Election Results

August Primary election results Tuesday, August 7, 2018 for Northern Missouri

Grundy County will have a new Commissioner following balloting in the primary election Tuesday and the upcoming general election in November. Phillip Ray defeated Incumbent Rick Hull and challenger Mark Moore for Presiding Commissioner of Grundy County. The vote count shows Ray with 931 votes, Hull had 603, and Moore 348. Ray wins the majority of the […]

Driver's License

Audio: You can still vote if you don’t have a photo ID

(Missourinet) – Missouri’s primary election is underway. Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says the state’s registered voters without a government-issued photo ID can still cast a ballot today.     Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says the state’s voter ID law was designed to make the experience easy for citizens casting their ballot. […]

Election 2018

Audio: Missouri Secretary of State says no chance of hacking in Tuesday’s election

(Missourinet) – Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says federal authorities have told him Russians did not interfere with any votes or voter rolls in 2016, and he does not expect that to happen in 2018.     Ashcroft says his office and a separate commission certify every voting machine. There’s a paper trail connected to […]

Right To Work

Audio: Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft Discusses August Right-to-Work Referendum

(Missourinet) – For the first time in more than 36 years, Missourians will be casting ballots on what’s known as a referendum. The right-to-work referendum will appear on your August 7th statewide ballot. A referendum involves a bill approved by the Missouri Legislature, which in this case is a 2017 right-to-work bill. Labor unions were […]

Governor Eric Greitens

Audio: Key stipulations were behind dismissal of felony charge against Greitens

(Missourinet) – The deal Governor Eric Greitens’ defense attorneys made with prosecutors to get criminal charges against him dropped involved seven key conditions.     Greitens never made a plea bargain as has been reported in some media outlets, but instead agreed to a stipulation for dismissal. Among other things, the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s […]

Corruption

Missouri voters to decide on initiative targeting corruption in government

Volunteers in the Clean Missouri Initiative recently submitted nearly 347,000 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office – more than double the amount needed to get their issues on a statewide ballot in November.  The initiative’s goal is to rid the state of corruption by giving voters the power to decide on limits to campaign contribution and […]

Graduation caps

Audio: Jay Ashcroft featured speaker at NCMC morning graduation

North Central Missouri College graduates at Saturday’s commencement ceremony received degrees in several areas of study.  They included associate degrees in arts, applied science, arts in teaching, and general studies as well as certificates. Student Senate President Katelyn Galloway welcomed everyone and told a story.     NCMC President Doctor Lenny Klaver noted that the first […]

Graduation

Audio: Dr. Albert Cross speaks at NCMC Graduation

North Central Missouri College in Trenton this year graduated 420 students earning 440 degrees and certificates. Among his commencement remarks Saturday, North Central President Lenny Klaver reviewed where the graduates are from.     The college had two commencement programs Saturday with retired medical doctor Albert Cross the featured speaker during the afternoon graduation for nursing […]

Robin Westphal

Former Livingston County Library Director, Robin Westphal, named Missouri State Librarian

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft has chosen former Livingston County Library director Robin Westphal to be Missouri’s State Librarian, beginning Monday, April 9. The State Library is a division of the Missouri Secretary of State’s office.  “We are excited to bring Robin back to Missouri to help lead the State Library,” Ashcroft said. “She brings […]

Election 2018

Day one of candidates filing for office keeps courthouses busy

More district-level candidates have filed for the August Primary election. Henry Robert Martin of Kansas City and Winston Apple of Independence have filed as Democrats for Sixth District U. S. Representative. Republican Sam Graves of Tarkio filed for re-election for the Representative position. Republican Dan Hegeman of Cosby filed for reelection for 12th District State […]

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Candidates on hand at courthouse to file for office this morning

Candidate filing begins today subject to the August primary election in Missouri with county candidates filing at their respective courthouses beginning at 8 o’clock this morning. As of just before 6:30 this morning, waiting to file for a Grundy County office were four incumbents: Presiding Commissioner Rick Hull, County Clerk Betty Spickard, Associate Circuit Court […]

Run For Office

Candidate filing for August primary begins Tuesday

Candidate filing begins Tuesday, February 27, 2018, subject to the August Primary Election in Missouri. Area courthouses will be the location for candidates to file if they are seeking a county-wide office. For Grundy County, this includes the offices of presiding commissioner, county clerk, associate circuit court judge, clerk of the circuit court/recorder of deeds, […]

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft visits Milan

Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft held a Missouri Elections Reform meeting at the Sullivan County Courthouse in Milan this week. Third District State Representative Nate Walker helped host Ashcroft. Walker says Ashcroft listed three main priorities: fair ballot language, secure elections, and voter identification. Ashcroft said citizens should know exactly what they are voting for […]

NCMC Librarian appointed to serve on Secretary of State council

North Central Missouri College Librarian, Beth Caldarello, was recently appointed to serve on the Secretary’s Council on Library Development. This council advises the Secretary of State’s Office on matters that relate to the State’s libraries and library service to Missouri citizens. “I am much honored to serve on the Secretary’s Council representing academic libraries. Libraries, […]