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Senator Josh Hawley: “Expect a battle if Biden nominates a woke activist for SCOTUS”

U.S. Senator Hawley (R-Mo.) released the following statement on the upcoming Supreme Court vacancy, following reports that Justice Stephen Breyer will retire: “Moment of truth for Joe Biden. Will this deeply unpopular & divisive president finally reject the radical elements of his party and nominate someone who loves America and believes in the Constitution? Or […]

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Missouri State Auditor announces start of audit for collector’s office in Reynolds County

State Auditor Nicole Galloway announced today that her office has begun an audit of the county collector’s office in Reynolds County. A new county collector has been appointed after the previous collector resigned last year. Missouri law requires an audit to be performed when a vacancy occurs in a county collector’s office. “This audit will […]

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Governor Parson recommends wage increase for all state employees

Governor Mike Parson announced that he will recommend a 5.5 percent Cost of Living Adjustment and $15.00 per hour minimum base pay standard for all state employees across state government. “With many positions across state government facing turnover rates anywhere from 10-100 percent and vacancy rates from 30-100 percent, it is past time for us […]

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Missouri State Auditor releases audit results of Greene County Collector

State Auditor Nicole Galloway released an audit of the Greene County Collector. Missouri law requires an audit to be performed when a vacancy occurs in a county collector’s office. The previous collector resigned from the office in February and a new collector was appointed on March 1. The audit, which gave the office a rating […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education declines the use of “Test to Stay” COVID protocol

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education voted October 18, 2021, to DECLINE the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education COVID-19 Test to Stay option for students and staff. The board accepted a bid from Ace Roofing for cafeteria roof repairs for $11,172. A Princeton bus mechanic proposal was approved. Superintendent Erica Eakes reports the Princeton […]

Galt, Missouri

Galt Board of Aldermen announce the purchase of city’s electric system by Grundy Electric Cooperative

The Galt Board of Aldermen accepted the resignation of an alderman on October 13. It was also announced the city’s electric system will have a transfer of services. Alderman at Large Tony Grindstaff resigned, and his position was declared vacant. A new alderman will be appointed at the November meeting. The person appointed will fill […]

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Spickard R-2 Board of Education addresses a number of issues at Monday meeting

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education on September 20, 2021, approved changing the custodian position from part-time to full-time. Paula Fagan was appointed to fill a vacancy on the board. Superintendent Erica Eakes reports the term will go until the election in April. Fagan was the only applicant for the position.  Eakes says the position was […]

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Chillicothe City Council to consider ordinances at next meeting

The Chillicothe City Council will consider two ordinances next week that would approve the purchase of a dump truck for the street department and accept a maintenance agreement for storm sirens. The council will meet in the Chillicothe Municipal Utilities meeting room September 13th at 5:30 in the evening. The agenda also includes the presentation […]

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Missouri State Auditor releases audit of Jefferson County Collector

State Auditor Nicole Galloway today released an audit of the Jefferson County Collector. The report received an overall rating of good.  The audit found personal commissions paid to the collector were not properly reported as income and, as a result, not taxed as income. The report recommended that the county collector works with the county […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education taking applications to fill vacancy

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education is taking applications to fill a board vacancy. Candidates must meet eligibility requirements for school board candidates under Missouri law.  The appointed candidate will serve until the next April board election.  Applications are available at the Trenton R-9 district office and will be accepted until June 25. Superintendent Mike […]

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Missouri State Auditor releases audit of Stone County Collector’s office

Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway said today her office has completed an audit of the Stone County Collector’s office. The rating given by the audit was “excellent,” the highest possible.  “This audit confirms the Stone County Collector’s Office was run in an efficient and cost-effective manner,” Auditor Galloway said. “This is great news for the taxpayers […]

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Missouri Supreme Court Judge Laura Stith retires after 20-years on the bench

A 20-year chapter ends today for Missouri Supreme Court Judge Laura Denvir Stith. After serving on the high court for two decades, Stith is retiring. The photos have come down off her office walls. Stith has packed up her certificates and awards she proudly showcased in her third-floor office along West High Street in Jefferson […]

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Applications being accepted for vacancy on Chillicothe Board of Public Works

Applications are being accepted to fill one upcoming vacancy on the Chillicothe Board of Public Works.  Lynn Leopard’s term expires in December. Qualifications include being a resident of Chillicothe for at least two years preceding the appointment. City code also states no more than two members of the board can belong to the same political […]

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Chillicothe City Council approves recommendation of Josh Fosdick as Third Ward Councilman

The Chillicothe City Council on Monday evening, October 26th approved a recommendation for the appointment of a Third Ward Councilman. Josh Fosdick will be sworn into office on the evening of November 9th at 6:30. Chillicothe City Clerk Roze Frampton reports Fosdick will take the place of Michael Smith, who resigned as the Third Ward […]

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Governor Parson appoints William P. Devoy as Associate Circuit Judge for 9th Judicial Circuit

Governor Mike Parson appointed William P. Devoy as Associate Circuit Judge for the 9th Judicial Circuit. He will fill the Associate Circuit Judge vacancy created by the death of the Honorable Scot T. Othic. Mr. Devoy, of Brookfield, is currently an Attorney at Elson & Devoy, P.C. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration […]

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Governor Parson appoints Sarah Castle as circuit judge for the 16th Judicial District

Governor Mike Parson appointed the Honorable Sarah A. Castle as Circuit Judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit. She will fill the Circuit Judge vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Sandra C. Midkiff. Judge Castle, of Kansas City, currently serves as an Associate Circuit Judge for the 16th Judicial Circuit. She holds a bachelor’s degree in […]

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Missouri Department of Conservation announces COVID-19 procedural levels for waterfowl managed hunts

Earlier this year, the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) made the decision to modify the 2020-2021 waterfowl managed hunt process to assure the safety of hunters and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. With the first managed hunt application period set to open on Oct. 20, MDC has determined procedural levels for the start of the […]