Cows grazing in pasture

Use sound grazing practices to reduce overgrazing and weeds

Weed problems may explode this year thanks to the drought of 2018 and residual problems associated with overgrazing in parched pastures, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Valerie Tate. Last year’s extreme weather conditions created a forage shortage. As a result, many pastures were overgrazed.  When pastures are overgrazed, there is little green leaf material […]

Pothole

Winter weather takes toll on north Missouri roads

Across Northwest Missouri, the effects of winter weather are evident everywhere you look frozen ground, canceled classes, snow-covered fields, and potholes. The Missouri Department of Transportation normally launches its pothole efforts in March, but with the extreme weather we’ve faced this year, the roads are taking a beating. When they’re not out plowing ice and […]

Trenton Fire Department

Trenton Fire Department responds to Monroe Street

The Trenton Fire Department late Friday afternoon extinguished a small attic fire at the Kathy Reder residence located at 515 Monroe Street. Firefighter Derek Hert reports a thermal imaging camera verified the location of the attic fire above a bedroom where there was a darkened ceiling and occupants of the residence smelled a burning odor. […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County budget for 2019 projects deficit

Grundy County Clerk Betty Spickard reports the proposed 2019 county budget projects a balance deficit of $502,419. Estimated revenues for 2019 total 4,693,199, and estimated expenditures total $5,195,618. The budget includes a 5.8% increase in medical insurance, a 21.9% increase in worker compensation at this time, an eight percent increase in liability insurance, and a […]