Princeton in Mercer County Missouri

Princeton City Council approves service contract requests

The Princeton City Council approved service contract requests, liquor licenses, and fireworks permit at its meeting Thursday evening. Deputy City Clerk Corey Willett reports the council approved the Mercer County Fair Board’s request for a service contract for the Country Style Band for $1,000. The council approved the Princeton Chamber of Commerce’s request for a […]


Livingston County Ambulance District Board approves purchase of ambulance

The Livingston County Ambulance District Board approved two purchases at its meeting Tuesday evening. The board approved the purchase of a Transit Osage ambulance for $104,095 as well as approving the purchase of a Zoll cardiac monitor for $32,201.20. The board approved the annual payment to the city of Chillicothe for $223,715.60. The board discussed […]

City of Trenton Website

Trenton Board of Adjustments approves several requests, denies 1

Trenton’s Board of Adjustments has approved four requests for zoning variances and denied another proposal during public hearings at city hall. Deputy City Clerk Tracy Maberry said several individuals were present to oppose a request from Gilbert McVay who sought two variances on the construction of a storage building. After discussion, the board voted four […]

Nate Walker

Missouri Legislature approves House Bill 1428

State Representative Nate Walker of Kirksville reports the legislature approved a bill he supported, which ensures vacancies in important county offices are filled in a timely manner. House Bill 1428 is meant to avoid situations where a vacancy causes a county office to shut down. The bill requires the county commission in all non-charter counties […]

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Audio: State legislature approves bill facilitating high-speed internet service to rural areas

An official with Missouri Farm Bureau says he’s pleased to see the state legislature approve a bill facilitating high-speed internet service to more areas of rural Missouri as well as the establishment of a broadband development fund. B.J. Tanksley is director of the state legislature with the Farm Bureau and says there was an issue […]

Missouri Public Service Commission Website

Missouri Public Service Commission approves addendum to terriorital agreement

The Missouri Public Service Commission has approved an addendum to a previously approved electric territorial agreement between Union Electric Company doing business as Ameren Missouri and Farmers’ Electric Cooperative. The Commission approved a territorial agreement between the two electric service providers in September of 1998 and an addendum in October of 2013. The Commission concluded […]

Missouri Public Service Commission Website

Missouri Public Service Commission approves merger of utility companies

The Missouri Public Service Commission has unanimously approved the merger of Great Plains Energy Incorporated and Westar Energy Incorporated. The Commission determined the merger will benefit shareholders, ratepayers, and the general public. Great Plains Energy is the holding company for Kansas City Power and Light Company and KCP&L Greater Missouri Operations Company stock. KCP&L and […]

Trenton, Missouri

Trenton City Council approves special training for police department personnel

The Trenton City Council has approved additional specialized training for police officers as well as a change in zoning and a conditional use permit to allow for a food business to have a permanent location. At the request of the council last month, Police Chief Tommy Wright was asked to prepare a list of training […]

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Audio: Missouri House Approves $28 Billion Operating Budget

The Missouri House has given final approval to a 28-billion dollar state operating budget that includes what supporters say is record funding for the K-12 education foundation formula. Hermann GOP State Representative Justin Alferman notes the budget includes a 98-million dollar increase for the formula.     While Alferman emphasized several times on Wednesday that […]


Audio: Proposal approved by Missouri Senate would largely scrap merit system for state workers

A bill passed by the Missouri Senate would largely discard the state’s merit system of employment for state workers, meaning they could be fired at any time. The measure was sponsored by Republican Senator Mike Kehoe of Jefferson City, who has roughly 14,000 state workers in his district. He says the top complaint he hears […]

Industrial Hemp

Audio: Missouri Senate Agriculture Committee approves the Curtman Industrial Hemp Bill

The Missouri Senate Agriculture Committee has voted 4-1 to approve State Representative Paul Curtman’s industrial hemp bill. The Pacific Republican testifies his legislation is an opportunity to introduce “a brand-new economic footprint” to Missouri.     Curtman’s bill would create a pilot program to allow those licensed by the Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) to […]

Mercer School District Website

North Mercer Board of Education approves base salary increase

The North Mercer Board of Education Friday evening approved raising the base teacher salary which will be increased by $500 to $28,500. Steps and credit for education will also be awarded and health care benefits will continue to be 100% covered. The board employed all current teachers for next school year as well as employed […]

Princeton R-5 School Website

Princeton Board of Education approves mobile dental services

The Princeton R-5 Board of Education approved a memorandum of understanding for mobile dental services at its meeting Monday evening. The dental services will be provided to students and will serve all Missouri Medicaid and uninsured students in the district. Superintendent Jerry Girdner said services such as x-rays, examinations, fillings, crowns, and extractions will be […]

Grundy R-5 School

Grundy R-5 Board of Education approves calendar for next school year

Grundy R-5’s board of education has approved the calendar for the next school year. Classes begin August 17th. Following a closed session for personnel and certified teacher evaluations last night, the board voted to offer all certified probationary staff contracts for the 2017-18 school year. During the meeting last night held at the elementary school […]