Burn Bans In Local Counties

Burn bans are now issued in three of the area counties.  the Emergency Services Departments in Livingston, Grundy and Caldwell County declared Burn Bans for their entire counties until further notice. The burn bans are due to the severe drought conditions that have allowed the grasses to go dormant and become very susceptible to fire. Residents are advised there is […]

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Rep Rusty Black Returns Excess Office Funds

State Representative Rusty Black returned about half of his office expense budget to the state.  He says he didn’t spend his entire $9,000 plus office budget for the 7th District. Black says “Financial responsibility with Missouri taxpayer dollars is something that I take very seriously. These are real dollars and cents that should never be wasted, that is why I […]

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Audit Finds $60,000 Missing In Coffey

An audit of the City of Coffey shows about $60,000 missing over a two year period.  The State Auditor’s office conducted the audit at the request of the prosecuting attorney. The audit report states, over a two year period, the former city clerk failed to make deposits, received improper payroll payments, and falsified board minutes and various financial reports.  The […]

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