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Trenton Chamber of Commerce accepting vendor applications for Missouri Day Festival

The Trenton Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting vendor applications for the Missouri Day Festival. The festival will be held around the Trenton Rock Barn the weekend of October 19th through 21st. Chamber President Debbie Carman says space is still available in the Pavilion and Flea Market area, however, the Rock Barn and the Courtyard […]

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Newtown-Harris Board of Education approves lunch prices

The Newtown-Harris R-3 Board of Education approved price increases for meals at a meeting Thursday evening. The cost of breakfast for kindergarten through sixth grade for the 2018-2019 school year will be $1.50, lunch for kindergarten through sixth grade will be $2.15, seventh through 12th grades, breakfast will cost $1.60 with lunch costing $2.30. Adult […]

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Annual Steam and Gas Show gets underway near Hamilton

The Northwest Missouri Steam and Gas Engine Association will hold the 55th Steam and Gas Show this weekend. The event will be held at the show grounds west of Hamilton at 834 Northwest Osage Drive Friday through Sunday. Friday’s activities include a tractor cruise, Up Town Parade, Mic-O-Say Dancers, a cowboy mounted shooting competition, Stanley […]

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Highway 65 resurfacing project to continue through August

A resurfacing project through Mercer, Grundy, Livingston, and Carroll counties is expected to continue at least through mid-August. The Missouri Department of Transportation has contracted with Vance Brothers to resurface approximately 83 miles of U.S. Route 65 between the Iowa border and the Missouri River as well as a small portion of Route 6 near […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton R-9 Board of Education hires three, approves budget

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved the 2018-2019 budget at a special meeting Thursday morning. The budget projects revenues of $12,505,923 and expenditures of $12,593,376 leaving a projected budget deficit of $87,453. The district’s fund balance is 30.1%, which is up from last year’s 29.48%. The board approved actualization of revenues and expenditures for […]

Jamesport Tri-County School

Tri-County Board of Education offers contract to Superintendent

The Jamesport Tri-County Board of Education interviewed a candidate for the vacant position on the board at a meeting Thursday evening.  Secretary Angela Williams says a candidate has not yet been selected to fill the position. The board approved contracts for occupational therapy and physical therapy as well as speech services for 2018-2019. The board moved […]

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Missouri Children’s Trust Fund receives $260,000 memorial bequest

The Missouri Children’s Trust Fund is grateful to receive a $260,000 memorial gift from the Marigene Smith Brewer Estate. The bequest is the largest single private gift in CTF’s history and will be used to further CTF’s mission to prevent child abuse. “I had the pleasure of working with Marigene during her tenure with Missouri […]

Audio: Missouri crop progress report for week of May, 28, 2018

Warmer temperatures for the week allowed planting to progress. Below average precipitation resulted in lower pond levels and soil moisture.     Temperatures last week averaged 75.1 degrees, 8.4 degrees above normal. Precipitation averaged 1.06 inches statewide, 0.09 inches below normal. There were 5.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 27, 2018. […]

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USDA Invests $256 Million in Water Infrastructure in Rural Communities

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing $256 million in 81 projects to improve water and wastewater infrastructure in rural areas in 35 states.  Missouri State Director Jeff Case is pleased to announce that over $10 million was invested into rural Missouri communities. “Rural […]

MoDOT Road Work

First portion of 83-mile resurfacing project on Highway 65 complete

A resurfacing project through Mercer, Grundy, Livingston, and Carroll counties is scheduled to start back up sooner than originally expected. The Missouri Department of Transportation has contracted with Vance Brothers to resurface approximately 83 miles of U.S. Route 65 between the Iowa border and the Missouri River as well as a small portion of Route […]