Audio: Parson’s proposed state worker pay increase is welcome news for prison employees

The governor’s budget proposal for the next fiscal year includes a two percent pay increase for state workers beginning next January. Trevor Foley, with the Missouri Department of Corrections, says the request is welcomed.     Governor Parson’s budget proposal also includes an additional two percent pay increase for three cook classes and an extra […]

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Unemployment rates in northern Missouri continue to improve with many counties below state average

Grundy County’s unemployment rate for November is down when compared to October and November of 2019. The Missouri Division of Employment Security report shows Grundy County’s current rate is two point six percent, based on 114 unemployed out of a civilian labor force of 4,359. This past October, Grundy County’s rate was three point three […]

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State COVID-19 Dashboard reports 382,094 cases of COVID-19 with 5,312 deaths in Missouri year to date

Sunday’s update on COVID-19 in Missouri shows the average number of cases has diminished to 2,036 for the week ending on Thursday. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services dashboard shows 382,094 cases year to date and 5,312 COVID-19 deaths in 2020 as of last Thursday, December 24. That’s 1,450 cases added since Saturday. […]

City of Chillicothe Website

Chillicothe City Council accepts bids for health, dental and vision insurance, set salaries for city officials

The Chillicothe City Council accepted a bid for health, dental, and vision insurance last the evening of November 30th. City Administrator Darin Chappell reports the insurance was renewed for city employees with a five percent rate increase, however, the deductible was changed, so the city will save $40,000 year. The council set the salaries of […]

Unemployment Rate

October unemployment rate in Green Hills counties remains fairly steady

October unemployment rates among area counties remain fairly steady when compared to September. The latest county by county unemployment rates were released on Tuesday, November 24, by the Missouri Division of Employment Security. The majority of area counties have rates below the Missouri unemployment rate of 3.8%. Grundy County’s October rate is 3.4% which is […]

City of Trenton Website

Economic Development Committee to recommend public vote on “use” tax for Trenton

A committee composed of four members of the Trenton City Council has voted to recommend a public vote on enacting a local “use” tax for the city. The Economic Development Committee on Monday evening discussed the possibility before voting to send a recommendation to the full city council to put the issue on next April’s […]

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Missouri’s governor releases $133 million in funding; says he’d pardon the McCloskeys

Missouri’s governor has announced that he is releasing about $133 million in funding that was previously withheld, saying the state’s unemployment rate has improved and state revenues outpaced expectations. Governor Mike Parson (R) made the announcement Wednesday afternoon in Jefferson City while addressing Capitol reporters. He’s releasing $95 million in CARES Act funding and $40 million […]

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NCMC Board of Trustees approve applying for CARES Act funding to curtail expenses from COVID-19

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved the evening of Tuesday, July 28th applying for Grundy County CARES Act funding to combat COVID-19 expenses. A Return to Fall Plan was also presented. NCMC President Doctor Lenny Klaver said the college could receive $89,000 in Grundy County CARES Act funding, which could be used […]