Scott Thoreson

Carroll County Memorial Hospital announces new Chief Executive Officer

Carroll County Memorial Hospital Board of Directors announces Scott Thoreson has accepted the position as CCMH’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2021. “We had an extremely difficult decision to make due to the number of highly qualified candidates we interviewed,” said Rex Buhrmester, CCMH Board of Directors president. “Jeff has set this hospital […]

Jon Schreffler

Jon Schreffler retires as farm manager of the Thompson Research Center

The Thompson Research Center advisory committee, along with University of Missouri faculty and administrators, recently celebrated the retirement of Jon Schreffler, farm manager and employee of Thompson, for 43 years.  The celebration took place during the spring meeting of the advisory committee, which took place in mid-April. The committee also toured the new commodity barn […]

Evergy Coal Plant in Lawrence Kansas

Evergy to shutter Kansas coal plant, speed transition to renewable energy

(Missouri Independent) – Evergy, an electric supplier to about 600,000 customers in western Missouri, will retire its coal power plant in Lawrence, Kansas, by the end of 2023, the company announced on Friday. The utility revealed its plan to regulators in a filing with the Missouri Public Service Commission. The “integrated resource plan” lays out Evergy’s next […]

Judge Laura Denvir Stith - February 2021

Missouri Supreme Court Judge Laura Stith retires after 20-years on the bench

A 20-year chapter ends today for Missouri Supreme Court Judge Laura Denvir Stith. After serving on the high court for two decades, Stith is retiring. The photos have come down off her office walls. Stith has packed up her certificates and awards she proudly showcased in her third-floor office along West High Street in Jefferson […]

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Missouri Farm Bureau Chief Administrative Officer retires after 24-years of service

Chief Administrative Officer Dan Cassidy has retired after serving the organization for 24 years. Cassidy made the announcement after the organization’s annual meeting on December 6. Cassidy has served as CAO since April 2003. From 1996 to 2002 he was the organization’s director of National Legislative Programs. Prior to his career at Missouri Farm Bureau, […]

Captain Matthew Walz (MSHP)

Director of the Water Patrol Division, Captain Matthew Walz, retires after 30-years of service

Captain Matthew C. Walz, director of the Water Patrol Division, will retire on September 1, 2020, after over 30 years of service. Walz was appointed to the Missouri State Water Patrol on April 30, 1990, as a communications operator. He entered the Water Patrol Academy on January 2, 1994. After graduating, Walz was assigned to […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council hires Assistant Codes Enforcement Officer

The Trenton City Council hired an employee during an executive session Monday evening. City Administrator Ron Urton reports the council voted unanimously to hire Wes Barone as the Assistant Codes Enforcement Officer and Airport Manager. Barone will train with current Trenton Code Enforcement Officer and Airport Manager Donnie Vandevender until he retires at the end […]

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Nuisance officer and downtown buildings dominate Trenton Administrative Committee meeting

Discussion of two topics dominated a meeting last night of the Trenton City Councils’ Administrative Committee. One involved downtown buildings with the other designating one person to handle nuisance violations on behalf of the city. For the last few years, Trenton Police officers have been responsible for investigating nuisances such as tall weeds, automobile parts; […]

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William “David” Iddings MoDOT employee at Gallatin retires after 40-year career

William “David” Iddings, a 40-year employee of the Missouri Department of Transportation, will retire on August 1, 2016. Iddings retires as a senior maintenance worker at Gallatin. Iddings began working with MoDOT in 1976 as a crew worker at the former Coffey maintenance facility. In addition to his work at MoDOT, Iddings has worked at […]