Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen, with lengthy agenda, approve ordinance related to commercial structures billed for utility cost

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance on November 23rd establishing rules related to multiple-unit commercial structures to be billed for utility cost of service. City Clerk Hattie Rains explains the ordinance provides a definition and acknowledges that multiple units within the same commercial structure would have to adhere to additional cost of service […]

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With no statewide mandate in Missouri, more local governments are requiring masks

(Missouri Independent) – In early July, the Columbia City Council passed an ordinance requiring everyone over 10 years old to wear a face mask when in close contact with someone from outside their household. Since that vote, a requirement for face masks has been in every health order issued for the city of 123,000 by the Columbia-Boone […]

Murder

Missouri Supreme Court issues ruling involving woman who was 16 when her crime was committed

A Missouri prisoner who was 16 when she killed a man during a meth transaction in western Missouri’s Cass County will remain in prison for now, under a key ruling Tuesday from the Missouri Supreme Court. The inmate, 41-year-old Jessica Hicklin, was sentenced in April 1997 to mandatory life without parole. Hicklin is incarcerated at […]

Rape

Bond Denied: Gallatin man charged with felony rape and misdemeanor kidnapping

A Gallatin man has been charged in Daviess County with felony rape, second degree, and misdemeanor kidnapping, third degree. Bond was denied for 40-year-old Randy Rhoades, and an arraignment is scheduled for December 1st. A probable cause statement accuses Rhoades of having sexual intercourse with a woman, knowing she did not want to. Rhoades was […]

Domestic Violence

Ludlow man arrested on charge of domestic violence and property damage

An investigation by the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office into a report of a domestic assault in the 2000 block of Route DD near Ludlow the morning of November 20th resulted in the arrest of a Ludlow man. Twenty-six-year-old Quentin Blake Bassett has been charged with the felonies of domestic assault, third-degree and property damage, first […]

Arrest

Kirksville man arrested in Grundy County for violating order of protection

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Kirksville man on November 23rd on the misdemeanors of violation of an order of protection for an adult and violation of a child protection order, first offense. Forty-nine-year-old Jared Michael Newman’s bond was set at $25,000 cash only, and he was scheduled for the Associate […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council approves wage increase for police department; approves preparing ordinance calling for “Use Tax” vote

The Trenton City Council Monday night voted to have an ordinance prepared to call for a public vote on a proposed local use tax within the city of Trenton. The council also approved recommended wage increases for the Trenton Police Department in an effort to attract candidates for police officer. Both topics had gone to […]

Poinsettia

Poinsettia: America’s most popular flower

Poinsettia is our nation’s most popular potted flowering plant. What makes this remarkable is that most poinsettias are sold between the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas Day. Despite its short sales period, poinsettia contributed $170 million to the U.S. economy last year, said University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Native to southern Mexico and […]

Governor Mike Parson

Governor Parson signs Executive Order 20-19 extending state of emergency in Missouri

As COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to rise in Missouri and across the Midwest, Governor Mike Parson signed Executive Order 20-19 extending the state of emergency in Missouri through March 31, 2021.  This will allow continued flexibility in deploying critical resources around the state as well as the continued utilization of the Missouri National Guard […]