Hickory Street in Chillicothe will be closed south of First Street next week for storm drain placement of pipe. Chillicothe Street Superintendent Jeff Gillespie says the closure begins Monday, and drivers will need to use another route until further notice. Questions should be directed to Gillespie at 660-646-3811.
The Laredo R-7 School will hold an all-school Christmas program next week. The public is welcome to attend A Peaceful Christmas in the school gym on Thursday, December 13th at 6 o’clock. The program will start with the fifth through eighth-grade band performing traditional Christmas arrangements. Preschool through second-grade students will sing about putting shapes […]
The following is a listing of general highway maintenance and construction work in North Missouri planned for the week of December 10 through the 16th from the Missouri Department of Transportation. In addition to the work listed below, there may be other road work conducted throughout the region. Many of these will be moving operations […]
The Grundy County R-5 Board of Education will review and consider approval of the 2017-2018 school audit next week. The board will meet on Wednesday evening, December 12th at 5 o’clock. Other items on the agenda include a program evaluation for Vocational Agriculture and a closed session.
The University of Missouri Extension Office of Grundy County in Trenton is seeking volunteers for the Volunteers in Tax Assistance program. Community Engagement Specialist in Community and Economic Development Meridith Berry explains that the program provides free tax assistance for low-income families who cannot afford to pay the $50 to $100 it generally takes for […]
Atchison County farmer Blake Hurst was re-elected president of the Missouri Farm Bureau Federation (MOFB) at its 104th annual meeting. Voting delegates elected Hurst, of Westboro, Dec. 4, to a fifth two-year term. He is the 14th president of the organization. Approving 2018 legislative policy and electing board members capped the three-day meeting of Farm Bureau county […]
The Grand River Audubon Society will discuss the Christmas Bird Count at a meeting next week. The meeting will be at the Mildred Litton Center at the Litton AgriScience Center of Chillicothe Wednesday, December 12th at 6:30 in the evening. The Christmas Bird Count is a national count that lasts all day with theGrand River […]
The Trenton R-9 Board of Education next week will consider approving a contract with the Missouri School Boards Association to assist with a superintendent search. The board will meet at the school district office on Tuesday evening December 11th at 5:30. Other items on the agenda include approval of the final 2017-2018 school audit, the […]
People languishing in federal prison for decades on nonviolent drug convictions may get a new chance at justice if the U.S. Senate finds the political will to pass sentencing reform in the final weeks of the lame-duck session. Groups on both left and right on the political spectrum support the First Step Act, a series of […]
Missouri lawmakers could be considering a far-reaching abortion restriction in the upcoming legislative session. Republican state Representative Nick Schroer of O’Fallon pre-filed a bill this week that would prohibit doctors from performing abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected. The measure, which allows for exceptions in medical emergencies, would ban most abortions after […]
Missouri U.S. Senator Roy Blunt says he’s been “very concerned” about America’s trade strategy. During the Missouri Farm Bureau Convention this week at the Lake of the Ozarks, the Republican says he’s glad the U.S. did not escalate its trade fight with China. Blunt thinks getting Congress to approve the new North American […]
Missouri State Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, pre-filed legislation to help all children with developmental disabilities get medically necessary therapies. Senate Bill 45 would require insurance companies to cover therapies like physical, occupational, speech and Applied Behavior Analysis for children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X and many other disabilities. Since 2010, Missouri has required insurance to […]