Lawsuit

Missouri Attorney General files lawsuit against Branson business for inflated mask prices, deceptive sales practices

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced that his office has filed a lawsuit against Branson-area business, Tuning Element, LLC, for alleged price gouging and misrepresentations regarding face masks and respirators it began selling during the COVID-19 pandemic. The markups included 5-layer KN95 masks for $20 each; 3-layer KN95 masks for $15 each; and 50-count boxes […]

Princeton in Mercer County Missouri

Princeton City Council approves 2020-2021 budget

The Princeton City Council approved the 2020-2021 budget on Monday. Projected revenues are $617.551.51 for general funds and $940,688.48 for enterprise funds for a combined total of $1,558,239.99. Anticipated expenditures are $432,915 for general and $1,077,390 for enterprise funds for a combined total of $1,510,305. Princeton City Clerk Danette Snapp reports the city has sales […]

Second Harvest Food Bank

Second Harvest Food Bank receives donation from Hy-Vee and Sol Group

Hy-Vee, Incorporated has partnered with its melon vendor Sol Group to donate more than 7,200 fresh cantaloupes to Second Harvest Community Food Bank in Saint Joseph. Hy-Vee delivered the cantaloupes to Second Harvest Wednesday. Second Harvest Communications Coordinator Blake Haynes says the donation comes as food banks across Missouri and Kansas struggle to keep their […]

Turkeys

Missouri Department of Conservation reports spring turkey season ends with 41,454 birds harvested

Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that turkey hunters checked 38,730 birds during Missouri’s 2020 regular spring turkey season, April 20 through May 10. Top harvest counties were Franklin with 899 birds harvested, Callaway with 699, and Laclede with 651. Young turkey hunters also harvested 2,724 birds during the 2020 spring […]

Sales Tax

Missouri’s lack of e-commerce use tax means missing out on revenue from items sold online

As Missouri moves to reopen the state’s economy while still respecting social distancing measures related to the COVID-19 pandemic, city and county government leaders warn of dire financial problems due to Missouri’s lack of an e-commerce use tax. Callaway County Presiding Commissioner Gary Jungermann said the failure of the Missouri legislature to pass an e-commerce […]