Local Government

Need for building permits comes to forefront at Marion County meeting

The importance of getting a building permit before starting construction became the focus of much discussion at Monday's Marion County Commission meeting.

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Hannibal News

Hannibal Free Public Library receives $2,200 state grant

The Hannibal Free Public Library has been awarded a $2,200 grant through Missouri's "Spotlight on Literacy" program.

Local Government

Canton prepares to move ahead with City Hall renovation

Canton officials are nearly ready to begin making some major renovations to City Hall.

Civic Center Authority amends budget to reflect lower hotel-motel tax
Local Government

Civic Center Authority amends budget to reflect lower hotel-motel tax

Citing a potential dip in hotel-motel tax collections, the Quincy Civic Center Authority approved a budget that's about $600 higher than the current fiscal year.

Taylor bridge project remains on hold while Marion County awaits permit
Local Government

Taylor bridge project remains on hold while Marion County awaits permit

Plans to build a new bridge across the North Fabius River near Taylor remain on hold while the Marion County Commission awaits a vital permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Georgene Zimmerman wins state's top assessment award
Quincy News

Georgene Zimmerman wins state's top assessment award

Adams County Supervisor of Assessment Georgene Zimmerman was rendered "speechless" when she won the state's highest honor in property assessment in early April.

Communities see portion of online use tax returns
Local Government

Communities see portion of online use tax returns

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling that allows states to collect taxes from online retailers is providing some additional revenue for communities as more shoppers avoid brick and mortar retails for many purchases.

Canton School Board offering $2.5 million in bonds to local investors
Education

Canton School Board offering $2.5 million in bonds to local investors

The Canton R-5 School Board is taking steps to sell $2.5 million in bonds approved by voters in the April 2 election, and it wants local individuals and banks to have a chance to buy the bonds as an investment.

Quincy News

Hours extended to help with Quincy recycling sign-ups

Utilities Department hours have been extended during two days next month to help accommodate customers who wish to opt-in to the Quincy recycling program.

Local Government

County to use former revolving loan funds for jail parking projects

Adams County will use money from a defunct revolving loan fund to add additional parking on the north side of the courthouse.