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Auditor Galloway uncovers more than $2 million hidden “bonus” pay in University of Missouri System audit

On March 6, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway released a highly-critical report of the University of Missouri System. The audit reviewed management operations for the Board of Curators and system administration. Auditor Galloway described inappropriate bonus payments to top executives, including incentive payments, luxury vehicle allowances and other compensation not included in published salaries. She also found a former administrator continued receiving his six-figure salary long after resigning from his

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Pitch for potholes

The Missouri Department of Transportation is kicking off an enhanced pothole repair initiative starting today. Through the rest of March, maintenance crews throughout Missouri are committed to repairing potholes with asphalt as quickly as possible after it’s reported. MoDOT will aggressively respond and patch potholes to keep state highways smooth and safe for Missouri motorists.

“We want to get asphalt in the hole as quickly as possible. If you report

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Old Town Cemetery meeting

Old Town Cemetery in Pattonsburg will hold an organization meeting at 10 a.m. on March 18 at the Multi-Purpose Center in Pattonsburg. The meeting is for the purpose of electing board members and to plan for the upkeep and maintenance of the cemetery for the following year. Anyone with family members or friends buried in the cemetery or interested in a gravesite at the cemetery, please attend this meeting.

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Local Church Women United provide scholarships to NCMC students

Pictured are, from left, Celia Vaughn, representing Grundy County Church Women United, Ashlin Nichols of Milan, Robin Dennert of Trenton, Teresa Cross, NCMC Director of Development, Jamie Kottwitz of Jamesport,  Lacey Petrone of Trenton, and Margaret Ann Rice, representing Grundy County Church Women United. Not pictured: Anna Reeter of Trenton and Emily Vandever of Trenton.

The local Church Women United organization has donated profits from the operation of the Trenton

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Jail continues with annex bid

A motion carried to complete documentation on all of lot 2, track B of Morris subdivision for future sale of the lots during the Feb. 24 meeting of the Daviess-DeKalb Regional Jail Board. This is the ground the annex sits on. Board members wanted to make sure documentation was complete and a correct description of the property made before putting it up for bid.

Administrator Ed Howard gave a progress

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Pattonsburg fixes up maintenance shop, alderman position still open

The City of Pattonsburg accepted bids to refurbish the garage where the city’s equipment is stored. The following bids on insulation, garage doors and heater were received:

Brown Lumber on all three items; Timber Wolf Construction on garage doors; Overhead Door Company of St. Joseph on garage doors; Nelson Heating & Electric on Heating; Innovative Insulation on insulation; Farm and Home Insulation on Insulation; Suburban Foam Insulation on Insulation;  Missouri

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Things you should know about Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Founded in 1897, Children’s Mercy is one of the nation’s top pediatric medical centers. With not-for-profit hospitals in Missouri and Kansas, and numerous specialty clinics in both states, Children’s Mercy provides the highest level of care for children from birth through the age of 21.

U.S. News & World Report has repeatedly ranked Children’s Mercy as one of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals.” For the fourth time in a row, Children’s

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Former Resident lost one day is found next

Fredrick Jones, 32, Overland Park, a former resident of Gallatin, was found safe Tuesday, Feb. 21, according to Overland Park Police.

A search for Mr. Jones’ was initiated on Monday, Feb. 20, after his vehicle was found abandoned in the 9300 block of Indian Creek Parkway, Corporate Woods Office Park, near a wooded area.

No additional details were provided.

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Truck stolen off Gallatin square, recovered near Oregon, Mo.

The Gallatin Police Department reports that a truck was stolen Monday, Feb. 13, from off the Gallatin courthouse square.

The truck was recovered abandoned near Oregon, Mo., on Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 14. It was located in an area off of Interstate 29.

According to a report taken by Police Chief Mark Richards, the truck was stolen at 12:37 p.m. on Monday, from North Market and West Jackson Streets.

The truck

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