moberly http://kbia.org en Moberly to add a fresh food farmers market http://kbia.org/post/moberly-add-fresh-food-farmers-market <p>A new community farmer’s market is opening in Moberly.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 21:24:28 +0000 Eric Kelly 51706 at http://kbia.org Moberly to add a fresh food farmers market Trial delayed for former sweetener plant CEO http://kbia.org/post/trial-delayed-former-sweetener-plant-ceo <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">The criminal trial of former Mamtek CEO Bruce Cole has been delayed until December by a St. Charles County judge presiding over the case.</p><p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 13:43:40 +0000 Associated Press 51542 at http://kbia.org Trial delayed for former sweetener plant CEO Moberly college approves domestic partner benefits http://kbia.org/post/moberly-college-approves-domestic-partner-benefits <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">Moberly Area Community College will offer benefits for domestic partners of full-time college employees.</p><p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 21:01:05 +0000 Associated Press 50749 at http://kbia.org Moberly college approves domestic partner benefits Roofing company to build plant in Moberly, Mo. http://kbia.org/post/roofing-company-build-plant-moberly-mo <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A leading shingle manufacturing company says it will build a new production facility in the central Missouri town of Moberly.</p><p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:18:14 +0000 Associated Press 49860 at http://kbia.org Roofing company to build plant in Moberly, Mo. Randolph County to vote on consolidation of courthouse offices http://kbia.org/post/randolph-county-vote-consolidation-courthouse-offices <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Randolph County Commissioners are preparing for an upcoming vote on a consolidation of two county courthouses. The commission’s plan is to merge all of the offices in both the Huntsville and </span>Moberly<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Courthouses in a new structure that would be located in front of the Randolph County Justice Center.</span></p><p>Presiding Commissioner of Randolph County Susan Carter says that a main issue with both of the current courthouses is the lack of security.</p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 20:42:26 +0000 Eric Kelly 49635 at http://kbia.org Randolph County to vote on consolidation of courthouse offices Moberly domestic violence center denied grant money http://kbia.org/post/moberly-domestic-violence-center-denied-grant-money <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For the first time in 10 years, </span>Moberly's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span><a href="http://www.randolphcounty-mo.com/community-links/#violence" style="line-height: 1.5;">Safe Passage Domestic Violence Center</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> did not receive a grant from the </span><a href="https://www.mhdc.com/about/index.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri Housing Development Commission</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 23:34:44 +0000 Susu Yan 49248 at http://kbia.org Moberly domestic violence center denied grant money Moberly ruled not responsible for Mamtek bonds http://kbia.org/post/moberly-ruled-not-responsible-mamtek-bonds <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A federal judge has ruled that the city of Moberly, Mo., and its industrial development authority are not responsible for bonds involved in a failed artificial sweetener plant project.</p><p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 23:49:14 +0000 Associated Press 48924 at http://kbia.org Moberly ruled not responsible for Mamtek bonds Moberly approves new Early Childhood Learning Center http://kbia.org/post/moberly-approves-new-early-childhood-learning-center <p>After sharing a facility with an alternative school for about 14 years, a Moberly School District program is receiving a new center to thrive in.</p><p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 14:45:37 +0000 Eric Kelly 48279 at http://kbia.org New lawsuits filed over failed Mamtek plant in Moberly http://kbia.org/post/new-lawsuits-filed-over-failed-mamtek-plant-moberly <p></p><p>A bankruptcy trustee has filed lawsuits seeking millions of dollars in damages against former officials with Mamtek, the company behind a failed plan to build a sweetener facility in Moberly.</p><p>The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Trustee Bruce Strauss filed lawsuits last week seeking repayment of $7 million that former officers and agents of Mamtek received. The lawsuits also seek actual damages of $72 million and punitive damages. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:22:04 +0000 Associated Press 46637 at http://kbia.org New lawsuits filed over failed Mamtek plant in Moberly Moberly to get air ambulance base http://kbia.org/post/moberly-get-air-ambulance-base <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A helicopter ambulance company that operates in 15 states has chosen the northeastern Missouri city of Moberly for a new base.</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:01:26 +0000 Associated Press 45470 at http://kbia.org Moberly to get air ambulance base MFA Oil approved to purchase Mamtek property in Moberly http://kbia.org/post/mfa-oil-approved-purchase-mamtek-property-moberly <p>MFA Oil announced this afternoon it has been approved to purchase property in Moberly that would have housed the Mamtek facility. MFA officials could not comment on the sale price, but say a bankruptcy court has approved the sale of the 33 acre property.&nbsp;</p><p>Corey Mehaffy is the President of Moberly Area Economic Development. He said the city is looking forward to assisting MFA in preparing the facility for use after the previous trouble the city had with the space.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 23:00:37 +0000 Lee Anne Denyer 44718 at http://kbia.org MFA Oil approved to purchase Mamtek property in Moberly Moberly ranks in top 10 on most affordable housing list http://kbia.org/post/moberly-ranks-top-10-most-affordable-housing-list <p></p><p>The city of Moberly made a Yahoo Homes top ten list of the nation’s cheapest markets for family homes. The report says the average listing of a four bedroom, two bathroom house is $99, 593. In comparison, the most expensive place to buy a home in the U.S. is Malibu, California which has an average price of more than $2 million dollars.</p> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 23:20:00 +0000 Lauren Langille 44383 at http://kbia.org Moberly ranks in top 10 on most affordable housing list Indoor skate park open to Moberly kids and teens http://kbia.org/post/indoor-skate-park-open-moberly-kids-and-teens <p></p><p> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:44:08 +0000 Person: Mark Bergin 44212 at http://kbia.org Indoor skate park open to Moberly kids and teens Moberly settles Mamtek lawsuit http://kbia.org/post/moberly-settles-mamtek-lawsuit <p>A northeast Missouri community has agreed to pay $95,000 to end its involvement in a lawsuit filed by investors in a failed artificial sweetener plant.</p><p>The Columbia Daily Tribune <a href="http://bit.ly/1dqukcB">reports</a> Moberly and the Moberly Industrial Development Authority have settled a lawsuit filed by Shelter Insurance Cos. and other Mamtek investors.</p><p>The city filed notice of the deal with the Missouri Supreme Court this week and asked it to dismiss a pending case to determine whether the city could be forced to take part in the suit.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 20:30:46 +0000 Associated Press 43717 at http://kbia.org Moberly settles Mamtek lawsuit Prosecutor dismisses charge in 30 year old murder case http://kbia.org/post/prosecutor-dismisses-charge-30-year-old-murder-case <p>A former Missouri death row inmate says he can now try to put his life back together after a prosecutor dismissed a murder charge in the fatal stabbing of a fellow inmate 30 years ago.</p><p>Reggie Griffin says he has gotten married and landed a job in the year since he was released from prison while awaiting a new trial. The 53-year-old says he found out Friday that Randolph County prosecutor Mike Fusselmann was dropping the charge.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 21:07:38 +0000 Associated Press 42985 at http://kbia.org Prosecutor dismisses charge in 30 year old murder case Sen. Blunt visits local officials in Moberly http://kbia.org/post/sen-blunt-visits-local-officials-moberly <p>U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo. visited local officials and employers in Moberly on Saturday afternoon.</p><p>About 20 people gathered at the Bank of Cairo and Moberly to listen to the senator speak about issues facing the economy. Although Blunt covered a number of issues, the majority of his visit revolved around health care and job creation.</p><p>Blunt said it is important to keep employers updated with changes made in health care coverage. He also stressed the importance of job creation.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:00:27 +0000 Catherine Wilkins 42879 at http://kbia.org Sen. Blunt visits local officials in Moberly New classroom building for Moberly approved http://kbia.org/post/new-classroom-building-moberly-approved <p>The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved a plan to build an $850,000 building for the Early Childhood Program in Moberly.</p><p>The state of Missouri will reimburse the district for 57 percent of the cost through its Special Education Finance Section. Director of Special Services Jim Johnson says the new building is necessary due to the state of the current structure.</p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:36:21 +0000 Jack Korte 41993 at http://kbia.org Moberly City Council chooses contractor for demolition projects http://kbia.org/post/moberly-city-council-chooses-contractor-demolition-projects <p></p><p>The Moberly community has slated seven condemned properties for demolition. City Council members last night voted to contract with Phil Wilson LLC for the demolition work because it had the lowest estimated cost for the work.</p><p>Mayor John Kimmons says the properties are slated for demolition to open up the properties for future development and to maintain the neighborhoods as best as possible.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:13:17 +0000 Maureen Lewis-Stump 41932 at http://kbia.org Moberly City Council chooses contractor for demolition projects Moberly group is fund-raising to reopen Fourth Street Theatre http://kbia.org/post/moberly-group-fund-raising-reopen-fourth-street-theatre <p>For about the past 10 years citizens of Moberly, Mo. have been working on renovating the Fourth Street Theatre. It is being built completely debt free but is still about $200 thousand away from the goal. Theatre owners plan to open it this spring.</p><p>Joe Snodgrass grew up in Moberly, Mo. and remembers the Fourth Street Theatre being packed on Friday and Saturday nights. Now, he is a board member helping restore the theater and bringing it back to all its glory.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 13:39:53 +0000 Heather Adams 41014 at http://kbia.org Moberly group is fund-raising to reopen Fourth Street Theatre District Judge says her husband - Rep. Chris Kelly - won't affect her Mamtek ruling http://kbia.org/post/district-judge-says-her-husband-rep-chris-kelly-wont-affect-her-mamtek-ruling <p>A federal judge in Missouri has refused to remove herself from a lawsuit involving a failed sweetener company whose leaders were aggressively questioned by the judge's lawmaker husband.</p><p>Attorneys for investment bank Morgan Keegan wanted U.S. District Judge Nanette Laughrey to step aside from a lawsuit filed by an Alabama investor in the failed plant in Moberly.</p><p>The Columbia Tribune reports John Cromeans is seeking restitution of $50,000 he spent on bonds issued by the Moberly Industrial Development Authority for Mamtek U.S. Inc. and marketed by Morgan Keegan. Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:00:46 +0000 Associated Press 38498 at http://kbia.org District Judge says her husband - Rep. Chris Kelly - won't affect her Mamtek ruling Koster wants to track ex-Mamtek CEO with GPS http://kbia.org/post/koster-wants-track-ex-mamtek-ceo-gps <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Missouri prosecutors want a judge to let them keep closer tabs on the former head of a failed artificial sweetener plant in </span>Moberly<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 22:24:57 +0000 Person: Associated Press 33892 at http://kbia.org Koster wants to track ex-Mamtek CEO with GPS Moberly, Mo., takes costly financial hit this month due to Mamtek http://kbia.org/post/moberly-mo-takes-costly-financial-hit-month-due-mamtek <p>Moberly has taken close to a sixty thousand dollar hit this month because of Mamtek, the failed artificial sweetener plant.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Throughout April, the city has spent that sum in legal fees due to the Mamtek fiasco.</p><p>These legal costs include attorneys’ fees that Moberly is paying in their fight against Mamtek in court.</p><p>The spent funds will take away from money that could have gone toward other departments in the city, such as the police and fire departments. That’s according to City Director of Finance Greg Hodge.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 22:41:14 +0000 Jay Wallis 32671 at http://kbia.org Moberly City Council approves rennovation plan http://kbia.org/post/moberly-city-council-approves-rennovation-plan-0 <p></p><p>The revamped Moberly City Council didn’t wait long to begin making changes to their city.</p><p> The council recently approved an ordinance to put close to thirty thousand dollars toward repairs to city hall. The damages to the building occurred when mid-Missouri was hit by large amounts of snow back in February. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 22:39:03 +0000 Jay Wallis 32348 at http://kbia.org Moberly City Council approves rennovation plan MU Doctor new head of largest medical specialty org in the U.S. http://kbia.org/post/mu-doctor-new-head-largest-medical-specialty-org-us <p></p><p>Doctor David Fleming of the University of Missouri’s School of Medicine is the new president-elect of the American College of Physicians, the nation's largest medical specialty organization.</p><p>Fleming was elected to the post Thursday, and will spend the rest of the year as president-elect until his official term begins in 2014. He says he is already planning for what will be the most pressing aspects of his term. Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:13:13 +0000 Russell Chapin 31937 at http://kbia.org MU Doctor new head of largest medical specialty org in the U.S. Career Center closure in Moberly could give unemployed more challenges http://kbia.org/post/career-center-closure-moberly-could-give-unemployed-more-challenges <p>Clients of the Career Center in Moberly, Mo. may have to travel as far as Columbia to meet their unemployment needs if the center closes as scheduled later this month.</p><p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 22:23:56 +0000 Russel Chapin 31760 at http://kbia.org Career Center closure in Moberly could give unemployed more challenges Former CEO of Mamtek released from Mo. jail http://kbia.org/post/former-ceo-mamtek-released-mo-jail <p></p><p>The former CEO of a failed artificial sweetener facility has been released from a Missouri jail after posting $10,000 bail while awaiting trial on theft and fraud charges.</p><p>Officials at the Randolph County jail say Bruce Cole was released Monday. He faces one theft charge and four counts of securities fraud stemming from the financial collapse of a Mamtek U.S. facility in Moberly in 2011.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 22:06:26 +0000 Associated Press 31030 at http://kbia.org Former CEO of Mamtek released from Mo. jail Grow Mid-Missouri hosts Startfest for entrepreneurs http://kbia.org/post/grow-mid-missouri-hosts-startfest-entrepreneurs <p>Moberly’s Grow Mid-Missouri program is calling for entrepreneurs throughout Missouri to voice their product ideas and promote their businesses. Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:45:30 +0000 Khalilah Henderson 30139 at http://kbia.org Grow Mid-Missouri hosts Startfest for entrepreneurs UM System President kicks off education campaign in Moberly http://kbia.org/post/um-system-president-kicks-education-campaign-moberly <p>University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe spoke to a crowd of Moberly high school freshmen Friday about the long-term benefits of higher education.&nbsp; Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:38:29 +0000 Batul Hassan 30132 at http://kbia.org UM System President kicks off education campaign in Moberly Mamtek CEO waives preliminary hearing http://kbia.org/post/mamtek-ceo-waives-preliminary-hearing <p>The former CEO of a failed artificial sweetener facility in Moberly has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges of theft and securities fraud. Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:51:31 +0000 Associated Press 27456 at http://kbia.org Mamtek CEO waives preliminary hearing Mamtek investors to get small portion of money back http://kbia.org/post/mamtek-investors-get-small-portion-money-back <p>A bank says that most investors in the failed Mamtek factory project in Moberly will soon begin receiving small payments from a recent auction of the company’s equipment. Fri, 21 Dec 2012 21:28:02 +0000 Associated Press 26292 at http://kbia.org