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Missouri, Arizona and Louisiana sue Biden administration for rescinding Title 42

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, and Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry are suing the Biden Administration for rescinding the public health policy, Title 42, during the worst border crisis in decades. The revocation will result in an unprecedented crisis at the United States southern border that will have a devastating […]

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Race created in upcoming election for Grundy County Presiding Commissioner

While March 29th was the last day to file for the August 2nd Primary Election, Grundy County Clerk Betty Spickard on Wednesday morning, March 30th announced a late filing for Presiding Commissioner, creating a race for the position. Bill Wilson filed for the position on Tuesday afternoon, March 29th. Incumbent Phillip Ray previously filed. Other […]

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North Central Missouri Development Alliance holds annual meeting

Grundy County’s assets were discussed at the North Central Missouri Development Alliance’s annual meeting on March 29th. The Grundy County Industrial Development Corporation, Grundy County Commission, Trenton City Council, and other community members attended and shared ideas. NCMDA Executive Director Scott Sharp and Secretary Jackie Soptic talked about a Missouri Partnership representative being in Trenton […]

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A list of candidates that have filed for office in the upcoming August election

March 29th was the last day to file for the August 2nd Primary Election.  Here is a list of candidates that have filed for office. There are no races in Grundy County. One candidate filed for each of the open positions. Incumbents filing include Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray, Associate Circuit Court Judge Steve Hudson, Circuit […]

CAFO of hogs

As CAFO lawsuit heads to Missouri Supreme Court, counties weigh options

(Missouri Independent) – As a fight over who can regulate industrial hog and cattle operations awaits action by the Missouri Supreme Court, counties that sought more stringent protections against them wait in limbo.  The Missouri Supreme Court is expected to hear an appeal by county commissioners who sought to regulate concentrated animal feeding operations, or CAFOs, […]

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Another candidate files for position of Livingston County Clerk

Another candidate has filed for the position of Livingston County Clerk in the August 2nd Primary Election. Jay A. Shirley filed on March 4th for the position. Incumbent Sherry Parks filed on the first day of the filing period, February 22nd. Other candidates who previously filed for Livingston County offices include incumbents Amy Hobbs Baker […]

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Another candidate files for office of Public Administrator

Another candidate has filed in Grundy County for the August 2nd Primary Election. Adria Moore filed for the unexpired term of public administrator. Moore was appointed to the position following the resignation of previous public administrator Jill Eaton. Previous filings in Grundy County were incumbents Phillip Ray for presiding commissioner, Steve Hudson for associate circuit […]

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Several candidates file for office in Daviess County

Candidates filed for several offices in Daviess County on Tuesday morning, February 22, for the August 2nd Primary Election. Those filing for office include incumbents Daren Adkins for Associate Circuit Court Judge and Jim Ruse for Presiding Commissioner. Sandy Dustman filed for circuit clerk. She was appointed by Governor Mike Parson earlier this year to […]

New Ambulance for Grundy County

Grundy County Commission hires full-time Emergency Medical Services Director

The Grundy County Commission has hired a full-time Emergency Medical Services Director. Sarah Porter is originally from the Fort Leonard Wood area and will begin her new position on March 14th. Presiding Commissioner Phillip Ray reports Porter has been working as a paramedic. She started in the fire service and worked her way through emergency […]

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A listing of area candidates who have filed for office today

Candidates filed in area counties on February 22nd for the August 2nd Primary Election. Candidates in Grundy County include incumbents Phillip Ray for presiding commissioner, Steve Hudson for associate circuit court judge, and Becky Stanturf for circuit clerk and recorder. Courtney Campbell filed for county clerk. Candidates in Livingston County include incumbents Sherry Parks for […]

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Trenton man charged with arson involving fire on East Crowder Road

A Trenton man has been charged with felony second-degree arson after a fire at 213 East Crowder Road in Trenton on January 29th. Forty-one-year-old Joshua Phillips’s charge came after an investigation by the Missouri Department of Public Safety Division of Fire Safety. A probable cause statement from Fire Safety Investigator Tyler Anderson accuses Phillips of […]

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Two charged with arson in connection with fire at Days Inn Motel in Chillicothe

Arson charges have been filed against two suspects in connection with a fire Saturday morning at the Days Inn Motel in the one thousand block of South Washington Street in Chillicothe. Chillicothe firefighters reported damage occurred to an exterior wooden staircase and siding. Occupants of the motel were alerted by smoke detectors and by motel […]

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Candidate filing for the August primary Election begins on February 22

Filing for the Grundy County August 2 Primary Election starts later this month. Candidate filings will take place in the county clerk’s office at the courthouse in Trenton from February 22, 2022, at 8 a.m. through March 29 at 5 p.m. Grundy County offices up for election are associate judge, presiding commissioner, circuit clerk/ex-officio recorder, […]