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Winter storm to roll through northern Missouri on Friday and Friday night

The National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill has provided new information Friday morning on the upcoming storm that will track through northern Missouri Friday and Friday night. The weather service on Thursday had originally issued a Winter Weather Advisory for counties along the Iowa/Missouri border; however, on Friday morning the Winter Weather Advisory has shifted […]

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Rainfall reaches almost 9 inches during October in Trenton

The National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center, entering October, said there was a good chance temperatures and precipitation in this area would average above normal for the month. That prediction turned out to be accurate. Rainfall in Trenton totaled 8.78 inches at the water plant where readings are taken. The North Central Missouri College Barton […]

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Recent rainfall in Trenton turns deficit into a surplus

Trenton’s most recent rain has boosted this month’s total to 8-3/4 inches at the water plant in west Trenton where official readings are taken for the National Weather Service. According to Glen Briggs of Grundy County Emergency Management, this is the second greatest amount of rain in October for Trenton since 1895 when there was […]

Drought

Portions of the Green Hills Region remain in drought despite rainfall

Less of northern Missouri is experiencing abnormally dry conditions this week than last week, according to the U. S. Drought Monitor Map. This week’s map was released the morning of October 28 and is based on conditions as of October 26. In the Green Hills area, Mercer, Putnam, Grundy, and Sullivan counties no longer have abnormally […]

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Portions of Green Hills counties in north Missouri still experiencing abnormally dry conditions

The Drought Monitor Map of Missouri for this week shows at least a portion of all but one county in the Green Hills area is experiencing abnormally dry conditions. The map was released on September 16th and is based on conditions as of September 14th. Abnormally dry conditions are shown for the northern parts of […]

Hay and Grazing with cattle in pasture

Use sacrifice pastures now to spare best cattle grazing pastures for later

If not managed properly, muddy pastures can affect grazing the rest of the year, says University of Missouri Extension regional livestock specialist Patrick Davis. “Cattle producers need to evaluate their pastures,” Davis says. Identify pastures that are thin and in need of renovation and consider using those as sacrifice pastures. Davis recommends consulting an MU […]

Gallatin City Hall

Gallatin Board of Aldermen approve motion regarding electric rates; update provided regarding freezing water meters

The Gallatin Board of Aldermen approved a motion regarding electric rates on Monday evening, February 22nd. The motion was to clarify that any business outside of a commercially zoned area that is required to possess a valid business license will be required to pay a commercial electric rate for the property that is used for […]

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Weather summary for 2020 indicates Trenton never broke the 100 degree mark

The weather summary for 2020 in Trenton shows combined highs were four-tenths of a degree below normal while lows were above average by one-point-four degrees. Precipitation for the year was 1.48 inches below normal, with conditions fairly mild overall. The warmest temperature during 2020 in Trenton was 94 degrees on both July 8th and August […]

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December 2020 sets daytime high record temperature, squeaks out above normal precipitation by five-hundredths of an inch

Temperatures in December in Trenton averaged above normal by four and one-half degrees during daytime highs and above normal by two-point-three degrees during lows. Highs averaged nearly 43 degrees while lows averaged 25.4 degrees. There was a high of 66 degrees on December 10th, which was a record for that date in Trenton. The 66-degree […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission approves additional COVID-19 relief funds; culverts ordered to replenish inventory

The Grundy County Commission approved COVID-19 Relief Fund allocations for eight entities on December 8th. The Spickard R-2 School District was approved for $21,115.04, the Laredo R-7 School District $891.94, the Pleasant View R-6 School District $26,406.85, the Grundy County R-5 School District $30,720.28, Grundy County $8,162.46, the City of Trenton $1,845, North Central Missouri […]

Soil Sampling for Soybean Cyst Nematodes to Prevent Potential Yield Losses

Free soybean cyst nematode egg count tests available to area farmers

A limited number of free Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) egg count tests are available for area farmers. The free tests, provided by an SCN Coalition grant, can be claimed by contacting the Harrison County Extension Center at (660) 425-6434. Soybean Cyst nematodes are one of the most yield-limiting pests in Missouri soybean fields. Many commercial […]

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Temperatures below normal during September in Trenton; rainfall above normal

The September weather summary in Trenton shows temperatures averaging below normal by about four degrees on highs and nearly one degree below normal on lows.  Highs averaged nearly 75 degrees and lows averaged nearly 56 degrees.  There were mild conditions on several days. The warmest temperature last month in Trenton was 89 on September 5th.  […]

Winter Weather Advisory

Audio: What to expect with the winter weather predicted for Thursday night through Friday night

The National Weather Service has changed it’s thinking from a Winter Storm Watch mentioned on Wednesday to now upgrading to a Winter Weather Advisory for northwest and north-central Missouri. Jimmy Barham is with the National Weather Service in Pleasant Hill.     The weather service criteria to issue a Winter Storm Warning includes a prediction […]

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Weather summary for November 2019 show temps and precipitation below normal

The November weather summary in Trenton shows temperatures and precipitation both were below normal. It’s the second straight month in which temperatures and precipitation have been below average in Trenton. November temperatures were below normal by 3.4 degrees on highs and 3.9 degrees on lows. Highs in November averaged 48 degrees while lows averaged nearly […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital and Hedrick Medical Center call for red scarves in support of women’s heart health

More women than men die every year from heart disease and stroke. The good news is that 80 percent of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes. Annually, the month of February is designated National Heart Month. While the red dress promotes awareness about women’s heart disease, the red scarf symbolizes lifelines […]

Flooded Farm Grain Bins

August 30th is sign-up deadline for emergency assistance to flooded farms

Farmers affected by flooding have until Aug. 30 to apply for help from USDA emergency assistance programs, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Heather Conrow. The USDA Farm Service Agency provides up to 75% of approved renovation costs, to a maximum of $500,000, through its Emergency Conservation Program, says Conrow, who was part of […]