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History of flags placed around Grundy County Courthouse presented to Trenton Rotary Club

When U.S. flags line the sidewalks of the Grundy County Courthouse on select holidays, it takes the work of several volunteers. That was part of the message from Jeb Walker who presented information on the flags to a Veteran’s Day meeting of the Trenton Rotary Club. Walker, a sergeant with the Trenton Police Department, said […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council reviews problems with trash service; city health insurance premiums to decrease

All votes were unanimous Monday night when the Trenton City Council adopted four ordinances and approved a resolution. Faced with two dozen additional, documented complaints on trash service, at least two members of the council called for a change in trash hauling companies. The city of Trenton’s contract with Rapid Removal Disposal doesn’t expire until […]

Bridge Work

Bridge on Highway 136 west of Princeton now narrowed to one lane

The Weldon Fork of the Grand River Bridge on U.S. Route 136, just west of Princeton, is now narrowed to one lane for repair. Crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation had planned to complete repairs at the bridge this week but found more work was needed than originally anticipated. The single-lane closure will remain […]

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Grundy County Commission meets with firms regarding streambank stabilization project

The Grundy County Commission on October 19 met with the Howe Company and Binder Irrigation of Table Rock, Nebraska regarding the streambank stabilization project for the Thompson River west of Trenton. County Clerk Betty Spickard reports work on the project could start on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. The project is anticipated to be completed before […]

Medical Marijuana

Audio: Missouri’s medical marijuana program reaches its first year of retail sales

Missouri’s medical marijuana industry is optimistic about the future after the first year of retail sales in the state.     A St. Louis-area cancer patient made the first legal marijuana purchase on October 17th, 2020 at a dispensary in Manchester. Andrew Mullins of the Missouri Medical Cannabis Trade Association (MoCannTrade) says the industry has […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education approves after school tutoring pay rate, hear presentation on Summer School program

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education approved an adjustment to after-school tutoring pay on October 12, 2021. The pay rate was changed from $25 to $30 to match the quarantine tutoring program. Trenton Middle School Principal Daniel Gott said teachers select students to be tutored in the after-school program. Superintendent Mike Stegman reported there were […]

National 4-H Week October 2021

Missouri observes National 4-H Week, October 3-9

“Find Your Spark” is the theme of this year’s National 4-H Week, observed October 3-9, 2021. The theme celebrates the resilience of young people who have brought about significant innovations in agriculture and technology, says Lupita Fabregas, director of the University of Missouri Extension 4-H Center for Youth Development. “In Missouri 4-H, we offer all […]

Urban Garden

Missouri Department of Agriculture announces grants for funding of urban agriculture projects

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced funding for the Urban Agriculture Matching Grant Program. The Department will award grants of up to $10,000 for reimbursement of expenses associated with urban agriculture. Eligible projects include urban agricultural projects, which may include introducing a new crop or product to an area, expanding the use of an agricultural […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton City Council looks at creation of a “Social District,” discuss increasing monthly base rate of water meter charge

The Trenton City Council Monday night reviewed a preliminary report on proposed improvements to the aging water treatment plant, including an initial discussion on how to pay for an anticipated loan to finance the projects. The council also endorsed a developer’s application seeking funding for senior citizen housing, the creation of a social district for […]

Spickard School

Spickard R-2 Board of Education sets tax rate, votes to designate school employees as essential

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education on August 16th set the tax rate and voted to deem school employees as essential. The tax rate was set at $4.6604 per $100 of assessed valuation. Deeming school employees essential means if an employee has a known COVID-19 exposure and does not exhibit symptoms, he or she may […]

Trenton Utility Committee

Audio: Trenton submits request to receive funds from American Recovery Act

City Administrator Ron Urton reports Trenton has submitted to the state of Missouri an application and funding request to receive money from the American Recovery Act. Urton Tuesday evening told the Trenton Municipal Utilities Committee that it would be several weeks before funds are received, perhaps in two disbursements. Urton said Trenton could receive a […]

Roots N Blues Website 2021

Audio: Roots and Blues Festival in Columbia to require vaccinations or negative COVID-19 test

After more than a year without live music, the driving beat of a snare drum, the pulsing rhythm of a bass guitar, and sweet vocal melodies floating through the air around Stephens Lake Park will be welcome sounds as the Roots N Blues Festival makes its highly anticipated return to Columbia September 24-26, 2021. This year, however, […]

Trenton R-9 School District

Trenton Board of Education discusses COVID-19 protocols during lengthy meeting

The Trenton R-9 Board of Education on August 10th discussed COVID-19-related matters for the upcoming school year. Superintendent Mike Stegman began by going over a list of protocols. They included staff and students attending school in person and using social distancing. Masks will be optional for staff and students inside district facilities. It is “highly […]

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North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approve bids and personnel matters

The North Central Missouri College Board of Trustees approved bids and purchases as well as personnel matters July 27th. Athletic insurance was purchased through Dissinger Reed of Overland Park, Kansas for the 2021-2022 sports year at a cost of $31,467. That was for $26,980 for secondary accident insurance and $4,487 for catastrophic accident insurance with […]

Spickard School

Spickard Board of Education adopts budget and accepts bids

The Spickard R-2 Board of Education adopted a budget and accepted bids July 19th. Superintendent Erica Eakes reports anticipated revenues for the 2021-2022 budget are $1,033,529, and anticipated expenditures are $1,006,038. There is a surplus of $27,491. The 2020-2021 budget was also amended to match actual revenues and expenditures. Bids were accepted from AE Dairy […]

Princeton Missouri School District Website

Princeton Board of Education sets date for tax rate hearing; update provided on DNR grant for ball fields

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education approved bids July 12th. A milk bid was approved from Anderson Erickson, and a fuel bid was approved from MFA Oil of Princeton. Superintendent Jerry Girdner reports the fuel bid was tax free two cents off of retail. The board approved student and staff handbooks. The tax rate hearing […]