Stay at Home Order

Caldwell County joins the ranks of those issuing “Stay at Home” order

The Caldwell County Health Department has issued a “Stay at Home” Public Health Emergency Order to try to keep COVID-19 out of the county. There are no known or confirmed positive cases in Caldwell County but confirmed cases have been reported in Harrison, Livingston, Clinton, and Ray counties. The order is to remain in place […]

Private Pesticide Applicator Training

Audio: Free Pesticide Applicator Training sessions to be offered in area counties

Multiple training sessions will be held in the area for farmers needing to obtain or renew certification for a private pesticide applicator’s license. Free sessions will be held at the Grundy County Extension Center in the Alexander Student Center Basement Conference Room of Trenton on Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 9 o’clock until noon, Carroll […]

Missouri Youth Preparedness Initiative or MyPI

Missouri Youth Preparedness Initiative to launch in area counties

Multiple agencies from a four-county region are working to launch a new program that will train youth on how to prepare for a disaster event.  The Missouri Youth Preparedness Initiative, or MyPI, is a national award-winning program that will be offered for free to interested youth next year.  Knowing that youth and families are busy […]

East Locust Creek Rervoir

Audio: Federal grant to accelerate development of East Locust Creek Reservoir

The recent announcement of a large federal grant is expected to accelerate the program in developing a large lake north of Milan. The East Locust Creek Reservoir project receives a grant of nearly $13,500,000 with the money designated for infrastructure improvements including roads in rural Sullivan County. Brad Scott, the general manager for the North […]

Unemployment rate

Unemployment rates in Northern Missouri remain steady

Grundy County’s unemployment rate for October is steady with September but it’s lower than the figures reported for August and July. The latest statistics are for October which indicated Grundy County had 102 on unemployment out of a civilian labor force of 4,400. That’s a jobless rate of two point three percent. For the previous […]

Sobriety Check Point

Missouri Highway Patrol to conduct DWI saturation in area counties

Highway Patrol Troop B will conduct special enforcement operations this month in area counties. Counties where driving while intoxicated saturation will be conducted include Putnam, Chariton, and Schuyler. The goal of the special enforcement operations is to remove impaired drivers from roads. Troop B Commanding Officer Captain James Wilt says the operations allow the Patrol […]

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

FEMA pays out over $1.5 million to three area counties in storm recovery payments

Three area counties have received $1,603,468 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to aid in flooding and severe storm recovery. FEMA Media Relations Specialist Angela Byrd reports FEMA had approved $545,826 for individual federal disaster assistance in Livingston, Carroll, and Chariton counties as of August 21st, which is when the most recent report on area […]

Grundy County Courthouse Trenton Missouri

Grundy County Commission to meet with new MoDOT engineer

The Missouri Department of Transportation has a new area engineer serving 11 area counties including Grundy. Randy Mendenhall is scheduled to introduce himself during the regular meeting next Tuesday of the Grundy County Commission. Mendenhall is to be at the courthouse in Trenton at 1:30 Tuesday afternoon, August 20, 2019. Mendenhall is MoDOT’s area engineer […]

Road Work

Road and bridge work scheduled in the MoDOT long-range plan in area counties

Besides the resurfacing of Highway 6 through most of Trenton next year, the Missouri Department of Transportation’s long-range plan also shows other roadwork can be expected in Grundy County. As reported earlier, bids are sought this fall for resurfacing 4th street to 65. What’s called preventive maintenance treatment is listed for Highway 69 and Highway […]