Trenton building inspector Gary Beverlin says Larry Gilworth plans to open a FURNITURE STORE in Gilworth's Building near Five Points in downtown Trenton. However, Beverlin says he will need to inspect the structure before that happens.
The Livingston County Commission has TEMPORARILY lifted a burn ban for parts of Friday and Saturday for all of Livingston County, except the city of Chillicothe. Burning WILL be allowed on Friday from dawn until dusk and Saturday from dawn to dusk, with the burn ban going back into effect Saturday night at dusk, again for ALL areas of Livingston County outside Chillicothe.
Chillicothe Mayor Chuck Haney has announced that he is currently accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Airport Board. Those interested can pick up a form from the City Clerk's office at Chillicothe City Hall (715 Washington Street). Forms must be submitted by Monday, August 6th.
The Missouri National Guard will recognize citizen-soldiers from the 548th Transportation Company of Trenton (who recently served in Afghanistan) during a "Freedom Salute" ceremony on Saturday night at 7 o'clock at the Ketcham Community Center.
The Highway Patrol says a Cainsville man was injured on Thursday when his motorcycle was struck by an unknown vehicle. The accident happened on Harrison County Route N, just a half mile west of Route B.
The Mercer County Commission today (Thursday) enacted a ban on outdoor burning. The action was taken this morning when commissioners signed a resolution to begin the burn ban throughout Mercer county because of the continued very dry conditions.
Four contestants are expected for this year's contest to choose the next North Central Missouri Fair Queen. The contest itself is Sunday, July 29th with an outdoor coronation to occur on opening night of the fair, Tuesday July 31st.
Because of the heat, the Livingston County Jail has announced some changes regarding this week's livestock entries. The poultry show in the north barn was moved to 10 o'clock on Wednesday morning from its original time of 1 o'clock, with a sheep show scheduled for 3 o'clock in the expo center with the goat show to follow (both on Wednesday afternoon). On Wednesday night, a talent show will be held in the outdoor arena northwest of Chillicothe.
An immigration attorney from Portland, Oregon has offered assistance to the Gray family of Trenton in the family's attempts to allow Lauren Gray to legally remain in the United States when she turns 21 next month. Brent Renison is with the law firm Parrilli-Renison of Portland.
Grundy Electric Cooperative holds its annual meeting on Thursday, August 2nd at the North Mercer School. Registration, a dinner, and informational booths start at 4:30. Orlin Lee and "Tried and True Country" perform prior to the business meeting, which begins at 6:30. During the business session, three directors will be elected.
The Grundy County Board of Equalization has upheld the assessments on five appeals pertaining to the amounts of taxes to be paid. The five member board, consisting of the county commission and two citizens, held FOUR hearings last week with property owners or their representatives.
The Princeton City Council has enacted an ordinance banning the public use of water for lawns, gardens, and private washing of motor vehicles at Princeton. The water restrictions were put into effect immediately for the city of Princeton due to on-going drought and water levels getting lower in the city wells.
As a result of the continuing drought, beef cattle producers are facing decisions regarding their crops, pastures, and cow herds. Even after the drought is over and crops are out of the field, the producers are expected to continue to deal with the lasting implications of this summer's drought.
On Monday morning the Grundy County LEPC announced that effective on Tuesday, July 31st, Grundy County Emergency Management Director Marisa Hutson is resigning her position as the county EMD to pursue a career opportunity outside the area.
In response to recent extreme temperatures and drought that has impacted forage acres, Curtis Crawford, Grundy County executive director of USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA), announced emergency haying and grazing use of Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres is now authorized in Grundy County, Missouri.
There is a goal of $18,000 to provide food to as many as 120 school-age children for weekend consumption in the 2012-13 school year. The program is called “Backpack Buddies.” This is the fourth year for the program offered to eligible children from the Grundy County Community Food Pantry.