(Missouri Independent) – The pathway to renewing provider taxes essential to funding Medicaid before Missouri lawmakers adjourn for the year became much narrower when issues raised by abortion opponents forced removal of the taxes from a health care bill. When a conference committee met to work out differences between the House and Senate on the bill, […]
Another session of the Missouri Legislature has come and gone. Of the 1,559 House bills and 689 Senate bills filed this time around, 69 bills will make it to Gov. Mike Parson’s desk. Here are some key bills left up to the governor to sign or veto: Missouri lawmakers vote to pump up […]
The Columbia Police Department, Boone County Sheriff’s Office, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Missouri Attorney General’s Office, and a multitude of other local, state, and federal agencies conducted a successful joint human trafficking operation at the Holiday Inn East hotel in Columbia, Missouri on Friday night. The joint operation, organized by the Columbia Police Department, the […]
Area schools are holding graduation ceremonies on May 16, 2021. Thirty-eight seniors will graduate from Penney High School of Hamilton at the stadium at 1 p.m. Two seniors graduated early. Valedictorian Julia Kanoy and salutatorian Ashley Brown will speak. Marceline R-5 will have 30 students graduating at the field house at 1 o’clock. Sixteen students […]
There will be a four-way stop at the intersection of 22nd Street and Pleasant Plain in Trenton starting May 17th. City Administrator Ron Urton reports police will monitor the area and educate motorists about the new stop signs in the first few days. Drivers are asked to pay attention and look for the new signs.
The Trenton Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing regarding a bed and breakfast. The hearing will be held at Trenton City Hall on June 7th at 7 pm. The Planning and Zoning Commission will hear a request from Dewayne Slater in care of Jason Lassiter for a conditional use permit to allow […]
A dumpster will be set up on the east side of the Galt Square one day next week for citywide cleanup. Items to be collected May 22nd from 8 o’clock to noon include furniture, mattresses, rugs, sinks and bathroom fixtures, lawn furniture, TVs, appliances, dismantled swing sets, discarded toys, and dry paint cans. Items to […]
The Milan Chamber of Commerce will hold an event later this month that will include a variety of activities. Memorial Weekend Market on Main will be held on the Milan Square on May 29th. The event will start with a fireman’s breakfast from 7 o’clock to 10:30. The barbecue contest will run from 8 to […]
The North Mercer R-3 Board of Education accepted a resignation May 13th from Janet Searcy from music. Searcy has been with the district for more than 20 years. A contract was offered to Alyssa Craig of Mercer as a paraprofessional. Nellie Henley was designated as the head cook. Henley has been with North Mercer for […]
Students from Rissler Elementary School in Trenton will take part in spring music programs next week. Music Instructor Rachel Lorenz says kindergarten and first graders will have in-person performances in the Trenton High School Performing Arts Center on the evening of May 19th. Doors will open for the kindergarten performance at 5:45, and the program […]
The Trenton Park Board voted at a special meeting on May 14th to raise pay for pool staff. It was also announced the Trenton Family Aquatic Center’s target opening date is May 29th. The pool manager pay will be $12 per hour, and the assistant manager pay will be $10.25 per hour. Lifeguards will be […]
Legislation that would allow Missouri utility companies to speed their transition to renewable energy is on its way to Gov. Mike Parson’s desk just a day before the General Assembly’s session ends. The Missouri House voted 146-1 Thursday in favor of a policy — also adopted earlier this year in Kansas — that would allow utility providers, like […]
Tennessee’s attorney general is part of a group that wants Facebook to stop its plans to create a kids’ version of Instagram. The group contends using social media can be detrimental to children’s health and well-being, and that kids aren’t equipped to navigate the challenges. Tennessee AG Herbert Slatery signed the letter, along with more than […]
Bipartisan law enforcement legislation that bans most police chokeholds and eliminates residency requirements for Kansas City Police Department (KCPD) officers is now heading to the Missouri governor’s desk after receiving final House approval Thursday afternoon in Jefferson City. Senate Bill 53 is sponsored by State Sen. Tony Luetkemeyer (R-Parkville) and State Rep. Lane Roberts (R-Joplin). Representative Roberts […]
Senator Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and 43 of his Republican colleagues sent a letter urging President Joe Biden to stand with Israel. While Israel remains under attack from Iranian-backed terrorists, the Biden Administration is negotiating and potentially offering sanctions relief to Iran, the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. The Senators called on President Biden to immediately end negotiations […]
The Livingston County Commission will attend a phone conference hearing regarding perched water. The hearing for the Missouri Clean Water Commission will be held on May 18th at 10 a.m. The Livingston County Commission’s agenda also includes meeting with Farmers Electric at the courthouse in Chillicothe that morning at 9:30.
In conjunction with Historic Preservation Month, which is the month of May, Main Street Chillicothe is hosting a “Seniors on Tour.” This is a downtown leisurely walking tour for senior citizens to be taken on a guided tour led by Kirsten Mouton of the Livingston County Library. The tour will start at Silver Moon Plaza, […]
Students will graduate from area schools on May 14th. Four seniors will graduate from North Daviess R-3 in the gym at 6:30 in the evening. Agriculture teacher Ray Ann Armstrong will be the speaker. Three seniors will graduate from Newtown-Harris in the gym at 7 o’clock. Former teacher Josie Hinkle will address the class.
The Chillicothe Parks and Recreation Advisory Board will discuss a Simpson Park playground project. The board will meet at the Chillicothe City Hall on May 17th at 5:15 in the evening. The agenda also includes volunteer groups and a director’s report.
Youth ages seven to 14 can learn about life during the American Revolutionary War during Constitution Day Camp in Gallatin. The event will be at Dockery Park June 14th through 18th from 8:30 to noon. A musical showing what participants have learned will be held at the park building that Friday night at 7 o’clock. […]