the commission’s […]

Missouri Attorney General reaches settlement with McKinsey & Company for role in opioid epidemic

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his Office and a coalition of attorneys general from 47 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories have reached a $573 million settlement with one of the world’s largest consulting firms, McKinsey & Company. The settlement resolves investigations into the company’s role in working for opioid […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center revise visitor guidelines

Saint Luke’s top priority is to care for patients and staff and keep everyone as healthy as possible. As the continued spread of COVID-19 has slightly declined in the region, Hedrick Medical Center and Wright Memorial Hospital have revised their visitor guidelines to allow level 4 visitation, starting February 4. Hedrick and Wright Memorial were […]

City of Trenton Website

Reptiles and snow removal main topics of Trenton Administrative Committee meeting

Trenton’s Administrative Committee has instructed the city attorney to prepare a draft document that modifies a current ordinance regarding the existence of reptiles. This followed a request from Adam Clear who noted differences exist between the city code and state statutes regarding the length of a snake that can be kept. His thoughts were presented […]

NCMC Homecoming Candidates 2021

North Central Missouri College announces 2021 Homecoming Royalty Candidates

The candidates for the 2021 North Central Missouri College Homecoming and Alumni Appreciation Day have been announced. Festivities will be held on February 27th when NCMC men’s and women’s basketball take on Region 16 foe Metropolitan Community College.  Nominees for king and queen had to be current NCMC sophomores in good standing, nominated by their […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve upgrading electrical system as well as electric rate study

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen on Monday evening, January 25th approved two ordinances authorizing engineering service contract agreements. City Clerk Hattie Rains reports one with Finley Engineering Company involves upgrading the 2400 electrical system. The other agreement is for electric cost of service and standard rate design with Toth and Associates and involves an electric rate […]

Law Enforcement Use of Force

Audio: Missouri Senate committee considers law enforcement use of force package

The Missouri Senate Judiciary Committee is considering a law enforcement package. During a public hearing, Bill sponsor Brian Williams says the legislation would include restrictions for when officers could use force. Officers would not be allowed to use force against a person already restrained and chokeholds would be banned.     Williams, a Democrat from […]