Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA approves state’s request to add 14 additional counties to disaster declaration

The Federal Emergency Management Agency approved Missouri’s request to expand the federal major disaster declaration for Missouri to include assistance for local governments and nonprofit agencies in 14 additional counties and the City of St. Louis. FEMA’s approval means Benton, Boone, Callaway, Clay, Cooper, Dunklin, Gasconade, Howard, Lafayette, Lincoln, Pulaski, Scott, St. Charles, and St. […]

Melissa Grandel Missouri Teacher of the Year 2019

Fordland R-III educator named 2020 Missouri Teacher of the Year

The home page of the City of Fordland’s website provides a succinct description of what visitors will find in this quaint community, located in southern Webster County less than 30 miles east of Springfield. However, what the depiction fails to note, the education community in the region already knows: Melissa Grandel symbolizes what a top-flight […]

Disaster Relief

USDA to provide $150 million in help for rural communities affected by natural disasters

U.S. Department of Agriculture Missouri State Director Jeff Case highlighted $150 million in grants available through the Community Facilities Program to help rural communities continue their recovery from the devastating effects of hurricanes, fires, and other natural disasters such as the recent severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding in Missouri. This announcement is in conjunction with […]

Hocus Pocus film poster

“Hocus Pocus” to be shown at Silver Moon Plaza in Chillicothe

Citizens Bank & Trust in conjunction with Main Street Chillicothe, brings to the screen, Disney’s “Hocus Pocus”. The screening will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019. Additional partners for the event are K&M Gourmet Popcorn and the Livingston County Library. The movie will be shown inside Main Street’s Silver Moon Plaza, 707 Webster Street, […]

Crime and Courts

Thursday session of Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court reports busy docket

A Galt resident was sentenced to prison when he appeared Thursday in Division One of Grundy County Circuit Court. Terry Michael Delauder pleaded guilty to delivery of a controlled substance from June 27th. He also admitted to violations of previous probation and on the drug charge, was sentenced to six years with the Department of […]

Flood of 2019

NRCS offering more than $9 million to restore flood-prone lands in 69 Missouri counties

In response to flooding in Missouri and across the country this year, USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is announcing the availability of $9 million to fund conservation easements in 69 Missouri counties damaged by flooding and other natural disasters. Funds are available through the floodplain easement component of the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP-FPE). […]

Grundy County Law Enforcement Center

Authorities arrest Trenton man, extradite two back to Grundy County

The Grundy County Sheriff’s Office reports the arrest of a Trenton resident on drug-related charges and the extradition of two other individuals on probation violations in the last few days. Sean Philip Biller was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with the felonies of delivery of a controlled substance except 35 grams or less of […]

Death Investigation

Investigation by authorities reveals cause of death for Chillicothe man who committed suicide

A farmer and former Chillicothe school board member sentenced to 122 months in federal prison Friday for a 142 million dollar grain fraud scheme has died. Officers were sent to conduct a well-being check and upon arrival, Chillicothe Police Chief Jon Maples and Livingston County Coroner Scott Lindley report Randy Constant was found deceased inside […]