Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act: 2017 saw increase in uninsured Missourians

A new Gallup survey shows that the uninsured rate rose significantly in Missouri in 2017, a year marked by repeated attempts to repeal, sabotage, or weaken the health care programs and protections of the Affordable Care Act. Gallup attributes the dramatic increase in the number of uninsured Missourians to both the uncertainty created by repeated […]

U.S. Attorney Timothy Garrison (right) and Assistant U.S. Attorney Ami Harshad Miller (left) present the award to Detectives Larry Roller and Charles Root.

Two Joplin detectives honored for work on behalf of child victims

Timothy A. Garrison, United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri, presented the annual Crystal Kipper & Ali Kemp Memorial Award to two detectives in the Joplin, Mo., Police Department in recognition of their valued contributions to investigating and prosecuting those who prey upon children. Detective Charles Root, Jr., is also an FBI task […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education accepts resignation

The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education at its meeting Monday evening accepted the resignation of a paraprofessional. Megan Peterson’s resignation is effective at the end of the current school year. The board also heard retirement announcements from long-time elementary teachers Alesia Campbell and Leetta Fordyce as well as from elementary cook Diana Rains effective […]

Graduation

Audio: Dr. Albert Cross speaks at NCMC Graduation

North Central Missouri College in Trenton this year graduated 420 students earning 440 degrees and certificates. Among his commencement remarks Saturday, North Central President Lenny Klaver reviewed where the graduates are from.     The college had two commencement programs Saturday with retired medical doctor Albert Cross the featured speaker during the afternoon graduation for nursing […]

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Missouri Highway Patrol extends testing process for next recruitment class

The Missouri State Highway Patrol has extended the testing process for its 106th Recruit Class with the application deadline of April 26, 2018.  Testing for prospective troopers will be administered in the following areas: Culver-Stockton College, Canton, MO ─ Tentatively scheduled for 04/27/2018 Lincoln University, Jefferson City, MO ─ April 18, 2018 Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO ─ To be determined […]

NCMC - North Central Missouri College

North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees deal with busy agenda at Tuesday meeting

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved purchasing a tractor and fitness equipment as well as renovation costs at its meeting Tuesday evening. Agriculture Instructor Rustin Jumps recommended the purchase of the new John Deere tractor to be added to the fleet at the Barton Farm Campus. It was purchased from Sydenstricker Implement […]

Missouri Highway Patrol

Cainsville man arrested by Missouri highway patrol was holding woman hostage

A rural Cainsville man has been charged in Putnam County with felonious restraint, armed criminal action, and unlawfully exhibiting a handgun. 35-year old Mark Bottcher of rural cainsville was taken into custody Wednesday night about 15 miles west of Unionville along Highway 136 where a sport utility vehicle had stopped with a flat tire. In […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Free sports physicals to be offered May 4 and May 11

Wright Memorial Hospital and the Grundy County Health Department are once again working together to offer sports physical exams for all area students planning to participate in athletic/cheerleading activities during the 2016-2017 school year. Free sports physical exams will be offered on May 4 and May 11 from 3 – 5:30 p.m., at Wright Memorial […]

Trenton Fire Department

Learn all about the tax issue: Trenton Fire Tax “Sparks” interest

A Trenton committee promoting the city sales tax issue for the fire department points out home and business owners could see lower insurance premiums once a proposed fire training facility is established at Trenton.  Part of the revenue generated by a one-quarter of a cent sales tax is earmarked for firefighter training locally and from […]