Map of The Border Wall in Arizona & New Mexico July 2021

Group says border wall map reveals damage to landscape and migration routes

A newly-released map identifies portions of the U.S.-Mexico border wall built by the Trump administration, and for conservation groups and wildlife advocates, it is alarming. The Biden administration halted construction and said it will use federal funds to assess the damage caused by the new, higher walls. Myles Traphagen, borderlands program coordinator for the Wildlands Network who created […]

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Audio: Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs on the paths of tornados during Thursday night storms

Grundy County Emergency Management Director Glen Briggs reports there appears to have been two different tornado paths in Grundy County during storms the night of June 24th. He says one started at the south edge of Tindall and went east for about a mile and a half. The other path started near 37th and Onyx […]

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Groundbreaking ceremony set for Caldwell County’s Little Otter Creek Reservoir March 19, 2021

The USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Missouri, Caldwell County Commission, USACE, and Caldwell County SWCD will host a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the beginning of construction on the Little Otter Creek Reservoir on March 19th, 2021. After over two decades of planning, design, reviews, and permitting, the Little Otter Creek Reservoir will begin […]

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Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve purchase of utility mapping system

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved an ordinance the evening of February 8th regarding a master project agreement for an advanced metering infrastructure system. City Clerk Hattie Rains reported the agreement establishes a partnership with Core and Main LP. The board authorized Administrator Lance Rains and Public Works Director Mark Morey to purchase a utility […]

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Health departments in Missouri fighting a lack of vaccine as new tiers open up on state COVID-19 plan

Wondering where to go to get a COVID-19 vaccine in Missouri? On Friday, the state launched an interactive map detailing where over 1,100 providers are located across the state. But not all locations identified on the map as providing the vaccine, actually have vaccines on hand to administer. And reports that the federal government has already exhausted its […]

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Audio: University of Missouri releases report on 2020 survey regarding crop and pasture land

University of Missouri extension has a report on the 2020 survey regarding crop and pasture land. MU Specialist in agriculture and the environment, Jackie Spainhauer, reports the average cropland values for eight area counties.     Jackie Spainhauer noted the average 2020 land values are based on surveys among ag lenders and others in the […]

Sunnyview Nursing Home

Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors presented information on a variety of topics at latest meeting

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors heard about various topics at its meeting on December 15th. It was announced the United States Department of Agriculture approved the energy project. Administrator Jerry Doerhoff explained the project involves replacing the boiler and putting in mini-split units in each resident room. Each of those units […]

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Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors receive report on audit; filing dates set for April election

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors on November 17th received a report on a recently completed audit, which was said to be clean. Administrator Jerry Doerhoff reported the Department of Health and Senior Services completed focused infection control surveys on November 4th. No deficiencies were cited. The filing dates for the April […]

Paul Callicoat had plans to convert the former Sarcoxie Nursery into a medical marijuana cultivation facility (Joplin Globe file photo).

Missouri medical marijuana trial focuses on alleged role of insiders on license rules

(Missouri Independent) – A Missouri family that was denied a license to grow medical marijuana alleged in court this week that outside groups and individuals had undue access to top state officials — and that access led to an opaque process and contributed to the decision to cap the number of licenses granted. To buttress […]

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Contractor bidding process to begin this Fall in preparation to construct Little Otter Creek Lake in Caldwell County

A contractor bidding process is to begin this fall to prepare for the construction of a 344-acre multipurpose reservoir in Caldwell County. This comes after all agencies involved approved the Little Otter Creek Lake to move forward to begin construction after nearly 25 years of planning, design, reviews, and permitting. The primary purpose of the […]

Sunnyview Nursing Home

Grundy County Nursing District Home Board of Directors presented update from Administrator Jerry Doerhoff

The Grundy County Nursing Home District Board of Directors heard a report from Sunnyview Nursing Home Administrator Jerry Doerhoff at a meeting Tuesday, October 20th. Doerhoff said the Department of Health and Senior Services completed focused infection control surveys on September 14th and October 9th. No deficiencies were cited for either day. He reported residents […]

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Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission to require annual de-escalation and implicit bias training

The Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission has voted to require annual training in de-escalation techniques and recognizing implicit bias for all Missouri law enforcement officers. Missouri officers will take a one-hour course in each area as part of their required 24-hours of annual continuing education training. “At its June meeting, I challenged the […]

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Missourians asked to comment, attend virtual listening session on police training standards

Missourians can have a say about police training standards through a process of surveys, email comments, and public listening sessions. The Missouri Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Commission and the Department of Public Safety are reviewing responses to surveys of law enforcement and the public about law enforcement training and discipline in Missouri. After […]

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Missouri National Guard called on to identify alternate care sites in the state

The Missouri National Guard is working to identify alternate care sites around the state to assist in the fight against COVID-19. The Guard is working with state and federal partners, including the United States Army Corps of Engineers and Missouri Hospital Association, to conduct site surveys for the care facilities in six locations in the […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council Administrative Committee hears request from fire department on inspections

Members of the Trenton City Council Administrative Committee Monday evening heard a request for the fire department to stop doing inspections of rental properties and resume with the commercial inspections or surveys. The committee on a split vote involving a motion will recommend to the city council that more of the residential inspections be handled […]