Sales tax income drops in April

April sales tax revenues to Barry County dipped for the third time in four months. With the biggest drop since December 2024 impacting more than half the municipal recipients, the sales tax disbursement reflected a general return to pre-pandemic normalcy instead of steady growth.
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Elected road commissioners sworn in

Newly elected road commissioners were sworn in recently. The group enjoyed a meal catered by John Sullivan and sponsored by ESS (Emery Sapp and Sons), Springdale Tractor, ADS (Advanced Drainage Systems) and Viebrock. At the meeting with all road district commissioners, the Barry County commissioners discussed sunshine law, the bid process and the merger of the Shell Knob and Viola Road Districts.
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