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MoDOT planned road work in north Missouri for the week of February 6, 2023

The following is a list of general highway maintenance and construction work the Missouri Department of Transportation has planned in north Missouri for the week of Feb. 6-12. All road closures and planned roadwork may be viewed on the Traveler Information Map. Inclement weather may cause schedule changes in some of the planned work. There […]

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Second District State Representative Mazzie Boyd, has bill she sponsored on foreign ownership of farmland proceeding to “Rules Committee”

Second District State Representative Mazzie Boyd of Hamilton reports a bill she sponsored involving foreign ownership of Missouri farmland was voted out of committee this week. The Missouri House of Representatives also passed a measure involving initiative petition reform. She says the bill she sponsored was combined with four other bills before being voted out […]

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Trenton Middle School announces “Students of the Month” for February

The following students have been selected as February students of the month at Trenton Middle School for the character trait “Honesty.” 5th grade: Ava Burchett, daughter of Venissa & Levi Burchett Chance Scholl, son of Stephanie & Roger Ward and William Scholl 6th grade: Landry Shippen, daughter of Catie & Ryan Shippen Marcus White, son […]

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Trenton Middle School students take part in STAR events

Trenton Middle School Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America recently competed in the Region 2 Students Taking Action with Recognition Event Competition. All 16 students who competed in eight groups advanced to the state competition. Those receiving gold include Caleb Ray for his Chapter in Review display and Caleb Shell and Ethan Shell for […]

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Linda Overton presents program on Missouri Department of Conservation’s “Wires Over Wildlife” program at Trenton Rotary Club meeting

Linda Overton presented the program at the Thursday, Feb. 2 meeting of the Trenton Rotary Club, held at the BTC Bank community room. Michael Ormsby presided at the business meeting, Dan Wilford gave the prayer and Martha Groegel was the sergeant at arms and program chairman. Mrs. Overton discussed the Missouri Department of Conservation’s “Wires […]

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Chairman Sam Graves introduces legislation to reverse Biden WOTUS Rule

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) led 152 of his House colleagues in introducing a joint resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) on the Biden Administration’s flawed and burdensome “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule. This rule will lead to sweeping changes to the federal government’s authority to […]

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Technology inches forward with autonomy in farming

Armchair farming may not be here yet, but it’s getting closer. “Autonomy in agriculture isn’t as far away as you think,” says Kent Shannon, University of Missouri Extension agricultural engineering specialist.  Agriculture is rapidly shifting to technology that can increase land efficiency, reduce labor shortages and streamline food production, says Shannon. Imagine a world where […]

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Man from Kansas sentenced to 13 years in a Missouri prison for sex trafficking children

A Shawnee, Kansas, man was sentenced in federal court in Missouri for sex trafficking two teenage victims. Antonio B. Flemming, 40, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Howard F. Sachs to 13 years in federal prison without parole. The court also sentenced Flemming to 15 years of supervised release following incarceration. He will be required […]

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ATV rider life-flighted to Columbia after crashing in Macon

An all-terrain vehicle crash late Thursday afternoon hospitalized a Macon resident. Forty-two-year-old Christopher Maloney received serious injuries and was flown to University Hospital in Columbia. Maloney was ejected when the four-wheeler struck a ditch and overturned on top of him. The report indicates he was not using any safety equipment The crash occurred on private […]

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Grundy County Council on Aging creates new organization to provide services to seniors and organizations in Trenton and Grundy County

The Grundy County Council on Aging has created a new organization to provide services to seniors and groups in Trenton and Grundy County. Green Hills Volunteers will replace the Retired Senior Volunteer Program but will provide the same services. The Grundy County Council on Aging has sponsored the North 65 Center of Trenton and RSVP. […]

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U.S. House Judiciary’s debut hearing on the border centers on blame for fentanyl crisis

(Missouri Independent) – U.S. House Republicans on the Judiciary Committee blamed the Biden administration for fentanyl drug smuggling at the U.S.-Mexico border during a Wednesday hearing. Chair Jim Jordan of Ohio also blamed U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas for the number of migrants at the border, and said there are already hundreds […]

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Trade agreements, access to foreign markets debated in U.S. Senate farm bill hearing

(Missouri Independent) – In its first meeting of the new congressional session, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry gathered Wednesday for a hearing on the trade and horticulture titles in the upcoming farm bill. The legislators prioritized enforcing the nation’s agricultural trade agreements, expanding access to international markets and supporting underserved producers. […]

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200,000 Missourians estimated to lose Medicaid as eligibility renewals resume

(Missouri Independent) – The director of Missouri’s Medicaid program said he expects “about 200,000” Medicaid enrollees to lose coverage over the course of a year as a result of the state resuming annual eligibility renewals after a three-year pause.  The state’s Department of Social Services has not previously provided a public estimate of those projected […]

New website launched to help prevent suicide among service members, veterans and their families

Governor Mike Parson announced that the Missouri Governor’s Challenge Team to Prevent Suicide among Service Members, Veterans, and their Families has launched a new website to further the state’s efforts in reducing suicides. The website provides general information on the team’s projects and strategic priorities, the impact suicide is having on the military community, and […]

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Woman dealing drugs from her restaurant sentenced to 10 years in prison

A 46-year-old Marysville, Washington woman, who co-owned a Lake Stevens, Washington restaurant used for drug trafficking, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Seattle to ten years in prison for distributing methamphetamine, heroin, and fentanyl, announced U.S. Attorney Nick Brown. Laura Rodriguez-Moreno has been in custody since she and five coconspirators were arrested on […]

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Eastern Missouri man sentenced to 5 ½ years in prison for child pornography

U.S. District Judge Sarah E. Pitlyk on Thursday sentenced a man from St. Peters, Missouri to five and one-half years in prison on a charge of possession of child pornography. Martin D. Smith, 58, possessed 2,561 images and 13 videos containing child pornography on his OnePlus cellular telephone, a Samsung cellular telephone, and an Alcatel […]

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Missouri man faces multiple carjacking charges, one in which he killed the driver

A Missouri man already facing charges for one non-fatal carjacking in August was indicted on charges Wednesday that alleges he committed a fatal carjacking in July. The superseding indictment alleges that Loyse Dozier, 20, of St. Louis, discharged a firearm during the fatal carjacking of a 2014 Mercedes sedan on July 10, 2022. Court documents […]

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Three individuals charged with operating multimillion-dollar fraud scheme targeting the elderly

A federal grand jury in Las Vegas returned an indictment on Thursday charging three individuals with operating a mail fraud scheme that defrauded thousands of U.S. victims, many of whom were elderly and vulnerable. According to court documents, Kimberly Stamps, 46, of Gilbert, Arizona; John Kyle Muller, 56, of Boulder, Colorado; and Barbara Trickle, 78, […]