Medicaid Expansion in Missouri

Attorney General says Missouri lawmakers can refuse to fund Medicaid expansion

(Missouri Independent) – Missouri lawmakers were not obligated to fund Medicaid expansion, and the courts cannot force the state to pay the medical bills of people who would be eligible under an initiative that amended the state constitution, the state attorney general’s office argued in documents filed Monday in Cole County Circuit Court. The filing from Attorney […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve ordinance regarding wastewater collection

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance on May 10th authorizing the city to enter into an engineering service agreement regarding a wastewater collection system evaluation facility plan. City Administrator Lance Rains reports the agreement with All-State Consultants involved a Small Community Engineering Assistance Program (SCEAP) grant. The company evaluated the infiltration and inundation […]

Turkey Calling

Princeton Rotary Youth Turkey Calling Contest and Outdoor Expo set for March 20

A Missouri Department of Conservation District Supervisor will speak at the Princeton Rotary Youth Turkey Calling Contest and Outdoor Expo. Scott Roy will speak on Humorous Animal Encounters at Country Wood Rentals of Princeton on March 20th from 9 o’clock to 9:45 in the morning. Amateur callers 15 years old and younger can participate in […]

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Missouri House committee votes to forgive federal unemployment debts

(Missouri Independent) – Thousands of Missourians facing repayment of mistakenly paid unemployment benefits would get some relief under legislation passed with a bipartisan vote Wednesday in a Missouri House committee. The bill, which will likely be debated on the House floor next week, would forgive debts due to overpayments from federal coronavirus relief programs but would not […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission approves Local Emergency Operations Plan and Law Enforcement Block Grant

The Grundy County Commission approved the Local Emergency Operations Plan and the Law Enforcement Block Grant the morning of February 2nd. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray says the law enforcement grant involves the sheriff’s office and rolls over every year. Tusa of Liberty will hold a conference at the courthouse in Trenton on February 8th at […]

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Audio: Missouri Treasurer’s office connects citizens with money through the unemployment rolls

The state treasurer’s office worked with another agency to bring some good news to Missourians filing for unemployment. As Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick explains “the state had unclaimed property and money, and when COVID-19 hit the economy, thousands of citizens lost their jobs.”     To date, the Treasurer’s office has connected citizens to more than […]

Audio: Trenton’s first parade of the year, the “Trenton Christmas Parade,” rolls through downtown on Friday

The first parade of the year in Trenton will be held on December 4th. Various entries will begin lining up at the Farmers Bank of Northern Missouri at 5:30 that evening. The parade will start at 6 o’clock. Cindy Jennings with Five Points Alive says the route will go past East View Manor, Bristol Manor, […]

BB's Down Home Cookin

Inner Peace Reserve and BB’s Down Home Cookin to provide free Christmas meals for families in need

The Inner Peace Reserve and BB’s Down Home Cookin in Gallatin will provide free hot meals for Christmas for families in need, seniors, and shut-ins. Spokesperson Wendy Hansen says meals will be delivered in Gallatin and the surrounding area or can be picked up from BB’s on December 25th from 11 to 2 o’clock.  The […]

Coon Creek Baptist Church

Audio: Coon Creek Baptist Church serves almost 1000 meals for Thanksgiving 2020

The Union Coon Creek Baptist Church west of Trenton served almost 1,000 meals for its Annual Thanksgiving Dinner on November 26th.  The pastor’s wife, Dianna Crawford, says things were “a little rough at the beginning” on November 26th because the church did things differently this year.     One hundred forty (140)  meals were picked […]