Stay at Home Order

“Stay at Home” order issued for Linn County to slow spread of COVID-19

The Linn County Commission and Linn County Health Department Administrator have issued a Stay at Home Order for the county. The order’s intent is to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the county while enabling essential services to continue. The Stay at Home Order supersedes and replaces prior orders for Linn County for COVID-19. It […]

Trenton High School

THS faculty and administrators to begin checking on students and families

Trenton High School Principal Kasey Bailey reports faculty and administrators will check on students and families this week to make sure they have access to lessons posted to Google Classroom. Part of the effort is to identify families that do not have regular and reliable access to the internet. Families that have that problem are […]

Elections (Vote or Voting)

Races set for offices in Mercer and Sullivan counties during August Primary Election

There are a couple of races in Mercer County for the August Primary Election. Incumbent Shane Grooms and Justin Porter both filed as Republicans for First District Commissioner. Filing as Republicans for sheriff were Jose Lopez and Jimmy See. Only one candidate filed for other Mercer County offices. Other incumbents seeking reelection include Second District […]

Trenton Municipal Utilities

Audio: Trenton City Administrator Ron Urton talks wages and raises for city employees

Department heads and Trenton City Council Finance Committee members have been working over the past few weeks to develop budgets for the city of Trenton and Trenton Municipal Utilities. The next fiscal year for 2020-21 begins May 1st. City Administrator/Utility Director Ron Urton spoke Tuesday with Open Line Moderator John Anthony.     The current […]

Sales Tax

Audio: Trenton sales taxes already trailing but what happens during the Coronavirus crisis

Shopping habits and the business climate are the driving forces for sales tax revenue, especially for local communities. The city of Trenton collects on five different local sales taxes – each for a specific purpose as we review in our news stories each month. With one more month left in the current fiscal year, Trenton […]

Trenton, Missouri

Audio: City Administrator Ron Urton and Mayor Linda Crooks on declaring the health emergency in Trenton

It’s been a week since the Trenton City Council met in a special session to declare a health emergency for the city of Trenton and give additional authority to the Mayor and City Administrator to act in case conditions warranted. City Administrator Ron Urton said that business is continuing as usual for city and TMU […]