PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (March 8, 2019) — Ongoing litigation with the City of Saint Robert, Missouri sent the Pulaski Couny 911 Board into closed session Friday morning, but didn't prevent members from explaining the terms of a proposal 911 will offer to the city to reduce the city's costs.
PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (March 7, 2019) — During a mostly quiet county commission meeting in Thursday, commissioners agreed to send out bids for the courthouse boiler system.
"We've got three of them," said Presiding Commissioner Gene Newkirk. "One's running, one's done for, and we're using it for parts to keep the one running."
(Photo by Gene Newkirk) Flames shoot through the roof of the Point Lookout apartments Wednesday afternoon.
PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (March 6, 2019) — A Wednesday afternoon blaze badly damaged at least five of eight apartments in an eight-unit building in the Point Lookout apartment complex in the Hickory Ridge subdivision on the east end of St. Robert near the Road Ranger Truck Stop at Exit 163.
PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (March 5, 2019) — Rejecting a claim made Monday by a representative of Bales Construction that Reese Construction isn't the lowest bidder for a jail construction project expected to run about $14 million, commissioners in special session Tuesday voted unanimously to award a $14.05 million jail construction bid to Reese. Groundbreaking is scheduled for Friday, March 22. At Monday's regular meeting, Ladon Curran of Bales Construction said a bid calculation error shows that Reese was not the lowest bidder and a multiprime bid came in several hundred thousand dollars lower. "I don't like people going around saying I'm crooked," said Jail Study Committee Chairman Zach Shepherd. "It's ironic that six weeks after the fact he comes back and says we're cheats," said Western District Commissioner Ricky Zweerink. "We got a jail started, finally."
PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (March 4, 2019) — A controversy over who is the lowest bidder for a jail construction project expected to run about $14 million spilled into public view at Monday’s county commission meeting when Ladon Curran, a representative of Bales Construction, objected to a proposal to award a $14.05 million jail construction bid to Reese Construction. Curran said a bid calculation error shows that Reese was not the lowest bidder and a multiprime bid came in several hundred thousand dollars lower. “At this point I'm wondering if you've awarded that contract to Kevin Reese,” Curran said. “It's an unfortunate mistake, it seems." Curran presented documents stating that a multi-bid option was $13,770,397, lower than the Reese bid of $14,053,000, by a total of $282,603. According to Curran's documents, a bid review by the Joseph Kent bid estimation company erroneously calculated the multi-bid option at $14,548,000.
FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (March 4, 2019) — A Sunday morning rollover wreck in Camden County totaled a vehicle driven by Rogelia A. Pineda, 44, of Fort Leonard Wood. His passenger, Aimee M. Pineda, 39, minor injuries.
PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (March 4, 2019) — While the Dixon R-I School District, Laquey R-V School District, and Plato R-V School District all cancelled classes Sunday evening for Monday March 4, and the Crocker R-II School District cancelled classes at 4:56 a.m. Monday, the Waynesville R-VI School District announced Sunday that district officials plan to keep schools open today despite what is expected to be very cold weather. Richland R-IV Schools also remained open.
(Photo by Joseph Gerber) Hazmat teams responded to a rollover wreck near Hazelgreen on Thursday.
PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (March 2, 2019) — Snow-slicked roadways on Thursday led to numerous crashes including a hazardous material incident on I-44 near Hazelgreen, but only two of the county’s many wrecks resulted in injuries, including Steven T. Gutierrez, 53, of Waynesville, and Brianna M. Kennedy, 19 of St. Robert, in unrelated wrecks.
PULASKI COUNTY, Mo. (March 1, 2019) — Four area school districts in Laquey, Richland, Plato and Dixon had already announced closures Thursday night for today, Friday March 1, but the Waynesville R-VI School District and Crocker R-II School District are still having classes.
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (March 1, 2019) — An early morning rollover wreck across the Phelps County line totaled the car of Jeramy M. Combs, 22, of Waynesville, and hospitalized him with moderate injuries, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol reports.