U.S.Senator Josh Hawley

Hawley says Democrats have threatened to ‘burn down the Constitution’ on SCOTUS confirmation

Democrats in Washington have ripped Republicans for forging ahead with the confirmation of a new U.S. Supreme Court justice after Friday’s death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. U.S. Senator Josh Hawley, R-Missouri, says if Republicans do not move forward, they will have a hard time explaining the decision to voters. During an appearance, Monday on […]

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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 […]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response

White House coronavirus task force ramps up recommendations for Missouri: wear masks and close bars

The latest report from the White House coronavirus task force has elevated its recommendations for Missouri. Missouri currently has the 10th highest case rate in the country. According to the August 30 report, the numbers are jumping in the college towns – and so are the bars and parties—so the task force also says “Bars […]

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Grundy County Commission approves requests for COVID-19 relief funding

The Grundy County Commission approved three requests for COVID-19 relief funding the morning of Tuesday, September 1st. Approval was given to the Grundy County Health Department, Trenton R-9 School District, and Sunnyview Nursing Home. It was announced N95 masks have been received and put in stock for emergency medical services personnel. New vendors are being […]

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Audio: Utility crews from six Missouri towns are working to restore power in Louisiana

Forecasters are saying that Hurricane Laura is the most powerful hurricane to hit the state of Louisiana in 150 years. The “New Orleans Times-Picayune” reports the storm made landfall as a category four storm, bringing strong winds and a crashing storm surge. The Missouri Public Utility Alliance (MPUA) says hometown utility crews from six Missouri towns are in Alexandria, […]

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Grundy County Commission grants pre-approval to several entities for COVID-19 relief funds

The Grundy County Commission granted pre-approval to several taxable entities the morning of Tuesday, August 25th for Coronavirus Relief Funds. Pre-approval was granted to Spickard R-2, Pleasant View R-6, and North Central Missouri College for COVID-19-related expenses. Funds were allocated to those entities earlier this month based on assessed valuation. COVID-19 funding is being used […]

Delinquent Tax Sale

Grundy County Delinquent Tax Sale generates $12,748.33 from 17 properties

The Grundy County Delinquent Tax Sale generated $12,748.33 from 17 properties sold at the courthouse in Trenton Monday, August 24th. The sale began with 80 properties offered for sale by the Grundy County Collector-Treasurer’s Office. Forty-four properties were offered beyond the third sale. Four properties sold for more than the taxes owed with the surplus […]

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Missouri 4-H receives funding to prepare youths for STEM workforce

Missouri 4-H has received funding through the Union Pacific Foundation Local Grants program to support programming to raise awareness, educate and prepare youths for jobs in STEM fields. “The Missouri 4-H Career Exploration program will give rural youth opportunities that could develop into family-supporting jobs like those Union Pacific offers,” said Amanda Meek, University of […]

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Audio: Southeast Missouri lawmaker emphasizes importance of rural Missouri physicians

While Missouri has a severe shortage of rural physicians, one southeast Missouri state lawmaker says his area also needs more doctors who live there. State Rep. Herman Morse, R-Dexter, says that when he moved to Stoddard County in the mid-1970s, there were 15 to 20 doctors who lived in the county. “Right now, there’s one […]

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Chillicothe City Council sets property tax rates; grants conditional use permit for installation of cell phone tower

The Chillicothe City Council approved several ordinances on the evening of Monday, August 10th. One ordinance involved setting the property tax rates. The tax levy for all property real, personal, and mixed was set at 69.17 cents per $100 of assessed valuation for the General Reserve Fund of the city. The tax levy was set […]