Senator Denny Hoskins

Senator Denny Hoskins files legislation ensuring insurance coverage for children with developmental disabilities

Missouri State Sen. Denny Hoskins, R-Warrensburg, pre-filed legislation to help all children with developmental disabilities get medically necessary therapies. Senate Bill 45 would require insurance companies to cover therapies like physical, occupational, speech and Applied Behavior Analysis for children with Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X and many other disabilities. Since 2010, Missouri has required insurance to […]

Trenton, Missouri

Electric rates are hotly contested in Monday meeting of Trenton City Council

The Trenton City Council last night defeated one ordinance and adopted four others. After two attempts, the city council failed to collect enough votes to override the Mayor’s veto on a professional study of electric rates for Trenton Municipal Utilities. Toth and Associates of Springfield were to perform a cost of service and rate study […]

Scam Alert

Phone scam targeting election and voters confirmed in two states

Election Specialist Devon Stegeman with the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office reports officials in two states confirmed residents have received calls supposedly from the TurboVote offering to register residents over the phone.  In one state the caller offered the voter an absentee ballot. Stegeman says this is not allowed, and the caller is collecting personally identifiable […]

Trenton, Missouri

City of Trenton seeks quotes on engineering services and rate study of electric department

The City of Trenton requests qualifications for professional engineering services to perform a cost of service and a rate study, including analysis of required revenue for Trenton’s electric department. Responses should be submitted to the Trenton City Hall by the afternoon of October 17th at 2 o’clock. Contact City Administrator/Utility Director Ron Urton for more […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council holds heated discussion on electric rates, ends in vote to reduce rates by 5%

The Trenton City Council last night voted to authorize a 5% reduction in electric rates effective with the bills received in November, and the council ultimately voted to have an electric rate study done, but not until after the Mayor vetoed two separate motions. Last week, the utility committee advanced discussion on having a three-month […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton Mayor Nick McHargue calls for 10% reduction in electric rates

Trenton Mayor Nick McHargue, citing what he called a huge surplus, requested Trenton Municipal Utilities reduce electric rates by ten percent effective with the next bills. Then re-visit the rate issue in two months and consider another possible reduction. After further discussion, the issue involving electric rates, including the Mayor’s request, is to be considered […]

Andy Peterson

Former Trenton resident Andy Peterson announced as Director of Athletics at Northwest Missouri State

Northwest Missouri State University has announced that Andy Peterson, a former student-athlete, and coach who has served in the University’s athletics administration since 2013, is Northwest’s next director of athletics. Peterson had served as Northwest’s interim director of athletics since Mel Tjeerdsma’s April 30 retirement. His new appointment is effective immediately. “Andy is a Bearcat […]