Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission approves additional CARES Act funding

The Grundy County Commission approved CARES Act funding the morning of Tuesday, September 15th. The Community Food Pantry of Grundy County was pre-approved for $35,000 for a walk-in cooler. The food pantry is an entity under the Grundy County Senior Tax Board. Distributions totaled $1,091.70 for the Families and Friends of the Developmentally Disabled for […]

NCMC Geyer Hall

North Central Missouri College announces purchase of property on Tinsman Avenue

North Central Missouri College finalized a purchase at Trenton Abstract on Friday for properties on Tinsman Avenue adjacent to the college campus. NCMC Board of Trustees Clerk Vicki Weaver reports the price for Troy Hanes’s properties was $62,000. The board, in an executive session in August, authorized President Doctor Lenny Klaver to negotiate a purchase […]

Missouri Sunshine Law

Missouri State Auditor announces transparency initiative to make Sunshine requests/responses accessible to the public

State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced that Sunshine Law requests submitted to her office, and responses to those requests, are publicly available online and free of charge. More than 200,000 pages of responsive documents and materials can be viewed here. “As Missouri’s independent watchdog, I consistently encourage governments at all levels to adopt policies that strengthen the […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Why the Missouri Highway Patrol no longer releases names of juveniles in reports

The Missouri Highway Patrol recently made a change with its online crash reports to OMIT names of minors involved in traffic accidents. The patrols’ public information officer, Captain John Hotz, explained the change occurred after a review of the highway patrol policies, procedures, and general orders. Based on what he called advancements in technology and […]

Smithville Fire Protection District Website

Missouri State Auditor issues follow-up report on Smithville Area Fire Protection District

A follow-up report by State Auditor Nicole Galloway shows the Smithville Area Fire Protection District has made progress to implement many of the recommendations of a 2018 audit. The citizen-requested audit highlighted improper incentive payments to employees, questionable credit card and travel expenditures, and poor planning for the construction of a fire station by the […]

Mercer County Courthouse Princeton

Sheriff Stephen Stockman: Lack of tax revenue to staff office, build new facility or house inmates

Mercer County Sheriff Stephen Stockman has released more information on the inmate from Kansas City who escaped from the Mercer County Jail in Princeton Wednesday.  It was the second time in August 27-year-old Drake Kately has been reported as escaping and he has yet to be found by law enforcement. Stockman says dispatch notified the […]

NCMC Geyer Hall

NCMC Board of Trustees set tax levy at Tuesday meeting

Five National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Excellence Awards were presented at the North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees meeting Tuesday evening. The NISOD Awards went to Cory Cooksey with Business Technology for Teaching, Health Sciences Program Coordinator Kristi Cutsinger for Academic Support, Admissions Director Kristie Cross for Student Affairs, Senior Database Administrator […]

State Representative Rusty Black

Seventh District State Representative Rusty Black on Bills passed in the General Assembly

Seventh District State Representative Rusty Black of Chillicothe reports the 100th General Assembly passed three Bills in the past week. Black reports one Bill related to ethics and prohibits lobbyist gifts to local government officials, superintendents, school board members, members of governing bodies of charter schools, and their staff. It prevents a “revolving door” by […]